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Aerial Tour of Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico 4k Adventure

Thatdroneview

Top contributor Thatdroneview created this marvelous aerial tour of Puerto Rico, the United States Territory in the Caribbean Sea.  The video features bird's eye views of the island's crystal clear waters, mangrove-lined beaches, and the jade-colored mountains, and other natural and cultural features which make it a perennial favorite amongst Caribbean travel destinations. The video was shot using a combination of aerial footage from a DJI Phantom 4 drone and ground camera footage.  

Old San Juan

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Old San Juan Puerto Rico part 1 / Autel Evo

I-Drone-Aerial

Contributor and drone pilot I-Drone-Aerial created this stunning 4k aerial video of the old town of San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Located on the northern (Atlantic Ocean) shore of this US territory, San Juan was one of the first Spanish settlements in the Western Hemisphere.  Established in 1521, it's the third-oldest city established by Europeans in the "New World".  Given its strategic importance to the once-mighty Spanish Empire, San Juan became one of the world's most heavily fortified cities.   

Icacos, Guilligan and Culebrita Islands

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PUERTO RICO TOP 3 SPOTS , ICACOS, GUILLIGAN AND CULEBRITA

amazing787

Contributor amazing 787 created this stunning drone video of his top three spots in Puerto Rico, all of which are small islands lying off its coast.  First up is Icacos, which lies off the coast of Fajardo in the far northeastern corner of the country.  The next stop is Guilligan ("Gilligan's Island", after the popular 1960's TV show), off the coast of Guanica in southwestern PR.  Last is tiny Culebrita, an uninhabited island which lies off the coast of Culebra, a somewhat larger island off the eastern end of the main island. 

Vega Baja Beach

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Vega Baja Beach, Puerto Rico

Oscar.Alexis

Vega Baja beach (Playa de Vega Baja Cibuco) sits in roughly the center of the northern coastline of Puerto Rico, within the so called Bermuda Triangle which includes the island's Atlantic coast.  Part of the Greater San Juan metropolitan area, it is one of the most popular  beach areas on the north coast of this US island territory.  In this drone video, contributor Oscar Alexis used a drone and some creative post production editing to create a marvelous picture of the beach and the various aquatic activies available to its visitors such as jet-skiing.  

Puerto Rico by DJI Mavic Pro

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EXPLORING Puerto Rico

kazukihashiroto

With five days to spend in Puerto Rico, contributor and drone pilot kazukihashiroto wasted no time in getting the most out of his visit.  He ventured to all the attractions of the Caribbean island equipped with a DJI Mavic Pro drone and joined by his friends.  He captured aerial footage of all the good times they shared splashing in the warm sea, riding in boats, and chilling on the beach.  The video was shot prior to the island (a US territory) being devastated by Hurricane Maria in September, 2017.

Rainbow in the Central Mountain Range

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Rainbow at Cerro Mime Puerto Rico

amazing787

Prepare to be amazed by this drone video of a rainbow in the mountains of Puerto Rico, compliments of contributor amazing787.  The spot where this was captured is called Cerro Mime, and it's very near the geographic center of this US island territory in the Caribbean Sea.  The town is situated a bit to the northwest of Orocovis.  This area is part of the Central Mountain Range, a chain of mountains which runs across the length of the island and divides the northern and southern coastal plains areas.  

Old San Juan

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DJI Phantom 4: Old San Juan Puerto Rico, Over Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Sikview

San Juan is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, sitting on the northern coast of the country.  It was one of the oldest European settlements in the Western Hemisphere.  Due to its strategic importance, the most prominent landmarks in the city are a series of fortresses built by the Spanish to defend their prize territory.  In this video, contributor Sikview used a DJI drone to create this unforgettable aerial tour of the San Felipe fortress; known as El Morro, it was built between the 16th-18th centuries.

Dorado by Mavic Pro 2

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Puerto Rico - MPII

SDPilot

Contributor DPROV used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to create this stunning aerial view of Dorado, a town on the northern (Atlantic) coast of the island of Puerto Rico.  Dorado is situated about a half hour drive west of San Juan, the territory's capital and principal urban center.  It's considered part of the San Juan–Caguas–Guaynabo metropolitan area, qhich covers much of north-central Puerto Rico.  The town of Dorado gained international recognition when it hosted the second summit of the G7 countries in 1976.

Drones for Disaster Recovery in PR

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Post-Hurricane Mapping in Puerto Rico - Global Air Media

GlobalAirMedia

Hurricane Maria devestated large areas around the Caribbean Sea in late 2017.  Amongst the hardest hit areas was the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a US territory which bore the brunt of the historic storm.  The island saw some of the worst devastation from a natural disaster ever visited on US soil, with over a thousand people killed and some areas enduring months without power.  In this video, content creator Global Air Media shows how drone mapping was used in the disaster recovery. 

Abandoned Sugar Mill in Aguada

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Abandoned Sugar Mill, Aguada Puerto Rico

Pedro's airtime

For centuries, the economy of Puerto Rico was built on one commodity: sugar.  The sugar cane fields which ringed its coast fed some of the largest sugar mills in the world.  For a variety of reason, the industry went into decline begining in the 1930's, and production today is virtually non-existent. In this drone video by Pedro's Airtime, you'll get a bird's eye view of the now- abandoned Aguada mill, the first integrated mill on the island and for decades one of the world's largest.

Los Morrillos Lighthouse

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Los Morrillos Lighthouse, Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico

Pedro's airtime

Pedro's Airtime created this stunning drone video of one of the most important lighthouses in the Caribbean. Los Morrillos Lighthouse is in Cabo Roca, the town which sits in the the very southwestern corner of Puerto Rico.  The town is situated on the east side of the Mona Passage between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.  The lighthouse was built in 1882, and since then has played an important navigational role for ship traffic in and out of the Caribbean through these waters.

PR on the Eve of Maria

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Puerto Rico - Despacito

AndyOleck

Contributor AndyOleck created this magnificent aerial tour of Puerto Rico, taken in the summer of 2017 just months before the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. The video features bird's eye views of the natural and cultural scenery which is unique to the Caribbean: white sand beaches, spectacularly rocky stretches of coastline, lagoons, beautiful seaside ports, and more. It is hear-rendering to watch knowing the tragedy that was to ensue just weeks later.  

Crash Boat Beach

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Crash boat Aguadilla Puerto Rico

WillyMercado Photography

Contributor WillyMercado created this spectacular drone video of Crash Boat Beach in northwestern Puerto Rico.  It's the northernmost of a string of beaches which line the Bay of Aguadilla, with the port town of the same name in the center.  It's a beautiful beach area, more suitable to aquatic activities which thrive in calmer surfs, such as sailing and kiteboarding.  The area was once home to an important US Air Force Base, and the port was used to despatch rescues for downed airmen.  

Porta del Sol

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Porta del Sol Puerto Rico

Nelson A Velez P.R.

Porta del Sol is an official region of Puerto Rico, the US territory in the Caribbean Sea.  It consists of 17 municipalities and covers the westernmost portion of the island.  The region was established in 2003 as a means for the Puerto Rican government to promote tourism in an area that is far less densely populated than the rest of the island.  Porta Del Sol translates to "Doorway to the Sun".  Check it out from a bird's eye perspective in this beautiful drone video by contributor and drone pilot Nelson A Velez P.R.

One Week in PR

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LA ISLA DEL ENCANTO (ONE WEEK IN PUERTO RICO)

Drone One Media

Top contributor Drone One Media used a combination of two DJI drones and ground camera footage to create this amazing video record of a week in Puerto Rico.  Some of the highlights include El Yunque National Forest, home of Puerto Rico's highest peak and the only tropical rainforest under control of the US Forest Service.  You'll also see some amazing shots of the old city of San Juan (one of the oldest settlements of the Spanish Empire) and its mighty fortress on the Atlantic side of the island.   

Isabela: The Garden City

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Puerto Rico from the sky_Isabela

Pedro's airtime

Here's a stunning drone video from a historical town on the northwestern coast of Costa Rica, compliments of contributor Pedro's Airtime.  The town of Isabela is located near the western end of the territory's long northern coastline along the Atlantic Ocean.  Named after Queen Isabelle, the 15th century Queen who was instrumental in launching Spain on its Age of Exploration, it's also known as the Garden City due to the extensive presence of wildflowers in the cityscape.  

Isabele Post-Maria

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Road Trip to Isabela 4K | Puerto Rico

Gerald Lizardo

Contributor Gerald Lizaro traveled to Isabela, Puerto Rico in the months following Hurricane Maria to create this remarkable video of showing the island's slow recovery from the devastating hurricane.  Isabele is one of the principal cities on the northwestern coast of the island.  It's considered part of the Aguadilla–Isabela–San Sebastián metropolitan area, which covers the northwestern corner of the island.  The town is named after Isabele I, the Queen of Castile (Spain) in the late 15th century.  

Old San Juan

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Drone Series: Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Iris Films

San Juan, Puerto Rico is one of the best-preserved vestiges of the once-great Spanish Empire in the Western Hemisphere.  It's the third-oldest Spanish capital city in the America's; only Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and Panama City in Panama are older, and only by a few years.  Situated towards the eastern end of Puerto Rico's northern (Atlantic) coastline, the old city is dominated by the Fortress of San Juan.  Check out the old city from above in this drone video by Iris Films.   

Arecibo

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Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Airtistry

Here's a nice aerial view of Arecibo, one of the principal towns on the northwestern side of the island of Puerto Rico.  It's located about 80 km (around 50 mi.) west of San Juan, the territorial capital city.  Arecibo is perhaps best known for a spot not on its coast but some ways inland: the Arecibo Observatory.  Located in the southern part of the municipality, until 1916 it was the world's largest radio telescope.  The video was created by contributor and drone pilot Airtistry.  

Dorado, Greater San Juan Area

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Dorado Puerto Rico

Nelson A Velez P.R.

Here's an awesome bird's eye view of a town on the northern coast of Puerto Rico, compliments of contributor and drone pilot Nelson A. Velez P.R.  Dorado is situated on the territory's northern (Atlantic Ocean) coastline, about 25 km (around 15 mi.) west of the capital, San Juan.  While Dorado has roots as an independent village, it's now considered part of the sprawling San Juan–Caguas–Guaynabo metropolitan area which covers much of the eastern half of this United States territory island.  

Hatillo, Northern Coast

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Hatillo,Puerto Rico

Nelson A Velez P.R.

This drone video by Nelson A. Velez P.R. will show you a once-remote part of Puerto Rico that is now on the outskirts of greater San Juan.  It's called Hatillo, and it's located about three-quarters of the way down PR's northern coast moving west - roughly in the the same distance from the western edge as San Juan is from the eastern edge.  Despite being a good distance from the capital, it's now considered part of the western edge of the San Juan–Caguas–Guaynabo metropolitan area, the principal urban concentration in this US territory.   

Castillo San Felipe del Morro

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Castillo San Felipe del Morro, San Juan By Drone | 4K

Invincible Storm Films

Top contributor Invincible Storm Films created this beautiful video of the Castle of San Felipe (Castillo San Felipe del Morro) in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The original fort was built in the mid-16th century to help defend the port of San Juan, which was considered one of the most important spots in the then-young Spanish Empire in the New World.  It was rebuilt later that century with a design that was considered the most advanced in the world and was used for nine other sites in key cities around the Empire.  

Birth of the New World Statue

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La Estatua De Colón

Bumble Bee Productions

Here's an aerial view of the tallest statue in North America, compliments of contributor Bumble Bee Productions.  It's called the Birth of the New World (La Estatua de Colón), and it's located on the northern shore of Puerto Rico.  The sculpture was created in the 1990's to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's first great voyage.  However, despite being offered to several US cities, it sat in disassembled form until the city of Arecibo agreed to be its permanent home in 2016.  

Culebra's Flamenco Beach

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Flamenco Beach

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Puerto Rico's Flamenco Beach lies on the island of Culebra, which sits about 30 km (around 17 mi.) to the east of the "mainland" island.  With only 2,000 residents spread across 60 square km (around 12 square mi.), the island is perfect for those seeking to avoid crowded beach destinations.  Flamenco appeared in the #13 spot in a recent survey of the world's best beaches by Coastal Living.  You can check out this beautiful bit of paradise from a bird's eye perspective in this drone video.  

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