Planning your trip to Puerto Rico? Is this your first trip to the island? Here are five ideas to help you plan your trip to Puerto Rico:
Bring sunscreen and sunglasses
The sun is strong in Puerto Rico. Make sure you bring sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher and apply it every 2 hours. Having a hat is also good idea.
Learn a little Spanish
People in Puerto Rico understand English, but it would be fun to try to communicate in Spanish with the locals. A few words in Spanish, will go a long way.
Prepare your taste buds
Puerto Rico has great tasting food. Be open minded and try some traditional cuisine, like mofongo (plantain dish), arroz con gandules (rice and pigeon peas), or arroz con pollo (Chicken and rice).
Bring some dressier clothing
Puerto Ricans like to dress up in the evenings whether going to restaurants or clubs. Actually, some clubs have a dress code, no tennis shoes or shorts, and most hotels do not allow beach attire or shorts in the lobby, during evening hours. You do not need anything fancy, just a nice pair of pants and a shirt.
Prepare to stay up late
Puerto Ricans like to enjoy life and are always ready to party. Nightlife begins after 10:00 P.M. and goes until the early hours of the morning. Get ready to dance, play at the casino, or listen to music, at a favorite bar, all night long!
Remember that life on the island runs slower than the mainland. Take your time to explore the sights and take in the scenery. Welcome to Puerto Rico and have a wonderful time!