La Montaňa (Central)
In 1508, Ponce de Leon, the first governor of Puerto Rico, founded a settlement named Caparra. It was known amongst Spanish settlers as “La Ciudad de Puerto Rico” (meaning the city of Puerto Rico), as it was the first European settlement and the first capital on the island.
While Puerto Rico may not have the longest history in the world, it certainly does have plenty of interesting historical sights and buildings to see. Some historical buildings in Puerto Rico have nationalistic value and have played an important role in the country’s history while other buildings are now only mere ruins. There are strong and impressive castles which will have you marvel at ...
San Juan and Metro Region
Guaynabo, or Guaynabo City, has a population of approximately 100 000 and is situated to the west of the bustling city of San Juan. It falls within the Metropolitan Area of Puerto Rico that includes other municipalities such as Caguas, Catano and Toa Baja. Guaynabo was established in the year 1769 and has since grown into an important and popular destination in Puerto Rico.