Things to do in Puerto Rico
Fajardo - see amazing views from the Cape San Juan lighthouse
The lighthouse at Cape San Juan, began operating 1882, to warn shipping of local hazards. The view from the top of the lighthouse is amazing, especially on a clear day, when you can see for over 10 miles. At night the light can be seen for over 20 miles. The grounds around the lighthouse are part of the San Juan nature reserve and make for a great walk, and offer and interesting opportunity to see and enjoy the nature.
Rio Grande - hike through the El Yunque National Forest
The El Yunque National Forest, covers over 28,000 acres of land and consists of 4 different types of forest, as well as a number of hills and mountains. One of the best views of the region can be had at the summit of the 1,078 metre El Toro, that can be reached via a hike through the forest trails. The forest is filled with rare plants, ferns and trees, some of which can only be found here. They are also numerous animals and birds including the rare Puerto Rican parrot, which can be found and seen, for those with sharp eyes.
San Juan - take a walking tour of the Old Town
A walking tour of the Old Town of San Juan takes you to some of the best locations in the town. This includes the castle, a statue of Columbus, and the old barracks that once housed the protectors of the city, numerous houses and shops as well as the oldest Governors Mansion in the Americas. A town tour takes most of the day, so stop off for lunch in one of the numerous classic designed, interetesting building restaurants for a rest and a bite to eat.
San Juan - stroll along the Castillo San Felipe del Morro
The bay of San Juan has been protected by the Castillo San Felipe de Morro since 1539. It was continuously developed for the next 250 years, with some walls built as high as 250 feet. Much of the building is still intact, and there are plenty of walls to walk along, as well a numerous cannon still looking over the bay. For the best tour of the site, use one of the local guides, as they tend to know much about the history of the fort and its region.
Introduction to Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is an unincorporated self-governing territory of the US. Located just between the North Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico’s crystal clear waters, sandy beaches and tropical weather attracts visitors from all over the world. There’s plenty to explore across the country and booking hotels in Puerto Rico depends on proposed itineraries and budget. Nature lovers may want to book hotels in Puerto Rico around the El Yunque National Forest, as it is the largest in the Caribbean. The rainforest is fairly close to the world's biggest single-dish radio telescope in Arecibo. For those interested in the history and traditions of Puerto Rico, it is a good idea to book hotels near any of the major landmarks. Accommodations in larger cities such as San Juan range from high end resorts and spas to hostels and campsites. It is worth noting that many hostels of Puerto Rico have made the Travel and Leisure’s top 500 ’Best Hotels List’.