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Come and Discover Puerto Rico
The island of Enchantment
Puerto Rico, my Caribbean paradise and place of birth. An almost hidden tropical island bathed in both the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The majesty of her beaches precedes her coasts and gives her the appearance of a floating pearl.
Because of her geographical location is considered the Key of the Americas. Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the United States since 1898. And in 1917, Puertorricans became US citizens
Puerto Rico enjoys a rich culture that extends to music and culinary delights. Maybe you have heard about the delicious dishes as "Bacalaitos" (fried codfish mixture), tostones (fried plantain), Piña Colada, and Coquito
Surrounded by beautiful beaches
Every Puertorrican lives close to a beach. that means less than one hour away from it. I grew up about fifteen minutes from Punta Salinas, a black sand beach right next to the Salinas Military base in Levitown,near Bayamon. Some times locals seems to take for granted the beauty of waking up to a sight like this one every morning.
Being surrounded by water you are sure to find a perfect spot to sunbathe. And at a 75 degrees most of the year is deliciously perfect, although rather humid. I have beautiful memories from those beaches. During daytime, is so fun and at night, so romantic .
As you can see, the blue sky is the perfect background for a wonderful vacation. Our to just unwind from the daily rat race. Our beaches are also rich is indigenous vegetation that completes the majestic scenery.
Magical Tropical Forests
El Yunque a tropical forest in the middle of an island
El Yunque, is one of the many tropical forests in Puerto Rico. With her waterfalls and exquisite wildlife will take your breath away.
The thick and varied vegetation, will make you wonder if indeed you are on an island surrounded by sea water.
One of our endangered species, La cotorra puertorriqueña ( Puertorrican Parrot), with only about 40 in the wild and a 100 in captivity, might make an appearance.
El Yunque is an adventure in itself, with waterfalls and waterholes with freezing water. One trip to our forests won't be enough to have a complete paradise experience.
This curious amphibian is called Coqui. Also an indigenous species from the island. The legend says that, if you ever tried to take one of these creatures out of the island it would die. They're tiny but their song can be heard from a great distance.
Mysterious Caverns in Camuy
The system of caverns in Camuy is host to millions of visitors every year. I only went a couple of times, when I was in school, but the experience of it has stayed fresh in my memory. The natural architecture of the caves, serves as a witness to nature's greatest artist.
Nature's art exhibit is going to take your breath away...
Old San Juan : Puerto Rico's Capitol
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Old San Juan, Puerto Rico; visit to the city and Forts: El Morro and Fort San Cristobal. I stepped back in time when I walked on the blue cobblestone streets.
- Rainforest in Puerto Rico: El Yunque
Puerto Rico, the smaller Caribbean Island of the Greater Antilles, houses the only tropical rain forest in the United Stated National Forest System, El Yunque National Forest. It is one of the smallest forests in the National Forest System (28,000 ac
Our Majestic Fortress El Morro
From the times of the conquistadores, great fortresses were built to defend the island from the pirates and other threats.
© 2012 Anan Celeste