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  • Wildlife

    Antillean Manatee

    If you’ve ever seen the oddly graceful manatee make its way through water you might well be captivated by these unusual creatures. This delightful aquatic mammal belongs to the Sirenia mammalian order and is often grouped together with Dugongs and the now extinct Steller’s Sea Cow. As such, they are often referred to as sea cows but this is in fact incorrect. The Antillean Manatee ...

  • Porta del Sol (West)

    Lajas

    The city of Lajas was founded by Teodoro Jacome Pagan in the year 1883. There are many legends and stories that surround the naming of the city and the reasons for its establishment. These tales, which have been passed down over generations, add to the history and culture of the city. Lajas has become a popular tourist destination in Puerto Rico due to its vast variety of noteworthy sites ...

  • Northern Region

    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 ...

  • Eastern Region

    Fajardo

    Fajardo is probably the most beautiful little coastal town in Puerto Rico. It is a major boating center and has a wide variety of rentals and charters available for hire. Local centers also offer a variety of water sports and diving excursions on a daily basis as well as scheduled ferries and air services that carry passengers and cargo to Culebra and Vieques.

  • 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 ...

  • Reserves

    Caja De Muertos Island Reserve

    Just five miles south of Ponce you will find a beautiful little island known as Caja de Muertos Island. This small island is only about 2.75 km long and 1.85 km wide but it is home to an abundance of animal life. All 202 hectares of the island is a nature reserve and though there is a lighthouse situated on the landmass, it has no permanent inhabitants. During the week the island is mostly ...