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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