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From historic streets filled with charm dating back to Colonial Times to outstanding and world renowned white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and so much more, Puerto Rico has it all.
Only hours by plane from the coast of Florida, Puerto Rico has the added benefit and convenience of being a U.S. Territory. If travelers are visitors from the United States, they have the convenience of paying with U.S. dollars unlike countries outside of the U.S. Though visitors will still have to provide a passport, it is a bit more like home than other destinations around the globe. Territorial rights aside, the country of Puerto Rico is completely unique from the U.S. in all other ways in addition to offering a much more affordable destination for travelers than other Caribbean destinations.
Historically, the area known as Puerto Rico today dates back thousands of years to ta time when the first residents, the Ortoiroid People arrived some 2000 years BC. It wasn't until the 1400s that the first Europeans arrived to settle the area. Colonized by the 1600's by the Spanish, the country eventually became an incorporated part of the United States in the mid 1900's today while still maintaining a sense of independence today.
It is this diverse history which presents travelers with many of the countries most well known, visited and popular historic sites today. Sites such as El Morro, an massive six story fortress built in the 1500's and Fort San Cristobal built to protect the city of Old San Juan from land attacks long ago, represent two of many of the amazing historic sites of interest throughout the country today.
Recently, Puerto Rico has also gain notoriety for its nature related activities and destinations as well. >From the incredible luminescent waters of Mosquito Bay to the white sands of Sun Bay, the natural beauty of El Yunque National Rainforest or the vast underwater adventures in Parque de los Cavernas del Rio Camuy, Puerto Rico is an adventure waiting for all. From luxury to adventure and everything in between, visitors from around the world have made Puerto Rico one of the most popular and still growing destinations for travel in the world today.