Puerto Rico Attractions

There are plenty of attractions to entice you in Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico's natural beauty is just one of many qualities that bring travelers to the island's shores. Plentiful attractions make visiting this island a must for so many of its vacationers, but the top two reasons most travelers make Puerto Rico their vacation destination are beaches and casinos.

Beaches

Vega Baja Beach

You'll find a large selection of beaches to consider on the island. Whether you prefer people watching, or you'd rather have more of the beach to yourself, you can find what you want. Just click on the name of the beach for a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.

A beach where you can go snorkeling is The Shacks. Defined by the central rock formation and cliff (which also serves as a parking area) the beach offers guests clean sand and water and plenty of room to spread out. Additionally the all of trees help block out view of the city life just a few miles away, letting guests relax with ease.

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Another good option for those who enjoy snorkeling is Playa Escondida. Not for swimming, this beach is certainly still worth the 25 minute walk it takes to access it if you are looking or a quiet, private stretch of sand with a view. In fact, the name of the beach translated from Spanish means "Hidden."

Isla Caja de Muertos Beach: This beach is set on an island about eight miles off the coast of Ponce, within a nature reserve that also has a lighthouse, a cave, and many hiking trails. Days can be as filled with activities, or as laid back and lazy as you want, with gorgeous views to take in all the while no matter what you do.

Needless to say, you can find plenty of other choices for beaches on the island. Click here to check out our page about beaches for Puerto Rico.

Landmark Attractions

Museo Castillo Serralles

Many travelers choose to visit Museo de Arte Contemporaneo. It is Condado District, in eastern Puerto Rico. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Museo Castillo Serralles. It is situated in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Museo Castillo Serralles is open between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., with the last tour beginning at 5:15 p.m.

Museo de arte de Puerto Rico: Spanning 130,000 square feet, the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico has worked towards providing the Puerto Rican public with access to contemporary artwork since 2000. There is a permanent collection of Puerto Rican and Latin art from the 16th century to present, plus a number of educational programs that are available to educate the public and raise awareness about the world of visual arts.

These are just a few of the options that are available. To navigate to our detailed page about landmarks on Puerto Rico, follow this link.

Natural Attractions

El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest is one of the natural attractions that's enjoyed by many visitors. <p>As the only tropical rain forest in the United States, El Yunque is a prized possession in Puerto Rico. Explore its nearly 28,000 acres of dense forests and rough mountain landscape through their hiking trails, lookout towers, or driving through its main road and simply looking around.</p>

A second option that needs mentioning is Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge. <p>An official national wildlife refuge of the United States, Cabo Rojo was established in 1974 as refuge for migratory birds and several tropical bird species that call the area home year-round.</p>

Needless to say, there are a full range choices too. To read more about natural attractions on the island, click this link.

Casinos

Puerto Rico Casinos

Feeling Lucky? Travelers wanting to try their luck on the slots will discover quite a few alternatives on the island.

El San Juan Casino, which is on the premises of El San Juan Resort & Casino, a Hilton Hotel, is Isla Verde, in eastern Puerto Rico. El San Juan Casino is known as one of the finest, most elegant in the Caribbean. Guests can win anything from money to a free nights stay when they join the Players Club.

Casino del Mar, which is on the premises of Renaissance La Concha A Renaissance Resort, is Condado District, in eastern Puerto Rico. The casino falls in line with the general theme of the resort, and has a very chic design that will have you feeling classy just by being there.

Casino Metro has a selection of games for gamers to play, including Baccarat, Blackjack, Other Games, and Roulette. Whether you're a member of the Player's Club or not, you'll certainly have the time of your life playing one of many popular table games like blackjack or roulette. One of the biggest slot machine selections on the island is available here as well, including Cash Express and Mystic Temple.

These are just some of what's available. Click here to find our page regarding gaming on Puerto Rico.

Even if beaches or casinos are not what you're looking for in a vacation, you will easily find many other reasons to visit the dynamic island of Puerto Rico. Still, relaxing on one of the island's beautiful beaches or passing through a glamorous casino can be two unforgettable highlights for many vacationers who come here.

 

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