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Puerto Rico Flag Puerto Rico is an island archipeligo located in the northeast Caribbean Sea. Although self-governing, and styled as a Commonwealth in free association with the United States, it is technically unincorporated organized territory of the United States.

The US acquired the islands from Spain in 1898 as a result of the Spanish-American War (when the islands were invaded and occupied) and the subsequent Treaty of Paris.

The capital and largest city of Puerto Rico is San Juan. Additionally, there are many other towns and cities in the islands including Aguadilla, Añasco, Arecibo, Bayamon, Caguas, Carolina, Fajardo, Guanica, Guayama, Guayanilla, Isabela, Mayagüez, Ponce and Vieques.

Around about 5 million tourists, most of whom are from the US visit Puerto Rico each year. This includes a large number, perhaps as many as a third, who are cruise ship passengers.

Visitors to Puerto Rico will of course want to enjoy the islands' beautiful beaches, but there is also much more to see besides. One particular attraction to look out for is Cruceta El Vigia in Ponce, which is a 100 feet (30 meter) tall cross, containing a 10-storey vertical tower and a horizontal "sky bridge". From this "sky bridge", you can some truly spectacular views of the surrounding area.

Puerto Rico Details


Country Name Puerto Rico
Political Status US Territory
Geographic Location The Caribbean Sea
Flag Puerto Rico Flag
Principal Language Spanish
Capital San Juan


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Fodor's Puerto Rico (Full-color Travel Guide)
By Fodor's Travel Guides

Released: July 9th, 2019
Paperback (256 pages)

Fodor s Puerto Rico (Full-color Travel Guide)
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  • Manufacturer: Fodor's Travel
  • ISBN: 1101880023
  • EAN: 9781101880029
  • PartNumber: unknown
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Edition: 9
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
  • Publication Date: July 9th, 2019
  • Release Date: July 9th, 2019
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  • Size: 7.9 Inches by 5.2 Inches by 0.5 Inches
  • Weight: 0.6503636729 Pounds
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Lonely Planet Puerto Rico (Regional Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Luke Waterson

Lonely Planet
Released: December 19th, 2017
Paperback (288 pages)

Lonely Planet Puerto Rico (Regional Guide)
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Lonely Planet Puerto Rico (Regional Guide)
  • Manufacturer: Lonely Planet
  • Brand: Lonely Planet
  • ISBNs: 1786571420, 9781786571427
  • EAN: 9781786571427
  • PartNumber: 47743437
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Edition: 7
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Authors: Lonely Planet, Liza Prado, Luke Waterson
  • Publication Date: December 19th, 2017
  • Release Date: December 19th, 2017
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  • Size: 7.8 Inches by 5.2 Inches by 1.2 Inches
  • Weight: 0.68784225744 Pounds
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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Puerto Rico (Pocket Travel Guide)
By DK Eyewitness

Released: September 1st, 2015
Paperback (128 pages)

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Puerto Rico (Pocket Travel Guide)
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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Puerto Rico (Pocket Travel Guide)
  • Manufacturer: DK Eyewitness Travel
  • ISBNs: 146542962X, 9781465429629
  • EAN: 9781465429629
  • PartNumber: illustrations
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Edition: Fol Pap/Ma
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Author: DK Eyewitness
  • Publication Date: September 1st, 2015
  • Release Date: September 1st, 2015
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  • Size: 7.5 Inches by 4.0 Inches by 0.48 Inches
  • Weight: 0.4 Pounds
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Lonely Planet Puerto Rico (Regional Guide)
By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Released: December 15th, 2020
Paperback (288 pages)

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Lonely Planet Puerto Rico (Regional Guide)
  • Manufacturer: Lonely Planet
  • Brand: Lonely Planet
  • ISBN: 1787016331
  • EAN: 9781787016330
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: 8
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Author: Lonely Planet
  • Publication Date: December 15th, 2020
  • Release Date: December 15th, 2020
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  • Size: 7.76 Inches by 5.04 Inches by 0.0 Inches
  • Weight: 0.7165023515 Pounds
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Puerto Rico (National Geographic Adventure Map (3107))
By National Geographic Maps

National Geographic Maps
Released: January 1st, 2019
Map (2 pages)

Puerto Rico (National Geographic Adventure Map (3107))
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Puerto Rico (National Geographic Adventure Map (3107))
  • Manufacturer: National Geographic Maps
  • Brand: National Geographic Maps
  • ISBN: 1566955181
  • UPCs: 749717000452, 749717031074
  • EANs: 9781566955188, 0749717031074, 0749717000452
  • PartNumber: AD00003107
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  • Product Category: Map
  • Format: Folded Map
  • Edition: 2019
  • Number of Pages: 2
  • Author: National Geographic Maps
  • Publication Date: January 1st, 2019
  • Release Date: January 1st, 2019
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  • Size: 9.0 Inches by 4.1 Inches by 0.3 Inches
  • Weight: 0.20062065842 Pounds
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Frommer's EasyGuide to Puerto Rico (Easy Guides)
By John Marino

FrommerMedia
Released: March 17th, 2015
Paperback (256 pages)

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Frommer's EasyGuide to Puerto Rico (Easy Guides)
  • Manufacturer: FrommerMedia
  • Brand: FrommerMedia
  • ISBN: 1628871563
  • EAN: 9781628871562
  • PartNumber: Maps, charts
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Edition: Fol Pap/Ma
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Author: John Marino
  • Publication Date: March 17th, 2015
  • Release Date: March 17th, 2015
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  • Size: 7.9 Inches by 5.0 Inches by 0.9 Inches
  • Weight: 0.56438339072 Pounds
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Insight Guides Puerto Rico (Travel Guide with Free eBook)
By Insight Guides

Released: November 1st, 2015
Paperback (288 pages)

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Insight Guides Puerto Rico (Travel Guide with Free eBook)
  • Manufacturer: Insight Guides
  • ISBNs: 9781780053172, 1780053177
  • EAN: 9781780053172
  • PartNumber: illustrations
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Edition: 6
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Author: Insight Guides
  • Publication Date: November 1st, 2015
  • Release Date: November 1st, 2015
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  • Size: 9.0 Inches by 6.0 Inches by 0.5 Inches
  • Weight: 1.3 Pounds
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Moon Puerto Rico (Travel Guide)
By Suzanne Van Atten

Moon Travel
Released: November 10th, 2020
Paperback (392 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Moon Travel
  • Brand: Moon Travel
  • ISBN: 1640492356
  • EAN: 9781640492356
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  • Edition: 5
  • Number of Pages: 392
  • Author: Suzanne Van Atten
  • Publication Date: November 10th, 2020
  • Release Date: November 10th, 2020
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Fodor's Puerto Rico (Full-color Travel Guide)
By Fodor's Travel Guides

Released: October 14th, 2014
Paperback (320 pages)

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Fodor's Puerto Rico (Full-color Travel Guide)
  • Manufacturer: Fodor's
  • ISBNs: 9780804142663, 0804142661
  • EAN: 9780804142663
  • PartNumber: 9780804142663
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
  • Publication Date: October 14th, 2014
  • Release Date: October 14th, 2014
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  • Size: 8.0 Inches by 5.24 Inches by 0.52 Inches
  • Weight: 0.73413933246 Pounds
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