Puerto Rico and Us Virgin Islands Guideby Janet Groene, Gordon Groene
Puerto Rico offers terrific beaches and water sports, world-class resorts,
Janet Groene, a long-time travel writer, sets her sights on America`s own piece of the Caribbean by presenting a thorough guide to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Groene is the author of Open Road`s nearly 900-page Caribbean Guide, which covers every island group in the region.
Puerto Rico offers terrific beaches and water sports, world-class resorts, sophisticated shopping, and fun nightlife. Stay at a charming paradore (country inn) or a luxury resort overlooking the sea in San Juan. The island`s mountains are a magnet for hikers and naturalists, where some of the region`s best coffee is harvested. Visit old forts and castles, the second oldest church in the Americas, the only tropical rain forest in the US national forest system, beautiful waterfalls, picturesque fishing villages, and of course the Bacardi Rum Plant! At night relax to traditional folklore music and flamenco, or dance the night away to some of the best Latin jazz in the world.
The US Virgin Islands - St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John - features old sugar plantations, the most extensive dutyfree shopping in the islands, alluring beaches,fantastic resorts and quaint inns, notable dining, and lots of hidden pockets where you can get away from it all just two hours out of Miami. St. John is virtually all national park land, one of the only parks where rangers will lead you on a guided snorkeling tour around wrecks and reefs! Board a sightseeing submarine in St. Thomas, join the cruise ship daytrippers in their quest for the perfect souvenir, or visit Mountain Top for a close look at tropical birds and unique flora. And all three islands feature first-rate water sports and beautiful unspoiled beaches.
Travel planning tips, best places to stay, all sorts of interesting sidebars, and great historical and cultural background round out this exhaustive guide.
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