Puerto Rico‘s nickname , Island of Enchantment is fitting in every way. Sandy beaches, palm trees, and tropical breezes make it a favorite destination to live and vacation. Rugged mountains and a verdant rain forest attract adventure travelers, and lavish hotels with ocean-side golf courses embrace those who crave luxury. The climate is wonderful, with temperatures usually around 75-80 degrees. There are sunny beaches, and high mountains; lush tropical rain forest and arid desert regions; early forts and cobble stoned streets next to modern communities.
Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Puerto Rico in 1493 on his second voyage of discovery, and originally named it San Juan Bautista in honor of Saint John the Baptist. The name of the island’s present day capital, San Juan, honors the name Columbus first gave the island.