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

There are a large selection of beaches to consider visiting on the island. Regardless of whether you enjoy people watching, or you prefer a more secluded spot, you can find a beach that fits your preferences. You can click on the beach names for a detailed review of that specific beach.

If you like snorkeling, a beach offering that option 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 snorkeling fans 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: A ferry boat out of Ponce makes one trip to and one trip from this island. It leaves from the La Guancha Marina at 8:30 a.m.

Of course, the area has plenty of additional beaches on the island. If you're interested, you can learn more by visiting this page.

Landmark Attractions

Museo Castillo Serralles

A landmark worth visiting is Museo de Arte Contemporaneo. It is Condado District, in eastern Puerto Rico. There are over 900 pieces of art work in the permanent collection at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, but only a small fraction of that is put on display at any one time. This, coupled with a number of rotating exhibits keeps the museum fresh and worth visiting during each trip to Puerto Rico.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Museo Castillo Serralles. It is found within Ponce, Puerto Rico. Start at the La Hacienda Mercedita, which was the home of the Serralles family, who own the rum distillery which produces Don Q Puerto Rican Rum. Inside is a museum dedicated to the history of rum making on the island, and visitors will have the opportunity to tour the refurbished home and see how the Serralles family lived.

Museo de arte de Puerto Rico: On Wednesday, they operate between 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

These examples are just a few of the options worth consideration To visit our detailed page about other sites worth visiting on Puerto Rico, go to this page.

Natural Attractions

El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest is one of the better known outdoor attractions. 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.

A second option to consider is Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge. 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.

Needless to say, you'll be able to find many other natural attractions. Click this link to check out our extended discussion of natural attractions on Puerto Rico.

Casinos

Puerto Rico Casinos

Feeling Lucky? Guests hoping to try their luck in some gaming action have plenty of places to do so on the island.

Casino del Mar, which is on the premises of Renaissance La Concha A Renaissance Resort, is Condado District, in eastern Puerto Rico. As you walk into La Concha Resort, you won't miss the casino that is located right off the main lobby. At the casino you will see plenty of table games and themed slots to keep you busy for hours.

If slot machines are part of your plans, you should check out Casino Metro. Part lounge, part casino, and all fun, Casino Metro is an adult's playground featuring games of luck, local bands, and twelve HD TV's broadcasting live sports and music videos. Whether you are in the mood to take a chance with the slots and tables, or you just plan on grabbing a seat and sipping a drink, Casino Metro offers a place to relax and enjoy the excitement.

Oasis Casino has a selection of games for guests to try out, including Blackjack, Poker - 3 card, and Roulette. The Oasis Casino is a non-smoking facility at which guests can try their hand in a game of luck and more. There are slot machines and game tables, as well as live entertainment on the weekends, daily activities, and fun raffles.

Luckily, you'll find other choices too. You can read this extended discussion regarding gaming on Puerto Rico if you want additional facts.

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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