Travel By Fingertip.....Puerto Rico

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Points of Interest In Puerto Rico

San Juan/Old San Juan
The hustle and bustle of this capital city is colorful, thrilling and crowded. The first Spanish settlement began in what is now Old San Juan, in 1521. The list of major sights is quite long and walking tours can be arranged. You may wish to follow your own lead in discovering the "Historic Zone's" 500 year old buildings.
Centro de Bellas Artes
Hailed as the finest Fine Arts Center in the Caribbean and host to opera singers, symphony orchestras, and full-length theatrical performances. ADDRESS: Av. De Diego, San Juan Ph: 724-4747.
Fort San Cristobal
Completed in 1772, it's five separate sections were connected by tunnels to ensure that each could be defended separately from attack. ADDRESS: Avenida Munoz Rivera Ph: 724-1974.
El Morro
This 16th Century fortress - expanded in later years - was successful in holding off Sir Francis Drake's siege in 1595. ADDRESS: Calle Norzagaray Ph: 729-6960.
El Yunque
Designated as a landmark by the Spanish Crown in 1876, this rainforest is perpetually captivating: flowers of every description, birds and waterfalls. Full or half day tours are arranged in San Juan. ADDRESS: South on Route 191, outside of San Juan.
Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve
Immerse yourself in the island's flora, coral reefs, beaches and forests. Tour reservations required. ADDRESS: South of San Juan on Rte. 987 Ph: 722-5882.
Rio Camuy Cave Park
Guided tours escort you through a maze of tropical jungle and elaborate cave formations. Underwater streams and waterfalls take your breath away - if you get queasy in tight places beware. Tour reservations required. ADDRESS: West side of the island on Rte 129 Ph: 898-3100.
Caguana Indian Ceremonial Park
The customs of the Taino Indians, who inhabited the island 800 years ago, have been preserved in this lovely mountain region. ADDRESS: Rte. 111, outside of Ponce Ph: 894-7325.