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Isla de Cabras Leprosarium

Isla de Cabras Leprosarium

Isla de Cabras, a small islet at the western entrance of San Juan Bay, is the home of Parque Nacional Isla de Cabras. Although this island appears unremarkable, it was once home to a former leper colony.   At the end of the Spanish-American War, the United States took...
Arecibo Observatory

Arecibo Observatory

The Arecibo Observatory is the home of the William E. Gordon Telescope, the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope and planetary radar. Dr. William E. Gordon, then of Cornell University, came up with the idea of using radar to study the ionosphere....
BONUS Reactor

BONUS Reactor

Located on Puerto Rico’s west coast, Rincón is known for picturesque sunsets, whale watching during the winter, and most importantly surfing. The municipality is home to Puerto Rico’s best surfing, and it became famous after hosting the 1968 World Surfing...
Plaza Las Delicias

Plaza Las Delicias

Ponce is Puerto Rico’s largest city outside the San Juan metropolitan area. Named after Juan Ponce de León y Loayza, the great-grandson of Juan Ponce de León, Ponce is an afterthought to most visitors to Puerto Rico.   There is a lot of historical architecture...
Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery

Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery

In 1863, the Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery opened. Bounded by San Juan’s City Walls, the Atlantic Ocean, and La Perla neighborhood, the cemetery is the final resting place for many notable Puerto Ricans.   After walking underground through a small...