If you like traveling, meeting people from all over the world and exploring the most fascinating places in the world, then you will surely love Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is known for being the sunniest place in Gran Canaria, because here it shines and shines brighter than ever before, and the world is starting to perceive Puerto Rico as a tourist destination. So, if you like it hot this is the place for you!
Puerto Rico is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea in Gran Canaria. It is the destination for those looking for fun and enjoyment and offers the unique combination of experiences and attractions, enriched by a history that includes 500 years of Indian, African and Spanish heritage.
Points of interest
Puerto Rico has the only tropical rainforest in the United States National Forest System and is also home to the native Koki tree frogs and those trees that produce the wonderfully scented yellow fishing flowers that are found in perfumes such as Chanel no. 5 are used. The El Yunque Rainforest is a cool and subtropical rainforest with lots of mountains. Especially in the highest altitudes, the rainforest gets most of the rain. It covers about 30,000 hectares of land and houses several hundred species of flora and fauna.
Puerto Rico has an amazing biodiversity climate that is perfect for flowers, lush gardens and magnificent Bahram trees. A visit to the Botanical Gardens is a perfect way to experience the lushness of the island.
Puerto Rico has three bioluminescent bays containing millions of microorganisms called “dinoflagellates” that fluoresce in the dark when moved. This is one of the few known wonders in the world and the key to finding the giant squid. Usually it is too dark to see anything. But on a starry night, the light from the sea seems to rise, which makes for an extraordinary sight.
El Mercado and La Placita are the places to find hidden gems. There are also fresh fruits and vegetables. Plaza del Caribe, Plaza Las Americas is Puerto Rico’s most popular shopping mall. There you can also visit some local markets and street markets to buy ornaments, traditional clothing or handicrafts.
Sports and relaxation
The beautiful beaches around Puerto Rico are definitely worth a visit. With warm Caribbean waters and happy holidaymakers relaxing in good mood in the sun, a visit to the beach is a must. One of the most popular beach destinations is Playa Flamenco. Beach or sun lovers will love it here. The water is very clean and blue and invites you to linger. There are also many beaches in Puerto Rico such as Condado, Luquillo, Dorado, Bahia and the beautiful Amadores beach. At least the visit of the flamenco beach should be on every travel list.
In Puerto Rico you will find many colonial Spanish buildings walking along the cobbled streets and on the plazas or in the amusement museums there are impressive monuments. In Puerto Rico, there is a boat on Gran Canaria called “Spirit of the Sea”, with which you can see whales, dolphins and turtles. Puerto Rico has everything on its doorstep. Breathtaking natural beauty, pristine beaches, many activities and facilities. And it is really cheap.
In the restaurant of the chef Jose Enrique La Placita you can experience really good food. Relatively casual, this restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere, but is known for offering some of the best food on the island. Here, award-winning chef Jose Enrique offers his culinary masterpieces to enrich traditional Puerto Rican dishes. A visit to Pinons is a must if you want to try authentic street food from Puerto Rico. Most restaurants serve authentic Canarian dishes.
Things worth knowing about Puerto Rico
The peak of the Puerto Rico travel season lasts from December to April and is also the dry season. The prices are highest at this time of the year. August is the hottest (and rainiest) month in Puerto Rico and summer to fall brings with it a high risk of hurricane.