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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Caribbean project Karan Patel Paradise Of Puerto RicoHip and cool, retro and chic, stylish and sophisticated. This is the quintessential San Juan beach hotel, and the place to be at. Selected as one of the Top 21 Hottest Caribbean Escapes by The Travel Channel, recognized as one of Architectural Digests Top Ten Hotels and chosen by Cond Nast Traveler as one of Puerto Rico's hottest luxury hotel destination.

Water Activities Coastal KayakingDeep sea fishing Scuba diving Surfing Jet skiing Snorkeling

Sports ActivitiesBatey Zipline Adventure Horse riding GolfingGo cart Mountain biking biobay

Historical Sites El Morro Castle

La Fortaleza

Festivals Emancipation DayOn 22 March the abolishment of slavery took place on the island in 1873. At this time the island was still a Spanish colony. Memorial DayHeld in May, this day commemorates those who lost their lives in the World Wars, with Puerto Rican placing wreaths at monuments across the island and hosting military ceremonies.

Language Spanish and English are the official languages of Puerto Rico, but Spanish is without a doubt the dominant language, as the majority of the people in Puerto Rico are not proficient in English.

Cloths of Puerto RicoThe guayabera is the most distinctive and well-known garment from Puerto Rico. A kind of tailored shirt for men, it has patch pockets on the front and is usually worn over an undershirtWomen wore garments, simple cotton skirts called naguas. The length of the nagua indicated the woman's status in society, with higher-ranking individuals wearing longer garments. Men and women used paints to decorate their bodies and wore jewelry made from bones, rocks, feathers and coral. By contrast, the Spaniards who first arrived in Puerto Rico wore full uniforms despite the island's extreme heat and humidity.Cloths

Food And Shopping

Plaza Las Americas is the best shopping mall in Puerto Rico. Mofongo is the unofficial king of Puerto Rican cuisine.

Museo de Arte de Puerto RicoThe Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. It is a lovely museum, with the ground floor devoted to classic art work. One wing contains a gallery with paintings, wood carvings and religious articles from the 17th to 19th centuries. The opposite wings gallery has more recent works from 1930-1960. There is also a nice museum gift shop.Upstairs, there is a gallery that has artwork from 1950-1990. There are also a number of galleries that had paintings and other works that were more contemporary. These exhibits change through out the year.In the basement, there are craft workshop areas for children, where they can take classes and create their own art.