On the western side of the island of Puerto Rico lies a little village known as ‘Aguada’. The city was founded sometime between 1508 and 1510 by Cristobal de Sotomayor and as such, is often called ‘La Villa de Sotomayor’ (Sotomayor’s village) by the locals. Aguada is commonly thought to be one of the oldest towns on the island and there have been many unfounded claims that it was here that ...
The city of San Juan is the largest city, the capital and the chief port and commercial center of Puerto Rico. The port in San Juan exports mainly sugar cane, fruit, coffee and tobacco to the United States. San Juan has a current population of 437,745 people and is constantly growing.
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 ...