History and Architecture
Puerto Rico was first settled by the Taino indians who were displaced in the 1400's by the Spaniards led by Columbus. The Spaniards reigned here for nearly 500 years until the Treaty of Paris ended the Spanish-American War and ceded the island to the US on December 10, 1898.
Visit a Taiño archaeologic site 20 minutes outside Ponce for a visit to the first human settlement on the island.
Visit the forts in Old San Juan, El Yunque, Caparra and Ponce to walk through buildings and places built by the Spaniards during their 500 year occupancy. Most every pueblo has a church that was built during this era.
The travel over to Arecibo and visit the world's largest radio telescope and take the time to visit a couple of the lighthouses built in the early 1900's for a view of the modern era.
Forests, Beaches and Outdoors
The island has varied terrain that ranges from a dry forest in the SW corner of the island to a tropical rain forest in the NE.
Beautiful beaches along the perimeter with whale watching in the winter and turtle nesting in the summer. A gorgeous panoramic route through the middle of the island on a winding two lane highway. A Karst area formed by ancient volcanoes graces the northern side of the island.
Also the island has 3 different bioluminescent bays. La Parguera in the SW is the dimmest but least visited, Laguna Grande in Fajardo is the busiest and brightest, then there is also Mosquito Bay for those who want to spend a night on the island of Vieques east of the mainland.
Puerto Rico offers something keep you entertained on holiday for many weeks.
Please contact Brandi with any questions about things to do, places to see and people to connect with for trips and tours.