The ‘Island of Enchantment’ as Puerto Rico is popularly known as, is an unincorporated territory of the United States of America. It’s a precious sun-washed jewel of Caribbean offering thrilling opportunities of water sports and trekking with its stunning white beaches and bright, sunny rainforests. Having Dominican Republic as a neighbour to its west and British Virgin Islands hovering on the east, Puerto Rico is one of the most charming Caribbean islands.
Puerto Rico is the oldest settlement founded by Europeans which comes under US territory. It was discovered and colonialized in 1508 by Juan Pounce, a Spanish explorer. In 1868, Puerto Rico attained freedom from Spanish empire, but within a year’s time, it became a US territory. The nation became an independent commonwealth finally on 25th July, 1953. Presently Puerto Rico shares citizenship, defence, currency and market with the USA, but is not liable to pay any federal taxes to the US government.
As a legacy to their colonial past, Spanish and English are the most widely spoken languages. Although their constitution allows freedom for all beliefs, about 93% of the population follow Christianity. The others follow their own indigenous faiths. The people exhibit an immensely merry and colourful culture with artistic inclinations. There are droves of art galleries and museums to be found here.
You will get to discover a few of the most stunning beaches of Caribbean, with sun-kissed and glowing white sands. These isles also house some marvellous limestone caves, majestic rugged mountains, and many more natural scenic beauties to admire.
The ‘Island of Enchantment’ as Puerto Rico is popularly known as, is an unincorporated territory of the United States of America. It’s a precious sun-w...