Puerto Rico Pictures

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    Puerto Rico and American Flag

    The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is a self-governing territory of the United States. People born in Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens. © Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

    Pictures of Puerto Rico on a Romantic Journey

    Pictures of Puerto Rico reveal a romantic island where white sands beckon and palm trees sway. Puerto Rico welcomes couples in its Spanish accent and proceeds to seduce them. Click through these pictures to view the must-see sights of Puerto Rico, from sizzling San Juan to remote Vieques.

    Flag of Puerto Rico (center) flanked by the Spanish Cross flag (left) and the American flag of the United States.

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    Puerto Rico Beach

    Tall palm trees provide beach lovers with shade from the strong sun. © Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

    Rimmed by sand, the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico entices visitors with picture-pretty beaches in many locations.

    The further one travels from San Juan, the more likely one will encounter an uncrowded beach in Puerto Rico.

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    El Morro Fort in Old San Juan

    Windswept El Morro overlooks the sea and is a prime picture-taking location. © Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

    El Morro fort, at the tip of Old San Juan, was built between 1540-1783 to prevent sea-faring enemies from conquering the island of Puerto Rico.

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    Old San Juan

    Most of Puerto Rico's cultural treasures lie within Old San Juan. © Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

    The colorful, low-rise buildings of Old San Juan in Puerto Rico are a well-preserved historic treasure.

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    Puerto Rico Casino

    Table games at El San Juan Hotel casino. © Hilton Hotels.

    Casino gambling is one of the features that attracts couples to Puerto Rico.

    See a list of the top San Juan Casino Hotels.

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    Puerto Rico Honeymoon Couple

    If you've never surfed before, Puerto Rico is a good place to learn on your honeymoon. © Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

    The warm climate, plentiful beaches, luxury hotels, casinos, natural attractions, and frequent flights make Puerto Rico a favorite destination for a honeymoon.

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    Isla Verde

    Hotel spas, restaurants, and casinos make Isla Verde one of Puerto Rico's beache areas, attracting locals as well as vacationers. © Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

    Seen from the sky, Isla Verde features a cluster of high-rise hotels and residences that line a wide, beautiful stretch of beach.

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    Mouse Island

    A small place to entertain deserted-island fantasies. © Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

    Named for its tiny size, Mouse Island in Puerto Rico is located off the Joyuda Coast in Cabo Rojo and is open to the public.

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    La Parguera Diving

    Diving in La Parguera off the coast of Lajas, Puerto Rico. © Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

    A mecca for snorkelers and skin divers, La Parguera reveals a vivid underwater life.

    La Parguera is close to Puerto Rico's Bioluminescent Bay, another natural wonder not to be missed on a visit.

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    El Yunque

    Waterfall in El Yunque Caribbean National Forest. © Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

    El Yunque is the only tropical rain forest in the U.S. National Forest system.

    Hot and steamy El Yunque redeems itself with multiple waterfalls for visitors to refresh themselves in.

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    Rio Camuy Cave Park

    Underground walkway in Rio Camuy Cave Park. © Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

    Cool and eerie, Rio Camuy is a massive underground area with caves, caverns, and an underground river. It's so vast that a trolley runs through it.

    Find out more about Rio Camuy Cave Park.

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    Arecibo Observatory

    The Visitor Center is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday. © Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

    Dish at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, home to the largest radio telescope in the world.

    Movie fans will recognize the setting from the film Contact, starring Jodie Foster.

    Find out more about the Arecibo Observatory.

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    Lelolai Festival

    Colorful costumes and infectious music draw crowds to Le Lo Lai performances. © Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

    Through music and dance, the performers in Puerto Rico's Le Lo Lai Festival communicate the culture of the island people and their heritage.

    Find out more about the Lelolai Festival.

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    Panama Hats

    Panama Hats are made in Puerto Rico. © Puerto Rico Tourism.
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    Beach Wedding

    The easiest way to arrange a Puerto Rico beach wedding is to contact a hotel and ask to speak with its wedding coordinator. © Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

    Beach weddings are popular in Puerto Rico and as in the rest of the United States there are few impediments for heterosexual couples to marry.

    Find out what the Puerto Rico Marriage License Requirements are.

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    Old San Juan Wedding

    The best time for a destination wedding in Puerto Rico is right before sunset, when the weather is cooler and the setting sun provides a colorful backdrop. © Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

    For the best wedding pictures, head for Old San Juan in Puerto Rico. El Morro fort to the cobblestone streets, the settings are unforgettably romantic.

    Information about Puerto Rico Marriage License Requirements.

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    Vieques

    © Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

    A scenic island off the coast of Puerto Rico, Vieques was used by the U.S. Navy to test bombs until 2003.

    Vieques is now a national wildlife refuge.

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    Kayaking in Puerto Rico

    Major hotels all have water sports centers where a couple can rent a kayak for a few hours or longer and paddle to a deserted spot. © Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

    The warm, calm waters surrounding Puerto Rico are ideal for kayaking.

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    Plaza las Americas Mall

    Macy's fountain. © Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

    The vast Plaza las Americas mall is the largest in the Caribbean. It is home to the largest KMart in the islands and the biggest JCPenney store in the world.

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    San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Beyond the fort, much of San Juan is commercially developed. Most visitors opt for hotels along its Isla Verde and Condado beaches, but the least crowded beaches are outside the capital. © Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

    El Morro fort at the tip of San Juan is the area's most distinguishing characteristic from the sky.