Everything you need to know if you travel to Puerto Rico
13/05/24   |   Viajes

Everything you need to know if you travel to Puerto Rico

With pristine beaches and majestic mountains, 10 facts to know if you travel to Puerto Rico: weather, nature, languages, visa and more Redacción

Rich history and culture, exceptional food and cocktails, pristine beaches, majestic mountains, and experiences that nourish body and soul — all packed into one sun-kissed Caribbean paradise. The country is full of people who are welcoming and buena gente (which is Boricua lingo for kind and friendly). Here, you’ll feel like family instead of just a visitor. So, let’s start to discover everything you need to know if you travel to Puerto Rico.

The climate in Puerto Rico is warm and tropical (i.e., expect an afternoon shower during the summer months). The temperature varies between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. It can go down to about 60 degrees in the central mountainous area during December and January.

The Island has almost 300 miles of coastline and nearly the same number of beaches.

There are around 3.2 million people in Puerto Rico, and close to 5 million Puerto Ricans living in the U.S.

Alcoholic beverages
The legal age to consume alcoholic beverages in Puerto Rico is 18 years.

Puerto Rico has the largest shopping center in the Caribbean, Plaza Las Américas, and the most extensive rum factory globally, Casa Bacardí.

Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States where the official languages are Spanish and English. You may come across people who speak a mixture of both, or “Spanglish,” given the influence of the U.S. on the Island.

Puerto Rico is the smallest island of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean, located east of the Dominican Republic.

The currency used in Puerto Rico is the U.S. dollar.

¿Do I need a visa to travel to Puerto Rico?
Since Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, US citizens do not require a passport to enter the Island. However, they must always travel with a valid ID.

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