About Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico

  • Puerto Rico, the “Island of Enchantment”, the “Shining Star of the Caribbean”, the “Pearl of the Caribbean” or the “Continent of Puerto Rico”, as it is often called, is 100 X 35 miles, is strategically located at the juncture of the Greater and Lesser Antilles, and has been an essential crossroads of Hispanic and Anglo cultures.
  • Old San Juan, located near the Convention Center, is a Designated  UNESCO World Heritage Site, founded in 1608 by Ponce de Leon.
  • Puerto Rico has a perfect climate with an eternal summer. Temperature is almost perfect, averaging 83°F (22.7°C) in the winter and 85°F (29.4°C) in the summer. The trade winds cool the coast and the temperature decreases as you go up into the higher mountains. We can distinguish two seasons based on the amount of precipitation, rainy (October-December) and dry (February-April) seasons. The other months of the year have intermediate precipitation.
  • Puerto Rico forests are classified based on life zones, geology and climate. These include mangrove forests, dry, humid and wet forests, rainforest, lower montane wet and rain forests. Some fresh water wet lands and extreme environments such as salterns and salt flats are also found in Puerto Rico.
  • Puerto Rico is home to several natural and technological wonders. Deep in the north limestone region, the Arecibo Radio Telescope built between 1960-1963.
  • Rincon, PR’s surfing capital
  • El Yunque National Rain Forest
  • Old San Juan
  • Arecibo Radiotelescope
  • Cabo Rojo Solar Salterns