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Puerto Rico

Capital
San Juan
Time Zone
GMT – 4
Telephone Services
Country Code: 1 787
Outgoing Code: 011
Emergency Telephone Numbers
Police – 787 343 2020; Fire – 787 343 2330; All services – 911
Tourist Information
Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association; Suit 702; Plaza Centre; 954 Ponce de León Avenue; Miramar; Sancturce 00907; San Juan; Puerto Rico Tel: 725 2901 Fax 725 2913.
Passport Information
Same as the USA
Visa Information
Same as the USA
Health Information
Polio; Typhoid: Vaccination recommended
Other Health Risks: Bilharzia and Rabies
Food & Drink
Water is considered drinkable; normal precautions should be observed with food
Currency
US Dollar (US$) = 100 cents. All major credit cards accepted. US dollars are preferred for travellers cheques
All credit cards are accepted and travellers cheques are easily exchanged
ATM availability: Over 630 locations
Cost of Living
Accommodates all types of travellers.
Languages
Spanish. English is widely spoken.
Weather
Hot tropical climate. The temperature varies little throughout the year. Cooler in upland areas
Electricity
120 volts AC; 60 Hz.
Post
Up to 1 week
Transport
ROAD: TAXI: A special service called a ‘Linea’ will pick up and drop off passengers where they wish. They operate between San Juan and most towns at a fixed rate. CAR HIRE: Available at the airport and city agencies. DOCUMENTATION: An IDP is required. BUS: Services operate in the cities although usually stop at 2100.
Special Information
As well as offering lavish entertainment, notably casinos and a variety of nightlife, in the interior there are anthropological sights of interest, such as a replica of a Taino Indian village, near Guayama.