Interesting facts about Puerto Rico

20 Pukka Facts about Puerto Rico 🏖 🇵🇷

Want to learn a little more about the countries of the world? Take a look at these 19 interesting facts about Puerto Rico!

  1. Puerto Rico is situated between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean and lies east of the Dominican Republic and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.
  2. It has a total area of 3,508 miles square (9,104 square kilometres).
  3. The capital of Puerto Rico is San Juan.
Facts of Puerto Rico

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  1. The official languages are English and Spanish.
  2. For the sailors amongst us, the geographic coordinates are 18°15’N, 66°30’W.
  3. It has a coastline that is 270 miles (501 kilometres) long. Imagine all of the amazing beaches…
  4. Puerto Rico has a tropical climate, with an average year-round temperature of 26.7 °C (80 °F). Not jealous…
  5. In 2019 the population here was 3.194 million.
  6. The time zone is the Atlantic Standard (AST).

Fun Facts about Puerto Rico

  1. The currency here is the US Dollar.
  2. November 19th is acknowledged as a national holiday and is known to be the date of the discovery of Puerto Rico.
  3. There have been five Miss Universes’ who have come from Puerto Rico! Good looks and sunshine…
  1. Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory so the free movement of people and merchandise is permitted. This means if you’re a US citizen you won’t need a passport, but some valid ID would be beneficial!
  2. If you’re into surfing, Rincon, on the ‘wild west coast’ is the place to head because apparently is has some of the best surfing and diving in the Caribbean. In fact, the fourth world surfing championships were held in Rincon in 1968 and ever since it’s been a surfer’s haven. Even if you’ve never surfed before, you can have some lessons at the surf school!
  3. If you enjoy scuba diving, head to La Pared’ where you could get the chance to mingle and make friends with manatees as you explore the beautiful crystal clear water.
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

  1. Puerto Rico is home to world’s largest telescope, the Arecibo Observatory.
  2. There are over 200 caves to explore in Puerto Rico’s Rio Camuy’s Cave Park.
  3. It has some of the best coffee in the world, including Yaucono, Alto Grande, El Lareño and Cafe Rico. Delicious!

Interesting facts about Puerto Rico

  1. Volleyball is kind of a big deal here, they like to play it. A lot.
  2. The international dialling code for Puerto Rico is +1787.

Coffee, surfing and gorgeous beaches… let’s go!

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