Lies on the northwestern-most point of the islet of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Named in honor of King Philip II of Spain, the fortification, also referred to as el Morro or promontory, was designed to guard the entrance to the San Juan Bay, and defend the city of Old San Juan from seaborne enemies. In 1983, during the Reagan Administration, the castillo was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in conjunction with the San Juan National Historic Site.
Toro Negro State Forest - The forest is located in the central region of the island. The forest covers 6,945 cuerdas (about 7,000 acres) of mountains, with heights that include Cerro de Punta, the highest peak in the island. It spans areas within the municipalities of Jayuya, Ponce, Orocovis, Juana Díaz, and Ciales, and consists of seven non-contiguous tracks of land. The largest segment of the forest is located in the municipalities of Jayuya and Ponce.
Puerto Rico's Culture: Famous Puerto Ricans: 1842--1912), historian, journalist, sociologist, novelist, and essayists, was born on January 11, 1842 in Cabo Rojo. He wrote an earlier history of the island, "Historia de Puerto Rico" (1904). He was named the Official Historian for Puerto Rico from 1903 until his dead. His books are considered an important contribution to the study of Puerto Rican history.