Cities and Towns by Region
Puerto Rico Regions
The island of Puerto Rico packs a tremendous amount of diversification into its relative small land mass, making it a perfect holiday destination for folks looking for more than just a Caribbean beach getaway.
Beautiful beaches encircle its coastline, which fronts both the rough Atlantic, making for among the biggest waves in the region, and the tranquil waters of the Caribbean Sea, a sailor’s and diver’s paradise. Puerto Ricans are great hosts, eager to entertain and intensely proud of their island’s natural beauty, their culture, and their achievements as a people.
Land of caves, rivers and coast, the northern region of the island, also known as Porta Atlantico is home to two of the most visually stunning attractions on the island: the Camuy Caves and the Arecibo Telescope. The north region has lots to offer; archaeological and historical exhibitions, beautiful beaches, forests, and fine dining. The north region “Porta Atlántico” includes:
This area is home to Puerto Rico’s largest mountain chain, which cuts through the central region, practically dividing mainland Puerto Rico in two. The central region is characterized by the Cordillera Central that rises to heights between 3,500 and 4,389 feet above sea level. The cool climate all year-round and rainfall of this area has turned this region into an important agricultural center. The central region “Porta Cordillera” includes:
The South Region also known as Porta Caribe is a collection of coastal towns, calm beaches and colonially inspired communities and the ideal tourist spot for outdoors enthusiasts, culture vultures and eco-adventurers. The southern region is warm and humid, being the driest on the island, with only 36 inches of rain per year. The south region “Porto Caribe” includes:
The East Region, has three of Puerto Rico’s most coveted natural treasures: El Yunque, the only subtropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest Service, and the lovely, rustic islands of Vieques and Culebra. A must see is the phosphorescent Mosquito Bay. This rare and remarkable phenomenon is caused by millions of luminescent dinoflagellates lighting up when disturbed by movement. The east region “Porta Antillas” includes:
Porta Del Sol
The West Region known as Porta Del Sol is the surfing mecca of Puerto Rico with the region stretching from Isabela on the north west coast to Guanica on the south. Hundreds of miles of coastline make this beach region very popular. Most of the best beaches on the island are located in this region. This region is known for its diving and surfing world famous. The west region “Porta Del Sol” includes: