The Territory. The 51st State. Call it what you will, but none of it befits Puerto Rico. This beautiful island in the Caribbean is uniquely its own with a rich past, proud people and some of the best food in the world. Puerto Rico has come on tough economic times, but the fiber that makes it stand out above everything else is the resiliency of its people. Puerto Rico shares much, in our eyes, that Okinawa shares with Japan. Each, a beautiful, idyllic place whose people have been called upon for sacrifice by the mainland during hard times and war, however are yet to receive the reward for their efforts. Yet, today something is happening in Puerto Rico. People are finding out. People who visit are telling other people. The water. The trees. The food. The beauty. You simply have to go.
El Yunque National Forest
Castillo de San Cristóbal
Parque de las Cavernas del Río Camuy
Language: Spanish, however much of the island speaks English. English-speakers won't have a problem getting around.
Currency: The United States Dollar (USD). The USD against the Euro is currently 1 USD to 0.94 EUR – nearly even.
Power Adapter: In Puerto Rico the power sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
Emergency Number: 911
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Que Rico, Puerto Rico was written by Tito Mendez, a Puerto Rican native and travel writer. Tito’s social media profile can be found here. Puerto Rico is easily on top of my favorite places to visit. Given that I was raised there doesn’t make me biased, yet it makes me wonder – how can you live […]