WARNING: Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico on September 20 and it may take months to restore even basic infrastructure around the island.
Known as the “Island of Enchantment”, Puerto Rico is a self-governing territory of the United States of America with a heavy Spanish-American influence.
World-class white sandy beaches, numerous surfing hotspots, an abundance of history and easily accessible snorkeling and diving spots make it a popular tourist destination, especially with mainland Americans.
San Juan: One of the largest home-based cruise port on the planet, San Juan is the oldest and largest city in the country, and half a dozen of the monuments in Old San Juan have been classified by the UN as world-class historic sites.
: Home of the world’s largest radio telescope
: Puerto Rico’s second city has several important museums like the Ponce Art Museum and the Museum of Puerto Rican Music.
: Defensive fortifications surrounding the old portions of San Juan are among the oldest and best preserved Spanish fortifications in the Americas