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Publisher Comments:

Insight Guide Puerto Rico is an inspiring visual guide to this vivid and vibrant island, brought to life with hundreds of evocative photographs and lively features on history and culture. Our inspirational Best of Puerto Rico section highlights the country’s unmissable sights and experiences – such as exploring the dramatic Rio Camuy Caves and taking a boat to the glowing waters of Phosphorescent Bay. The comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information you need to plan your trip, and our selective listings bring you the author’s recommendations for the best and most authentic hotels, bars, and restaurants.

Lavish magazine-style features offer a unique insight into life in Puerto Rico, from folk art and festivals to wildlife and its national drink, rum. A detailed Places section, with full-color maps cross-referenced to the lively narrative, guides you around the entire island, with detailed descriptions of what to see, from El Morro, Old San Juan’s historic fortress, to remote villages and rainforest-cloaked mountains.

 

About the Author

Following a degree in Latin American Studies, Sarah Cameron has been traveling and writing on the Americas ever since, both as an economist for a British bank and more lately as an author of guide books. Sarah still dabbles in South America but concentrates on the Caribbean, with many titles for Insight Guides and Berlitz under her belt. When she is not touring the Caribbean sampling beaches and rum cocktails, she retreats to her 17th-century farmhouse in rural Suffolk (England).

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Best of Puerto Rico

A Heady Mix

The People of Puerto Rico

HISTORY

Decisive Dates

Beginnings

The Spanish Settlers

Self Rule and the United States

Modern Times

FEATURES

Puerto Rican Cusine

Island Art

Rhythym of the Tropics

Language

A Sporting Life

Ecotourism

Arecibo Observatory

Making Waves and Watching Whales

A Museum City

Folk Art

Festivals

Rum

Flora

PLACES

Introduction

Old San Juan

Metropolitan San Juan

The Northeast

The Southeast

The North

The West

The South

Cordillera Central

Outer Islands

TRAVEL TIPS

Transportation

Accommodations

Eating Out

Activities

A-Z Practical Information

Language

Further Reading

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781780051031
Author:
Cameron, Sarah
Publisher:
Insight Guides
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
Travel-Caribbean
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Puerto rico
Subject:
Caribbean
Edition Description:
Fifth Edition
Series:
Insight Guides
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.7 x 5.9 in

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