Top 5 Most Popular Places to Travel to in Puerto Rico
Anyone who has never set foot on Puerto Rico will be amazed by the sheer sights and sounds that this country has to offer. With all the attractions on the island, it would be impossible to squeeze all of them in such a short vacation time.
Here are the top 5 places that are the most popularly visited by tourists from all over the world:
Castillo de San Felipe del Morro
Commonly known as El Morro, this most recognizable landmark in Old San Juan has protected the area and the shipping route from the New World to the Old for over 400 years. A visit to the Castillo de San Felipe del Morro today will treat you to a view of cannons that were once used by the soldiers during the colonial times. You will also see the improvements that the Americans gave it during the Second World War. Going into the six-level citadel gives you an idea of the military history of Puerto Rico starting from the 15th to the 20 century.
The Vieques Biobay
The Vieques Bombay is one of the most bioluminescent bays in the world. Try kayaking through mangroves trees out into the Mosquito Bay on a moonless night and you will realize what the fuss is all about. Looking down at the waters, you will see your glowing oar and the glowing fishes that are swimming away from your kayak. You can even dive in its waters and see yourself glow green. Thanks to the place’s unique climate, exact geography, and extensive conservation efforts; boating and swimming on the waters of the Vieques Biobay gives you a one of a kind experience that you will surely love.
Literally translating to “The Anvil”, El Yunque is home to the only tropical rainforest in the Unites States National Forest System. The couple of hours drive from San Juan will treat your eyes to stunning views of lush terrains and lovely beaches. However, the best is yet to come for the tourists. Arriving in El Yunque, they will have the chance to walk among the plants and vegetation of the rainforest, hike of its various trails that range from easy trails to rugged terrains, and then ended with a refreshing dive under a waterfall. Despite modernization movements, this is that part in the country that has surely not changed.
Going into the Culebra Island on the eastern coast of Puerto Rico, you might think that the spectacular Flamenco Beach would be the ultimate tourist destination in the area. However, for those who prefer isolation bathed in the areas unspoiled beauty, then the Culebrita would be the perfect place for them. Taking a water taxi to the area, tourists will be treated to the long stretch of sandy beach that are the perfect avenues for snorkeling. The Culebrita Reef and the Playa Tortuga offers picture-perfect scenery for the ultimate solitude experience.
The third largest in the world, the Rio Camuy Cave Park takes tourists to subterranean ravines up to the edge of the cave that is over 600 feet deep. Anyone who is looking for adrenaline-pumping activity will surely enjoy eco-excursion which includes rappelling, mud-sliding, body rafting, and free jumping. This should be a better place to go to as compared to its other close competitors because visitors can combine this trip to a visit to the Arecibo radio telescope and enjoy serious adventure trips.