Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico
tips & insights

Best accommodations
in and near San Juan

In Old San Juan:


Traditional ambiance.


Convenient to cruise ship piers.

In Condado

Conrad Condado Plaza

Modern ambiance.

In Isla Verde

El San Juan

Puerto Rico's finest hotel and casino. Beachfront. Traditional ambiance.

Other worthy resorts are sprinkled around the island.

Distinct culture

Puerto Rico is a semi-autonomous commonwealth of the United States, but the Puerto Ricans proudly follow the beat of its island's 2,000-year heritage rather than becoming mainstream Americanized.

The diverse cultural influencers trace back as far as the indigenous Taino Indians, the Spanish colonialists, and the African slaves. Recent influences come from America, via TV shows and the Puerto Ricans who migrate to New York City and return to their homeland permanently or for family visits.


Spanish is the official and most prevalent language, though English is widely spoken.

Island statistics

Puerto Rico is 177 kilometers (105 miles) in length and 56 kilometers (35 miles) wide.

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