Escaping to an island is on the top of most people’s to-do lists; but passports, currency exchanges and language barriers can get in the way. If you’ve never popped down to the Puerto Rico you’re missing out!
Often when Americans think of their island getaway, they think Hawaii. While Hawaii is stunning and worth the trip, it’s also popular, expensive and extremely far if you aren’t on the West Coast. If you’ve never given Puerto Rico a thought, here’s a few reasons you might want to:
NO PASSPORT NEEDED (from the US)
Many are unaware that Puerto Rico is a US Territory. What that means is traveling there is like traveling to any other state in our country! Just bring your normal ID and you can get there and back without even the slightest glance at immigration.
Puerto Rico uses regular US dollars. You won’t need to worry about exchange rates, ATM withdrawal fees or cross-border fees. Just grab the dollars already crammed in your wallet and away you go!
ENGLISH IS COMMON
Unless you decide to venture deep into the heart of the island, Puerto Ricans will gladly converse with you in English. Signs, menus and the like are also all available in English!
Because Puerto Rico is a US territory your flight is considered domestic! This means that you aren’t paying insane fees or flight costs to get there and back.
SAND, SUN AND SEA
Puerto Rico is GORGEOUS. The beaches are endless, the resorts are stunning, the sunshine stays well into the night and the ocean is, well, the ocean. It doesn’t get much better than that!
If you’re anything like me, fresh, local foods are a huge bonus to an already great vacation spot. You can get local flair at any of the resorts, or step into the city itself for some authentic cuisine with a little culture.
What does that mean? It’s a bay that you can kayak in at night and the plant-life is bio-luminescent (think lightening bugs/fireflies) so the sea will glow as you coast by! Not to be missed!
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