If you are looking for Puerto Rico vacation rentals, you are probably interested in learning more about this wonderful Caribbean destination.
Puerto Rico is an island located in the Caribbean, approximately 1,000 miles south of Miami, Florida. The island of Puerto Rico is 110 miles long and 35 miles wide and is one of the larger islands in the Caribbean.
Puerto Rico was discovered by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the Americas and was claimed by the Spanish crown in the same year. The island came under United States sovereignty by the Treaty of Paris in 1898 and in 1950 the US Congress enacted Public Law 600 which provided that existing laws which defined the political, economic and fiscal relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States should remain in full force. It also authorized Puerto Rico to draft and approve its own Constitution, which took effect on July 25, 1952 giving Puerto Rico's relationship with the US commonwealth status.
Over the years Puerto Rico has become a major Caribbean travel destination offering Puerto Rico vacation rentals in many locations.
San Juan is one of the biggest and best natural harbors in the Caribbean. Old San Juan, founded in 1521, boasts the largest and best-preserved complex of Spanish colonial architecture in the Caribbean and is the oldest capital city under the US flag. Puerto Rico has many tourist destinations and as a result a popular form of accommodations is vacation rentals by owner.
San Juan vacation rentals include villas, homes and condos and many travelers who have chosen this form of accommodation find it much more affordable and personal than staying in a hotel.
Other popular vacation destinations in Puerto Rico include Ponce city with fine art museums, Mayaguez, Rincon, Vieques Island, El Yunque tropical forest, Luguillo, Guayama, Condado, to mention a few. From the charm of Old San Juan with colonial architecture, to the fascinating El Yunque Rain Forest, to beautiful beaches, natural beauty and wonderful people, a holiday in Puerto Rico is unsurpassed.
You will want to search for Puerto Rico vacation rentals for an unforgettable holiday in the Caribbean.