The attraction of the archipelago state of Puerto Rico, located northeast of the Caribbean to the west of the Virgin Islands and the eastern Dominican Republic. In addition to the main island, Puerto Rico, are part of the archipelago islands Vieques, Culebra and Mona, among others. Is known worldwide as “The Island of Enchantment” for its spectacular beaches and majestic climates.
The climate of Puerto Rico is mostly tropical with high temperatures remain around 27 ° C throughout the year. The area south of the island is a little hotter than the north and the mountainous interior is much cooler than the coast. The hurricane season extends from June to November and the rains are common throughout the year.
As the U.S. territory, entry requirements are the same as visiting any other territory of the same nation. Almost all tourists are required to process a visa, in addition to having a passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival in the country. The requirements also have a return ticket, sufficient funds to cover the costs of stay and the necessary documentation to leave the country. If you come from mainland USA there is no immigration controls.
The official currency is the U.S. dollar (USD), in which Puerto Rico is called “weight”. ATMs and exchange offices are plentiful. All major credit cards and travelers checks are generally accepted.
Some restaurants and hotels add to their accounts an extra 10-17% for the service, if a tip is expected by 15%. It is also customary to give gratuities to taxi drivers and bar staff.
With regard to health issues, there are no immunization requirements to visit the country, however it is recommended that tourists take a day doses core. Annually reported number of dengue cases, it is essential to take precautions against mosquitoes. It is advisable to take bottled water to avoid stomach problems. Fruits and vegetables purchased in markets must be carefully washed and peeled before eating. While the level of care and medical facilities is good, it can be a bit expensive, it is suggested to hire a medical insurance for the trip.
The security situation in Puerto Rico are nice, but tourists are advised to take basic precautions to prevent theft or problems.
Places to Visit:
San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital, is one of the most popular Caribbean ports. The city is divided into three districts, the historic Old San Juan, the area of beaches and hotels and suburbs. Of these three, which attracts more tourists is the historic district, the old walled city that dates back almost 500 years ago and still maintains some of the original buildings and cobbled streets. In San Juan is worth visiting the Spanish Fort San Felipe del Morro and Castillo de San Sebastian Fortress, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the White House and the Book, the University of Puerto Rico and the Museum of Art.
Fajardo, although not one of the most attractive cities, is a mecca for divers. Some of the possibilities there are to enjoy in Fajardo excursions to nearby islands, uninhabited and surrounded by coral reefs. The beaches of Luquillo and Seven Seas, surrounded by forests, are among those that are best for snorkeling and swimming. Apart from these beaches is in the Fajardo El Yunque Caribbean National Forest and Nature Reserve Las Cabezas de San Juan. Another good option is to visit the nearby islands of Vieques and Culebra.
The attractive city of Ponce, dating from the sixteenth century Spanish past, is located in the center of the south coast of the island. There you can enjoy the colonial architecture and beaches. In addition, the city has a busy port, Playa de Ponce Port, the largest in the country. Here the beaches are also ideal for diving, especially Guanhães and The Coffin Island.
Take pleasure in the island of enchantment, Puerto Rico!