Puerto Rico attractions: Why you should visit Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico (literally means rich port) is a beautiful country located in the northeastern Caribbean. It is an unincorporated territory of the United States of America. Around 3.68 million tourists visited Puerto Rico in the year 2011.

There are many reasons why you should visit Puerto Rico. Here is a brief overview of some popular Puerto Rico Attractions.

Veiques

This island is located around 13 km east of the Puerto Rican mainland. This sleepy, unspoiled island is well-known for its beautiful beaches. It is an ideal vacation destination for people who are fed up with city life. Snorkeling (especially at the Blue Beach) is a popular activity in the region. You may also consider visiting La Hueca, an archaeological site.

Castillo de San Felipe del Morro

Also known as El Morro, this 16th century citadel is located in San Juan. It protected San Juan for more than 400 years. This six-level citadel is named in honor of King Philip the Second of Spain.

Castillo de San Felipe del Morro

Castillo de San Felipe del Morro

El Yunque

Located in northeastern Puerto Rico, this forest is the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System. It encompassed 28,000 acres of land. El Toro is the highest mountain peak in the region. This forest houses many species of flora and fauna.

Rio Camuy Caves

This cave system attracts many adventure lovers from all over the world. The caverns are part of a large network of natural limestone caves. It was discovered in the year 1958. It is one of the popular natural attractions of Puerto Rico.

Isla Culebrita

This small uninhabited island is located off the eastern coast of Culebra. It is a natural reserve and houses one of the oldest lighthouses in the region. The island is accessible only by private boat.

Museo de Arte de Ponce

This popular art museum is located in Ponce. It is well-known for its European arts collection. Works of local artists are also displayed. It is the largest art museum in the Caribbean.

Arecibo Observatory

Also known as the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, this radio telescope is located in the mailing area of the city of Arecibo. This 1000 feet radio telescope is the largest single aperture telescope in the world.

Puerto Rico is a wonderful vacation destination. Visit to the above-mentioned Puerto Rico attractions is sure to be a memorable experience.

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