Puerto Rico  Journey

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This page provides photos and maps for visiting areas showing the beauty of the Island and places of importance to our students.

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This page divides the Island map into four major geographical areas. San Juan, the Eastern Islands and El Yunque Rain Forest are linked to their own pages as are diving pages. Click and enjoy the sights of my visits to the Island over a 12 year period as part of IIT's effort to recruit STEM students to Chicago and give them a place to show their Island to roommates and new friends.

PR west mapPR east map Tourist maps of the West (78k) and East (61k) sides of Puerto Rico will help you locate places of interest. The white sand beaches and coral reefs are mainly on the north coast. The mountains run the length of the center rising 4,000 ft. at their highest point. The Arecibo Observatory is in the mountains south of the city. The driest area is the south west section. Boqueron Beach is on the southwest coast and Luquillo Beach is on the northeast coast near the town of Fajardo. The El Yunque rain forest and its waterfalls are just south of Luquillo. Large waves crash the lava cliffs at Isabela and roll in near Rincon. The eastern islands, with their ports and beautiful beaches are 6 and 25 miles off shore from Fajardo. The Island's weather is usually mild year round although major hurricanes strike the island every several years.
PR west roadmap PR east
roadmap Use the West (149k) and East (151k) roadmaps to find major roads pointing you in the right direction. Using the toll roads and freeways, you can cover distances quickly: less than 2hr . to Ponce, less than 1hr. to Fajardo, and 1hr. to Arecibo from San Juan (non-rush hour). Two-lane highways between major towns travel at half that average speed and the good mountain roads can be difficult at 30 mph. Its a good investment to buy ($2.95) a Gousha roadmap of the Island. Roads are not always well marked.

Other Sources of Information

Other Puerto Rico Sites of Interest

pr icon   Government of Puerto Rico, La Fortaleza
pr icon   Puerto Rico, USA - Home Page
pr icon   Internet Travel Agency
pr icon   Puerto Rico, City Net
pr icon   pr icon   Welcome to Puerto Rico
pr icon   Caribbean Internet- Caribe Sites
pr icon   Accion Puertorriquena y Amigos
pr icon   Puerto Rico es La Isla del Encanto
pr icon   Home Page for IPRNet
pr icon   Puerto Rico, Shining Star of the Caribbean
pr icon   Puerto Rico Fact Sheet (CIA)
pr icon   PR WWW Servers
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