Discover the paradise of Palmeras
This coastal town hides a story full of adventures and emotions that you cannot miss. Let me take you on a journey through the past of this wonderful city, and discover why Guánica is an essential destination for any traveler looking for adventure and excitement.
Guánica, known as “El Paraiso del Eterno Verano”, has a long history that dates back to the time of the Taino Indians, who inhabited this region more than 2,000 years ago. The Taínos called Guánica “Guaynía”, which means “place of fresh water”, due to the large number of rivers and streams that flow through the region. The Taínos lived by fishing, hunting and agriculture, and they left their mark on the history of Guánica.
During the Spanish colonization, Guánica was one of the first places that the conquerors set foot on the island. The Spanish were impressed by the beauty of the region and established a town there in 1508. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Guánica was one of the main producers of sugar cane in Puerto Rico. African slaves worked on the sugar plantations and contributed greatly to the region’s economy.
In 1898, during the Spanish-American War, Guánica was the scene of a major battle between Spanish forces and US troops. American soldiers landed on Guánica beach and established an outpost in the city. This victory was crucial to the American victory in the war and marked the beginning of American influence in Puerto Rico.
But the history of Guánica is not just a story of war and conquest. It is also a story of natural beauty and adventure. Guánica is home to the Guánica Dry Forest Natural Reserve, a 9,000-acre natural treasure that is one of the most important areas of dry forest in the world. The reserve is home to more than 700 species of plants, many of which are endemic to the island. It is also home to a wide variety of animals, including the Concho toad, iguanas, and birds.
But that is not all. Guánica is a paradise for lovers of the sea and water sports. The Guánica coast has numerous beaches, such as Playa Santa, Playa Tamarindo, Playa Manglillo, and Playa Ballena, where you can practice activities such as surfing, paddleboarding, and fishing. In addition, Guánica is the starting point for kayak and boat excursions to the bioluminescent bay, one of the most impressive natural wonders of Puerto Rico.
In short, the history of Guánica is one of bravery, adventure, and natural beauty. This seaside town has much to offer travelers looking for a unique and exciting experience.
Our vision is to make Palmeras the main vacation center for all tourists who want to know the South Coasts of the Island. We will serve as guides so that our visitors can visit each treasure that Guánica and its surroundings hide.