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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

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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 ElYunque.com.

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

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      dnmarket 5 years ago

      I love visiting PR

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      Tania S Lopez 5 years ago from Fayettevile, NC

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

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      Close2Art LM 5 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

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      Tania S Lopez 5 years ago from Fayettevile, NC

      @anonymous: Im glad you enjoyed it!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

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