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  • Reserves

    Cabo Rojo Wildlife Refuge

    If you travel to Puerto Rico’s west coast you will find a number of natural wonders that are well worth visiting. One of these is the Cabo Rojo Wildlife Refuge and Salt Flats Interpretive Centre. The protected area features some rather unusual plant diversity and is absolutely filled with birds.

  • Sights

    Arecibo Lighthouse

    If you are only going to visit one historical attraction while visiting Puerto Rico, it has to be the Arecibo Lighthouse and Historical Park. This great historical attraction is designed to be interesting to both children and adults and it takes the form of a cultural theme park that provides insight into five different aspects of Puerto Rico’s history. All in all, it will take visitors on a ...

  • Sights

    Punta Borinquen Lighthouse

    If you travel to the coast of Puerto Rico you will probably end up at a great coastal city called Aguadilla. The city is home to several noteworthy attractions that will keep you entertained for the day. One of these is the Punta Borinquen Lighthouse – an amazing and aged structure which makes for great photographs. So if you plan to visit the Punta Borinquen Lighthouse in Puerto Rico, make ...

  • Eastern Region

    Maunabo

    If you travel to the southeastern coast of Puerto Rico you may well find yourself enchanted by the small town of Maunabo. This delightful city was founded in 1799. Named for the Taino Indian named river ‘Maunatabon’, Maunabo is an absolutely delightful part of the island that every tourist should visit at least once.

  • Porta Caribe (South)

    Caja De Muertos

    Caja de Muertos is located 5 miles south of Ponce and is approximately 2.75 km wide and 1.85 km long, with a total area of 202 hectares. The island has no permanent inhabitants. On a clear day it is possible to see the mile-long Caja de Muertos Island offshore. Caja de Muertos is also known as Coffin Island. It may be named for its coffin-like shape or after the legend of a Portuguese named ...

  • 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

    Faro De Las Cabezas

    While in San Juan take time to visit the Faro de las Cabezaz de San Juan, a lighthouse built by the Spanish and first officially lit up on 2 May 1882. To get to the restored lighthouse you will first pass through the Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve known for its bio-diversity and its beauty. The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico manages the Las Cabezas reserve that can be found at the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Porta Caribe (South)

    Arroyo

    Arroyo (ah-RO-yo) was founded on the 25th December 1855 and is also known as “Pueblo Ingrato-Pueblo Grato”. The name Arroyo comes from a small brook that was used by worn-out travelers who wished to rest and take a drink of water. The city of Arroyo, which has its own local Government, in the 2000 Census had a population of 20,219. It’s located within a dry region called the Southern Coastal ...