ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Visit Puerto Rico

Updated on September 13, 2016

Puerto Rico: The island of Enchantment

I want to take the opportunity in this lens to introduce to you the island I was born in, Puerto Rico. I am sure that many of you have heard of it in commercials or movies. Many of you automatically might think of beaches and palm trees, but Puerto Rico is also full of culture, eccentricity and flavor. If you are contemplating taking a trip to Puerto Rico, I would like to suggest places to go and see.

In this lens I want to ensure that ,before your visit, you have an understanding of where you are going. We do have gorgeous beaches but we also have other sites and events that you may just want to experience.

El Morro - Fort San Felipe del Morro

El Morro- Taken on a trip
El Morro- Taken on a trip

"El Morro" might the most popular attraction in Puerto Rico, but what most people do not know is that there's actually two. Fort San Cristóbal being the second one. Built as a look out spot and first line of protection it still stands strong. Made into a National Historic site in 1949, it is now open to the public to tour. I felt as if I stepped back in time looking at the architecture and feeling the texture of it's walls.

Taken Before the 2009 Carnival began by me.
Taken Before the 2009 Carnival began by me.

El Carnaval de Ponce

Los Vejigantes

People travel from all over the world for this festival! Filled with colorful costumes and handmade horned masks, the festival in February is something the people from Puerto Rico look foward to every year. It has been done for over 150 years.

Las Cuevas de Camuy - The Caverns in Camuy


I absolutely LOVED going to the caverns! It is mysterious, and it gives you a sense of wonder and amezement. To think that these caverns were once filled with water is mind boggling!

Taken by me in 2009
Taken by me in 2009

Museo Castillo Serralles

Built in 1930, for Don Juan Eugenio Serralles and his family, the home now serves as a museum. With permanent and temporary exhibitions about the development of Ponce and the sugar industry. Along with the beautiful architecture, you can also enjoy it's various gardens, it's butterfly exhibition, even buy wine from "La Cava".

Luquillo Beach

Luquillo Beach
Luquillo Beach

I love this beach. The water is tranquil and crystal blue. It is the second most popular beach in Puerto Rico.

Arecibo Observatory - Largest Radio Telescope ever constructed

Arecibo Observatory
Arecibo Observatory

This a place I havent had a chance to visit and would absolutely love to go. Built in the early 1960's and opened in 1963, it has since been a part of multiple scientific projects and movies. It is opened for the public through the Angel Ramos Foundation Visiting Center.

La Guancha - Boardwalk in Ponce

Taken in 2009 by me
Taken in 2009 by me

Whether you want to eat, have a few drinks, take a stroll or see the fishes, La Guancha is the place to go. The boardwalk, being a place I cherish, hold childhood memories for me. I remember going with my grandfather to skate or just enjoy the scenery.

El Yunque
El Yunque

El Yunque

El Yunque National Rain Forest Puerto Rico

Experience nature at its best! If you like hiking and camping, they offer tours for your maximum experience of El Yunque. Learn about our precious " Coqui" and the Endangered Puerto Rican Parrot. They have accomodations on the outside boundaries of the rainforest, for you convenience as well. Learn more at

A lot of you are from Puerto Rico as well. Give your suggestions of places to go and see!

Family and Friends

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      I love visiting PR

    • TSLOPEZ profile imageAUTHOR

      Tania S Lopez 

      7 years ago from Fayettevile, NC

      @Close2Art LM: it is!! I was born there and it still amazes me evrytime I go back!

    • Close2Art LM profile image

      Close2Art LM 

      7 years ago

      I want to go there, a good friend of ours is from there and I've painted some landscapes for him of the shoreline. It looks like a beautiful place...:)rwjr

    • TSLOPEZ profile imageAUTHOR

      Tania S Lopez 

      7 years ago from Fayettevile, NC

      @anonymous: Im glad you enjoyed it!

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Nice lens - I've never been to Puerto Rico myself, but I like caves and beaches.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)