VISIT PUERTO RICO
Puerto Rico’s Porta del Sol
Puerto Rico’s Porta del Sol is a stunning tourism region in western Puerto Rico. It consists of several municipalities in the western coast out of which, Isabela, Boquerón Cabo Rojo, and Guánica are among the most and visited in Puerto Rico by travelers around the world and by many residents from the whole island. Porta del Sol was established in 2003 by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. The name translates to “Doorway to the Sun”, is a “Tour de Force”, and we offer you four rentals to cover “whole enchilada”!
Our casa in Isabela is in the city known as the surfing mecca on the whole island and probably the Caribbean! Go beach hopping from Villa Pesquera all the way to Crash Boat beach in Aguadilla!
Our two properties in Boquerón, Cabo Rojo are so close to amazing sandy beaches that cater unparallel relaxation opportunities on beaches like the famous Playa Buyé, Boquerón”s balneario and Playa El Combate, with their excellent restaurants. Our casa in Villa Taina has it’s own private beach, an adult and a children’s swimming pools. The casa in Boquerón is within walking distance to the famous El Poblado city, has controlled access and a new swimming pool.
Our casa in Ensenada, Guanica has the Perfect location, just minutes from Playa Santa, La Parguera, Playa Tamarindo, Caña Gorda y La Playita Rosada (La Parguera). Catch the ferry to Gilligan’s Island P.R, enjoy the Dry Forest hiking experience with Fort Capron. So many beaches, so little time, but Gilligan’s island is a mandatory visit!
Things To Do
TAINO INDIAN'S CAVE
PLAZA DE RECREO
PASEO LINEAL ISABELA
COLUMBUS MONUMENT ARECIBO
A must see to believe!
Dubbed Birth of the New World, the colossal sculpture was assembled on the northern coast of Puerto Rico, in the city of Arecibo (roughly 45 miles west of San Juan). At the time of its dedication, in 2016, the structure officially became the tallest statue in the hemisphere.
While the statue ended up in Puerto Rico, the work of art was originally planned to have been a donation to the U.S. to mark the 500th anniversary of Columbus’s landfall in 1492. It was first turned down by Columbus, Ohio, before other cities (including New York, Boston, Cleveland, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami) followed suit. Eventually, after years of discussions, Birth of the New World finally found a home in Puerto Rico, where Columbus arrived in 1493.
CAMUY AMAZING CAVES PUERTO RICO
“Cueva Clara de Empalme” or Clara Cave is the main attraction at the Rio Camuy Cave Park. A single chamber of this cave system has been developed for the public, starting in 1986. Regular cavern guided tour and audio tours are available at the site. Since November 2010, night tours called ECO NIGHTS have been organized weekly under special reservations. The tours start with the screening a short movie in a 90-seat theater, explaining the Rio Camuy Cave System and site safety rules, followed by a train ride that takes visitors into the entrance of Clara Cave. The huge chamber is 700 ft (212m) in length and 215 ft (65m) high. Once inside this chamber, visitors are able to see an entrance from the roof of “Sumidero de Empalme” that is 60m from the surface, as well as stalactites, stalagmites, unique formations and thousands of bats.
GILLIGAN'S ISLAND FERRY BOAT IN GUÁNICA PUERTO RICO
Gilligan’s Island nicknamed after the popular TV show, is one of Puerto Rico’s cays you can’t miss. Cayo Aurora, the cay’s formal name, is a mile off the coast of Guánica on the southwest coast of Puerto Rico. Gilligan’s Island is part of the Biosphere Reserve of Guanica and managed by the Department of Natural Resources (DRNA). Cayo Aurora is one of the three cays that make up Cayos de Caña Gorda (Caña Gorda Cays)
Cayo Aurora is on the west side, Isla Ballena on the east side separated from the mainland by a channel of about 65 feet, and Cayo Honda is the cay in between.
Guánica, Puerto Rico: At the time Juan Ponce de León took possession of the Island, there were about twenty villages or yucayeques, Cacique Agüeybana, was chief of the Taínos. He lived at Guánica, the largest Indian village in the island, on the Guayanilla River.
Guánica was founded in 1508. … Guánica is the place where most historians concur Christopher Columbus landed during his second voyage to the New World in 1493, and later in 1898 became the site where General Miles and the U.S. troops landed to take Puerto Rico from the Spanish, during the Spanish-American War.