About Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico (or “Rich Port” as it is known in Spanish) is a self governing territory or Commonwealth of the Unites States. Commonly referred to as “The Island of Enchantment” or as “Borinquen” by locals, Puerto Rico is located in the Caribbean Ocean and is comprised of a number of islands that form an archipelago, including two of its most famous islands – Culebra and Vieques. The capital and largest city in Puerto Rico is San Juan, which is also home to the world famous Bacardi rum.
Getting to Puerto Rico is easy, as each year visitors arrive by cruise ship, pleasure craft and international air carriers, with daily flights arriving at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Carolina or at the Rafael Hernandez Airport in Aguadilla. The peak travel season is generally considered to be between December and May. For citizens of the United States, there is no need for a passport or visa. However, citizens of other countries must obtain a visa and can stay up to 90 days on a non-immigration visa. Puerto Rico’s unit of currency is the United States dollar.
Puerto Rico offers a variety of accommodations ranging from luxurious hotels, with casinos and entertainment, to beach cottages, eco-lodges, B width: 250px; margin: 0 10px 5px 0;” src=”http://www.puertorico.com/images/temp-img2.jpg” /> Puerto Rico is a favorite Caribbean destination and has something for everyone. Known as much for its beautiful people as it outdoor activities, Puerto Rico boasts some of the Caribbean’s most interesting museums. A visit to Puerto Rico could not be complete with stopping at the world’s finest art galleries and magnificent performing art theatres, such as the 19th century neoclassical Teatro la Perla and the Teatro Tapia opera house, built in 1824. Other famous attractions include tours of the historic district of Old San Juan where the Castillo de San Felipe del Morro (commonly referred to as “El Morro”) is within walking distance of the old town and offers spectacular ocean views of the San Juan harbor atop rocky cliffs.
Beaches and Water Sports
Some of the favorite activities of locals and tourists alike include spending time enjoying the island’s fine and unspoiled beaches along coastlines dotted with spectacular opportunities for water sports such as snorkeling, wind surfing, scuba diving and board surfing. Puerto Rico has many famous beaches for families as well as professional surfers. One of the more popular beaches is Luquillo Beach, which is known for its clear waters and spectacular lagoons at only about a forty minute drive from San Juan. Other famous beaches that are a must-see include Boquerón, Crashboat, Isla Verde, Shacks, and
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