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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

 Last year was my first visit ever visit to Puerto Rico. I had thought about visiting before, had lots of friends tell me that it was amazing but for some reason, a visit just never worked out in my travels. Until last year.

Puerto Rico was one of the Ports of Call (stops) that our cruise ship was making during our week long cruise. I began to research much like I do before taking any vacation. The first thing that I did was visit SeePuertoRico.com and then start planning my trip.

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Puerto Rico is a 5-star vacation destination filled with world-class attractions. Whether you’re a golfer, foodie, the adventure type, or a beach (rum) bum, Puerto Rico has everything that you want in a nice relaxing vacation. Just hop on a plane and go! Puerto Rico Tourism recently partnered with popular travel review site Trip Advisor to transform real traveler 5-star reviews into stunningly beautiful short films narrated by Puerto Rican stars.

These reviews will make you want to See Puerto Rico and live your own 5-star vacation story in Puerto Rico. From relaxing beaches to the impressive Camuy caverns, this beautiful island has something for everyone. We spent the entire day touring the island, swimming on the beaches, eating like locals and just soaking up the sun.

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-Puerto Rico has 270 miles of coastline and featured in the Top 10 beaches from Travel Channel — including Flamenco Beach in Culebra, often cited as one of the best beaches in the world.

– You can glow like an angel in the water in the Bioluminescent bays.

– You can visit the only rainforest under US national park service, El Yunque, and climb to the clouds.

– History Buffs can enjoy old world charm of San Juan.

– Adventurers can enjoy horse back riding or the magnificent Camuy caverns that runs through the 3rd largest subterranean river in the world.

-Foodies can experience the delicacies of Puerto Rican gastronomy and it’s famous Rums.

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FUN FACTS ABOUT PUERTO RICO

1. In Puerto Rico, Spanish and English are the official languages; most Puerto Ricans speak English.

2. Puerto Rico is a U.S. commonwealth and the U.S. dollar is the official currency; U.S. citizens don’t need a passport or a currency converter!

3. El Yunque is the only subtropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest Service, a place so indescribable that it must be seen, heard and felt. It’s one of our must-visit destinations.

4. More than 70% of the rum sold in the U.S. comes from Puerto Rico; sample our favorite local brands and enjoy a tour of our rum distilleries.

5. Puerto Rico houses the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, spanning almost 20 acres. It’s the only radio telescope that can accurately predict when and where an asteroid might collide with Earth, and was responsible for the first asteroid images in history.

6. Toro Verde features the longest Zip Line on Earth: La Bestia. It uses a specially designed harness to soar through the air across 4,745 feet of terrain.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACheck out seepuertorico.com and tell me below in the comments why you want to check out Puerto Rico!

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  1. iz g.

    I would like to eat local I. Pr,

  2. Stephanie Gossett

    I would love to see the Museum of Contemporary Art! I would also love to use the Rocaliza Adventure Tours, Corp, to have a wonderful adventure! I would love to see Old San Juan and go to El Escambrón Beach Park. I really enjoyed looking around the website and mentally planning my dream trip. It has been my lifelong dream to go to Puerto Rico. When I was a child, we supported missionaries from there, and I have been fascinated with it ever since. Thank you for this chance! It would be a dream come true!

    ninigossett at gmail dot com

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  4. Candice

    I would love to visit the rainforest in Puerto Rico and see the beautiful scenery.

  5. I love that you don’t need a passport or to convert currency! And, of course, that it’s beautiful.

    The hubby and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary next week and don’t have any plans. We always talked about taking a trip, and something like this would be perfect!

  6. My family goes to Puerto Rico for Thanksgiving every year. They seem to love it, we have yet to join them!
    Mitch

  7. What an unbelievably beautiful place! I didn’t realize a passport wasn’t required although I should have. All the same, that’s a really big perk to visiting as far as I’m concerned.

  8. Wow, you got to see a lot of Puerto Rico when you were there! We spent most of our time in the forest on the ziplines, so we didn’t get to see very much of the city. I can’t wait to go back and do some more exploring! I would love to go back and see the beaches and spend an afternoon visiting the historical landmarks in San Juan!

  9. Kita

    So beautiful my fears of planes keeps me from exploring the world and I hope to get over that one day. I love the pictures and the architect so pretty and different.

  10. You had me at “Puerto Rico has 270 miles of coastline and featured in the Top 10 beaches from Travel Channel”! I am sitting in my town home in Chicago, and my iPhone says it is 9 degrees outside. Yeah…beach;)

  11. Wow beautiful photos! I want to take a vacation now that I have my new camera!

  12. Such beautiful pictures! My husband and I would love this. We are big historical buffs, so we would love to visit San José Church for sure!

  13. Wow, these photographs really belong on the pages of LIFE Magazine! The second photo especially is so gorgeous. I’ve never really thought about going to Puerto Rico, but now I really want to go after seeing and reading about your experiences.

  14. I like SeePuertoRico.com on Facebook!

  15. We’re actually researching a trip to Puerto Rico! We would love the beaches and swimming most of all.

  16. Estelle

    I have been to Puerto Rico a number of times. I’ve done many of the things you mention, but have never gone to the rainforest and would love to try that.

  17. Our cruise ship JUST stopped in San juan, and unfortunately, we were Swamped out with rain, but we had lunch at the restaurant that originated the Pina Colada – it was delicious!

  18. Casey @ Beauty 101

    This looks like an AMAZING trip! I’ve never been to Puerto Rico but I’ve always heard such amazing things about it.

  19. What a great vacation this would be. These pictures are amazing

  20. ok i’m sold. send me now. warm water, beaches, white sand, tropical everything? yes please

  21. They don’t call it La Isla del Encanto for nothing! We’ve never been and I think if we won we would def hit up La Monserrate Beach Park.

  22. I would LOVE to go snorkeling at Playa Tamarindo. Seeing a stingray or sea turtle would totally make the trip to Puerto Rico worth it!

  23. I have never been to Puerto Rico, but would like to. I have never met anyone who did notlike their visit.

  24. katherine

    I’ve never been there but it sure looks beautiful! I’d love to go someday

  25. I’m such a beach girl. I’d be excited to see Puerto Rico’s beaches! I’d love to visit Puerto Rico! So convenient that passports aren’t needed. Like Liz, I should have realized that before, but it never occurred to me until you mentioned it.

  26. Ashley

    Just typing “visiting the rainforest in Puerto Rico” generates excitement- I’m ready to go! My husband would adore touring historic San Juan as he is definitely a History buff. I could live with lying on those beautiful beaches though too…

  27. I think the first thing I would want to see is the beaches. I always daydream of the beautiful beaches and would love to visit Puerto Rico and bring my camera to capture the memories.

  28. I’m glad that you were able to visit and enjoy all that Puerto Rico has to offer. I’ve been to Jamaica countless times and I have family there too. The Caribbean is absolutely beautiful!

  29. I would have to say out of all the adventures I would love to go zip-lining over a high forest canopy! Oh the sights I would see and I would definitely be living in the moment! I would love to win this trip and would welcome a much-needed break from my hectic life! Puerto Rico sounds fabulous! I’ve never been and would love to go!

  30. Jacqueline Diaz

    I love Puerto Rico. It’s been a while since I’ve been there and would love to go back. I loved visiting Old San Juan and love the open-ness of the city.

  31. Daraya

    My favorite amenities would have to be the zipling, caving adventures, and waterfall rappelling! 🙂

  32. Daraya

    I followed SeePuertoRico on Facebook (Daraya Johnson)!

  33. Nicole Carter

    I think I’m in love with the Beaches and from reading them through I think I would love to travel to the Boquerón Beach Park the best!
    raventally30@aol.com

  34. Nicole Carter

    I like them on Facebook as Nicole Carter
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  35. I want to see beaches!! loads of sand!!

  36. Lora W.

    I would love to go to El Yunque Rainforest park, relax at La Monserrate Beach Park and enjoy the wonderful food in Old San Juan.

  37. Lora W.

    I liked See Puerto Rico on FB.

  38. Tammy S

    I would love to take a day to explore Bahía Urbana with all the shopping, dining, parks, trails, and the waterfront esplanade. Take in the beauty of the el yunque rain forest while zip-lining through it’s beauty.

  39. Tammy S

    I Like SeePuertoRico.com on Facebook as Tammy Schiff.

  40. heather r

    when I saw the description of the bioluminescent bays, I just KNEW I had to experience them for myself! it sounds beautiful and interesting, too.

  41. heather r

    and I liked SeePuertoRico.com on facebook!

  42. Natalie S

    I would love to visit Old San Juan and relax on the gorgeous white beaches, and indulge in the delicious local foods! Thanks so much for the chance!
    nlevdan3 at yahoo dot com

  43. Natalie S

    SeePuertoRico.com facebook fan! Natalie Shmigelsky
    nlevdan3 at yahoo dot com

  44. We visited PR last year and went to Rincon where my friend lives and we loved the beaches and also Aguada where the palm tree lined coast if gorgeous. We love mofongo and other PR food. The surfing is incredible we don’t surf, but just watching was awesome. I took a Horse ride on the beach and it was fantastic. There is nothing about PR that I don’t like… the people are friendly, the music makes you want to dance. The sightseeing is plentiful. I would love to take another trip to Ponce and visit San Juan as well… since we didn’t get to do that.

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