Puerto Rico – The land of Despacito, beautiful nature and beaches

The land of Despacito. Puerto Rico. Watch the music video of Despacito and feel the music bulging in your nerves and the rush and sudden desire to go to Puerto Rico. Serene and colourful palmtree filled  beaches. While  some are with  calm warm waters covering the ochre sand, others are consisting of splashy waves and famous breaks. Thus it is no mystery why Puerto Rico easily almost magnetically attracts and draws all sorts  of beach lovers, from couples and families to pure-bred surfering lovers. It is the abode of the US Forest System’s sole tropical rainforest. It is the nocturnal wonders of the Bioluminescent Bay that make Puerto Rico a pleasant surprise for many nature lovers.  Puerto Rico is a colonial legacy  island and is thus  a mix of  Spanish and  Caribbean culture with an  American end. So. Let us get initiated upon the fancy spots of this tropical paradise.

1) Old San Juan (San Juan Viejo)

Strolling upon  the roads of Old San Juan, backed by  its lovely colonial architecture and forts, one feels like  they are stepping into history . However these historic places come with some  modern conveniences. Over and above  500 years old, it is the second oldest city in the Americas. Old San Juan is an amalgamation of Spanish colonial history layered with present day Puerto Rican life. The entire place  is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, consisted with  hundreds of restored 16th- and 17th-century Spanish colonial buildings. Nowadays, travellers can dine, shop, or even stay in some of these beautiful old structures.


2)El Yunque National Forest

To witness a few of Puerto Rico’s beautiful inland beauty, this is the place to go. Situated  along the Luquillo Mountains, which includes  Pico El Yunque, El Yunque National Forest, is the sole tropical rainforest in the National US Forest System. The weather here is much chillier than along the coast and at lower heights, and it is noticeably wetter.


3)Culebra Island (Isla Culebra)

Culebra is often mentioned in a similar tone as Vieques, this tinier  isle is laden with scintillating  beaches and  hills. It  has its own charm. The atmosphere here is calm and quiet. Enviromental tourism is abundant  on this  isle whilst most of the tourist housings are run by expats. Around 18 miles east of Puerto Rico and 11 miles west to  the Caribbean island of Saint Thomas, Culebra is barely  7 miles long and 3 miles in width, alongwith 23 offshore islands of its own. The land’s  coral reefs are considered some of the best in the entire Caribbean. The implication sign-shaped Playa Flamenco is the best known   beach on the island and we can say is the definition of  perfect. The azure aqua  is crystal clean without any salt residue, thus enlivening it as a brilliant spot for swimming or diving. The moon sand  is aced with palm trees all along.



Vieques is situated  approximately 7 miles from  mainland Puerto Rico. It has estabilished itself  as  a popular beach resort with tiny, uptown hotels, restaurants, shops, and galleries. After the leaving of the United States Army from this isle in  the year 2003, Vieques shifted its focus to tourism like most cities of the nation. Lovely beaches come  with good  quality tourism architecture which attracts both Puerto Ricans and globetrotters,  who often flock   to this coveted isle.






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