Puerto Rico was inhabited by the Taíno people before being discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493. Then it was colonized by the Spaniards. In 1898, it was invaded by the United States and became a territory two years later. Today it is a popular Caribbean island welcoming about four million visitors a year.
28 imagesMost tourists come to Puerto Rico for San Juan and then are delighted when they explore Ponce in the south. The city is a charming mix of arts, culture, architecture, history, beaches and entertainment. Enjoy the “City of Lions.”
12 imagesSan Germán was founded in 1573. This makes it Puerto Rico’s second oldest city. It also was the capital of half the island when colonized by the Spaniards. Now the Historic District is quiet, delightful and filled with marvelous architecture.