Learn about the geographical division of Puerto Rico.
While writing about Puerto Rico, I realised that may be not everyone is familiar to the geographical division of this small but beautiful island. So, I decided to write a short article about the different regions and the departments that belong to each one in particular.
Puerto Rico is an island in which you can find all kinds of different landscapes, from beautiful white sand beaches with crystal clear water (because it is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea) to green jungle mountains. As a consequence, there a lot of different activities you can enjoy if you decide to come to Puerto Rico (I wrote about this in another blog). Added to this, people in Puerto Rico are excellent hosts, so proud of their land and accomplishments, and so eager to entertain tourist. So let’s take a look to the different departments of Puerto Rico!
North Region – Porta Atlantico
Land of caves and rivers and coast. Here there are the most impressive attractions of the Island: Camuy Caves and the Arecibo Telescope. This region has a lot to offer, such as, archaeological and historical exhibitions, blow minded beaches and intensive forests. This is the list of towns that belong to Porta Atlantico: Arecibo, Barceloneta, Bayamon, Camuy, Catano, Corozal, Dorado, Florida, Guaynabo, Hatillo, Isabela, Manati, Morovis, Quebradillas, Rio Piedras, San Sebastian, San Juan, Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Vega Alta, Vega Baja.
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
This is the biggest mountainous area of Puerto Rico and it almost divides the Island in halves. It is characterized by the Cordillera Central which rises to heights between 3500 and 4400 feet above sea level. The cool climate through out the year and the rainfall in this region have made this area an important agricultural center. The Porta Cordillera includes: Adjuntas, Aguas Buenas, Aibonito, Barranquitas, Cavey, Ciales, Cidra, Comerio, Jayuya, Las Marias, Lares, Maricao, Naranjito, Orocovis, Utuado.