Here are ten fun facts about Puerto Rico.
You may not know this, but Puerto Rico is an archipelago. The three main islands, Puerto Rico, Vieques, and Culebra have residents, but there are several other islands where no one lives apart from animals.
According to local folklore, Roberto Cofresí is the most famous Puerto Rican pirate. He was born in Cabo Rojo and as a young man as a young man he dreamed about exploring the sea. When he finally took to the water, he would attack boats and share his spoils with the poor.
When you visit the island, it is common late in the afternoon or early evening to hear the call of the coqui, especially if there’s been rain. The coqui is a small tree frog and is Puerto Rico’s national animal and is native only to the island.
Puerto Rico is known for its beautiful beaches, which are popular spots for watersports, in addition to sunbathing and lounging. And when you add them all up, there are about 270 miles of beaches and they come in all shapes, sizes, and colors.
After the Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico is the second smallest landmass in the Greater Antilles. Relatively speaking, it’s about the size of Connecticut and bigger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware.
Packed into this fairly small land area is varied and unique geography. Visitors can enjoy beaches, forest, caves, lakes, mountains and valleys. And the great thing about this is that many of the places only a few hours’ drive away at most.
Puerto Rico is home to an impressive cave system formed by the Camuy River. The third-largest underground river in the world. The caverns of Rio Camuy. We, as they are called, are the third-largest cave system in the world and the biggest in the Western Hemisphere.
just north of the island is the deepest point of the Atlantic. The Puerto Rico trench is about 800 kilometers long. That’s about 497 miles and has a maximum depth of 8376 meters, or about 27,480 feet or 5.2 miles.
Bioluminescence is quite a strange phenomenon and only happens a few places in the world, and yet you can find three bioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico.
Every year, around 1.6 million tourists arrive at San Juan through the cruise port. San Juan receives over 500 cruises yearly, which is why it’s considered one of the busiest cruise ports in the world.