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Where is Puerto Rico?

Where is Puerto Rico? It is located in the Caribbean Islands and is situated near the Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic. The island was discovered by Christopher Columbus back in 1492 who named it San Juan Bautista. The climate of the place can be classified as tropical marine as the temperature ranges from 21˚C to 32˚C. Hurricanes are a regular occurrence between June and November. The terrain of Puerto Rico mostly consists of mountains with a few rivers and sandy beaches.

The main regions are Culebra, Isla Mona, Puerto Rico, and Vieques, whereas the main cities are Aguadilla, Añasco, Arecibo, Bayamón, Caguas, Camuy, Carolina, Dorado, Fajardo, Naguabo, Guánica, Guayama, Guaynabo, Isabela, Lajas, Luquillo, Mayagüez, Moca, Ponce, Rincón, Río Grande, Salinas, San Germán, and San Juan. Now that you know where is Puerto Rico, you should know how you will get to the place. You can travel by plane and land at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, which caters to both international as well as local flights. Other popular means of transport include travelling by car, taxi, publico (shared taxi), bus, train or ferry.

There are so many things that you can do in Puerto Rico. You can enjoy the night life at the casinos, go golfing, be a part of the food tours, or enjoy outdoor activities like horseback riding, scuba diving, snorkeling , and spear fishing. Some of the places you can visit in Puerto Rico include Bioluminescent Bay, Blue Beach, Caja de Muertos Island, Carabali Rainforest Park, Caracas Beach, Castillo de San Cristobal, Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Crashboat Beach, Culebrita Island,El Yunque National Forest, Flamenco Beach, Guánica State Forest, Icacos Island, JungleQui Rainforest EcoAdventure Park, La Cueva del Indio, Los Morrillos Light, Mona Island, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Palomino Island, Paseo de la Princesa, Playa Sucia, Rio Camuy Caverns, San Juan Cemetery,San Juan National Historic Site, Sun Bay, Tamarindo Beach, The El Yunque Rain Forest, and the Zoni Beach.

Puerto Rico is known for the food it serves. Some of the delicacies that you should try include Alcapurria, arroz con gandules, arroz con jueyes, asopao, bacalaitos, chicharrones, chuletas, cuajo, empanadillas, longaniza, mofongo, morcilla, pernil, quenepas, sofrito, sopa de plátanos, and tostones. Now that you know the location and the places you can visit in Puerto Rico, make sure you consider the place for your next vacation.