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The first time you visit Puerto Rico, or any new destination, the question asked isn’t usually what attractions should be scene but what attraction to see first, what to expect, how to get there, and how much time is needed. We’ve provided tips, advice, and other information about the top tourist attractions in Puerto Rico to help with your itinerary planning.

Ocean Park Beach Ocean Park Beach
Museo de Arte de Ponce Museo de Arte de Ponce
Babylon Babylon
Castillo San Felipe del Morro Castillo San Felipe del Morro
Fort San Cristóbal Fort San Cristóbal

Ocean Park Beach

Puerto Rico has one of the most beautiful white sand beaches that appeal to everyone. The best beach for singles is called the Ocean Park Beach. This beach leans more towards the adult crowd and less towards the family groups. Ocean Park Beach is located between Condado and Isla Verde beaches along San Juan’s beachfront. With calm waters, Ocean Park Beach has great swimming. If you want to catch some rays under the sun, you will see many tanned gorgeous bodies on the beach. Since Ocean Park is a popular beach with the singles crowd you can expect to get a few looks here and there and maybe a few takers. The beach is populated by both straight and gay people, but the atmosphere is fun, friendly, and relaxing!


Museo de Arte de Ponce

 Admission $4 Adults, $2 Children under 12
 Hours Daily 10am-5pm
 Phone 787/848-0505

Museo De Arte De Ponce, is a museum that has the finest collection of European and Latin American art in the Caribbean. Donated by Luis A. Ferre, a former governor, to the people of Puerto Rico, this museum has been called the Parthenon of the Caribbean. It’s collections vary and among nearly 400 works on display you can find paintings of Italian baroque, pre-Raphaelite, European, and Latin American works. On display are some of the best works of the two "old masters" of Puerto Rico, Francisco Oller and José Campéche. The museum also contains a representative collection of the works of the old masters of Europe, including Gainsborough, Velázquez, Rubens, and Van Dyck. Many museums such as the Whitney museum in New York and the Louvre in Paris have borrowed pieces for the museums collection. If you want to experience a day of art and culture, then Museo De Arte De Ponce is the place to visit.



 Address In Wyndham El San Juan Hotel & Casino
 Location Isla Verde
 Admission $15, free for residents of El San Juan Hotel
 Phone 787/791-1000

One of the hippest most popular clubs in Puerto Rico, Babylon nightclub is designed in the shape of a circle, with a central dane floor and a wrap around balcony. You can expect people between the age group of 25-45 to show up here and begin shaking their bob-bons to the best sound system of electronic dance music. Babylon is located in Isla Verde at the El San Juan Hotel & Casino. This club is where all the beautiful people come out to play. You can expect lots of gorgeous men in open-collared shirts trying to flirt with the many women that wear mini-skirts, and flaunt there pretty polished toes on the dance floor. Open Thursday through Saturday from 10pm until 3am Babylon will have you dancing in circles.


Castillo San Felipe del Morro

 Admission $3 adults, $1 seniors and ages 13-17, free for children 12 and under
 Hours Daily 9am-5pm
 Phone 787/729-6960

Constructed in 1540, the fortress of El Morro still stands tall regardless of its attack by the English and Dutch. The fortress has some of the most amazing views. When visiting El Morro you have to see it’s labyrinth of dungeons, barracks, vaults, and ramps. The historical background and significance of this fort is provided by a video in English and Spanish. If you are lucky, a park ranger will lead hour long tours for free, but the best way to experience this piece of history is to get lost in it and see it all on your own pace. The original fort was a round tower, and still can be seen deep inside the lower levels of the castle. Reconstruction of the fortress added more walls and cannon firing positions. This is a great place to take your kids, especially since they can run around while learning a few fun facts of Puerto Rico’s history.


Fort San Cristóbal

 Admission $3 adults, $1 ages 13-17, free for children 12 and under
 Hours Daily 9am-5pm
 Phone 787/729-6960

Are you on a family vacation? Do you want to wander around the island to get to know the history of Puerto Rico a little bit better? Then Fort San Cristobal is the place to visit. Like El Morro, Fort San Cristobal is a huge fortress built in the Americas by Spain. San Cristobal protected San Juan against attackers coming by land as a partner to El Morro. One must see stop on your voyage through the fortress is the Garita Del Diablo, the devils sentry box, one of the oldest and most famous Puerto Rican legends. It is said that the devil himself snatched away sentinels at this post at the edge of the sea. The fort is known for its first shots during the Spanish- American war in 1898. The fortress has a complex system of tunnels and dry moats that connect the fortress to the outworks. Fort San Cristobal will keep the kids busy, and adults entertained. This is a must place to visit when on the Island of Puerto Rico.


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