Getting there: Puerto Rico is best reached by flying, with journeys terminating at Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marín (SJU) in San Juan. The port is well-connected to the US and Caribbean destinations. The island is also connected by ferry to the Dominican Republic and Virgin Islands.
Capital city: San Juan.
Population: 3.678 million.
Religion: Roman Catholic.
Language: Spanish and English.
Currency: United States Dollar (USD).
Climate: Puerto Rico has a warm and humid tropical climate. It has moderate temperatures all year round with the lowlands averaging 27 degrees Celsius and the mountains, 21 degrees Celsius. The wet season runs from May to October with the possibility of hurricanes.
Transport: San Juan has an efficient bus system and a metro. Services are more erratic elsewhere. Get around everywhere else on públicos (public minibuses), taxis or rent out a car, scooter or bicycle.
Best time to travel: As temperatures are quite constant, visit Puerto Rico from mid-April to June, the shoulder months between the busy winter season and wet summer, to avoid the crowds and expense of peak winter season.
What to wear: Dressing is casual and choose clothing suitable for the heat. Natural fabrics work best, and be prepared to layer as the nights cool down.