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. Note: Photos taken two months before Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.
44 imagesJuan Ponce de León founded San Juan in 1508, five years before discovering Florida. The Spanish Empire ruled the Isleta de San Juan for nearly 400 years before Puerto Rico became a U.S. territory. Over 500 years later, it is your turn to discover San Juan. Use this travel guide so you do not miss any of the amazing places to see in this capital city.
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.” Note: Photos taken two months before Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.
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. Note: Photos taken two months before Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.