Puerto Rico, established as a United States Commonwealth in 1952, enjoys all the major benefits of a formal state without sacrificing its distinct Spanish heritage and Latin culture. The island uses U.S. currency, abides by federal laws, and offers financing opportunities similar to the mainland.
Bordering the Bahia Beach Resort and Golf Club you will find the El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rainforest in the United States National Forest system. With 28,000 acres of tropical palms, waterfalls and dense foliage, it provides endless adventure through a multitude of hiking trails. So beautiful is this forest that it was selected as a finalist during the “7 Wonders of Nature” global competition. The forest includes rare wildlife including the Puerto Rican Parrot, one of the ten most endangered species of birds in the world, along with 50 other bird species within this wildlife refuge.
The oldest settlement within the territory of the United States, Old San Juan is a remarkable centuries-old residential and commercial district where one will find more than 400 carefully restored 16th- and 17th-century Spanish colonial buildings, museums, and awe-inspiring restored forts. It is located on a small island connected to the mainland of Puerto Rico by two bridges and a causeway.
The city is characterized by its narrow cobblestone streets and colorful buildings and contains a diverse collection of gourmet restaurants, galleries, shops, jewelry stores, and cafes. Old San Juan is an unforgettable destination to savor the Spanish colonial atmosphere..
Puerto Rico is the Caribbean’s capital of gastronomic tourism. Visitors experience the rich and enticing flavors that this culinary melting pot has to offer, with globally recognized chefs who are known to break culinary paradigms and push beyond traditional boundaries. Impeccable taste and delighting creativity have earned them numerous national and international distinctions, among them the Top Chef Awards, La Grand Medaille d’Honneur, the Chef’s Hat Awards, and the National Chef’s awards.