Vacation 2 USA
Travel & Tourism
Attractions & Resorts
Busch Gardens Africa
Empire State Building
Golden Gate Bridge
Kennedy Space Center
Statue of Liberty
Walt Disney World
More US Attractions
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico is an archipeligo in the northeast Caribbean. Politically, it is a self-governing unincorporated organized territory of the United States, that is styled as a Commonwealth in free association with the United States. Control of the islands was acquired by the United States, from Spain in 1898, when US forces invaded and occupied the islands at the start of the Spanish-American war.
The capital and largest city in the islands is San Juan. Other towns and cities in Puerto Rico include Aguadilla, Añasco, Arecibo, Bayamon, Caguas, Carolina, Fajardo, Guanica, Guayama, Guayanilla, Isabela, Mayagüez, Ponce and Vieques.
Approximately 5 million tourists, mostly from the United States of America, visit Puerto Rico each year. About a third of these tourists are cruise ship passengers. The Commonwealth is of course known for its beautiful beaches, but there are also a number of tourist attractions in Puerto Rico. Perhaps the most spectacular of these is Cruceta El Vigia in Ponce, which is a 100 feet (30 meters) tall cross, containing a 10-storey vertical tower and a horizontal "sky bridge", and which offers some truly spectacular views of the surrounding area.
Airports in Puerto Rico include Fernando Ribas Dominicci Airport, and Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, both of which are in San Juan.
Leading education institutions in Puerto Rico include the Ana G. Méndez University System's Metropolitan University (in San Juan), the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (in San Juan), the University of Puerto Rico (in San Juan) and the University of the Sacred Heart (in San Juan).
Sports teams in Puerto Rico include Atenienses de Manatí (Manatí Athenians) (baseball) in Manati, Criollos de Caguas (Caguas Creoles) (baseball) in Caguas, Gigantes de Carolina (Carolina Giants) (baseball) in Carolina, Indios de Mayagüez (Mayagüez Indians) (baseball) in Mayagüez, Leones de Ponce (Ponce Lions) (baseball) in Ponce, Lobos de Arecibo (Arecibo Wolves) (baseball) in Arecibo, and Puerto Rico Islanders (USL-1 soccer) in Bayamon.
Here are some more pages containing more detailed information about Puerto Rico:
Here are some other websites that may be of interest:
Please share your comments about Puerto Rico:
Note: Our company does NOT provide travel, vacation, hotel, car rental services or associated products or services. Any links (including but not limited to banners, text links, or search forms) to such items on this web site are adverts from third parties. Sorry we can NOT answer questions about these types of products or services.
Unless specifically noted on the page in question, our company is NOT associated with any particular destinations, resorts, attractions or places of interest that may be described on this website. In such cases, we have often provided links to the official sites where possible, or other third party sites containing useful information, purely as a courtesy and for informational purposes only.
All information about attractions, places of interest, travel destinations, travel services, etc., was believed to be correct at the time it was prepared, but may be change at any time. Readers are advised to check with the facility/resort operator, their travel agent, travel provider, or the attraction operator, for current information.
Copyright © 2006-2019, Answers 2000 Limited
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE,COMES FROM AMAZON EU S.à r.l. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures
Click privacy for information about our company's privacy, data collection and data retention policies, and your rights.
In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
As an Amazon Associate, our company earns from qualifying purchases. Amazon, the Amazon logo, Endless, and the Endless logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
All trademarks are property of their respective owners.
All third party content and adverts are copyright of their respective owners.
Some graphics on our web sites are Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Hemera Technologies Inc., and used under license. All such pictures are provided for viewing purposes only and are not to be saved or downloaded. All such pictures of recognizable individuals are models and used for illustrative purposes only, and not meant to imply any association or endorsement of said individual with any product or service.