Postcards from Puerto Rico, Part I

Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory located in the Caribbean, is an island rich in biodiversity, history, and geographic variety. While it has sustained damage from successive hurricanes in recent years, La Isla del Encanto, as the island is affectionately known, demonstrates a vibrant, vivacious spirit that thrives despite the adversity it faces.

Mata La Gata, La Parguera (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
The view from San Felipe del Morro, San Juan (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)

While home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Puerto Rico also boasts incredible rainforests, mountains, historic cities, laidback towns, and even a desert. It would be easy to spend all your time on the white sand, sipping pina coladas, but there is so much more to this island.

Street art in Old San Juan (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
Salt flats of Cabo Rojo (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)

Whether you’re chasing history in the third-oldest European city on the North American continent, kayaking the mangrove-rich cays on the southern coast, surfing the wild waves on the western side of the island, or hiking the mountains of Puerto Rico’s interior, you’ll find a reason to fall in love with this place.

Cacti in the dry forest of Guanica (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
Island colours on display in La Parguera (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)

Have you been to Puerto Rico before? I’d love to hear about your experience- send me a message or leave a comment!

(P.S. A Puerto Rico itinerary is in the works. Stay tuned!)

Sentry box at El Morro (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
Squabbling wildlife (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)


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