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Puerto Rico Key Facts for Travelers

Location: An island in the Caribbean and part of the Greater Antilles

Inhabitants Estimate: 3,474,182 as of July, 2015

Government: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a U.S. non-incorporated territory

Puerto Ricans Nationality: U.S. Citizens

Municipalities: 78 municipalities, including the islands of Vieques and Culebra

Capital City: San Juan

U.S. Citizens: No U.S. passport required for entry to P.R.

Official Currency: U.S. dollar (USD)

Main Language: Spanish

Second Language: English

Main Historical Site: Old San Juan

Main Walkable Sites at Metro Area: Old San Juan and Condado area at San Juan

Lodging-Concentrated Areas: Isla Verde, Carolina, and Condado, San Juan

Other Lodging Locations: All-around the mainland, Vieques and Culebra

Traditional Gratuity for Good Service at Restaurants: Minimum 15%

Businesses: Local and U.S. national chain businesses, among others.

Main Private Transportation Services: taxi cabs, car rental services

Main Airport: Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) located at Isla Verde, Carolina

Other Commercial Airlines Airports:

1) Aguadilla- Rafael Fernández Airport (BQN)
2) Ceiba - José Aponte de la Torre Airport (NRR)
3) Culebra- Benjamín Rivera Noriega Airport (CPX)
4) Isla Grande, San Juan -Fernando Ribas Dominicci Airport (SIG)
5) Mayaguez- Eugenio María de Hostos Airport (MAZ)
6) Ponce- Mercedita International Airport (PSE)
7) Vieques- Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport (VQS)

Main Cruiseship Port: Old San Juan

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