Want to visit a foreign country without your passport? Come to Puerto Rico! Culturally, Puerto Rico has more in common with the mix of Hispanic and African influences, which characterize its nearest neighbor the Dominican Republic, than it does with the rest of the United States.
Spanish is the official language of the "Island of Enchantment," as Puerto Rico is nicknamed, but you won't have any language problems if you use Expedia when you book cheap hotel deals in Puerto Rico.
The old town in Puerto Rico's capital, San Juan, has buildings and monuments that date back to 1521 making San Juan the oldest city on American soil. Visit the imposing El Morro fortress, the six-story citadel, which presided over shipping routes between the Old World and the New for more than 500 years. Outside Old Town's seven-block perimeter, San Juan is a booming, modern metropolis where you'll find swanky art galleries, trendy shops offering merchandise at reasonable prices, great restaurants, and top Puerto Rico hotels.
Rincón on Puerto Rico's west coast is a resort town famous for beaches where you can surf, sail, snorkel, or just lie out in the sun. Rincón also has one of Puerto Rico's liveliest club scenes at night.
The northern city of Arecibo is home to the Arecibo Telescope, the world's largest single-dish radio telescope. The dish is 1,000feet in diameter and covers an area of approximately 20 acres. The observatory is open to the public.
Put on a safety harness and rappel over rope bridges and chasms on a zipline adventure at the Toro Verde nature park. Hike to the top of rugged Pico El Toro, the highest peak in the El Yunque National Forest and the only rainforest on American soil. Visit the giant iguanas and endangered sea turtles on a day trip to nearby Mona Island. Immerse yourself in the geothermal springs at Parador Baños de Coamo, which are renowned for their healing properties around long before Columbus first set foot in the New World.
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