Travel to Puerto Rico
Planning to travel to Puerto Rico for vacation? The facts and tips below will help you better prepare for your trip.
The passport requirement established under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
does NOT apply to United States citizens traveling to or returning
directly from a U.S. territory. American citizens can enter and exit
Puerto Rico without going through immigration or customs. You are
encouraged, however, to carry a valid photo ID such as a current
Puerto Rico is an island located between the Caribbean Sea and
the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic. The size of
the island is slightly less than three times the size of Rhode Island.
It is mostly mountains with coastal plain belt in its northern region,
mountains precipitous to sea on the west coast and beautiful sandy
beaches along most coastal areas.
Puerto Rico has a population of approximately 3.5 million with
93% of these living in urban areas. San Juan, the capital, had a
population of 2.4 million according to the 2015 census.
The climate of the island is tropical marine, mild. There is little
seasonal temperature variation. San Juan enjoys an average temperature
of 82 °F (28 °C) during the year. During the summer, is can
often reach 90 °F (32 °C) or higher. The average low during
the winter is 71 °F (22 °C) although it can drop to the 60s.
There is little variation in the amount of rainfall throughout the
year. January, February and March see the least amount of rain.
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