What’s in puerto rico: 42 Best Things To Do In Puerto Rico

Best Things to Do in Puerto Rico 2022

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Puerto Rico…The Island of Enchantment, The Land of a Thousand Blessings…we invite you to step outside the boundaries of your hotel and experience why this island is referred to this way…

We are blessed to have all this beauty at our disposal to enjoy year-round, we spend a lot of time traveling the island, speaking with visitors, and putting together this guide in order to help you plan an unforgettable experience in Puerto Rico.   Respecting everyone’s style of travel, we created a list of “Best things to do” to include a variety of activities, while also taking into consideration travel time, making this list more doable for the tourist not wishing to spend much time away on the road.  For those with a more adventurous spirit, the great thing about Puerto Rico is its size, at only 100 x 35, no place or activity is too far from your hotel with some planning.

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Most of the tourists arrive at the San Juan International Airport, the majority will choose a hotel in the capital city and nearby tourist districts.   Some of the most impressive sights are in the capital city of San Juan, however, those wanting to experience the true magic of Puerto Rico should check out our list of places beyond the city.  We’ve had long conversations with thousands of visitors, the ones truly enchanted by the island venture out of the tourist hot spots, mingle with locals, and experience the true spirit of the island.

We hope you enjoy your visit to Puerto Rico.

Walk the Streets & Taste the Flavors of Old San Juan

Old San Juan is the cultural epicenter of Puerto Rico, an open living museum that houses over 500 historic buildings.   As you walk around Old San Juan you can tour five-century old castles, churches, relaxed squares, restored buildings turned into interesting shops, excellent restaurants, and casual cafes.   Old San Juan is constantly changing, offering something new and interesting to repeat visitors.  Relax, ditch the map, take in the sights, sit at a square and have a cup of coffee, forget dieting and try traditional foods, dance to the music playing, enjoy the company of your party… that’s what Old San Juan is all about.  You can do a self-guided tour, but if you wish to get the most of your visit, we recommend you book a guided tour.

Featured Tour:  Winner of Traveler’s Choice Best of the Best 2020 – #3 on Top 10 Experiences in the Caribbean –  Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour – Small group tour – Walk around the streets of Old San Juan and sample the best traditional dishes of Puerto Rico.  It is the perfect tour to get acquainted with the historic city and get to know the culture.

On your own: If you’re short on time and you’ve never been to Old San Juan, be sure to visit at least one of the forts, then walk the streets and simply do what catches your eye, that’s how you find YOUR special place in Old San Juan.

Time Needed in Old San Juan:  At least one full day, but two nights is perfect to get a feel for the old city.

+ Old San Juan Puerto Rico

Top Rated Old San Juan Tours

El Yunque nominated as one of the natural wonders of the world is within reach, officially located in Rio Grande, on the east coast of Puerto Rico.  Cool, breezy, crisp air, lush greens, and refreshing spring waters you can jump into.  El Yunque National Rainforest is one of the reasons this island is called The Island of Enchantment, the forest is simply captivating and awe-inspiring.

Getting Here: Driving Distance from San Juan: 45 minutes.  You can drive to El Yunque or hire a tour operator. You can do both El Yunque and a bioluminescent bay tour at Las Cabezas de San Juan in Fajardo.

Time Needed: If you wish to explore the best trails, you’ll need a full morning and afternoon.  Stop by a bakery (Panaderia) in town, get sandwiches, and plenty of drinks before visiting.

+ El Yunque National Rainforest

Top Rated Tours to El Yunque National Rainforest

Bioluminescent Bays of Puerto Rico

Experience the magic of bioluminescence…

This world-class attraction has been included by many travel experts as one of the “things to do before you die”, and one of the most romantic experiences in nature.  This place is often described as magical, you have to see it to believe it, no video or photo can capture the magic.  You may have seen bioluminescence on scenes of movies such as Avatar and Nim’s Island.  You can book a kayaking tour, which allows you to be closer to the water, you can touch the magical waters with your hands, it looks like twinkling stars running down your fingers.  Laguna Grande, located in the town of Fajardo, is the most convenient option for visitors staying on the metro and east coast of the island, but there are two more bioluminescent bays you can visit, before you book a tour, please read our guide.  

+ Puerto Rico Bioluminescent Bays & Top Tours

Sun, SEAclusion & Snorkeling

Let a catamaran or water taxi sweep you off to Icacos, a secluded cay surrounded by turquoise clear water, with coral reefs teeming with colorful fish, you may find yourself swimming along with dolphins often seen here.  You may feel like a kid on a playground, but be sure to take time to relax, take a walk along the beach with your loved one and simply be… from the white sand of Icacos be sure to take a few minutes to receive the benefits of color therapy by the shades of the Caribbean Sea.   Catamarans take a group to Icacos, they’re much fun, they take care of all the details, some include drinks, and lunch, most tour guides will arrange transportation.

+ Cayo Icacos, Puerto Rico

Go on a Day Trip to Culebra – Home to Flamenco Beach, one of the Best Beaches in the World

Simple Perfection… World-class beach consistently ranked among the best in the world

Puerto Rico offers about 300 beaches, each offering something unique, you may be thinking…how much better can a beach really get?  Once you get to Flamenco Beach, you’ll understand why it is one of the most glorified beaches around the world.

Flamenco is located on the sleepy island of Culebra, located off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico.  Be sure to make the day trip to Culebra, better yet, split your vacation by spending a few nights there and you’ll have bragging rights to visiting one of the best beaches on the planet.

Featured Tour:  Voted Traveler’s Choice Best of the Best 2020 – #7 on Top 10 Experiences in the Caribbean – Culebra Day Trip by Catamaran from Fajardo – This tour includes snorkeling at Carlos Rosario or Luis Peña, offering the best snorkeling in Puerto Rico.   After a buffet lunch with tropical drinks, depending on the weather, the captain will take to Flamenco Beach or Culebrita Island.

Getting to Culebra:  The most convenient way to spend a day in Culebra is by booking a catamaran cruise ahead online.  If you wish to spend more than a day in Culebra, the most convenient way is by taking a short flight from San Juan Airport.  Sadly, due to the poor management and reliability of the ferry system, we discourage travelers from taking the ferry.

+ Flamenco Beach — Culebra, Puerto Rico

Top Rated Tours to Culebra Puerto Rico

While in San Juan, you can’t miss San Juan National Historic Site, which includes two of the most spectacular landmarks in Puerto Rico, the forts of Castillo San Cristóbal & Castillo San Felipe del Morro.

  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro (known as El Morro) is one of the most beloved landmarks on the island rich in history, where many cultural events are held.  Most Puerto Ricans have fond memories of flying a kite on the lawn, a must-do while here.
  • Castillo San Cristobal is the largest of the two, a lot of fun for kids as they tour the tunnels, views are spectacular.

If you wish to tour both forts, you can follow our Calle Norzagaray Walking Tour.

Time to visit San Juan National Historic Site (Both forts) – At a relaxed pace, you can tour both forts and walk along Calle Norzagaray is a full morning/afternoon.   You’ll need about 1.5 hours at each fort.

+ San Juan National Historic Site

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Explore Cueva del Indio & The Breathtaking Seven Arches – Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has some amazing caves to explore and Cueva del Indio is among the top three.  A place with so much breathtaking beauty, it was one of the filming locations of Pirates of the Caribbean, Perfect Getaway among other Hollywood movies.  With so many rave reviews from happy travelers like you, one of the top rated tours to Cueva del Indio made it to the coveted list of Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice list… earning the 12th spot on Top Adventure Activities in the World.

Cueva del Indio is located on the north coast region of Puerto Rico just 1 hour from San Juan.  There are two attractions in this location, Cueva del Indio (Indian’s Cave) and Siete Arcos (Seven Arches), the cave contains a large number of petroglyphs drawn by Taino aboriginals that date back to the 1400s or earlier.   Don’t hesitate to visit this amazing place, you’ll have amazing photos and memories to share from your vacation in Puerto Rico.  You may drive there yourself and pay a small fee to park or book a tour with reputable tour guides to take care of all the details, most tours include other interesting stops and activities.

+  Cueva del Indio — Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Cabo Rojo Wildlife Refuge – Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Three amazing places attractions in one location – Los Morrillos Lighthouse, Las Salinas / The Salt Flats & La Playuela Beach (Playa Sucia)

The most breathtaking views on the island, moon-shaped beach cove, pink waters, hiking trails, natural bridges…a full day of adventures.  This is one of the best day trips you can take in Puerto Rico, and practically free, all you need is a car rental to get here.

The most scenic location on the island is located in the Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge.   The Cabo Rojo Wildlife Refuge is an eco traveler paradise offering 4 attractions into one, hike along nature trails with scenic vistas, take a tour of the Salt Flats, visit La Playuela Beach, one the prettiest beach coves on the island.  Visit the elegant Los Morrillos Lighthouse, and walk along the limestone cliffs with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea, the most photographed natural bridge, and impressive rock formations.

Time Needed: Plan on spending at least a full morning or afternoon here, then head over to the village of Boqueron for a local nightlife experience.

+ Los Morrillos Lighthouse – Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Dare to Zipline The Monster & Fly Over Rainforest Canopies

If you’re seeking an adrenaline rush and wish to experience the green lush side of Puerto Rico free like a bird, ziplining is the best way to do it.   If you’re a zipline lover or this is your first time, there are various top-rated adventure parks offering unforgettable zipline experiences tough to match elsewhere in the world.  The Monster in Puerto Rico has been confirmed as the longest zipline cable worldwide by the Guinness World Records in Toro Verde Adventure Park in Orocovis, Puerto Rico.  The Monster ride is 7,234 feet long, or 28 football fields, and about 1,200 feet high, get ready to reach a flight speed up to 152.8km/h.  Don’t miss The Beast for adrenaline-pumping of 100 km/h at maximum levels.  You can also choose from zipline adventures in El Yunque Rainforest combined with relaxing hikes. See top-rated tours below. 

Gilligan’s Island – Guanica, PR

A giant natural pool with a live aquarium underneath…

We adore this place…and so does everyone we know.  So much fun for the kids, so romantic for couples, so connecting for nature lovers.  The nickname says it all…”Gilligan’s Island“, a tiny paradise where one could easily dream of being lost away from it all.   This tiny mangrove island formally named Cayo Aurora has the clearest water in Puerto Rico all year round.  The bottom is white and the “pool” is shallow, making it safe for children to swim where they can see schools of fish swim around their feet.  Romantic couples should get to the island early mid-week to pick the most intimate quiet spots.  After a fun day, you can head to Copamarina Beach Resort for a nice lunch or dinner, it is the best place to dine nearby.

  • Time Needed: Plan on spending a full morning or afternoon here.  Mornings are best, during the summer afternoons tiny sandflies tend to come around.
  • Getting there:  Gilligan’s Island is a short ferry ride from the coast of Guanica.
  • Places to Stay nearby:  Copamarina Beach Resort

+ Gilligan’s Island  — Guanica, Puerto Rico

Top Rated Tours to Gilligan’s Island & Guanica Activities

Camuy River Cave Park “

Parques de Las Cavernas del Rio Camuy” – Camuy, PR

The third-largest underground river in the world…

Even if you’re not into caves, you’ll be mesmerized by the Camuy River Cave Park, one of the most impressive natural attractions in Puerto Rico.   Camuy River Cave Park is the third-largest underground river in the world and is not to be missed.  You can do both the Cave Park and the following Arecibo Observatory in one morning or afternoon.

Getting Here: Driving time from San Juan is about an hour with traffic. See maps on pages for directions.

Time Needed: You can do both the Cave Park and the Arecibo Observatory in one full morning or afternoon.

+ Camuy River Cave Park

Top Rated Tours to Camuy River Cave Park

Have an Adventure at Campo Rico… Zipline, Horsebackriding & ATV Tours

We know is hard to get away from the blue coastline, but the green side of the island is also enchanting offering a fun, educational, and cultural experience the whole family will enjoy.  For those staying in the metro area, you won’t have to spend much traveling, Campo Rico is a short drive from Isla Verde in the town of Carolina.   There you can have fun with an ATV tour, go ziplining and go horseback riding on elegant Paso Fino horses.

Best Rated Tours at Campo Rico

Book a Fun Cultural Food Tour & Learn to Dance Salsa

Old San Juan is the epicenter of culture in Puerto Rico.  If you’re short of time and wish to make the most of your time in Old San Juan, we highly recommend a guided tour with the perfect combination of sightseeing, food, and culture with a knowledgeable and friendly guide.

Top Rated Cultural Tours 

Being on a beach is a great experience, but putting your head down where noise is canceled and senses are introduced to a new world where sea turtles gracefully glide in tempered waters over grass beds…are among the experiences that make Caribbean life so enviable. This is an activity you simply can’t miss while in Culebra.

Tamarindo Grande Beach is a protected cove with calm water offering easy access to the snorkeling site.  You can drive to Tamarindo Grande Beach and snorkel on your own, or book a tour.   This amazing beach is a popular spot for kayaking, you can paddle out to Luis Pena Marine Reserve where you can snorkel on the reefs, the scenery is stunning.

If you’re not staying in Culebra, there are tours available meeting up at Fajardo offering a full day of adventure.   A day in Culebra and we can confidently say you’ll soon be planning a full week vacation there next.

+ Tamarindo Grande Beach — Culebra

Watch the Sunset in Rincon, Puerto Rico

Visit Rincon for the beaches and stay until the end of the day for the sunset.  The residents of Rincon and Cabo Rojo argue they enjoy the best sunsets on the island, we will let you settle that argument when you visit.  The town of Cabo Rojo, is about an hour and 15 minutes from Rincon.

+ Rincon, Puerto Rico

Eat Pork at Guavate

Puerto Ricans love pork and those that wish to have the best foodie experience to savor the best pork on the island should head uphill into the cool mountains of Cayey.   You’ll be driving past many restaurants competing for the title of best pork on the island.  The best time to go is on the weekends, where you’ll find a lively crowd, live music, and dancing in some establishments.  We don’t wish to name a particular restaurant to be fair, but a good indicator of the best places is the crowds.  You can get there by renting a car or booking a tour (see blow) with a knowledgeable tour guide, tours include more interesting places in the itinerary. 

Top Rated Tours to Guavate & Food Cultural Tours

Go Beach Hopping in Vieques

Go on a treasure hunt for YOUR perfect beach…

Vieques must be the best beach hopping destination in the Caribbean.  The island is only 21×5 miles making it easy to explore many beaches without wasting precious vacation time driving.  Driving is a fun adventure on its own, no major highways or street lights, just narrow dirt roads surrounded by lush flora with views of the Caribbean pulling you towards its shores.   Once in Vieques, you’ll be in awe at how many beach coves there are to explore, each with their own unique qualities, impossible to say which is best.  If you’re short on time, head to the Wildlife Refuge on the south side, the calmest and clearest water beaches are hidden there.  If you only have a day in Vieques, you can walk from Esperanza Beach to Sun Bay.

+ Beaches of Vieques

Top 3 Tours to Vieques

Caja de Muertos Island – Ponce, PR

Gorgeous beach, hiking, snorkeling, and blissful seclusion

Caja de Muertos, located off the coast of the city of Ponce on the south coast of the island.  This island is one of the most underrated places in Puerto Rico.  The island is a nature reserve, this is the kind of island a developer or cruise line would pay a high dollar to acquire.  The little accessibility has kept Caja de Muertos sort of a secret, that even a few residents of Puerto Rico have visited.

This uninhabited island is home to Playa Pelicano which has won the Blue Flag award for many years.    You can enjoy a full day of beach-combing, suntanning, and snorkeling.  If you’re staying in Ponce, Playa Pelicano is truly the only beach by our standards.

Getting there:  Caja de Muertos is accessible from the town of Ponce. The driving distance from San Juan to Ponce is about 45 min to 1 hr depending on traffic.  East Island Excursions offers a nice catamaran tour. 

+ Caja de Muertos Island Guide & Tours

Museo de Arte de Ponce

A must visit for art lovers…

Museo de Arte de Ponce is the most prestigious art museum in Puerto Rico, one of the most well known across the Caribbean.

“The Ponce Museum of Art is recognized worldwide as an important center of European art in America, and continues to offer its visitors a rich panorama of Western art, from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century. Two strong points within the European collection are Baroque art and Victorian painting.”

Permanent Collection

“The permanent collection consists of 4,500 paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, ceramics, three-dimensional objects, photographs, engravings, drawings, videos and installations of sound art. The works of art span 30 centuries (from 900 BC to the present) and come from Europe, America, and Africa. In 1956 Luis A. Ferré established a foundation that bears his name and acquired his first group of European paintings for the future museum in Ponce that opened in 1959.”

Don’t miss the impressive and captivating Flaming June by Frederic Leighton.

Top Rated Tours to Ponce, Puerto Rico

Hang out at a Plaza

To observe the best architecture and European charm of Puerto Rico, visitors ought to visit a plaza (square), considered the center of each municipality.  At the plazas, you’ll find a Catholic church, the Alcaldia (Mayor’s Government Office), local shops, cafes, and small restaurants typically serving traditional Puerto Rican food.  The best part of visiting a plaza is seeing locals just sitting down speaking to friends over a cup of coffee.  Be sure to stop by the table of dominos where abuelitos (grandpas) enjoy the most beloved game, dominos, they’re happy to chat and show off their game.  

Our favorite plazas are Plaza de Armas, in Old San Juan, Plaza Colon in Mayaguez (west region), the plaza in San German (the only town with two squares), and the plaza in the town of Dorado, one of the few remaining traditional plazas left on the island. 

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28 Bucket List Things to Do in Puerto Rico (Attractions, Places & Activities)

As one of the largest islands in the Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico has a lot to offer visitors. From sun-drenched beaches to remote tropical islands and diverse coral reefs, Puerto Rico can be a tropical dream for vacationers.

It’s a place for adventurers, water sports lovers, divers, and beach lovers and every day it’s possible to try new activities or to explore a new and ever more beautiful part of the island. There is truly no shortage of epic things to do in Puerto Rico. 

The island is home to some of the best-preserved forests in the Caribbean and the mountainous, rugged interior of Puerto Rico offers hikers and explorers an interesting escape from the beaches.

Culture lovers will find themselves at home in the cities, with the streets of old San Juan being colorful, historic and vibrant.

Anyone looking for good food or a party need look no further than Puerto Rico either, especially rum lovers, as the island is home to some of the world’s most favorite distilleries, including Bacardi.

There’s a lot of activities and attractions to experience on this Caribbean Island, so to help you plan your holiday, here’s our guide to the best things to do in Puerto Rico.

Don’t leave home without: Lonely Planet Puerto Rico (Travel Guide)

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28 Best Things to do in Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico is a large territory, and as such, there really is something for everyone here. There’s more than just the main island to explore, with several smaller islands within easy reach of Puerto Rico itself.

There are beaches, caves, and mountains to see, but don’t miss out on San Juan, the capital, as this is where the best cultural experiences and historical sights can be found.

1. Check Out San Juan

San Juan is the vibrant, colorful and at times chaotic capital and largest city of Puerto Rico. This is the territory’s transport hub, the seat of government and most populated and bustling area.

This is where you can really see Puerto Rican life, the good and bad, and it’s where you will start your holiday on the island.

Sail the calm waters of San Juan Bay at sunset during a 2-hour catamaran cocktail cruise. Watch the island coastline glide by as the sun sinks toward the horizon.

Sip a complimentary rum punch or sparkling wine with your family and friends and listen as your captain points out landmarks like El Morro Fort, the Governor’s Mansion and San Juan Gate. 

If you are looking to experience the historic side of Puerto Rico you must check out these tours:

  • San Juan Done Right!
  • Colonial Tour Old San Juan

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Wander Around Old San Juan

San Juan is today comprised of many different districts, but the most interesting area for tourists, or at least for those looking to learn more about the history of the city and the people, is Old San Juan.

This is the oldest continually inhabited part of the island and is found separated from the rest of the city, on a small island off the coast.

It’s a wonderful, ramshackle place, full of museums and colonial architecture dating back to the early days of Spanish settlement.

Get a taste for the local flavor and culture of Puerto Rico on this small-group Old San Juan food tour featuring several local eateries.

Join your guide for a culinary exploration of island staples like plantains and sofrito, all with the colorful facades of the city’s oldest neighborhood as your backdrop.

If you are looking for a great walking tour, look no further than this Old San Juan Walking Tour. Explore the colorful buildings and charming streets of Old San Juan in a small group.

Your knowledgeable guide will help you discover the area’s key historic sites and gain new insight into Puerto Rican culture.

3. Go to El Morro

El Morro is the most important sights to visit within Old San Juan. It’s a vast, stone fortress, that dates far back to the very early 16th century.

It’s the most historically significant building in Puerto Rico and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you will see just one of the historic attractions in Puerto Rico, make sure it’s El Morro.

Float past hundreds of years of history and picturesque scenery during a 2-hour sunset sailing excursion in Old San Juan Harbor.

As you sail, you’ll enjoy up-close views of Old San Juan sights like El Morro fortress, La Fortaleza, Paseo la Princesa and more, all set aglow by the fading late afternoon light.

If you are not into sailing and are looking for a tour with other activities and more catered to exploring by foot, check out the Old San Juan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour.

Explore the atmospheric streets, amazing architecture and intriguing history of one of the best-preserved Spanish colonial cities in the world on this half-day Old San Juan tour.

Old San Juan is simply stunning from the air, this 3-hour heli tour will give you views of San Juan that normal tourists don’t get to see.

4. Explore El Yunque National Forest

Found in a large area of the island’s northeast, El Yunque is a beautiful area of the Caribbean rainforest. In fact, it’s the only area of the Caribbean rainforest protected by the US forest service.

There are many beautiful hiking trails, walks, waterfalls and scenery to explore and have fun activities within this exceptional area, and many people will visit Puerto Rico just to see this unique place for themselves.

Spend an adventurous half-day or full-day exploring Puerto’s most incredible natural wonders.

If you are interested in exploring in a small group setting instead of adventuring on your own, discover the natural wonders of El Yunque rainforest on this laid-back half-day exploration from San Juan.

Enjoy a walk to a beautiful waterfall, incredible views and see more than 240 species of plants and animals that call this sub-tropical habitat home. 

If you are looking to experience Puerto Rico’s great outdoors you must check out these tours:

  • El Yunque Rainforest Half-Day Trip from San Juan
  • El Yunque Rainforest Off the Beaten Path and Bio Bay Kayaking Combo Tour

5. Visit the Camuy River Cave Park

The Camuy River Cave Park showcases to visitors one of the world’s largest subterranean cave networks.

This vast underground cavern stretches far beneath the surface of the island, and it’s possible to visit on guided tours that delve deep into this unique environment.

Get an insider’s look at two of Puerto Rico’s most massive attractions, the Arecibo Observatory and Rio Camuy Caves Park, on this 9-hour day trip from San Juan.

Descend inside a million-year-old cavern (one of the three largest underground river systems in the world) on your Camuy cave tour.

Then prepare for an out-of-this-world visit to the world’s largest radio telescope at Arecibo, a giant concrete bowl wedged in the hills of Puerto Rico’s northern coast.

6. Take a Trip to Vieques Island

Located just a few miles off the eastern coast, Vieques is Puerto Rico’s second-largest island, although it’s still very much a small affair. It’s a spectacular place and the perfect destination for anyone looking for a quiet break.

Things here are much less developed, and the scenery and the beaches are raw and rustic. There are plenty of lonely stretches of white sand to explore as well as a large, protected wildlife area.

Take a Vieques Island day trip from Puerto Rico to ease the stress of figuring out your own itinerary.

This tour will take you to Fort Conde Marisol (the last fort built by the Spaniards in 1840), where you will learn about the history of Vieques and the impact of the Spanish/Americans on the island.

Then we will venture into the rainforest for a short stroll. After the beach, visit the dramatic Black Sand Beach to stroll along the shore & have close encounters with wild horses. 

Do you love beaches? If so you must check out these top tours:

  • Deserted Island Catamaran Day Sail from Fajardo
  • Full-Day Culebra and Flamenco Beach Snorkeling from San Juan

7. Marvel at Mosquito Bay at Night

Mosquito Bay is one of the untouched beaches on Vieques Island, but as well as being utterly spectacular, it’s also famous for the rare Bioluminescence that occurs here.

This strange and bright natural phenomenon is caused by organisms in the water. At night, you can see the entire waterfront can be lit up in a bright shade of blue. It’s a wonderful experience that’s found in a few other places around the world. This is truly one of the unique attractions you can see.

You can still enjoy activities here like paddling through the waters of the BioBay, a luminescent bay outside of Vieques, on a nighttime kayaking tour.

With provided kayaking equipment and instruction, simply follow a guide through the florescent waters and learn about this natural phenomenon.

These Bioluminescence tours are simply amazing and must be at the top of your must-do adventure list then visiting Puerto Rico.

  • Night BioBay Kayak Tour from Vieques
  • Private Bioluminescent Bay Boat Experience from San Juan (all-inclusive) ** Taking a trip like this will allow you to get some amazing photos. **

8. Sample Some Bacardi Rum

No trip to Puerto Rico can be complete without a trip to the local Bacardi Rum factory, which produces thousands of bottles of this internationally famous spirit for export around the world every day.

Raise a glass of the finest Puerto Rican rum during a 90-minute tasting session and distillery tour at San Juan’s world-famous Casa Bacardí.

Taste the diverse styles of rums in the Bacardí family as you sample a range of vintages, including reserve bottles not sold anywhere else.

You’ll also explore the rum-making process on a Bacardí distillery tour.

Interested in learning how to make some classic cocktails with rum? Enjoy a taste of the Caribbean with a 1.5-hour cocktail-making master-class at Casa Bacardí in Cataño, the Puerto Rican home of Bacardí rum. This one of the activities here that rum-lovers would definitely enjoy.

Sip a complimentary welcome cocktail, then learn to make classic cocktails like Cuba Libre, Mojito, and Daiquiri with a demonstration from an expert mixologist.

If your looking for more of a local experience you should check out these local farm tours:

  • Eco-trolley Farm Experience and more!
  • Coffee Plantation Tour from San Juan

9. Get Historical at the Museo de las Americas

Puerto Rico has a fascinating history, so rather than just visiting for the beaches or the islands, you should take the time to learn more at the excellent Museo de las Americas.

Located in an old colonial-era army barracks in the historic part of San Juan, the museum hopes to promote multiple aspects of Puerto Rican heritage, culture, and history that are often overlooked.

Museo de las Americas has permanent exhibitions on traditional, indigenous folklore, conquest and colonization, and African heritage and history in Puerto Rico.

Looking to experience the historical side of Puerto Rico, check out these top tours:

  • Old San Juan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
  • Casa Bacardi and Old San Juan Tour

10. Learn About Local Traditions at El Cemi Museum

If you want to delve deeper into local culture and folklore, one of the best things to do in Puerto Rico is to visit El Cemi Museum. This unique museum is located in the mountainous town of Jayuya, right in the center of the island.

The museum’s focus is the Cemi, traditional indigenous artifacts said to hold Cemis – or spirits. You can discover more archeological finds in the museum as you learn about the often forgotten indigenous people of Puerto Rico.

Looking to experience the historical side of Puerto Rico, check out these top tours:

  • Caguas Cultural Day Trip from San Juan Including Botanical Garden and Lunch
  • City Tour San Juan historic, modern, beach and street art sightseeing

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Visit the Indian Carvings at Cueva del Indio

If you have an interest in pre-Hispanic history, one of the best things to do in Puerto Rico is to visit the ancient Indian rock carvings at Cueva del Indio.

Located along the coast of Arecibo, the cave artwork dates back centuries. It is thought to have been produced by the indigenous Taino people who populated the island before the arrival of Columbus in the 15th century.

Looking to experience the Indian carvings at Cueva del Indio, check out these top tours:

  • North Coast of Puerto Rico from San Juan: Arecibo Observatory and Cueva del Indio
  • Cueva Ventana and Indian Cave Combo Tour from San Juan

12. Enjoy the Views From La Cueva Ventana

Also found in the Arecibo area is La Cueva Ventana, one of Puerto Rico’s most popular tourist destinations.

The Cave Window is one of the best things to do in Puerto Rico; this large cave hewn into the rock face offers unparalleled views over the surrounding countryside.

There are 2-hour trips that allows you to just experience a slice of this amazing area or there are 6-hour trips that allow you to dive deep into this amazing area.

A short hike leads through the fields and up into the rocky hills, where you can enter this enormous cave. La Cueva Ventana is found inland, just off the highway leading from Arecibo.

13. Stargaze at the Arecibo Observatory

Also located within the mountainous inland areas of Arecibo is the fascinating Arecibo Observatory. For many years, this was the largest telescope in the world, although it has since been surpassed.

The observatory has worked on many notable astronomical projects, including the SETI project, which searches for signs of alien life!

It’s a stunning sight in itself, and you can learn more about the history of the telescope and its projects at the visitor’s center.

Get an insider’s look at the Arecibo Observatory and Rio Camuy Caves Park, on this 9-hour day trip from San Juan.

14. Sunset Sail in San Juan

One of the best things to do in Puerto Rico is to join a sunset sailing tour off the coast of San Juan.

Offering superb views over the Old Town of San Juan, as well as the iconic El Morro fortress, you can sit back as you watch the sunset over the Caribbean.

Enjoy a few drinks, some classic rum cocktails, and relax on the water after a long day of sightseeing.

15. Swim at El Charco Azul

One of the best things to do in Puerto Rico if you’re looking for a peaceful escape from the tourist crowds is to take a swim at EL Charco Azul.

This beautiful freshwater swimming hole is a verdant green and turquoise color, and you can jump in for a refreshing dip in the fresh water.

A short hiking trail leads through the forest, along the river, and opens up by this natural swimming hole in the jungle.

If you are looking to experience Puerto Rico’s great outdoors you must check out these tours:

  • El Yunque Rainforest Half-Day Trip from San Juan
  • El Yunque Rainforest Off the Beaten Path and Bio Bay Kayaking Combo Tour

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Party at Ponce Carnival

Puerto Ricans are well known for their love of a good fiesta, and every town and village across the island has its own unique celebrations throughout the year.

One of the best festivals – and one of the best things to do in Puerto Rico! – is held once a year in Ponce, in the south of the island.

Ponce Carnival celebrates the lead up to Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. It’s a time to let loose and enjoy the festivities before the more somber religious period begins, in the build-up to Easter.

Expect music, street parties, parades, food, and plenty of drinks!

Before the party starts in Puerto Rico we suggest learning how to salsa dance by a local.

17. Visit Beautiful Flamenco Beach

No trip to Puerto Rico is ever complete without at least one day spent at the beach. One of the best beaches to visit is located on Culebra Island, just a short ferry ride away from the mainland.

Flamenco Beach is long, beautifully sandy, and drenched in sunshine for most of the year. The shallow water is protected by the bay, offering a perfect, calm area for swimming.

18. Explore Culebra National Wildlife Reserve

Flamenco Beach is found bordering the equally spectacular climes of the Culebra National Wildlife Reserve.

This protected area covers coastline, forest, and coral reefs, and it actually has the distinction of being one of the oldest wildlife refuges in the USA.

There are empty beaches to hike to, nesting sea turtles to discover, and miles of outdoor scenery and beautiful vistas waiting to be explored.

Looking to experience Culebra and Flamenco Beach, check out these tours:

  • Culebra Island Kayak and Snorkel Morning Adventure
  • Culebra Day Trip by Catamaran from Fajardo

19. Isolate at Isla Culebrita

If Culebra Island is too big or touristy for you, take a boat trip across to Isla Culebrita, which is just off the coast. Little Culebra is peaceful, quiet, and full of wildlife.

It’s uninhabited by humans, but you can take a day trip here to escape the rest of civilization for at least a few hours!

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Visit the Coast at Fajardo

One of the best things to do in Puerto Rico is to spend some time along the coast at Fajardo. This is Puerto Rico’s original beach destination, where you can find laid back resorts, lovely coastline, and plenty of great activities.

Fajardo is a great hub for day trips to the surrounding islands. From here, you can organize tours or take the local ferries across to Culebra Island and the many other Caribbean gems off the coast of Puerto Rico.

Fajardo is simply stunning, check out these popular tours:

  • Snorkeling Tour to Vieques Island
  • Snorkeling tour to Culebra Island

21. Visit the Monkeys on Cayo Santiago

Off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico, you can find Cayo Santiago, a small island that is home to a large population of monkeys.

Otherwise known as Monkey Island, Cayo Santiago is completely ruled by the monkeys. Humans aren’t allowed to set foot on the island, only to cruise past in boats and watch the monkeys from afar.

It’s an important place for wildlife research, and a boat trip here will be an educational one.

Looking to experience Monkey Island (Cayo Santiago), check out these tours:

  • Monkey Island Kayak EcoTour
  • Private Snorkel Charter tour around Palominos, Icacos, Lobos Island

22. Visit Beautiful Cabo Rojo

You can enjoy the most beautiful coastal regions in Puerto Rico on the southwestern side of the island. Cabo Rojo isn’t as developed as the eastern coast, and it offers you the chance to really get back to nature.

There are several national parks and wildlife refuges, both on and offshore. Hike through the forest, lounge on the beaches, or snorkel the coral reefs.

The only way to experience Cabo Rojo is on these tours:

  • Southwest Day Trip Puerto Rico
  • West Side Experience Puerto Rico

23. Scuba Dive Shipwrecks in Rincon

Also on the western shore, you can visit the shipwrecks of Rincon, where snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities abound.

This was a treacherous area of the sea for Spanish galleons and shipping in centuries past, and many found themselves sinking on the coral reefs.

If you are looking to get into the water and go scuba diving in Puerto Rico you must check out these tours:

  • Fajardo 2 tank dive (only for Certified Divers)
  • No Certification Required Guided Scuba Diving Tour

24. Explore Mayaguez

Mayaguez is the hub for tourism along the west coast. Exploring this magnificent part of the island is one of the best things to do in Puerto Rico.

Mayaguez is home to some intriguing museums and art galleries. It’s an excellent base for getting out along the coast and into the nearby national parks.

If you are looking to experience the historic side of Puerto Rico you must check out these tours:

  • San Juan Done Right!
  • Colonial Tour Old San Juan

25. Stroll Through Colonial San German

To see a different side of western Puerto Rico, take a trip to colonial San German. A visit to this charming provincial town is one of the best things to do in Puerto Rico if you’re interested in history.

This was the second town to be founded by the Spaniards after their arrival in the 15th century.

Much of San German – especially the central area – has been remarkably well preserved, with colorful colonial buildings and cobbled streets just begging to be explored.

If you are looking to experience the historic side of Puerto Rico you must check out these tours:

  • Old San Juan Murder Mystery Tour
  • Architectural Treasures of Old San Juan

26. Hike in the Rio Abajo State Forest

If you’re looking for some excellent walking trails, one of the best things to do in Puerto Rico is to hike through the Rio Abaja State Forest. 

This forested area is found in the mountainous interior, offering rugged, challenging, yet rewarding hikes through unspoiled nature.

For the active travelers you need these tours:

  • Hiking to a Hidden Waterfall Adventure
  • Body Rafting, Caving and Hiking Adventure in Puerto Rico

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Hike Guanica State Forest

Another great place for hiking in Puerto Rico is the Guanica State Forest. It’s located along the southern coast of the island. If you’re looking for a more off the beaten track state forest, hiking in Guanica is one of the best things to do in Puerto Rico.

For the active travelers you need these tours:

  • El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour
  • JungleQui Zipline Park at El Yunque National Forest

28. Conquer Los Tres Picachos

If you’re looking for an outdoor challenge, one of the best things to do in Puerto Rico is to tackle Los Tres Pcachos, the highest peak on the island.

Rising to just over 1000 meters, there are superb views over the entire island from the summit. It’s a tough, sweaty hike, but the vistas are well worth the struggle to the top!

For the active travelers you need these tours:

  • LED Night Kayak – Condado Lagoon
  • Luquillo Beach Horse Ride from Carabalí Rainforest Adventure Park
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One of the most popular resorts, excellent architectural monuments have been preserved on the territory of the country, there are beautiful nature reserves and a large selection of entertainment centers. It is best to start your trip to Puerto Rico with a visit to the Cordillera Central, where several ancient cities are located among the mountains and green hills. For vacationers, there are excursions to mountainous regions, it is possible to climb snow-capped peaks and walk through centuries-old forests. In the town of Yabucoa you can find the best beaches, not far from where the natural reserve of Carite begins. Three rivers flow on its territory at once: Rio Grande de Patillas, Rio de Lonsa and Rio de La Plata, the banks of which are very picturesque and ideal for fishing.

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The excursion program must include a visit to the San Cristobal canyon and the unique Toro Negro forest. The area of ​​the forest is more than 7 thousand acres, there are 700 species of plants and more than a hundred species of animals and birds. Another attractive corner of nature is Cape Rojo, located in the southern part of the country. The Faro de Cabo Rojo lighthouse, around which there is a large observation deck, has become the symbol of this place. Cabo Rojo is attractive primarily for its beautiful secluded bays and an abundance of park areas, there are many places for hiking. To the east of the cape is the famous «Phosphorescent Bay», which, due to the unique properties of plankton, attracts thousands of visitors. Every evening you can observe the mysterious glow of coastal waters, such a natural phenomenon is considered very rare.

The Arecibo Observatory is located in a mountainous region, the main value of which is the world’s oldest radio telescope. It still continues to function and is used to study space objects. Recently, the Museum of Science and Space was opened at the observatory, which tells visitors about the latest achievements of scientists. Be sure to visit the nearby caves of Rio Camai and the Ceremonial Park, which was founded 800 years ago by the Taino Indians. Religious ceremonies, holidays and important events were held here, several buildings and religious buildings survived in the park. You can see ancient buildings and visit several interesting museums in the city of Viejo San Juan, which has been recognized as a historical zone of the country. Copyright www.orangesmile.com

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The discoverer of the island state is Christopher Columbus, his team landed on the shores of Puerto Rico in 1493. According to archaeological research, the very first human settlements on the islands formed about 4,000 years ago, very little is known about the pre-Columbian history of the archipelago. The Spaniards founded the first colonial settlements on the islands in 1508; the archipelago received its current name in 1521. By the beginning of colonization, about 30,000 Indians lived on the islands, according to official figures, by 1530 no more than 1,000 of them survived. The cause of the death of the natives was viral diseases brought by Europeans, and many of them died due to hard physical labor.

The dominance of Spain on the islands continued until the 19th century, the second half of which was marked by the beginning of the struggle of local residents for independence. In 1860, more than half a million people permanently lived on the islands, the vast majority of local residents at that moment were below the poverty line. In the second half of the 19th century, independence uprisings broke out in succession in many cities, in 1898 the first autonomous government was formed in Puerto Rico.

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However, the state managed to maintain autonomy for only a few months, in July 1898 the war between Spain and the United States began, as a result of which the entire territory of the islands was captured by the United States. The islands continue to remain under the control of the United States even now, in recent years, many local residents have been in favor of the official annexation of the archipelago to the United States as the 51st state.

In addition to interesting natural attractions and ideal conditions for a beach holiday, the island nation is famous for its rich cultural life. During the year, a lot of interesting festivals and carnivals are held here. Very interesting holidays are dedicated to patron saints.

Many beautiful traditions were inherited by the locals from the Spaniards, including an indifferent attitude to salsa. Not a single holiday is complete without the performance of local dance groups. Fans of event tourism will be interested in visiting the islands at the end of January, when the traditional Saint Sebastian Festival is held. In November, it will be interesting to visit the city of Ponce, at which time the annual Bomba-and-Plena festival takes place.

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Ponce

One of the main natural attractions is the Rio Camuy Cave. It was formed over a million years ago and is currently one of the largest in the Western Hemisphere. This huge cave was discovered in 1970, research has shown that it once served as a home for representatives of Indian tribes. The cave attracts travelers with its crystalline stalactites and stalagmites, as well as the picturesque river flowing along the bottom. Very … Read

Vieques Island

The cuisine of Vieques traces its history back to the traditional dishes of the Arawak and Taino Indians. Of course, there are differences in cooking, because in the cuisine of the Indians grains, root vegetables, seafood prevailed, and in Puerto Rican, or, as the locals call it, “cosina-criolha”, there are many dishes from meat, legumes, rice, wheat with the addition of vegetable oils, especially olive. This indicates the influence of Spanish cooking traditions, and the presence of herbs, okra and taro — the influence of African traditions. And, … Read

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Puerto Rico. Tourist information.

Territory and geography

Puerto Rico is located in the northeastern part of the Caribbean on a large island of the same name and several nearby islands from the Greater Antilles group in the Caribbean Sea. The nearest neighboring states are the American and British Virgin Islands in the east and the Dominican Republic in the west.

Puerto Rico is a Freely Associated or Freely Associated State that is partly dependent on, but not an integral part of, the United States. While sharing citizenship, currency, and defense with the United States, Puerto Rico also has its own constitution, legislative, executive, and judicial branches. The capital of the state, the city of San Juan, is located in the north of the island, in one of the best natural harbors in the Caribbean region.
Most of Puerto Rico’s islands are uninhabited or sparsely populated, the most populous being the main island, approximately 170 km long and 60 km wide, with a coastline of about 500 km. In the center of the main island is the so-called Central mountain range Cordillera Central, where the highest point of Puerto Rico is located — Mount Cerro de Punta (Cerro de Punta), 1338 m above sea level. The southern coast of the island is washed by the Caribbean Sea, and the northern coast by the Atlantic Ocean. There are more than fifty large and shallow rivers in Puerto Rico, most of which originate in the mountains of the central range. There are also seventeen lakes on the island, all of them of artificial origin. The northeastern part of the main island is occupied by the Rio Camai National Cave Park, the largest underground river flows in it and 200 caves with unusual limestone karst formations are hidden.

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Nature and climate

Located almost in the heart of the Caribbean, Puerto Rico has a maritime tropical climate, with almost even temperatures throughout the year in the range of + 26-28 °C. At the same time, the temperature on the coast is always several degrees higher than in the central mountainous part of the island. On the south coast, washed by the Caribbean Sea, it is usually a little warmer than on the north. When buying a tour in Puerto Rico, it is important to remember that from June to November, the Atlantic hurricane season comes to the islands, which is characterized by heat and high humidity, as well as strong hurricane-force winds that periodically hit the island.

The peak tourist season in Puerto Rico is from December to April, and July and August can also be called the high season.

Puerto Rico — an island of vibrant life! Reserves and national parks with the wild nature of the country attract here connoisseurs of eco-tourism from all over the world. The diversity of flora and fauna is great and includes almost 20 species of birds, about 250 species of plants, including orchids, many mammals and fish. As well as almost five dozen amphibians, among which there are endemic species that are found only here, for example, the Puerto Rican boa constrictor and the Coqui frog, which lives in the El Yunque rainforest.
In the western part of the southern coast of Puerto Rico, washed by the Caribbean Sea, there is a dry tropical forest Guanica. A great variety of bird species, including endemics, live in the wilds of this forest. The climatic features of this area contribute to the growth of cacti. The dry forest of Guanica is completely different from the humid tropical forest of El Yunque, located in the east of the northern coast of the island. The reason for the local dry climate is the Central Mountain Range, which separates Guanica from the northeastern part of the island, where about 2500 mm of precipitation falls annually, while in Guanica it is less than 750 mm, and in some places even less than 150 mm.

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Currency exchange and banks

Although the US dollar is the official currency of Puerto Rico, sometimes you will see price tags in stores that show prices in «pesos», the Puerto Rican dollar. If you’re planning a trip to Puerto Rico, it’s best to bring some US dollars in cash to buy souvenirs from the little shops and tips, as well as a dollar bank card. Just like in the USA, cards and traveler’s checks are universally accepted in Puerto Rico.

Customs and Immigration

Puerto Rico follows the laws and regulations of the United States. Import and export of foreign currency without a declaration is allowed in the amount of up to 10,000 US dollars or its equivalent. This also applies to travelers checks. If you are carrying gold, do not forget to declare it. Items for personal use are not subject to customs duties. In addition, you can import a block of cigarettes and up to 1 liter of hard alcohol into the country duty-free. Care must be taken when importing food products and any items of organic origin. We recommend that you check before importing whether they are allowed to be imported into the territory of Puerto Rico.

Customs control can be quite quick and hassle-free, but due to the global trend of tightening inspection rules, it may take longer. As in many countries around the world, Puerto Rico practices a random selection of passengers for more thorough screening. Anyone who arrives may be one of them, then your luggage will be subject to a closer inspection, and the officer may ask additional questions. This is usually done to curb illegal migration, so the questions will be about your plans for staying in the country and perhaps having sufficient funds to cover your expenses while traveling to Puerto Rico.

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Time

Time in Puerto Rico does not change between summer and winter. It always remains in the same time zone: UTC-04:00 or AST. Moscow time is 7 hours ahead of Puerto Rico.

Visa and Consular Information

As with customs regulations, Puerto Rico’s visa regulations are similar to those in the United States. If you intend to travel to Puerto Rico, make sure you get a US visa. Our experts will help in this matter — they will fill out a questionnaire, and also sign up for an interview at the US Embassy.

Opening hours for institutions, shops and museums

The standard opening hours for shops are from 9 am to 7 pm, but some shops are open until 9 pm before weekends. On Saturday — a shortened working day, and on Sunday only the shops of the port area, where cruise ships call, as well as souvenir shops and small shops, are open.

Transport

Unfortunately, there is no direct flight between Russia and Puerto Rico. To get to Puerto Rico from Moscow, we recommend taking flights via New York. Puerto Rico International Airport — Luis Munoz Marin (Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Munoz Marin) receives daily flights from the United States, and also connects with Caribbean countries such as Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin.

Intercity bus service is virtually non-existent in Puerto Rico. Local residents use mostly private vehicles. As a result, the island has a well-developed network of roads and expressways. Tourists can use a taxi service in San Juan or rent a car.
Puerto Rico Seaport receives the largest cruise liners every day and is one of the largest ports in the world.

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Telephone codes and communications

Cellular communication in Puerto Rico differs from the GSM standard we are used to. The local standard is called CDMA/TDMA. Most Russian mobile operators have contracts with local operators and provide international roaming. Before leaving for Puerto Rico, we recommend that you check with your operator about the availability of roaming and activate the most favorable tariff.

787 is the international code for the island. Also, along with this code, the code 939 is used. All numbers contain seven digits with the mandatory code 787. In the case when the call is made from abroad, you must add +1 before the code 787.
Internet in Puerto Rico is not widespread enough. However, if you want to book a good standard hotel in Puerto Rico, then Internet access will certainly be offered to you there.

Puerto Rico Emergency Services:

Rescue — 911
Police (787) 343-2020
Ambulance (787) 343 — 2222
Fire (787) 343 — 2330
Coast Guard (787) 729-6779.

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Representation of the Russian Federation

There is no diplomatic representation of the Russian Federation in Puerto Rico. Its functions are performed by the Russian Embassy in the United States in Washington.

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