Ponce – La Perla del Sur

La Guancha

The city of Ponce in Puerto Rico is one of the most breathtaking destinations in the Caribbean. Also known as “La Perla del Sur” or “The Pearl of the South”, the city is full of lovely neoclassical buildings, decorative colonial homes, and beautiful fountains. The city was founded in 1692 and was Spain’s southern region capital until 1898. As Puerto Rico’s second largest city, it has long been an important trading and distribution center for the Caribbean. Its port, one of the busiest in the Caribbean, has shipped agricultural products,…

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Luquillo Beach – One of the Best Beaches in Puerto Rico

Luquillo Beach is a beautiful public beach boasting more than a mile of shimmering sand along the northeast coast of Puerto Rico. The beach is considered one of the best places for Caribbean vacations due to the numerous amenities available to visitors. Luquillo Beach is very popular with both locals and tourists during the summer months and on weekends, so it is best to arrive early if you want to secure a good spot. One of the best features of Luquillo Beach is its gentle waves, making it a great…

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Aguada Town Center

In Puerto Rico, every Pueblo has a town center. There is a Catholic Church, an open Square and usually the Mayor’s office and any government buildings. Before heading out of the West Coast, we stopped in the center of Aguada and took some photos of the church, the town square, the Mayor’s office and an unexpected surprise, one of Hector PR’s buildings painted as the Puerto Rican Flag.

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