The Top 10 Places to Visit in Puerto Rico

The Top 10 Places to Visit in Puerto Rico

Taking a trip to a tropical paradise is the dream of many. The lure of clear blue water, sandy beaches and laid back lifestyle is a huge attraction. While Pacific Islands and beaches in Asia lure many, there is a closer option. The islands in the Caribbean are closer for North American travelers and one island overlooked by many is Puerto Rico. Since Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, US citizens do not need a passport to travel to the Caribbean island and although Spanish is spoken on the island, so is English. Puerto Rico has a rich heritage, friendly people and the great beaches and atmosphere you would expect from a tropical getaway. Here is our list of the top places to visit in Puerto Rico.

10. Caguana Ceremonial Park and Museum

Located just outside San Juan is the archaeological remains of the first Puerto Ricans. The Tainos people lived on the island until the 15th century when the Spanish arrived and they died off from disease and subjugation. What remains is a glimpse into how these people lived. You can see petroglyphs etched in granite, artifacts uncovered during archaeological excavations and see the ceremonial plazas used by the Tainos. While the large central plaza was probably used for ceremonial events there are several smaller plazas where the game of batos was played. Batos was a team sport similar to modern day soccer. The park also has a museum where you can view some of the items unearthed on the site and learn about the Tainos culture. The park and museum are open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily except on major holidays.

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