Puerto Rico is one of the biggest islands in the Caribbean, and it has much more to offer than rain forests. It also has caves, mountains, coral reefs, white-sand beaches, championship golf courses, fantastic cuisine, world-class shopping and a vibrant culture.
The sounds of Puerto Rico's El Yunque National Forest will no doubt draw visitors—giggling children running by, tree frogs croaking and the rustle of the leafy canopy. What's more, the rain forest is close enough to San Juan for a day trip.
Puerto Rico visitors will also find that the country is quite modernized. The capital of San Juan is a large city that offers glamorous resorts, hotels and casinos, and a busy business district, as well as the largest and most technically advanced convention center in the Caribbean.
San Juan also has one of Latin America's most impressive colonial areas. Such a combination of natural beauty and urban attractions is part of the reason Puerto Rico is so popular with tourists.
Note: Puerto Rico sustained severe damage during Hurricane Maria in September 2017. Recovery efforts may take years. Travelers should investigate current conditions prior to planning a visit.
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