puerto rica

by Tyler & Donovan

come to puerto rica



there flag

this is the peurto rica flag


history of peurto rica

Populated for centuries by aboriginal peoples, the island was claimed by the Spanish Crown in 1493 following Christopher COLUMBUS' second voyage to the Americas. In 1898, after 400 years of colonial rule that saw the indigenous population nearly exterminated and African slave labor introduced, Puerto Rico was ceded to the US as a result of the Spanish-American War. Puerto Ricans were granted US citizenship in 1917. Popularly-elected governors have served since 1948. In 1952, a constitution was enacted providing for internal self government. In plebiscites held in 1967, 1993, and 1998, voters chose not to alter the existing political status with the US, but the results of a 2012 vote left open the possibility of American statehood.


gdp

$64.84 billion (2010 est.)

country comparison to the world: 87

$68.84 billion (2009 est.)

$71.51 billion (2008 est.)

note: data are in 2010 US dollars


gdp per capital

$16,300 (2010 est.)

country comparison to the world: 82

$17,400 (2009 est.)

$18,100 (2008 est.)

note: data are in 2010 US dollars


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We get asked lots of questions through this web site. One of the most frequently asked questions is"What are the must-do activities and must-see places for my visit to Puerto Rico?"


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La Monserrate Beach or Luquillo Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the island and for many reasons. It has all the facilities necessary for a perfect day at the beach: showers, kiosks, parking, gazebos, camping area and facilities for people with disabilities. Its spacious coast faces a crystalline and peaceful sea where you can practice sports and aquatic exercises. You will notice an impressive mountain to the West. It is the Puerto Rico's largest tropical forest: El Yunque. The beach is surrounded by vegetation and provides shade for all its visitors. A few steps from the beach you will find a famous area of kiosks with Caribbean goodies that will delight your palate. This beach is one of the four beaches in Puerto Rico under the Blue Flag classification.

Jobos Beach, Isabela

Located in Isabela, this beach is the most famous on the northwest area of Puerto Rico. It is frequented during the week ends by multitudes of young people and families who wish to spend a day under the sun and to enjoy the jovial atmosphere. At the moment this beach is in danger of closing since developers want to make a tourist complex here.

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You can walk though the six stories of this famous fortress, including a maze of tunnels, barracks and prison cells.

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Just 35 miles east of San Juan, El Yunque rainforest is a great picture-taking and hiking opportunity

they also have great wild life

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