Puerto Rico is an archipelago made up of about 143 islands, cays, and islets. Just like Hawaii is the major island of the islands of Hawaii, Puerto Rico is the major island of the islands of Puerto Rico. The largest islands consisting of Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, along with the islet of Old San Juan, are the only ones inhabited.
The world would be lost without its stories. They help us understand what happened and why, and human beings can also, we hope, learn from them. These short stories, by Puerto Rican authors and legends of the island, provide a history of its evolution and attempt to explain why things happened as they did. They don’t always have happy endings, but they do always have something to teach us.
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Often dubbed the Isle of Enchantment, Puerto Rico—flanked by the Dominican Republic to the west and the Virgin Islands to the east—is characterized by bone-white beaches, lush jungle, and a rich indigenous past and present. Whether you want to lounge on the sands, get to grips with the fraught history of this Caribbean archipelago, or hike through the dense rainforest, there’s something to suit you in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, is a Caribbean island and unincorporated territory of the United States. It is located in the northeast Caribbean Sea, approximately 1,000 miles southeast of Miami, Florida.