The ancient history of Puerto Rico begins with the ancient Amerindians that first made the island their home.    The migration of the nomadic Arawak peoples in 300 AD from present day Venezuela began the next chapter in Puerto Rico history, before they were either replaced or adapted to include the first longstanding group of people to live on Puerto Rico: the Taino Indians.

The ancient history of Puerto Rico begins with the ancient Amerindians that first made the island their home. The migration of the nomadic Arawak peoples in 300 AD from present day Venezuela began the next chapter in Puerto Rico history, before they were either replaced or adapted to include the first longstanding group of people to live on Puerto Rico: the Taino Indians.

☀ Puerto Rico ☀The taino history The Taínos were farmers and fishers, and practiced intensive root crop cultivation in conucos, or small raised plots. Manioc was the principal crop, but potatoes, beans, peanuts, peppers and other plants were also grown. Farming was supplemented with the abundant fish and shellfish animal resources of the region. Cotton was grown and spun into cloth, and along with the many other items produced by the skilled Taíno craftspeople, was used in a widespread…

☀ Puerto Rico ☀The taino history The Taínos were farmers and fishers, and practiced intensive root crop cultivation in conucos, or small raised plots. Manioc was the principal crop, but potatoes, beans, peanuts, peppers and other plants were also grown. Farming was supplemented with the abundant fish and shellfish animal resources of the region. Cotton was grown and spun into cloth, and along with the many other items produced by the skilled Taíno craftspeople, was used in a widespread…

Bomba is one of the traditional musical styles of Puerto Rico. It's the mixture of the 3 different cultures of the Island, the Spanish, African & Taino cultures. The base rhythm is played by 2 or more drums.  Bomba can be used as the generic name for a number of rhythms, its real meaning is about the encounter & creative relationship between dancers, percussionists, & singers. Bomba is a communal activity that still thrives in its traditional in Loíza, Santurce, Mayagüez, Ponce, & New York…

Bomba is one of the traditional musical styles of Puerto Rico. It's the mixture of the 3 different cultures of the Island, the Spanish, African & Taino cultures. The base rhythm is played by 2 or more drums. Bomba can be used as the generic name for a number of rhythms, its real meaning is about the encounter & creative relationship between dancers, percussionists, & singers. Bomba is a communal activity that still thrives in its traditional in Loíza, Santurce, Mayagüez, Ponce, & New York…

About Puerto Rico.  It's accurate, except for the name.  The original name was Borikén, the natives' name for the Island.  The Spaniards renamed it la Isla de San Juan Bautista, or the Island of St. John the Baptist.  Since all Spanish ships, leaving America full of gold, had to stop in the island for staples for their long voyage to Spain, the name was eventually changed to Puerto Rico or Rich Port, for all the gold that arrived in the Island.

About Puerto Rico. It's accurate, except for the name. The original name was Borikén, the natives' name for the Island. The Spaniards renamed it la Isla de San Juan Bautista, or the Island of St. John the Baptist. Since all Spanish ships, leaving America full of gold, had to stop in the island for staples for their long voyage to Spain, the name was eventually changed to Puerto Rico or Rich Port, for all the gold that arrived in the Island.

The History of Salsa is still debated who invented it?, where does it come from?. Two Countries are the centre of this debate Cuba and Puerto Rico. The truth of the matter is that salsa has and wil...

History Of Salsa

The History of Salsa is still debated who invented it?, where does it come from?. Two Countries are the centre of this debate Cuba and Puerto Rico. The truth of the matter is that salsa has and wil...

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The Story Behind the Vejigante Mask of Puerto Rico

Pictures of Ponce, Puerto Rico = The Serralles Castle, in "El VIJIA" now turn into a history museum.

Five Things Not To Do in Old San Juan

Pictures of Ponce, Puerto Rico = The Serralles Castle, in "El VIJIA" now turn into a history museum.

Las Cabezas de San Juan, Fajardo, P.R. The Spanish erected the lighthouse, officially lit on May 2, 1882, on the spot judged, in 1782, by Fray Iñigo Abbad y Lasierra, writer of the first formal history of Puerto Rico, as "the reference point of those who regularly navigate these islands."

Las Cabezas de San Juan, Fajardo, P.R. The Spanish erected the lighthouse, officially lit on May 2, 1882, on the spot judged, in 1782, by Fray Iñigo Abbad y Lasierra, writer of the first formal history of Puerto Rico, as "the reference point of those who regularly navigate these islands."

Traditional Puerto Rican dance

Traditional Dress of Puerto Rico: A blend of Jibaro & Bomba

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