Puerto tends to fly off the radar. In fact, people don’t even realize it is U.S. territory. So if you are looking for an easy-breezy destination in the Caribbean, this country definitely deserves a sport on your bucket list. Here are some of the essential reasons why Puerto Rico should be your next destination.
The island is a paradise.
Nothing beats the Puerto Rican vibe – dreamy beaches, palm trees, and sea breeze. The place will just make you forget about time. It relaxes your mind, body, and soul as you admire the different tourist attractions. Puerto Rico is a great destination especially if you just want to relax and enjoy a wholesome vacation near the beach.
You don’t need a passport to travel to Puerto Rico.
One of the advantages if you’re an American is that you don’t need a passport to visit this wonderful haven. Since it is a part of the United States, all you need is a lightweight travelling bag with all your stuff to enjoy a great summer vacation.
You don’t need to change your money.
Not having to find an establishment to change your money is one hassle less. The main currency in Puerto Rico is dollars so you can buy anything out of your money. Most of all, some cellular carriers do not charge roaming so you don’t have to worry about buying a new sim card when you reach here.
People in Puerto Rico can speak English fluently.
Although Spanish is the primary language of Puerto Rico, almost everyone in the country can speak English. This means you don’t have to worry about language barriers. Nevertheless, you can learn some Spanish language to show some courtesy. The locals would love to hear tourists making an effort to try speaking their native dialect.
The Puerto Rican cuisines are absolutely delicious.
The dishes in Puerto Rico are mainly a mix of Spanish, Caribbean, Asian, and African. So don’t be surprised if you see sea foods and grilled chicken on the menu. The creamy garlic shrimp stuffed with avocado is a must-try!
We traveled with our business co-founders (Chandler Painting Pros) to celebrate 10 years in business. We ate too much. We drank too much. We stayed in the sun too much. But, it was so much fun. We highly recommend it and plan to go again soon.
It is safe in Puerto Rico.
Contrary to popular belief, Puerto Rico is safe for tourists. There are some streets which have been known for being crime-prone but as long as you stick with the local guides, then you are good. Also, tourism is the number one growth driver of Puerto Rico’s economy. You can expect a lot of amazing things in this country.