Tag: culture

  • Literature

    Puerto Rican literature is about as old as the country itself. Early settlers would spend many hours describing their surroundings and experiences in this newly found country with picturesque and flowery language. Spanish writers like Fray Tomas de la Torre and Gonzalo Fernandez are high on the list of noteworthy literates.

  • Facts

    We have collected some "Fast Facts" about Puerto Rico's culture, society and geography to better acquaint you with this island paradise.

  • Travel Information

    It’s always good to know a few interesting key facts about a country before you travel to that destination on holiday. Puerto Rico is a fascinating country that is filled with culture and history and the people are largely proud of their inheritance. The fact that the island was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 is something that you will see reiterated in various parts of the ...

  • Vacations

    There is so much to do in Puerto Rico that most people opt for a vacation package that caters to their specific interests. Packages can be tailor-made or pre-arranged, depending on what agent you choose.If you have an interest in Puerto Rican culture, you could book a package that starts off in Old San Juan and allows you to travel back in time by walking the old streets and exploring ...

  • Museums

    Puerto Rico is certainly a beautiful country with a fascinating cultural heritage and an interesting history. As you tour the island, you will likely come across museums in Puerto Rico that cover topics as varied as ancient Indian artifacts to the African history of Puerto Rico. There are also a number of art museums that exhibit anything from ancient crafts and artworks to 20th century ...

  • Museum Of African Roots

    While in Puerto Rico you should take the time to explore the African History of the country that makes the island what it is today. It’s often thought that Puerto Rico has only been influenced by Spain, but its “African Roots” play an important role in making the island the lively and vivid place that it is. Today there are many Puerto Ricans who are keen to understand where they originate ...

  • Language

    Over the centuries different languages have been introduced to the Puerto Rican culture for a variety of reasons. Before the island experienced any significant changes in terms of culture and languages, the island's population was made up entirely of aboriginal people. This changed in 1493 the Spanish took over Puerto Rico, followed by Columbus who was on his second voyage to the area. The ...

  • Museo Las Americas

    Inaugurated in 1992, the Museo de Las Americas in San Juan is a non-profit organization located in Norzagaray Street, San Juan. The museum is run and maintained through funds received from the Legislative Assembly and the Friends of the Museum private organization. The goal of the museum is to provide permanent and seasonal exhibitions whereby the public can gain an understanding of the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Demographics

    Over the centuries Puerto Rico has become an island populated by many different ethnic groups who all have their own languages, cultures, religions and so on. As a whole Puerto Rico is comprised mainly of people from a Creole or Spanish descent, as well as other European countries, with small groups of African and Asian people.Statistics taken from the 2006 census shows that 80.5% of ...