Singer Ricky Martin made a 24-hour visit to his native Puerto Rico to enjoy the island's warm Caribbean waters.

"I had to do it. I had to go in the sea," the singer said in a Twitter posting Monday that accompanied a photograph of one of his hands making the victory sign with a beach as background.

The singer said he was just taking a quick break from New York, where he is wrapping up his stint in the musical "Evita" at the Marquis Theater on Broadway.

The El Nuevo Dia newspaper, meanwhile, published a photo of Martin posing with several fans on Monday at the Las Americas shopping center in San Juan. EFE