Puerto Rico, where the Caribbean collides with modern America. Here you will find a contrast of concrete buildings on the edge of tropical rainforests and fancy casinos fronting some of the most spectacular beaches you will see. With such a strong Spanish history you will also see the hippest restaurants along side 15th century forts.
A visit to Puerto Rico would not be complete without a visit to Isla Mona, an uninhabited island for more than 50 years now. It is the Jurassic Park of Puerto Rico. Home to giant Iguana’s, fish eating bats, wild pigs and goats, limestone caves that will bring you to what may feel like the end of the universe and so much history - from enslaved Indians to pirate skeletons. The island can however be closed for safety reasons, so always check with the Department of Natural Resources & Environment before you plan your visit there.
San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital, is one of the oldest and best preserved colonial cities in the Americas. Beyond its 15ft thick walls, originally built to guard the San Juan Harbour, there is a city with beautiful colonial artifacts, a rich history, luxury hotels, kitsch casinos and an amazing amount of traffic and tourists, sometimes becoming bewildering to the unsuspecting.
The coastal beaches and islands offer great diving and there are some shallow areas excellent for snorkelling. The mountains offer so much for wilderness and outdoor lovers. An electric nightlife of Salsa and Reggae make the senses tingle and the great museums and artifacts offer something for families.