A Caribbean hot spot, Puerto Rico is a self governing commonwealth of the U.S. The history of Puerto Rico as far as European occupation, dates back to the year 1493 when Columbus first arrived and named it San Juan Bautista. Later renamed, the island became a territory of the U.S. under the Treaty of Paris in 1898. Occupied by indigenous people for thousands of years, Puerto Rico is an amazing destination filled with historic sites, natural beauty and an amazing climate.
Tips for travel
1 Passports and Visas – If you are a citizen of the U.S., no passport is necessary. For this reason, travel in and out of this popular Caribbean destination is easy for U.S. travelers. Despite not needing a passport or visa, you will need a valid id for traveling here.
2 Language – Although English is a main language, not everyone speaks it, so it is important that you be accustomed with Spanish as well.
3 Set your budget before you go and stick to it – Puerto Rico is a budget friendly destination but you still need to plan ahead. Planning your budget early can make it easier to stick to the budget. Be reasonable when planning your budget however so you will not be disappointed.
4 Use credit cards – Major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere in Puerto Rico.
5 Bring your prescriptions and keep them with you. Though Puerto Rico is a U.S. destination, and most pharmacies can be located here, it is an island and you never know if your prescription will be available when you are there.
6 Know your phone – A trip to Puerto Rico is long distance and you may easily incur many roaming or long distance charges which will likely ruin your budget. If you are unsure of whether you phone carrier includes Puerto Rico in their plans, ask to avoid charges.
7 Know the weather – The climate of Puerto Rico is moderate to tropical throughout the year however, you can expect more rain during the summer hurricane season from July to November.
Puerto Rico is amazing and has much to offer any traveler. Tropical yet convenient, find out for yourself what makes Puerto Rico a top destination for travel year after year.
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