San Juan Pr Cruises
Puerto Rico has been voluntarily associated with the United States since Spain ceded it in 1898. In 1952, this island country became a self-governing Commonwealth of the United States.
The capital, San Juan, is a teeming city of 500,000. Remnants of colonial architecture stand side by side with the most modern high-rises in this city of contrasts. The 7-square-block area that contains the historic zone of Old San Juan was once completely encircled by city walls and is still guarded by the impressive forts El Morro and San Cristobal, which loom over the harbor as reminders of the centuries of Spanish rule.
The El Yunque rain forest, on the northeastern side of the island, is just one of many distinctive geographical features found here. Mountain lakes, waterfalls, teak forests and La Parguera's Phosphorescent Bay offer the visitor a variety of diversions.