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  • Sustainable Forestry in Puerto Rico

    Located at Las Casas de la Selva in the southern mountains adjacent to Puerto Rico's Carite State Forest, Tropic Ventures Sustainable Forestry & Rainforest Enrichment Project is dedicated to ...

  • Visit Puerto Rico’s Pineapple City

    Located on the Atlantic coastline, with Florida to the south, Arecibo to the west and Manati to the east, Barceloneta municipality is divided into six barrios with nineteen sectors. As a ...

  • Amazing Diversity at Montoso Gardens

    Maricao is Puerto Rico's top coffee growing region, with lush vegetation, spectacular birdlife and breathtaking scenery. It is in this paradisiac setting that visitors will find Montoso ...

  • Puerto Rican Sculptor Tomás Batista

    Visitors to Puerto Rico may take note that a number of the island's landmark monuments were created by award-winning Puerto Rican sculptor Tomás Batista. These include the Monumento al Jíbaro ...

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What to See

  • Reference

    History

    The island of Puerto Rico was first discovered by the famed Christopher Columbus. He found it quite by accident while looking for land to rest on and get new supplies of fruit and water. The crew walked onto the island on 19 November 1493. Christopher Columbus named the island San Juan Bautista. No-one came back to island for many years, but fifteen years later Juan Ponce de Leon would bring ...

  • La Montaňa (Central)

    Caguas

    When Caguas was first founded in 1775, it was called San Sebastián del Piñal de Caguax after Caguax, a local Indian chief. Today, Caguas is referred to by a number of names, which includes La Ciudad Del Turabo (Turabo city), El Corazón de boriquén (Boriquén's heart) and La Ciudad Criolla (Criole city). Caguas has a population of about 140, 500 people.

  • Reserves

    Ines Maria Mendoza Reserve

    On 13 August 1990 the celebrated teacher and conservationist, Dona Ines Maria Mendoza Rivera de Munoz Marin, passed away. She is remembered by many Puerto Ricans as a constant and tireless foot soldier in the fight for conservation. She fought for the preservation of land, marine life and all animals. Her great legacy lives on in the walls of the school that was named in her honor and the ...

  • Northern Region

    Vega Alta

    Francisco de los Olivos founded Vega Alta in 1775. It is known to locals as “El Pueblo de los Nangoraos”, meaning Town of Squaters. Vega Alta is located on the northern coast, near the towns of Morovis, Dorado and Vega Baja. This seemingly unremarkable destination in Puerto Rico is known for the breathtaking Vega Alta Forest which is popular with hikers. Vega Alta is also the ...

  • Porta del Sol (West)

    Lajas

    The city of Lajas was founded by Teodoro Jacome Pagan in the year 1883. There are many legends and stories that surround the naming of the city and the reasons for its establishment. These tales, which have been passed down over generations, add to the history and culture of the city. Lajas has become a popular tourist destination in Puerto Rico due to its vast variety of noteworthy sites ...

  • La Montaňa (Central)

    Lares

    Lares is a small city, located near the bustling city of San Juan, in the central region of Puerto Rico. The city covers an area of approximately 161 square kilometers and has an estimated population of more than 33,000 residents. Pedro Velez Borrero and Francisco de Sotomayor founded the city of Lares on 26 April 1827. Its name was derived from Don Amador de Lariz, one of the first settlers ...

  • Museums

    History Anthropology Art

    At the University of Puerto Rico you will find the Museum of History, Anthropology and Art in front of the University’s main library. The museum is small but what it holds inside is of great interest, to not only University students, but to all who are keen to learn more about the history, anthropology and art of Puerto Rico. At the museum you will find an array of pre-Colombian artifacts as ...

  • Cuisine

    Recipes

    Try some of these tasty Puerto Rican recipes the next time you want to try something different. With Puerto Rico being a country filled with exotic cuisine and flavors that vary from Ponce to Toa Alta, the recipes below allow visitors to take a part of Puerto Rico home with them, to share with family and friends. Arroz de Leche (Rice Soup) 1 Cup Uncooked Rice 4 Cups ...

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