An American island that’s truly blessed with culture, history, and natural beauty, Puerto Rico welcomes you with open arms and encourages you to explore beyond the shore.
Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island with a difference. It has pristine beaches, tropical climate, crystal-blue sea, and coconut palms characteristic of its counterparts, but along with is unmistakable Spanish colonial heritage, the island is today part of the United States Commonwealth, meaning it has American-style infrastructure mixed in with its traditional Latin American culture.
Hamburgers are as endemic as island dishes like sancocho, and freeways connect shantytowns to strips of high-rise beachfront hotels. The second thing that makes Puerto Rico different to other Caribbean vacation meccas is that it remains largely undeveloped, except for the coastal region around its capital city, San Juan. The island is edged with some magnificent beaches featuring coral reefs, most not commercialized and easily reached from the capital and large resort hotels.
Exploring Puerto Rico, both around its coast and the interior, is a delight. Roads are excellent, and there are numerous interesting attractions and unrivalled experiences, from the world’s largest radio telescope, to the magical experience of swimming at night amongst tiny phosphorescent creatures on the offshore island of Vieques.
Historically, Puerto Rico, like many other Caribbean islands, was originally inhabited by Taino Indians until the arrival of Christopher Columbus and the instigation of Spanish rule and settlement. The island’s capital and larger towns have preserved their Spanish heritage as “old quarter” tourist attractions, full of charm and interest. Puerto Rico is a hybrid of old and new, which makes it an intriguing destination, rather than just another tropical island paradise.
Some of our suggestions:
* Gran Melia Golf Resort Puerto Rico
* Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa
* Rincon Beach Resort
* El San Juan Hotel & Casino
Give us a call today to book your vacation escape to Puerto Rico at 310-722-3099 or email us at Info@carterelitetravel.com
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