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  • San Juan and Metro Region

    San Juan

    The city of San Juan is the largest city, the capital and the chief port and commercial center of Puerto Rico. The port in San Juan exports mainly sugar cane, fruit, coffee and tobacco to the United States. San Juan has a current population of 437,745 people and is constantly growing.

  • Reference

    Architecture

    When you examine the architecture in Puerto Rico, it's clear to see the strong Spanish influence of its history coming through. The narrow, winding, cobblestone roads are reminiscent of Andalusia, South of Spain. San Juan is said to be home to over 400 historic sites ranging from examples of classic architecture and old military power. Puerto Rico houses some of the most interesting 16th ...

  • Northern Region

    Arecibo

    Puerto Rico's Arecibo is a colonial town known for its many interesting attractions. It had its start in 1556 when it became the third Spanish settlement in Puerto Rico. Locals fondly refer to Arecibo as the "North's Diamond". This fascinating town has also been referred to as "La Villa del Capitán Correa" due to the battle won by Captain Antonio Correa with a few soldiers here against a ...

  • Sights

    Arenas Bridge

    Puerto Rico is a beautiful country with a lot of great things to see and do and you likely already have an idea of what attractions you plan to visit whilst in the country. However, some attractions are somewhat smaller and less interesting and make a better quick stop than the focal point of the entire excursion. Such is the case with the Arenas Bridge which makes for the perfect ...