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Come and Discover Puerto Rico

Updated on April 22, 2015
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Anan is an online blogger and private consultant since 2009 in the areas of relationships and interfaith spirituality.

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

Puertorrican Parrot there are less than 150 alive today
Puertorrican Parrot there are less than 150 alive today
Coqui
Coqui

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

Classic Architecture of old decorates the streets
Classic Architecture of old decorates the streets
El Palacio de Santa Catalina o La Fortaleza The Palace of Saint Catherine or The Fortress
El Palacio de Santa Catalina o La Fortaleza The Palace of Saint Catherine or The Fortress
El Capitolio
El Capitolio

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.

Puerto Rico

© 2012 Anan Celeste

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    • ananceleste profile imageAUTHOR

      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      It was a pleasure Mary15. It's been years since I visited PR.I am so glad the you enjoyed your visit.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      I am flattered that you have linked two of my Puerto Rico Hubs here. As you know from my Hubs I love PR. I returned for 3 weeks this past Feb. and I still love PR and want to return.

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      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      Beata Stasak and mio cid; Thanks for your comments! Blessings

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      Beata Stasak 

      6 years ago from Western Australia

      Love Puerto Rico, although so far I saw it only through your eyes, great hub...all the best from Beata

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      mio cid 

      6 years ago from Uruguay

      Beautiful island, even more beautiful people,If your car breaks down on the side of the road the most likely person that first will stop to help you is a boricua,a people blessed with a compassionate heart, and love for their neighbor.

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      mio cid 

      6 years ago from Uruguay

      great hub,If the Island is half as beautiful as the people of puerto rico it is paradise for sure.

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      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      RTalloni;

      I have translated the song for you.

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      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      2besure now I am hungry too!! Thanks for stopping by.

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      Pamela Lipscomb 

      6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      I am from NY so, many of my friends are from the island. I think it is a beautiful place, a wonderful culture, and the food is to die for. Arroz con pollo, plantanos, arroz con gandules and don't forget pasteles for special occasions. Now I am hungry!

    • ananceleste profile imageAUTHOR

      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      Thanks Peggy and RTalloni ;

      I hope you have the opportunity to visit the island and enjoy her beauty. Regarding the song in the video I am going to do so now, editing the hub.

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      RTalloni 

      6 years ago from the short journey

      What an amazing look at this island--would love to see those caverns! The video is beautiful and dramatic. I'm going to look up the English translation so I can read the story it tells.

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Oh my gosh!, I have always had a desire to visit Puerto Rico and you have just pushed this desire higher on my list. Thanks for your beautiful photos and descriptions of your island paradise. Voted up, useful, beautiful, interesting and plan to share this with my followers.

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