Puerto Rico is a beautiful Carribean island with amazing beaches it is a paradise with beautiful landscapes including mountains, waterfalls and tropical rainforests. Puerto Rico is inspiring and intriguing to all of their visitors for sunbathing and surfing there are many things to do there on private Puerto Rico tours. With best tours in Puerto Rico and fantastic condo towers the smell of delicious roasted pork and coffee plantations and the best rain forest tours in Puerto Rico.
It was my dream to travel to Puerto Rico as I’ve always been intrigued by the Caribbean Islands. Seeing them in the movies does not do it justice. After I retired from my job I decided to take a trip there I was a little sceptical travelling alone but boy was I wrong. I had a fantastic time the movies do not do the island justice it was a brilliant trip. The local people are so welcoming they made the trip for me.
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Puerto Rico has beautiful thick forests that are home to many wildlife animals the rain forests are vital here they are great for private Puerto Rican guided tours and are the only tropical rain forest in the United States with great Puerto rain forest tours. There are sights of Spanish Colonial buildings the El Morro, and La Fortaleza is vast and are centuries old. In 2017 Puerto Rico was hit by two hurricanes that caused severe damage and flooding.
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Cabezas de San Juan Reserva Natural
Cabezas de San Juan Reserva Natural a substantial natural nature reserve that preserves the Laguna Grande Bioluminescent bay. It consists of Yunque rainforests mangroves and many boardwalk trails and has a major scientific research centre. It may be small in size, but there are hundreds of species of animals that call this place home. The centre also has fantastic views of the north and west coast that are great for private Puerto Rican tours they are the main highlight of the reserve.
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Museo de Arte de Ponce is an art museum that is located in Puerto Rico it is home to many different artists including Puerto Rican and European artists. With 850 paintings and 800 sculptures that are presented in a historical juxtaposition, the art represents five centuries of western art. The museum went under a $30million renovation for its 50th anniversary it has some of the best art in the Caribbean that is worth seeing on private Puerto Rico tours.
Isla Culebrita is a small island east of Playa Zoni and is part of a national wildlife refuge it has six beaches, tide pools, reefs and a nesting area for seabirds. The beaches are also nesting homes for green sea turtles. This island is excellent for snorkelling offshore near the reefs. Faro Culebrita is also home to the Isla, and it was built in 1886 and is the oldest lighthouse operating in the Caribbean. It was shut down by the US Navy in 1975.
El Morro is the main attraction in San Juan Bay with 140ft walls that are 15ft thick it is one of the oldest Spanish forts, and it dates back to 1539. Some displays have documented the construction of the fort that took 200 years, and it has repelled attacks from the British, Dutch and US military. There is a short film screened in the overview of the fort every 15 minutes that provides a historical background of the fort. This fort glows across the Atlantic.
Fuerte San Cristobal
Fuerte San Cristobal is one of the most significant military buildings built. It covers 27 acres with a maze of six interconnecting forts. This fort has a fantastic museum a store and the army archives with magnificent city views. The fort was constructed to protect San Juan from attacks. The design came from a famous Irish mercenary Alejandro O’Reilly the fort was built in 1634. This fort is a national historic site and also Unesco World Heritage Site that are wonderful to see on private guided Puerto Rican
Canon de San Cristobal
Canon de San Cristobal is a spectacular canyon that will give you a surprise on private tours with breathtaking views with central mountains. It is the highest waterfall on the island the river plunges a cliff into a deep Vally. This canyon is a thrilling adventure for people that love the great outdoors. The trails are slippery when it is wet and when raining this canyon is prone to a lot of rain. These trails are also vulnerable to landslides.
Bahia Mosquito is a magical bay that is also a wildlife preserve located east of Esperanza it has the highest number of phosphorescent dinoflagellates. You can take a wander along the lagoon on kayak tours. Boats are not allowed as the pollution kills the organisms that make the phosphorescence. Also in the waters are small sharks and rays among other fish that are also in this spectacular light show. Swimming in the lagoon is against the law.
Playa Flamenco is a famous horseshoe-shaped bay located in Culebra. It is famously known for its turquoise waters, white sand, water sports and diving sites and scuba divers. It is one of the most exceptional beaches in the Caribbean sea. The beach resort is one mile in length, and It also has scrubs and palm trees. This beach is trendy on weekends with many visitors from San Juan, and it also has a wide range of facilities that are awesome on Puerto Rico guided tours.
Ponce is a unique Puerto Rican city it is also known as Puerto Rico's second city with amazingly built architecture of historic buildings and sparkling fountains that show ponce’s elegant side. And narrow streets, It is full of restaurants and very busy with congested traffic. This city is great for evening strolls along the boardwalk of La Guancha Paseo Tablado. The city also has many museums with many of them the best on the Caribbean island.
Bosque Estatal de Guánica
Bosque Estatal de Guánica is a nature reserve and is known as a natural treasure or Yunque national forest. It is located in two sections east and west of Guánica. It is a desert forest that has one of the best of subtropical dry forest vegetation, With great growth of flora and fauna. This forest has day trips that lead to numerous trails that connect to ecosystems. This forest is excellent for hiking mountain biking and birdwatching. This forest is a rare sanctuary.