Embracing Culture and Nature While Strolling in Gardens
Puerto Rican gardens are a delicate fusion of nature and art, and a perfect escape from urban life. The William Miranda Marín Botanical and Cultural Gardens in Caguas have exquisite palm trees from around the world and displays dedicated to native trees important in the Taíno diet. Enter near the man-made waterfall adorned with stained-glass butterflies; marvel at the whirlwind of color in the butterfly garden; and cruise around the crystalline pond in the privacy of a paddleboat. The Botanical Gardens of Río Piedra are similarly enchanting. Make sure to stop by the Orchid Garden and the Garden of Heliconias, before seeing the Bamboo Chapel.