This island is located in the north eastern Caribbean. The name Puerto Rico is Spanish for rich port. The official languages of Puerto Rico are Spanish and English, with Spanish being spoken the most. The economy of Puerto Rico is fueled by agriculture and tourism. It is a very popular spot for tourists, and an island with many different activities.
The weather here is tropical. The temperatures do not fluctuate much over the course of the year. The average temperature being around 82 degrees and the minimum temperature being around 66 degrees. Travel to Puerto Rico is, for the most part, good just about any time of year. They do have a rainy season that typically runs from April to November.
The island is mostly mountainous. The mountain range is called “La Cordillera Central” or The Central Range. From these mountains flow the 50 rivers that travel through Puerto Rico. The large coastal areas are located north and south, it is here that you will find Puerto Rico’s most beautiful beaches. There are beaches for everything. Some beaches are best for singles, families, scenery, surfing you name it you can probably find a beach for it. This island is a tropical rainforest, here you will find many endangered species of plants and animals.
Single people who are looking to mingle with other travelers or the locals, will go to a beach called Ocean Park. This beach attracts more adults than families. This is a wide beach lined with palm trees and is great for swimming and other beach activities. A bar and restaurant are on the premises.
Families tend to go to Luquillo Beach, the sand there is great and the water clearer than other beaches. There is a natural coral reef that protects the lagoon from the Atlantic currents making it a great place for children to swim safely.
Adventure is all around the island. In Puerto Rico adventure comes in many different forms. Zip line tours are offered by several different companies. They also combine a zip line tour with rappelling, and horizontal rock climbing. Also offered is a mountain bike course. Some offer camping, and bike riding on the beach. Horseback riding is also an option. Hang gliding and cliff jumping are among some of the things that can be found to do here.
Water naturally provides many different water related activities.There are companies that provide party cruises, fishing, and kayaking. This is just the beginning of the water sports, surfing, windsurfing and jet skiing are big here as well. The water here is nice and there is a lot to see underneath, so snorkeling and scuba diving are options as well.
Rest and relaxation are possible here as well, the beaches are great for this. Try the Segway tours that are offered by some of the tourism companies on the island. There is a botanical garden on the island, so one can take a leisurely walk through and enjoy the beauty.
The economy here is based on agriculture and tourism. The main money making crop here is sugar cane. The main ingredients in rum is sugar cane. The world’s largest rum factory is found here, Bacardi, located in Catano. Tours are also given of Old San Juan and the Rum Distillery.
Puerto Rico is a place that has something for everyone who may travel there.
Absolutely gorgeous! I would love to visit there and just relax with my family!
That is exactly what we did! We hung out by the pool.
I’ve been to Puerto Rico and loved it. I was only there a short time though, I’d love to go back and explore more!
This is the first time that we have ever stayed more than a day. We are already planning to go back.
Hopping on a plane and just going sounds great! The water is so blue and everything looks so inviting! I am making the travel arrangements in my head already!
Puerto Rico really is a beautiful place. Even when it rained a little, the sun was shining and it was beautiful!
I would love to visit Puerto Rico one day. Just sitting on the beach relaxing sounds amazing!
We went to Puerto Rico on a cruise last month but I’d love to go back for a longer stay. The beach was beautiful!
So want to go there some day – have been slacking on travel since we had kids
I have wanted to visit Puerto Rico since I was a teen. My Mom took a trip back then and told me it was amazing.
It is on my bucket list!! It will happen!!
Those are wonderful pics! Puerto Rico is on my travel bucket list. I hope to find my way there soon.
Its such a charming little country. I would love to create a vacation there.
EVERYTHING I would want to see EVERYTHING! Those pictures… oh makes me want to go on vacation right now!
I have to say that Puerto Rico looks picture perfect. I would love to visit one day.
Puerto Rico has been on my #bucketlist for awhile now, but these pics make me want to do it within a year!!
Summer getaway in Puerto Rico? I’m sold!!! Looks like PARADISE!
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My sister recently visited PR. The beaches she went to were gorgeous.
This is on my bucket list, I definitely want to visit soon!
I’ve always wanted to go to Puerto Rico. A friend of mine told me all about this amazing phosphorescent lagoon. He made it sound magical. I’d totally love to swim in it at night.