Puerto Rico – the Heart of a Caribbean Getaway

As a Caribbean tourist destination, Puerto Rico competes with other fabulous islands, about 7,000 of then, as well as costal countries bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. You have the island countries of Cuba, Haiti, the Antilles, Bermuda, Turks and Calicos, the Cayman Islands, Aruba, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica as well as another US territory, the US Virgin Islands. It also competes with the tourist sites in Mexico, Belize, and Central American countries like Panama and Honduras

But if you are looking for a Caribbean vacation holiday without the anxieties of a totally different culture greeting you when you step down the plane, look no farther than Puerto Rico. It’s a self-governing US territory, a commonwealth of the USA with an official currency that won’t require you to bother with any exchange rates. That’s because its currency s also the US dollar.  And while most Puerto Ricans converse in Spanish, American English is widely spoken and understood. That’s another strongly familiar feature US tourists would have no problem with.

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Getting To the Islands

The commonwealth has three islands apart from the main Puerto Rico. To its
west is Isla Mona and to the east are Culebra and Vieques (Little Island).  Getting to the main island of Puerto Rico is a no-brainer. The main airport is the Luis Muñoz Marín International (SJU, ATA 3-ketter code) located in the city of Carolina, 14 km from the capital city of San Juan and considered the major airline hub of the Caribbean. All major US airlines like Continental, American Eagle, Jet Blue, Spirit and Delta provide scheduled services to the airport while charters also abound. In addition, just about every major city has an airport, though smaller in size and passenger gates.

And if you’re a US citizen traveling from the US, you can leave your passport behind.  A simple government-issued ID pictures is all that you need.  For most other nationals visiting the islands, you’ll need a visa just like entering the US.

December to April is the best time to visit the island when a basically mild tropical clime is at its best with little rainfall.  This is also considered peak period for tourist visitors while April to December is lean when you get lower rates for airlines and hotels.  Just monitor the weather movement closely during these months as storms and hurricanes visit the islands

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Puerto Rico has a dynamic economy and is a commonwealth of the United States of America and the people are US citizens with similar currency and defense and don't require work visas to live and work there. Visiting Puerto Rico can be done at any time of the year, as it's wonderfully sunny all the time. It is a naturally beautiful country as it still maintains its charm by retaining its cultural traditions whilst still progressing towards civilization. Puerto Rico is a diverse place and you can do as little or as much as you like. When traveling to Puerto Rico we recomment all travellers purchase travel insurance.

Basic Facts

Location : Approx. 1,000 miles south east of Florida , with the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south. East is St. Thomas , west is the Dominican Republic . 
Size : 3508 square miles 
Climate : Tropical, average temperature of 78ºF. Sunny coastline with rainy interior. 
Currency : U.S. Dollar
Languages : Spanish and English 
People : Warm & friendly 
Beaches : Over 200 miles, beautiful and sandy 
Politics : Commonwealth of the United States 
Electrical current : AC-110 volts, same as the United States mainland