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  • Sights

    Ermita Espinar Ruins

    If you visit Puerto Rico you simply have to try and spend at least some time in the city of Aguada. Reported to be the place where Christopher Columbus landed when he discovered this great island, this city is filled with fascinating attractions. One of Aguada’s more notable attractions is the Ermita Espinar Ruins. The history behind this small attraction is quite interesting and really ...

  • Northern Region

    Toa Baja

    Just fifteen minutes from San Juan, and about a one hour's drive from Ponce, visitors will find Toa Baja. It is also easily accessible from Dorado, Toa Alta and Catano and is divided into ten districts. The districts are named Levittown, Sabana Seco, Campanillas, Covadonga, Pajaros, Candelaria, Palo Seco, Media Luna, Ingenio and Macun. It is here that you will find the municipality for the ...

  • San Juan and Metro Region

    Old San Juan

    It is easy to imagine that you have been transported back in time when you walk the streets of Old San Juan. As your shoes clatter away on bluish cobble-stone streets it is not hard to imagine elegantly clad men and women gracing the balconies or walking beside you. Old San Juan was originally built to act as a military stronghold. Though the sturdy old military fortifications still stand, ...

  • Eastern Region

    Yabucoa

    The city of Yabucoa has an interesting history. It was originally a mountain town with little progress or development. In 1793, however, 25 acres of land was donated for the development of a city centre. In time, a church and jail were built and the cemetery was fenced. However Hurricane Santa Ana which hit in 1825 completely desolated this progress, leaving only the church standing. In ...

  • Reference

    Religion

    Puerto Rico is an island that's constitution allows all adherents to practice their faith freely with no fear of interference. This has helped to make Puerto Rico an inter-confessional country. There are many religions on the island, but the two main religions in Puerto Rico which are practiced are the Catholic faith, which holds the majority with 85% of the population, and the Protestant ...

  • Sights

    San Juan Cathedral

    Situated in Cristo Street in San Juan, the San Juan Cathedral is a fascinating architectural wonder of great religious importance to people in the area. Also known as Catedral de San Juan Bautista, the church stands before the Plazuela de Las Monjas. This attraction in Puerto Rico is both religiously and historically interesting. Why not visit and find out why for yourself?

  • San Juan and Metro Region

    Catano

    The city of Catano, pronounced kah-TAH-no, is also referred to as the “La Antesala de la Capital” which means the ‘prelude of the capital’. The location of Catano lies across the bay from San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico.

  • Porta del Sol (West)

    San German

    The second oldest city of Puerto Rico, San Germán was officially founded by the Spaniards in 1512. Known for its elegance, San Germán is brimming with wonderfully detailed Spanish architecture. In San Germán the people are proud of their heritage and this is expressed by the immaculate condition of their buildings and the long held local customs still practiced in the city. You too can ...

  • La Montaňa (Central)

    Cidra

    Cidra, which lies to the west of Caguas, is also known as El Pueblo de la Eterna Primavera which means 'City of Eternal Spring'. It was established in 1809 and has become a popular destination in Puerto Rico, as it is the only location in Puerto Rico, where lucky visitors might be able to catch a glimpse of the blue-eyed La Paloma Sabanera bird. Being the last hope of the survival of this ...