Top 10 Places to Visit in Puerto Rico
The most difficult thing while visiting Puerto Rico is probably Finding the best sightseeing places. There’re too many travelers’ destinations there in Puerto Rico that it will not be possible to visit them all). To make it easy for you, we bring you a list of top 10 places to visit in Puerto Rico. Stick to the list if you’re there in Puerto Rico for a quick trip and Find out the list below.
Camuy River Caverns
Camuy is the the most beautiful sights you’ll see on the Island. Camuy is located on the Valley of Quebradillas. The Camuy River has one of the largest cave systems and the third largest underground river in the world. The river has a network of caves, canyons and sinkholes. The Park consists of 269 cuerdas with modern facilities. The cave is 200 feet deep sinkhole, where you will find tropical trees, ferns and flowers flourish.
The Arecibo Observatory is a radio telescopenear the city of Arecibo in Puerto Rico. The National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, is also known as the Arecibo Telescope. It is the world’s biggest radio telescope and is most sensitive radio telescope on Earth. It has a span of 1,000 feet. The huge “dish” is 305 m (1000 feet) in diameter, 167 feet deep, and covers an area of about twenty acres. A total of 26 electric motors control the platform. The Arecibo Observatory is used for Radio Astronomy, Atmospheric Science and Radar Astronomy.
El Morro Castle and San Cristabal Fort
El Morro Castle and San CristÃ³bal Fort are also known as Fort San Felipe Del Morro or Morro Castle, Located on the headland overlooking the entrance to San Juan Bay. It was built by Spain to protect against land based attacks on the city of San Juan. El Morro Castle and San CristÃ³bal Fort is the symbol of Puerto Rico’s beauty and historical legacy.
El Yunque Rainforest
The El Yunque Rain Forest is a cool, mountainous, sub tropical rainforest. El Yunque Rainforest has over 3 million gallons of water each year. It is the only Tropical Forest in the United States National Parks Service. The Forest contains wildlife that includes the Puerto Rican Parrot; it has over 240 species of trees and plants.
La Parguera Bioluminiscent Bay
La Parguera Bioluminiscent Bay is considered to be the most complete and preserved bays in the World. It attracts many visitors that came here to watch the microscopic dinoflagelates that give off heat in the form of light when disturbed creating a fantastic light effect in the water. Here for visitors various restaurants and bars are also open to add to the local attractions.
Caguana and Tibes Indian Ceremonial Parks
Caguana located in the Central Mountain town of Utuado. It is one of the most important archeological discoveries made in the Antilles. The mountain barrio of Caguana was the most important ceremonial center of Taino culture in the West Indies. The rocks are filled with carvings of several illustrations like birds, animals, human faces and other imagery of their culture.
Mayaguez National Zoo
Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo is a zoo located in Mayagüez,Puerto Rico. It is the only zoo on the island. The zoo contains a nice selection of animals which are divided into two groups which are the African Forest and the African Savannah. The zoo has animals from around the world, with a good representation from the African continent – zebra, elephants, rhinos and lions.
Porta Coeli church and Museum
This church is the most famous attraction in this town and it is one of the oldest churches in the Americas. Now the old convent is a museum that wood statues of the 18 & 19 centuries. The church was built of rubble masonry and stucco surfaced walls, Church dominated all things in the early centuries of the New World.
Ponce Historic District
Ponce is a city in the southern part of Puerto Rico. In Ponce you will explore the beauty of Puerto Rico away from the crowds of the San Juan metropolitan area. Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce Museum of Art Located outside the historic district in a striking white building, Tibes Ceremonial Center, Castillo Serralles, Coffin Island, Toro Negro Forest Reserve are the important areas to visit.
Old San Juan Historic District
Old San Juan is located on a small and narrow island from the east end of Puerto Rico. The Old San Juan Historic District is the first place you can’t miss if you are in Puerto Rico. With different places to explore, you’ll be amazed at the Island’s rich history and culture. With romantic and historic Old San Juan, dazzling beaches, resort casinos, and ancient monuments, the city offers something for everyone.