TRAVEL GUIDE to PUERTO RICO
This is your ultimate travel guide to Puerto Rico!
CAPITAL: SAN JUAN
Puerto Rico is American soil. Although Puerto Rico is an American territory, it competes as an individual country in Miss Universe contests and the Olympics.
It is actually located in the Caribbean and has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Flamenco beach, found in Culebra, has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Beaches in the world on multiple occasions.
It is known for its delicious food, the longest zipline in the world, and it’s the world’s leading rum producer: 80% of the rum consumed in the United States is produced on the island. If you are not a fan of rum, know that the piña colada was invented in Puerto Rico.
There is no reason not to visit Puerto Rico. It has one of the richest artistic, cultural, and historical heritages of all periods.
SAY HELLO IN PUERTO RICO:
¡Hola! = Hello – both used in Puerto Rico
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USMCA: The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entered into force on July 1, 2020, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The former North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was the most important feature of the U.S.-Mexico bilateral commercial relationship. As of January 1, 2008, all tariffs and quotas were eliminated on U.S. exports to Mexico and Canada. The new agreement, USMCA creates a more balanced environment for trade and supports high-paying jobs for Americans, and will grow the North American economy.
Currency: The official currency of Puerto Rico is the United States Dollar (USD), but they call it simply peso or dollar.
CARD PAYMENTS AND CASH WITHDRAWALS:
Credit cards are widely accepted throughout Puerto Rico, mainly Visa and Mastercard. If you would like some cash, there are ATMs all around Puerto Rico. Nevertheless, carry a small amount of cash on you at all times. Also, you might want to take a REVOLUT card with you, to eliminate bank fees.
Plugs: In Puerto Rico, the plugs are type A and B. Plug type A has two flat parallel pins and plug type B has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin. The standard voltage is 120 V, and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
Connexion: Puerto Rico had the second-fastest internet speed in Latin America and the Caribbean. Wi-Fi connection everywhere you go, free or on demand.
Best Time to visit
Puerto Rico has a lot to offer in every season, so I would suggest deciding in advance what you want to do and afterward looking at when would be the best time to visit.
If you want to go to The Caribbeans, try going from August until October, when you have warm temperatures. I’ve been to the Caribbean in May, and it was OK, hot weather, with some rain, but not too much.
Also, note that hurricanes are common in the tropics. The last big hurricane before Maria in 2017 was back in 1931. Hurricane season lasts from June through November so check the forecast before your vacation.
December to May is peak season, so prices tend to go up. Plan ahead if you want to visit in this period.