Caribbean Tourism

The Flag

22 December 1995 was the 100th anniversary of the lone star flag of Puerto Rico, marked by hoisting it alone at the Ateneo Puertorriqueño, in clear violation of US law which states that the US flag should always be flown alongside state or other territorial flags. All over the island the flag was flown as a gesture of pride in Puerto Rican nationality.


The flag was first used on 22 December 1895 and adopted as a national symbol. In 1898 the flag became the mark of resistance to the US invasion; the lone star was the ‘guide of the patriots’, and in the 1930s it was adopted by the Nationalist Party. When Puerto Rico became a Commonwealth in 1952 it was officially adopted as the national flag but after the Cuban revolution the US administration became suspicious of nationalists and people who displayed the flag were considered subversives.


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North Coast Road

Route 2, the main road in the north, runs from Aguadilla through Quebradillas to Arecibo, then through urban areas to some extent from...

Excursions

Puerto Rico’s coastline is protected in many places by coral reefs and cays which are fun to visit and explore. La Cordillera is a nature...

Culture

Music & Dance The island was Spanish until 1898 and one of the oldest musical traditions is that of the 19th-century Danza, associated...

Culebra

Culebra about 11 kilometres long and five kilometres wide, is even better than Vieques, with less petty theft, less heavy drinking, more...

The Interior

Out of the metropolitan area, ‘on the island’ are a variety of excursions; as it is a small island it is possible to see forested mountains...

Boqueron

On the south side of the west coast is Boquerón, in Cabo Rojo district, which has an excellent beach for swimming. It is very wide and long...

Eastern Tour

An interesting round trip through the east half of the island can be done by a series of públicos from San Juan – Río Grande – Luquillo –...