Endowed with a landscape of mountains, waterfalls, and the El Yunque tropical rainforest, the Caribbean island - Puerto Rico, has over the years become an outstanding tourist island. The Isla Verde area of the capital city - San Juan, has been a breeding ground for tourism on the island, with abundant hotels, beach bars, and casinos.

You'll find out what the fuss is about soon in the following paragraphs that explore seven amazing attractions in Puerto Rico.

1. Castillo de San Cristóbal, San Juan, Puerto Rico -

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A fortress in San Juan, Castillo San Cristóbal was built by the Spanish to protect against land based attacks on the city. The largest fortification, encircling the city of San Juan, is part of the San Juan National Historic Site.

The fortress contains five extremely large cisterns used for the storage of water during the ages of the Spanish Colony and bomb shelters during World War II.

Address:501 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castillo_San_Crist%C3%B3bal_(San_Juan)

2. Castillo San Felipe del Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico -

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Sister fortress to Castillo de San Cristóbal, this historic citadel built between the 16th and 18th centuries, is one of Puerto Rico's go-to tourist attractions. Also known as El Morro, the iconic sight is intriguing even for a non-history buff, owing to its outstanding vistas of the Atlantic Ocean. The fortress's depths, including a maze of tunnels, barracks, and prison cells, can take up to three hours to entirely explore on foot.

Address:501 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castillo_San_Felipe_del_Morro

3. Cueva del Indio Cave, , Puerto Rico -

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Located in Las Piedras, Cueva del Indio is a prehistoric rock art site in a public park. La Cueva del Indio, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003, is one of over 2,000 caves in Puerto Rico. Artifacts present at the caves made of natural limestone appear to stem from the Late Ceramic Period.

Perched on a strip of cliffs overlooking turquoise blue waters in Arecibo, La Cueva del Indio, which has the largest collection of petroglyphs in the area, is indeed a lure to tourists.

Address:Arecibo 00612, Puerto Rico
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cueva_del_Indio

4. Cueva Ventana, , Puerto Rico -

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Perched atop a limestone cliff in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Cueva Ventana gives visitors a chance to see Puerto Rico from a new angle. The privately-owned cave overlooking the Río Grande de Arecibo valley holds impressive stalagmites and stalactites. More interestingly, it opens up to an impressive view of the valley below (hence its name, which translates to "window cave").

Address:PR 10 Km. 75, Arecibo 00612, Puerto Rico
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cueva_Ventana

5. Flamenco Beach, Flamenco, Culebra, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico -

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A public beach on the Caribbean island of Culebra, Flamenco Beach is known for its shallow turquoise waters, white sand, swimming areas, and diving sites. Stretching for a mile around a sheltered, horseshoe-shaped bay, the popular beach destination is perfect for families, snorkelers, or those looking for a remote and beautiful spot with tranquility and the necessary amenities for a happy beach time.

Address:Flamenco Beach, Flamenco, Culebra, Puerto Rico, Culebra 00775, Puerto Rico
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flamenco_Beach

6. Playuela, Cabo Rojo, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico -

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Commonly known as Playa Sucia, this is a famous beach located in the amazing town of Cabo Rojo. Its spectacular view of the cliffs in the distance of the Cabo Rojo lighthouse from the sandy shore is simply amazing. Some other highlights of Playuela are; the breathtaking sunsets, the clear waters which have a gorgeous blue color, the gentleness of the waters, and its distinctive marine smell during the cold weather months - resulting from seaweeds.

Address:Playa Sucia, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

7. Faro Los Morrillos, , Puerto Rico -

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 Faro Los Morrillos de Cabo Rojo, also known as Los Morrillos Light, is one of the most famous landmarks in the municipality of Cabo Rojo. A historic lighthouse, it is located at Los Morrillos Peninsula, perching on commanding limestone cliffs that drop 200 feet into the Caribbean Sea.

Renovated over the years, the lighthouse is fully automated and shines brightly, helping ships navigate safely through the Mona Passage.

Address:Llanos Costa, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faro_Los_Morrillos_de_Cabo_Rojo

 


Aside from the colorful Spanish colonial buildings, El Morro, and the other massive, centuries-old fortress which San Juan neighborhood features, you'll simply be wowed by views of the beautiful beach cove on the main island of Puerto Rico, the Caribbean waters, the limestone cliffs, the pink saltwater lagoons, marshes, and beautiful verdant mountains.