Puerto Rico

August 2012 — Puerto Rico

Links to stories about Puerto Rico —

Birds of Puerto RicoSeptember 13, 2012
Tropical Wildlife — El Yunque RainforestSeptember 5, 2012
Protecting the rich port — Two Spanish forts in Old San JuanSeptember 3, 2012
Seeking new lands — the Spanish explorers and SETIAugust 31, 2012
First stop — BacardiAugust 29, 2012
The territory of Puerto Rico – Paradise in the CarribeanAugust 27, 2012
A casualty of IsaacAugust 23, 2012

2 thoughts on “Puerto Rico”

  1. I found your blog while looking for information on Puerto Rico. It is informative & the photos are beautiful. Last time I visited Puerto Rico was back in 1987 but after reading your blog I have decided that it’s time for another visit.When I hiked the rainforest I never came across a Puerto Rican boa but I did see one while hiking a mountain in southeastern Puerto Rico. I was told they generally sleep during the day & hunt at night and are mostly found in the northwestern part of Puerto Rico.

    When I visit this time around I want to go inside San Juan Cathedral to see the marble tomb where Juan Ponce De Leon is buried. I also want to go to the house that was built for him but he never lived in because he was killed. His family lived in it instead.The house is now a museum and I think it’s called “La Casa Blanca” (The White House) The other house he had in Puerto Rico was built where he first settled, a town called Caparra but now known as “Pueblo Viejo” which means “Old Town.” What’s left of it is ruins and there’s a museum nearby.

    Thanks for blogging on Puerto Rico….I’m planning my vacation for early 2013 🙂


    1. I’m glad the blog was helpful. I was just thinking about that today, and wondering whether the whole blogging idea is futile or helpful. So I needed this comment today, thanks.

      It sounds like you got to see a lot when you were there the first time. I hope to go back someday too. I would also like to go inside San Juan Cathedral. La Casa Blanca was on my to-see list this time, but our time there didn’t allow it. The rain didn’t help either. 🙂

      Have a great trip. It’s a beautiful place.


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