Puerto Rico

  • Capital City: San Juan
  • San Juan districts includes: Viejo San Juan, Santurce, Condado, Hato Rey, Rio Piedras (also Cupey, El Señorial), Miramar.
  • Metropolitan Area include: San Juan, Bayamón, Carolina, Guaynabo,Trujillo Alto and  Caguas.
  • Municipalities: 78 including the island of Culebra and Vieques.
  • Major CIties: (besides the Capital City)
    • North: Arecibo
    •  South: Ponce
    •  West: Mayaguez 
    • East: Humacao
    •  Central: Cayey
    •  Islands: Isabel Segunda in Vieques


Towns of Interest besides San Juan

  Vieques Island

There are two main "touristy" neighborhoods on Vieques, Esperanza and Isabel Segunda II.  Esperanza is characterized by the Malecon, where there are several small "guesthouses", restaurants, gift shops, a museum, and two dive shops on the strip.  Esperanza is very much a residential area and there is a small park several blocks in from the Malecon.  Isabel Segunda II is the "city" area of Vieques.  The buildings are close together and much of the shopping in town has to be done in Isabel Segunda.  The rest of the island is mostly residential with much of the homes being in the hilly areas. 

 

    Culebra Island

Culebra is a very small island off the east coast of Puerto Rico's main island and north of Vieques. This specific island municipality is known for its world famous beach, Flamenco. Flamenco Beach is on the north coast if Culebra and is one of the world's top 10 beaches. Other than Flamenco there are other beaches like the ones in Culebrita. If you are planning on going to Culebra, remember, this is a place to go when you want to get away from it all. If you want a place where you can get away from it all but still have a little something to do, go to Vieques.

    Humacao

Humacao is the largest town in eastern Puerto Rico. Its beaches arent the best and it doesnt have too much to do, but it is known for the resort that is in it. In Humacao you can find Palmas del Mar, the largest and most complete resort in the Caribbean. In this resort you can find tennis, golf, beaches, pools, hotels, villas, residential areas, stores, restaurants, nightlife, horse back riding, ... Besides Palmas del Mar, Humacao also has a very nice nature reserve, where you can go kayaking and discover the beauties of this little known paradise.

    Fajardo

Fajardo is a large town in the northeastern tip of Puerto Rico. In Fajardo you can find many things to do, because it is right in the middle of everything the is to do in Eastern Puerto Rico (pretty much). In Fajardo you have: ferry dock, bioluminescent bay, Seven Seas, Cabezas de San Juan Natural Reserve, El Conquistador Hotel, right next to El Yunque, etc.

 

Aguadilla

Aguadilla is located on the west region of Puerto Rico. Places to visit include a water park named "Las Cascadas", ice skating, bowling.There are also beaches and restaurants.

 

Lares

Lares is a small town in the center of Puerto Rico. Tourists that visit Lares will enjoy being surrounded by nature. Lares has a famous ice cream parlor, where you can buy icecream of exotic and weird flavors. Small towns like Lares don't have many crimes, the locals are usually very friendly.