Top 4 Tourist Attractions In Puerto Rico

by gotourspr on December 8, 2014

Places to Visit in Puerto Rico

Whether you love history and culture, beautiful beaches, water sports, or hiking and exploring the natural beauty of the rainforest, Puerto Rico has something to offer for you. There are many places to visit in Puerto Rico, so it is easy to plan a vacation that will please every member of your group. Go Tours Puerto Rico can help with tour packages and transportation services.

Top 4 Tourist Attractions in Puerto Rico

Castillo de San Felipe del MorroCastillo de San Felipe del Morro

Castillo de San Felipe del Morro is a leading tourist attraction in Old San Juan. The citadel was first constructed in 1540 and named for King Philip II of Spain. The original part is a round tower that was constructed to guard the entrance of san Juan Bay. Later, they added walls and firing positions until it was finally completed in late 1700s. The citadel was attacked repeatedly by the English and Dutch and has been named a United Nations World Heritage Site. You can take tours with park rangers or on your own. There is a museum to learn the history of the fort with artefacts, video presentations, and historic photographs.

Vieques Biobay

A bioluminescent bay is a rare eco system that is inhabited by dinoflagellates, which are single cell microscopic organisms. When an object passes through them, the organisms become agitated and release light energy and glow. This happens when anything moves through the water, including fish, oars, people, and other objects. Vieques Biobay has the greatest concentration of these organisms in bioluminescent bays, due to the narrow opening to the sea that provides a calm environment in which dinoflagellates can grow and flourish.

El YunqueEl Yunque

El Yunque is the only rainforest that is part of the United States National Park System. The El Yunque rainforest is a unique feature and among the most popular tourist attractions in Puerto Rico. Visitors enjoy stunning scenery, wildlife and abundant plant species.  The rainforest is home to a wide variety of tropical birds, including parrots. There is plenty to explore, including nature trails, cool rivers, hiking, swimming, and shady picnic areas.

Camuy CavesCamuy Caves

Camuy Caves is a cave system in north western Puerto Rico with an extensive network of natural limestone caves and underground waterways. The caves and sink holes are a popular natural attraction. Through guided tours and audio tours, you can discover the more than 13speciies of bats, frogs, arachnids, insects, and more. To date, 220 caves and 15 entrances have been mapped, but not all are open to the public.

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