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Over the course of Puerto Rico’s history the country has been strongly influenced by a number of different cultures. The strongest of these were Spanish and Western, but there are also a number of other cultures which have been merged with these to provide a culture which is unique to Puerto Rico.
Today you will find that not only do the inhabitants of this island enjoy a wonderfully rich and diverse culture, but they are themselves a wonderfully varied people. During the 18th century, Spanish settlers took Indian wives and these intermingled marriages brought about a massive change in the local population. Later African slaves and Chinese, German, Lebanese and French immigrants settled on the island and also became an integral part of the country’s national identity. Today you will find that not only do the people of Puerto Rico bear physical aspects of this mingling of cultures, but their unique culture does too. So come and explore the culture of Puerto Rico and discover a beautiful and colorful corner of the world, with destinations such as Ponce, Culebra and San Juan waiting to share their uniqueness.
Last updated: November 1, 2018