Puerto Rico is a United States territory with Commonwealth status that is located east of the Dominican Republic in the northeastern Caribbean. With it's beautiful beaches and natural rain forests, Puerto Rico has enough attractions to satisfy the tastes of any tourist; however, the attractions donít stop there. There are museums, historical sites, performing arts, and places to shop until you drop.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Puerto Rico is home to close to 4 million people. Spanish and English are both the official languages of the island. The currency in Puerto Rico is the U.S. dollar, and there isnít a need for visas or passports. The climate in Puerto Rico is absolutely beautiful, with temperatures averaging 83 degrees in the winter and 85 degrees in the summer.
Power: 110 V, 50 Hz
Time Zone: UTC-5
If you enjoy windsurfing, wave jumping or kite surfing, Puerto Rico is home to one of the most noted spots. Shacks Beach in Isabela has often been compared to Maui. Only a few miles down is Jobos Beach, where you can scuba dive or snorkel.
If horse races are what you enjoy, visit the El Comandante racetrack in Canůvanas. Thoroughbreds are raced every day except Tuesdays and Thursdays at the modern track. Try horseback riding along the beaches of Puerto Rico, follow a trail through a tropical rain forest, or go riding high in the mountains. Several ranches rent horses by the hour and offer guided tours and classes for beginners.