Puerto Rico

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Travel information about Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States which name translates to Spanish as “Rich Port”. With a total area of 9,104 km and a population of 3,674,209, this place is full of mountains, waterfalls, and tropical rainforest. It also features colorful structures and massive, centuries-old fortresses.

Capital city of Puerto Rico: San Juan

Closest neighbors to Puerto Rico: East of the Dominican Republic, northeastern of the Caribbean, west of both the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands and and it’s also at the southeast of Florida, USA.

Best times to visit Puerto Rico: Best time to visit is Mid-April to June for it is spring and the weather is still sunny and breezy. June is the hottest time of the month but you are able to witness San Juan’s best events where street fair and tasting booth are present.

How to get to Puerto Rico: There are 13 non-stop flights from Puerto Rico to the US that will take you just 4 hours from New York to San Juan.

Visa requirements for Puerto Rico: There is no visa and passport required for US citizens, you’ll just need to show some official government-issued identification such as driver’s license.

Currency of Puerto Rico: The currency is United States Dollar.

Official Language of Puerto Rico: The official languages are Spanish and English.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Puerto Rico

There are 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Puerto Rico.

  • La Fortaleza
  • El Morro
  • Castillo de San Cristóbal


Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.


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