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    Northern Region

    The Northern Region of Puerto Rico has many points of historical and cultural interest, as well as areas of great natural beauty. Arecibo is one of the most popular destinations in the area, and the Arecibo Observatory is a world-renowned attraction that visitors can't miss. Nature lovers will enjoy the Cambalache Forest Reserve and the Cueva del Indio Cavern features intriguing ...

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    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 ...

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    Manati

    The city of Manati was founded in the year 1738. It was established by Don Pedro Menendez and is also known by the names "La Atenas de Puerto Rico" and "La Ciudad Metropolitana". This destination in Puerto Rico, as with many other cities and towns, survived a very turbulent history and has grown to be a city that is 120 square kilometers in size and home to approximately 40 000 residents.

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    Camuy

    The city of Camuy has two nicknames, "La Ciudad del Sol Taino", which means the “City of the Taíno Sun”, or "La Ciudad Romantica" meaning “Romantic City”. It is said the city’s name was derived from the Taíno word for sun, which is Camuy. Others believe that it was named after the Camuy River. No matter how the name originated, one thing is for certain - it is a breathtaking city. The ...

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    Vega Baja

    Vega-baja del Naranjal de Nuestra Senora Del Rosari, commonly known as Antonio Viera, founded the town of Vega Baja (pronounced VAI-gah BAH-hah) on the 3rd of October 1776. Since then, Vega Baja has become a thriving city with a population of over 63 355. It is also known as the ‘syrup city’ or ‘La Ciudad del Melao Melao’ because of the harvests of sugar cane and pineapples that are enjoyed here.

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    Vega Alta

    Francisco de los Olivos founded Vega Alta in 1775. It is known to locals as “El Pueblo de los Nangoraos”, meaning Town of Squaters. Vega Alta is located on the northern coast, near the towns of Morovis, Dorado and Vega Baja. This seemingly unremarkable destination in Puerto Rico is known for the breathtaking Vega Alta Forest which is popular with hikers. Vega Alta is also the ...

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    Trujillo Alto

    Trujillo Alto was named after its founding father, Alonso de Trujillo. He established the town on 8 January 1801 to the south east of San Juan on the Northern Coastal Plain. As with many Puerto Rican towns and cities, Trujillo Alto was also afforded a nickname amongst the locals. It is known as “El Pueblo de los Arrecostaos”, meaning "the Laid Back Town". And the name alone should convince ...

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    Toa Alta

    The town of Toa Alta was established in the year 1751. It is more commonly known as “La Cuna de los Poetas”, meaning "the Birthplace of Poets". This nickname is derived from the fact that many famous poets, including Abelardo Diaz Alfaro, were born in Toa Alta. It is not only the birthplace of musicians and poets, but the former breathtaking Miss Universe beauty, Dayanara Torres, ...

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    Dorado

    If you’re looking for a great vacation spot, Dorado is the closest resort area to San Juan. This wonderful vacation capital is situated just under one hour away from San Juan Metropolitan Area which means it is easily accessible to most visitors. However, the real allure of Dorado is not its proximity to San Juan, but rather the many luxurious amenities which it provides.

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    If you are considering traveling to another country, you might well consider Puerto Rico as the ideal destination. Flights are constant and accessible and there are many vacation packages set up to cater for various needs.