- Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States and is located in the northeastern part of the Caribbean Sea.
- Puerto Rico has 3 small islands off of its coast; Mona, Culebra, and Vieques.
- Puerto Rico no longer observes daylight savings time.
- Puerto Ricans are natural-born citizens of the United States.
- Puerto Rico does not have a vote in the United States Congress, which governs the territory with full jurisdiction under the Puerto Rico Federal Relations Act of 1950.
- As a U.S. territory, American citizens residing on the island are disenfranchised at the national level and may not vote for president and vice president of the United States.
- Puerto Ricans often call the island Borinquen – a derivation of Borikén, its indigenous Taíno name, which means “Land of the Valiant Lord”
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What Is One Thing You Would Tell Travelers Traveling To Your Beautiful Island?
- If you are an American citizen, you do not need a passport! To some this seems like an obvious statement, but to others they have no idea.
- You do not need an international calling plan either. Yes, it is in the Caribbean and feels like a whole new world, but it is still in your cell phones reach.
- Some people ask is they need a VISA as well, that isn’t necessary either.
- The islands first language is Spanish. Learn a couple of phrases and you’ll be good to go.
- The currency is the same as America. The regular question an islander gets from a mainlander American is, “What is your currency?”
- There is an incredibly small chance you will get Zika Virus (ZIKV). Always travel to the beach with Mosquito Spray as well as your sunblock though, better be safe than sorry.
- Some of the worlds best waves are caught on “Airplane Beach“. Pack your surfboards and hit the waves.
- Puerto Rico isn’t an expensive vacation. It is only expensive as you make it.
- If you love history, Puerto Rico is the island for you.
- The entire Island can be traveled by vehicle which can take up to two hours (depending on traffic) to get from one side to the other. So, if you are on the Atlantic side and want to go to the Caribbean side, no problem.
Puerto Rico’s rich history, tropical climate, diverse natural scenery, renowned traditional cuisine, and attractive tax incentives make it a popular destination for travelers from around the world.