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  • 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, ...

  • Attractions

    Aguadilla Punta Borinquen Golf Course is situated in the former Ramey Air Force Base. This world-class golf course is one of the best maintained and breeziest on the island. The course fees are relatively inexpensive, which makes playing the Punta Borinquen Golf Course very accessible. There are two 18-hole courses to choose from - The Ocean Course, which was designed by George & Tom ...

  • Attractions

    Sights

    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 ...

  • Sights

    El Morro

    Standing in the city of San Juan is a truly impressive six-level castle fortress designed to guard the city from seaward attacks. Known as El Morro, this impenetrable fort is also referred to as Castillo de San Felipe de Morro and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1933. Visiting this outstanding architectural feat is certainly an experience you won't want to miss.

  • Sights

    Statue Ponce De Leon

    At the Plaza de San Josem you will find a statue of the Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon overlooking the El Morro Fortress. The statue was first created in New York in 1882 using bronze collected from English canons that were salvaged when the English attacked San Juan in 1792. De Leon was born in 1460 in Santervás de Campos and died in 1521. He was also recognized for his contributions as a ...