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18 Things You May Not Know About Puerto Rico

By in Huffington Post on June 15, 2017

By Carly Ledbetter

On Sunday, June 11, Puerto Ricans voted overwhelmingly in favor of becoming the United States’ 51st state.

Puerto Rico is known for its beautiful beaches, but it also has some perks you might not know about. Here are a few reasons to visit our friends in the Caribbean this summer:

1. You can leave your passport at home.

Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, which means you can ditch the passport. But definitely bring a valid ID.

2. The drinking age is 18.

Your college-aged son or daughter would love it if the next family vacation were in PR.

3. The currency is the U.S. Dollar.

Which only makes it easier to purchase sunscreen and fun touristy trinkets for the family and friends you left stateside.

4. It’s basically 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit all year round.

Which means it’s always the perfect time to visit.

5. There’s a lot of island to explore.

Puerto Rico is actually an archipelago, which just means there are more islands to ooh and ahh at during your adventures.

6. And it has a “lost coast.”

While most of Puerto Rico is inhabited by locals and occasionally overrun with tourists, it has a “wild west coast” that supposedly has some of the best surfing and diving in the Caribbean.

7. There are 270 miles of beaches to frolick along.

Whether you’re headed to Playa Shacks for snorkling, Ballenas Bay to spot some sea turtles or Punta Las Marías in San Juan, there’s more than enough sand and surf for everyone

8. You’ll never run out of rum.

There’s no shortage of distilleries or bottles at the bar, so you’ll never have to ask yourself that terrible little question…

9. And speaking of rum…

If you’re not satisfied just sipping […]    

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