Juan Ponce de Leon was the first Spanish explorer to record a visit to what is now Florida. He left Puerto Rico on March 4 and arrived on the Florida coast on April 2, 1513 with three ships, the Santiago, the San Cristobal, and the Santa Maria de la Consolacion. He named his discovery La Florida, in honor of the Easter Season and the Spanish festival of flowers ("Pascua Florida").
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