Before start tour to Caribbean Island Puerto Rico country first we know little about it.
Puerto Rico officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and briefly called Porto Rico and alsoValiant Lord. located in the northeast Caribbean Sea, approximately 1,000 miles (1,600 km) southeast of Miami, Florida.
Puerto Rico is an unincorporated U.S. island, with a countryside of mountains, waterfalls and the rainforest of El Yunque. The region of Isla Verde is famous for its hotel strip, beach bars and casinos in San Juan, the city’s capital and largest city. The neighborhood Old San Juan has colorful colonial Spanish buildings and massive,
Puerto Rico is a lovely country that thrives on tourism and production. There are vibrant people in the country, that love families, parties and spend time outside. The beautiful and moderate climate draws people into the country every year and even moves around. Since it is a United States territory, tourism originates there greatly.
|Capital City:||San Juan|
|Largest city||San Juan|
|Official language||Spanish, but all speak English|
|Currency||United States Dollar|
|Calling code||+1-787, +1-939|
|9,104 km2(3,515 sq mi)|
|Independence||unincorporated territory of the United States|
|population||3.3 million people. (0.33 crores=33 lakhs) |
This is a 3,508,000 (3.5 million) populous country in Caribbean Islands,
There is much to be enjoyed in Puerto Rico, an island with old Spanish charm and modern attractions and accommodations.
Go east to find the beautiful Luquillo beaches and the frog-spotted forests of El Yunque, or south to see off-the-beaten-track Ponce, complete with curious multi-coloured cathedrals and some of the emptiest sands on the island.
Boasting over 500 years of history and culture, Old San Juan – a registered UNESCO World Heritage site and the historic colonial settlement within the capital, San Juan – is the oldest city in Puerto Rico. There is no other Caribbean island with a greater number of art galleries, museums or festivals dedicated
Puerto Rico’s yearly calendar is teeming with mesmerising cultural events, such as the Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián in January, which marks the end of the holiday season, and the Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest, which brings together Latin jazz stars from all over the world. Furthermore, Puerto Rico’s top-quality gastronomy is deeply intertwined with the island’s culture: the unique flavours that have been passed from generation to generation – beginning with the Taíno Indians and later influenced by the Spanish, while adding the tastes imported by African slaves – have melded together to create a full gourmet experience that has delighted visitors for decades. Puerto Rico is also the birthplace of the world-famous piña colada cocktail.
- The US dollar is this territory’s official currency. But it is known by natives as the “peso” or “dolar.”
- It is a name Puerto Rico (rich port) that derives from the abundance of gold that was found on the island by the initial Spanish settlers.
- The African slaves are imported to support the production of the island’s cattle, sugar cane, coffee
- For nearly 60 years, two-thirds of the island had been a U.S. naval base. For bombing and military training purposes the Navy used the region extensively. However, the area was deserted as a Navy base and eventually turned into a wildlife reserve after an accidental civilian death.
- The most popular activities in Puerto Rico are basketball, volleyball
- It’s very good to kiss someone in Puerto Rico when you greet them. It is also appropriate to be close to the person you talk to during your conversation.
- The Miss Universe pageant was won five times by Puerto Rican women. Although the country is a United States territory, it competes as an individual.
- San Juan’s Plaza Las Americas is one of the most profitable malls per square foot in the world.
- Puerto Rico also competes individually in the Olympics each year, and they have won six medals in total.
- Rum has made a major contribution to the economy and history of the country. For more than 400 years it has been apart from the history of the island.
- Puerto Rico is famous and no wonder for its beaches. The surroundings have 270 miles of beaches.
- Like the United States, drivers drive right. But signs are written in Spanish and instead of gallons, the gas is measured in liters.
- In Rio Camuy Cave Park over 200 caves can be explored.
- Salta de Doña Juana is a waterfall of 100 feet with crystal clear water. It’s certainly a top attraction for tourists in the area.
- 99% of the Puerto Rican population is Latino.
- Florida is home to most of the Puerto Ricans who come to the U.S. Every year some 7,300 Puerto Ricans move to Florida.
- The only tropical rainforest in the United States, El Yunque, is home to Puerto Rico.
Weather & when to go
Puerto Rico is ideally situated from mid April to June, after the busy winter season and just before the rainy summer.
In spring the weather on the island is very pleasant.
This is why the winter is the most crowded and costly time to visit the island — but if you plan carefully, you may also discover a very good discount during those months.
|Mid-December-Mid-April||You might find a hotel in San Juan during this Winter season for under 100 dollars a night — a rare one for a Caribbean island, but you will have a lot of companies.|
|Mid-April-June||The weather in spring is still sunny and breezy, and the people in the winter have returned. Even four star hotels are priced at less than $ 150 per night at room rates.|
|October-Mid-December||Falling in the tropics is ideal, especially when this time of year takes into account reasoned airfare and room rates.|
|July-September||In the summer, temperatures drop into the high 80s and a chance of hurricanes is also present.|
Key Festivals, Holidays & Religious Ceremonies:
Three Kings Day: TPuerto Ricans celebrate 25th December, but 6th January is the most important day of the season. This tradition of the island, known as “El Día de los Tres Reyes Magos,” calls on the children to gather grass in a box at their foot so that the 3 king’s camels have something to eat when they come to visit the island.
San Sebastián Festival: It is a huge outdoor party and one of the biggest celebrations in San Juan that took place in the third week of January.
Casals Festival: This tribute to the cellist Pablo Casals was widely regarded as the Caribbean’s leading classical music event. While Maestro Casals was not a Puerto Rican, he was transferred to the Islands in 1957 and organized the Puerto Rico Sinfonic Orchestra.
Saborea: The biggest food festival in Puerto Rico takes place every year in April. This incredibly fun event “compete” with local food stars by internationally renowned chefs and TV personalities from around the world.
Ponce Carnival: Ponce celebrates Mardi Gras version of Puerto Rico during the week leading up to Ash Wednesday. The Ponce Carnival is the island’s most famous and colorful festival.
Kiteboarding Camp: Puerto Rico’s only Kiteboarding Camp for teenagers is Summer Kite Expressions. Run by 15 Knots, the camp introduces kiteboarding to young people.
Heineken Jazz Festival: A dream of jazz lovers is one of the larger Caribbean Jazz Festivals. In San Juan’s Hato Rey district, the Tito Puente open-air amphitheater is the ideal location and the four-day concert is a meeting for modern jazz masters. The legendary Arturo Sandoval headlined the festival, which was held in late May-early June.
Puerto Rico Salsa Congress: The Salsa Congress in Puerto Rico is a weekly celebration of all the Salsa worlds. The Salsafikos are held in June. They come to music, the dancing and even to learn from experienced instructor, both locally and internationally. Tickets and passes aren’t cheap, so before you sign up you should be more serious about your art.
San Juan International Billfish Tournament:Few game fishing events take place every August and September in the Caribbean. The International San Juan attracts deep-sea fishermen and fishing enthusiasts from all over the world. It is a week-long competition known mainly for the abundance of blue marlin fishing and parties during the day and in the evening. Held in Miramar, San Juan, at the Club Náutico.
How to plan your journey? Tips for beginners…
Find the best package of travel from a Company / Agency, They deal with everything like flights, hotels, transportation, food. it will be costly, but the secure journey. OR
Do plan yourself – For cheap flight tickets book early 3 months before the journey and return ticket, then book a hotel, then apply for a visa as Tourist.
Currency exchange: You must have a visiting country currency in hand after you have obtained the visa. In airports there are currency exchange counters, but large commissions are taken. In your country, it is best to get currency. You first know your bank limitations and your fees for use in foreign countries when planning the use of Credit Debit cards.
Safe to visit?
Puerto Rico is the territory of the United States. The laws are identical, the police offices are the same and the problems are the same.
According to the FBI statistics, Puerto Rico is safe than many US countries, including California, New York, Washington
Theft is the most common problem in Puerto Rico – especially pickpocketing. Stay aware and take the same measures you would like to take in any other place is easily avoided.
How to get
Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory and thus visas are not necessary for U.S. citizens. We recommend a valid passport for six months from the date of entry.
US visitors to Puerto Rico do not need a passport, but they must have a photo identity issued by the government. It is also advisable to always bring proof of your LPR status if you are asked to demonstrate your status. That may be a green card or passport. This is possible.
Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens are the same as for entering the United States from any foreign destination.
|From Puerto Rico To||By Air||By Sea|
|New York||3 ½ hours||2 ½ days|
|Los Angeles||8 hours||10 days|
|Miami||2 ½ hours||2 days|
|Atlanta||3 ¼ hours|
|Washington, DC||3 ½ hours|
|Chicago and Dallas||4 ½ hours|
|Toronto||4 ¼ hours|
|Europe||8 hours||14 days|
|Madrid||7 ¾ hours|
|Brussels||10 ¼ hours|
|Caracas||2 1/2 hours|
|Mexico City||5 3/4 hours|
|Sao Paolo||11 hours|
Travel protection / Insurgence:
Humane Society of Puerto Rico: 787-720-9398. Tourist Information: 787-722-1709. Toxic, chemical and oil spills: 1-800-424-8802.
Physicians 1 doctor per 523 peopleHospital beds (1 per 381 persons) (1993-94)Infant mortality rate: total: 9.14 deaths/1,000 live births (2006 est.)
Puerto Rico’s health standards generally match the US, with its medical facilities being among the finest in the Caribbean.
Puerto Rico best places image Gallery:
Nightlife, Bars, Clubs, Drinks
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Casino and Gaming Destinations:
- 18 casino’s operating in Puerto Rico
More External links for
Puerto Rico Country Information
|More info of this country in wikipedia page||Wiki page|
|Pinterest pinned Photos of Jamaica||Pinterest page|
|Twitter hashtag #Jamaica||Twitter hashtag|
|Instagram Photos and videos||Instagram profile|
|Google Images of Jamaica||Google Images|
|Official Websites for Jamaica Tourism info|