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Tourism has been a money revenue industry for
Puerto Rico for a number of decades given it is host to diverse natural wonders, cultural and historical buildings, concerts and sporting events. The fact that visitors from the United States do not need a passport to enter Puerto Rico attracts a large number of tourists from the mainland United States each year. Other groups of tourists that visit Puerto Rico in significant numbers include Mexicans, Dominicans, Venezuelan, Spaniards, French, German and Asian tourists.
The inauguration of the
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel on 16 October 1919 marked the beginning of upscale tourism in Puerto Rico. [1 ]
Destinations [ edit ]
Aguadilla: site of old Ramey Air Force Base, now a local airport Arecibo: site of the famous
Arecibo Observatory Bayamón: site of the
Science Park Cabo Rojo: site of beautiful beaches
Cataño: the site where
Bacardi has the world's largest rum distillery
Culebra: home to several solitary beaches such as Flamenco Beach Fajardo: home of the
Fajardo Lighthouse and its luminicent bay, Las Croabas fishing village, the Paso Fino horse national competition ring, and Seven Seas beach. Luquillo: Home to several beaches, including Balneario La Monserrate, Playa Azul, La Pared, and La Selva - the last two, sandy bottom surf spots where leatherback turtles often nest.
Mayagüez: home of the
Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo and the local beer, Medalla, brewery
Ponce: home to a 19th century historic district with over 1,046 restored buildings, plus the world-renowned Museo de Arte de Ponce, the imposing Serrallés Castle, the nostalgic Hacienda Buena Vista coffee plantation, and its whimsical Parque de Bombas firehouse.
Rincón: surf capital of the Caribbean
San Juan: home of Old San Juan, the Puerto Rican Museum of Art, El Morro Castle Trujillo Alto: home of Lake Carraizo Dam
Rio Grande: home of
El Yunque National Forest
Vieques: home to many beaches, two Spanish castles and lighthouses, eye-catching mountains and sought-after marine reefs.
Airports [ edit ]
Cruise ship sailing away from Puerto Rico
References [ edit ]
^ Flores, Ronald. "New Hotels on the Horizon". (February/March 2009) ¡Qué Pasa!. Puerto Rico Tourism Company. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
See also [ edit ]