Puerto Rico Tourism & Visitor Guide
Welcome to Puerto Rico!Among the larger island nations in the eastern Caribbean, Puerto Rico has a lot to offer both the leisure and business traveler alike. Urban development is strong, with growing international finance and trade markets. Beaches, mountains and forests are so plentiful on the Island of Enchantment that even within the major tourist centers visitors truly feel that they are surrounded by a lush and vibrant natural landscape.
One of the first islands visited by Columbus in 1493, Puerto Rico has long been an important part of Caribbean history, inspiring artists, writers and revolutionaries. The many centuries of history can be seen in the city of Old San Juan, where Spanish traditions are still very much alive. Open air markets, music and dancing fill the streets, day or night. Life is more laid back on the surrounding islands that make up the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and nightlife is virtually non-existent, but there is always plenty to see and do in the nation that made salsa dancing popular around the world.