Thursday, October 7, 2010

PR Flashback

Getting to know Puerto Rico "La Isla del Encanto" more throughly...


Puerto Rican Flag 
Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The island is 100 miles long by 35 miles wide and as a result of its geographical position in the center of the arc of the Antilles, Puerto Rico is essentially a crossroads of Hispanic and Anglo cultures. Puerto Rico has been a part of the United States since 1898 and Puerto Ricans have been U.S. Citizens since 1917. 


Island of Puerto Rico 
Close to 4 million people live on the "The Island of Enchantment", with more than a million in the greater San Juan metropolitan area alone. It is a vibrant, modern, bilingual, multicultural society, one that has been molded by Spanish, African, Indian and U.S. influences. Residents in PR have much in common with their fellow Americans in the United States, but still maintain decidedly their Hispanic heritage. 


The climate is as close to perfect as it can get, averaging 83 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter and 85 degrees Fahrenheit during summer. Safe to say its always summer! 


Green Beach - Vieques, Puerto Rico 

Much of Puerto Rican culture centers on the influence of music. Like the country as a whole, music has been developed by mixing other cultures with local and traditional rhythms. The Caribbean has a well-deserved reputation as a quiet, laid-back place, where hammocks are more common than parties. But Puerto Ricans, however, truly know how to party, and the nightlife in the island's bigger cities and resort hotels rivals even the world's most cosmopolitan cities. With numerous restaurants of all tastes, great variety of stores, casinos, spectacular golf courses, and plenty of nightclubs Puerto Rico is picture perfect! 



Morro- Old San Juan 
Both Spanish and English are the official languages, and the local currency is the U.S dollar. Best of all you DON'T need a visa or a passport to enter Puerto Rico from the U.S.  


So get ready to relax, explore local exotic hideaways, enjoy miles of sandy white beaches, mountains, valleys and rainforests. Open up to new history and culture, take pleasure in the exciting nightlife and entertainment. Surround yourself with warm and friendly people and discover why Puerto Rico Does It Better! 


Bienvenidos a Puerto Rico - Welcome to Puerto Rico .....Dive Right In!



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References: 
Puerto Rico Tourism Company. http://www.gotopuertorico.com/
Welcome to Puerto Rico. http://welcome.topuertorico.org/index.shtml
VIDEO: Promo Turismo Puerto Rico 2009. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atqPHxF9wWQ&feature=related

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