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Puerto Rico 2014 DJI Drone

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On these sands, you can pretty much do anything your heart desires, from strolling along the shore to jet skiing over aquamarine waters. Just as beautiful is the tropical island landscape, including lush mountains and leafy jungles, home to a variety of wildlife and free-growing bananas you can pick off the tree. Zip line, rappel, rock climb or hike through it all, pausing only to admire another surprise waterfall.

Proud of its people and prouder still of its history, Puerto Rico’s forts, lighthouses and historic areas testify to its storied past and Spanish background. World-class resorts poised along the beaches or on the edge of the rainforests offer visitors the unparalleled luxury of exceptional service and authentic dining, all within proximity to nightlife, where salsa is king. Pick up the “bomba” and “plena” rhythms to impress your friends back home.

Puerto Rico 2014 DJI Drone

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Fun Fact

A coqui tree frog sits a on a jungle leaf
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Puerto Rico’s mascot is a tiny tree frog called the coqui, which makes a distinctive ‘co-KEE’ mating call at night.

A plate of arroz con gandules, a signature dish in Puerto Rico
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Arroz con gandules, a yellow rice dish studded with pigeon peas and pork with a base of sofrito, is one of the signature dishes of Puerto Rico. It’s typically served during Christmas and other special occasions.

Aerial view of the Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico
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Puerto Rico's Arecibo telescope, built into a limestone sinkhole, is the largest and most-sensitive radio telescope in the world.

Must see places

El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest

An 11,700-hectare tropical rainforest awaits visitors to El Yunque, where trails take you through the ferns, past the parrots and deep into the heart of Puerto Rican paradise. 

 

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La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site

La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site

Now the Governor’s House, La Fortaleza poses atop this massive fort area, featuring the City Wall, built between the 16th and 19th centuries and designed to protect the Bay of San Juan. Learn about Puerto Rico’s complex history here.

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Toro Verde

Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park

A dizzying combination of natural preserve and adventure, this ecopark’s "The Monster" is the world’s longest zip line, sending you soaring over the lush landscape.

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Flamenco Beach in Culebra, Puerto Rico

Flamenco Beach

Culebra Island’s celebrated beach is a major destination for sunbathing, soaking up the local scene and water sports. Gentle, shallow turquoise waters make for prime swimming and snorkeling conditions.

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Taking in the view after hiking to Cueva Ventana in Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Cueva Ventana

In Arecibo, hike among stalagmites and stalactites through a mountain up to the opening of the aptly named Cueva Ventana ("Window Cave" in English). After your excursion underground, you'll be in awe of the cave's grand view overlooking the valley, river and town below from your perch on the cliffside.

Plaza del Mercado

This weekend hot spot, also known as La Placita, switches from a bustling produce market during the day to a festive drinking, eating and dancing destination when the sun goes down.

The distinct shape of Isla Caja de Muertos, or Coffin Island, in Puerto Rico

Isla Caja de Muertos

Take a ferry to explore the natural wonders of Caja de Muertos natural reserve (which means “Coffin” island, in English). It's home to popular Playa Pelícano, a number of pristine beaches and rare wildlife, and is a prime spot for hiking and kayaking.

Browsing artwork in the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico

Museo de Arte de Ponce

Stroll through galleries filled with more than 4,000 works of art, largely created by European masters like Rubens, El Greco, Velazquez and Lichtenstein.

Riding the trolley during the Casa Bacardi tour in Puerto Rico

Casa Bacardí

Tour the Art Deco grounds of this family-run rum distillery, where some 100,000 liters of the sweet liquor are produced daily.

Inside Puerto Rico’s Museum of Art and Design of Miramar (MADMi)

Museum of Art and Design of Miramar (MADMi)

Located in the eye-popping 1913 Casa Rosada (Pink House, in English), this interactive museum celebrates art-making and creativity of all kinds and mediums, but particularly the historical and aesthetic development of industrial design.

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Colorful lion statues on display in Plaza Las Delicias
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Ponce

Flying kites on a sunny day at the El Morro Fort
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San Juan

Snorkeler takes in the underwater scenery
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Rota

Following the trail to reach remote Forbidden Island
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Saipan

A view of Fatumafuti and the Pago Pago Harbor leading to Fagatogo
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Fagatogo