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The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico happens to lie in the Caribbean Sea, only 1,000 miles southeast of Miami, Florida.

Tourism in Puerto Rico attracted 3.7 million visitors in 2019 and 1.0 million visitors in 2015. This was a notable increase from the average of 2010–2014, which was 3.1 million. Tourism has been a very important source of revenue for Puerto Rico for a number of decades given that it is host to diverse natural wonders, cultural and historical buildings, concerts, and sporting events. Visitors from the United States do not need a passport to enter Puerto Rico, and the ease of travel attracts many tourists from the mainland United States each year.

In 2017, Hurricane Maria caused severe damage to the island and its infrastructure. Experts estimated the damage at $100 billion. An April 2019 report indicated that by that time, only a few hotels were still closed and that life for tourists in and around the capital had, for the most part, returned to normal. By October 2019, nearly all of the popular amenities for tourists in the major destinations such as San Juan, Ponce, and Arecibo were in operation on the island. The tourism industry was rebounding. This was important for the economy since tourism provides 10% of Puerto Rico’s GDP, according to Discover Puerto Rico.

Tourist destinations vary around the island. Located on the northwestern part of the island is a variety of excellent destinations. One is Aguadilla, where the old Ramey Air Force Base is located. Another is Arecibo, which is famous for its observatory. Finally, Rincón is a surfing hot spot for the island.

In 2015, Puerto Rico had 19 casinos, mainly located in San Juan.

Some of the Best Destinations in Puerto Rico

Bayamón has its Parque de las Ciencias (Science Park). Cabo Rojo is famous for its beautiful beaches. Cataño has the Bacardi factory, the world’s largest rum distillery.

Fajardo has the Fajardo Lighthouse, a luminescent bay, the Las Croabas fishing village, the Paso Fino horse national competition ring, and the Seven Seas beach. On the northeastern side, beaches in Luquillo include Balneario La Monserrate, Playa Azul, La Pared, and La Selva, where leatherback turtles often nest.

In the southwest are Mayagüez, home of the Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo and the local Medalla Brewery, and Ponce, with its 19th-century historic district. There are over 1,046 restored buildings, plus the world-renowned Museo de Arte de Ponce, the imposing Castillo Serrallés, the nostalgic Hacienda Buena Vista coffee plantation, and the whimsical Parque de Bombas firehouse in Ponce.

Puerto Rico is considered one of the best places in the world to catch Atlantic tarpon.