Sunny beaches, tropical rainforests, 300-year-old towns and 1,000-year-old treesAs your luxury MSC cruise ship docks in San Juan, prepare to step ashore and travel back in time.
Measuring just 100 by 35 miles, the island of Puerto Rico in the Puerto Rico archipelago is a small but perfectly formed tropical island. Colonized by the Spanish in the 1500s, the port of San Juan was founded in 1521 and is the oldest city governed by the United States.
The island’s heritage has roots in Hispanic and Anglo cultures; both have left their mark on the local architecture and, as the tourist board claims, visitors will find ‘21st century conveniences in a 16th century setting’. But it is not just the appeal of old colonial architecture that draws tourists to San Juan.
This small island packs a punch with an incredibly diverse landscape. Sunny beaches give way to upland tropical rainforests. Year-old high-rises share the island with 300-year-old towns and 1,000-year-old trees. With over 300 miles of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, a large tropical rain forest, and Dry Cactus forest filled with its charm and warm people, Puerto Rico really has something for everyone.
A tropical marine climate and perpetual summer weather also play their part! From architecture to beaches, windsurfing to walking, excursions with MSC Cruises are carefully developed to offer a broad spectrum of activities and San Juan is no exception.
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