Puerto Rico, located just east of the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean Sea, combines history, architecture, sun, lively music and delicious food to make a fun, warm and inviting atmosphere for locals and visitors alike. The island, a U.S. territory, is home to more than 3.3 million residents and is easily accessible from all parts of the U.S. Whether you enjoy golf, good food, relaxing on the beach or listening to live music, you’ll find something to interest you on Puerto Rico.

1. The beaches

Among the best reasons to visit Puerto Rico is the number of diverse and beautiful sandy beaches that surround the island. Try Condado Beach, just east of Old San Juan, the pink sands at Isla Verde Beach by the airport and Dorado Beach on the north side of the islands. There’s even a beach that glows in the dark–the beach at Mosquito Bay.

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