What To See And Do While In Puerto Rico

I was in one of those moods of writing and I found this question just setting in the Hubpages question and answer tab.

It seemed to be screaming, "Answer me!"

Many of you know that just under 3 years ago, I moved from Missouri to be with the most beautiful woman in the world who lives here in Puerto Rico: Lastheart.

Maggie is beautiful and so is the country she comes from: Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States and you need no passport to come here. People tour Puerto Rico from many different venues; some fly in and some take cruises.

The question was asked: What to see and do in Puerto Rico.

I recommend purchasing any of the many books that we have published on this subject. Maggie and I have been writing bilingual books that describe the history and other attractions on different pueblos located on this enchanted island. You will find Amazon ads with some of those books throughout this hub.

I also had started with some very simple books that are entitled A Gringocua Travels Puerto Rico(pueblo). You can find them also on our website which is linked below.

I haven't seen everything Puerto Rico has to offer, but I have done and seen a lot. As you scroll down, you can see some of our pictures, and get some ideas on some great places to visit.

Let's go through some of the things you can see and do in Puerto Rico:

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One of many statues in Old San JuanMi Casita.A look from above the main gate of San Juan.Looking down upon San Juan Bay.Looking at Old San Juan from Catano
One of many statues in Old San Juan
One of many statues in Old San Juan | Source
Mi Casita.
Mi Casita. | Source
A look from above the main gate of San Juan.
A look from above the main gate of San Juan. | Source
Looking down upon San Juan Bay.
Looking down upon San Juan Bay. | Source
Looking at Old San Juan from Catano
Looking at Old San Juan from Catano | Source

Old San Juan

I am sure that as people answer the question, this will be the primary answer. All tourists visit Old San Juan.

You will find beautiful, old cobblestone streets. You will find amazing shops and artists selling their wares upon street corners.

The history behind San Juan is amazing.

I would say you could spend a whole day all throughout Old San Juan and still not see everything.

As I said earlier, Maggie and I have published books and one bilingual book we published is on San Juan. It has been selling quite well. You can find it in paperback and on Kindle. Get your copy here and visit Old San Juan.

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Entrance to the El Yunque welcome centerThe Holy Spirit River that flows from the rainforestAnother picture of the Holy Spirit River.In the welcome center, a descriptionDescribing coqui. See the video and listen.
Entrance to the El Yunque welcome center
Entrance to the El Yunque welcome center | Source
The Holy Spirit River that flows from the rainforest
The Holy Spirit River that flows from the rainforest | Source
Another picture of the Holy Spirit River.
Another picture of the Holy Spirit River. | Source
In the welcome center, a description
In the welcome center, a description | Source
Describing coqui. See the video and listen.
Describing coqui. See the video and listen. | Source

El Yunque

Recommended highly is a visit to El Yunque. El Yunque is the only rainforest under control of the United States Forest Service.

You will be amazed at the plants, waterfalls and wildlife.

El Yunque is not far from San Juan, and even closer to where Maggie and I reside. We gaze upon the rainforest every day from our balcony.

The book above: Rio Grande, is the pueblo the majority of the rainforest is located in.

Here are a few pictures at the right, and below is a video I made with a coqui and the sound it makes. Be cautious, they can make you sleepy.

Not So Common

The two sites above are normal places that tourists visit when visiting Puerto Rico.

There are other normal tourist locations too, such as:

  • The observatory in Arecibo.
  • The beaches at Rincon and others all around Puerto Rico.
  • The islands of Culebra and Vieques.
  • Many more.

What I want to share with you are a couple places to visit that are not quite as well known.

When I first moved here, being a writer, Maggie suggested we travel to all the pueblos. I wrote hubs on them. In doing so, we saw some amazing places and I am going to share three of them.

These are places I recommend if you are the type of individual that wants to go where the tourists don't normally flock to.

While you are at it, you may also be the type of person that likes fictional books that bring conspiracle ideas to your dreams. That is what the book is on that I published at the right. It is based in Puerto Rico.

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Road to AibonitoAibonito flower homes
Road to Aibonito
Road to Aibonito | Source
Aibonito flower homes
Aibonito flower homes | Source
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Aibonito

High up in the central mountains of Puerto Rico is the pueblo of Aibonito.

Aibonito has a name that describes this beautiful land to a TEE.

It is said that the man who discovered looked upon the land and exclaimed," Ai Bonito!" Bonito means very good in Spanish or very beautiful.

Aibonito has a yearly flower show and many of the residents sell beautiful plants and flowers. When you arrive in this town, you will feel like you just entered Heaven...I did.

I highly recommend a visit to Aibonito. You will be glad you did.

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A frog going for some orangesOrange TreesLas Marias
A frog going for some oranges
A frog going for some oranges | Source
Orange Trees
Orange Trees | Source
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Las Marias
Las Marias | Source

Las Marias

This is also located in the Central mountains but further West.

When you enter Las Marias, the citrus smells will come to you.

You will find oranges and tangerines growing. There is grapefruit, bananas and so much more.

I remember some friends of ours visiting from Indiana. The trip we took them on through Las Marias will always be remembered. I strongly suggest visiting Las Marias.

San German

I am not sharing pictures of this wonderful pueblo.

San German is one of the oldest pueblos in Puerto Rico. You just have to go see it; that is why I am not sharing pictures, because I don't want to ruin it.

You must visit this great place.

The map below can guide you to all of these locations.

show route and directions
A markerOld San Juan, Puerto Rico -
Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
[get directions]

B markerEl Yunque, Puerto Rico -
El Yunque, El Yunque National Forest, Río Grande 00745, Puerto Rico
[get directions]

C markerAibonito, Puerto Rico -
Aibonito, 00705, Puerto Rico
[get directions]

D markerLas Marias,Puerto Rico -
Las Marías, Puerto Rico
[get directions]

E markerSan German,Puerto Rico -
San Germán, Puerto Rico
[get directions]

Come and See

Puerto Rico is what they call it...an enchanted island. You do need to come and see.

Maggie and I also published a book of beautiful pictures. You can get that at the right>

We would love to see you all visit Puerto Rico.

I hope this hub gave you some ideas on what you can see and do.

© 2014 Greg Boudonck

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breakfastpop 2 years ago

I have been to Puerto Rico many times, but clearly, I have a good deal more to enjoy. Voted up, useful and interesting.


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Froggy213 2 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Thank you.


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KorenKartalis 2 years ago from Suburbia, New Jersey

Thanks a bunch...glad to have been your muse on this piece!!


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Froggy213 2 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Thank you.

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