Discovering more from Puerto Rico
Spend just a moment on one of Puerto Rico’s spectacularly beautiful beaches and you’ll quickly fall in love with this jewel in the Caribbean. I did, and my love affair continues. But each time I go back to the island, I make a conscious decision to resist the temptation to do nothing but relax in amongst the natural beauty. Why? Because Puerto Rico is so much more than white sandy beaches. It is an island whose turbulent, intriguing past of colonisation and migration has sculpted a place whose culture is an amalgamation of many. Whose traditions are centuries old and whose cities are constantly buzzing. From the cosmopolitan vibes of San Juan, with its museums and boutiques, restaurants and bars, to the historic architecture of San German’s old town; Puerto Rico is proof of the diversity of the Caribbean. Now, that’s not to say you shouldn’t indulge in any beach time. Just take a leaf out of my book - make that conscious decision to step away from the sun lounger and explore a little deeper. You’ll be rewarded, I promise you.
By Tom Marchant
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