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Hi! My name is Stacey and I’m the founder of StacePlores. To begin with, I am a travel & tourism specialist and certified travel agent. In addition, I started this blog while studying to be an specialist in 2020 and discovered that this is my passion. Also, I realized that I wanted to do something different and wanted to try new things; that makes me happy and that could be useful to others, that's why I created StacePlores. Get in touch with me to help you plan your dream trip and/or adventure. I can help you to find reasonable prices to visit your dream destination & make your dream a reality!

Travel Guide: Puerto Rico

Explore: Puerto Rico

Hi, my name is Stacey and I am the founder of this blog. I created this blog with a purpose and goal in mind, and it is to help people to discover and explore the world in different ways, like: Travel, culture, food, language, business, etc… the goal is to try things out of our comfort zone. In this post i will be writing about my island, Puerto Rico, \”La Isla Del Encanto\”(Island of Enchantment). Hope you enjoy the post and learn a little bit more about my island. If you have some recommendations about what should i write next time, comment. Thank You! Let\’s learn together…

Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and unincorporated U.S. territory with a landscape of mountains, waterfalls and the El Yunque tropical rainforest. In San Juan, the capital and largest city, the Isla Verde area is known for its hotel strip, beach bars and casinos. Its Old San Juan neighborhood features colorful Spanish colonial buildings and El Morro and La Fortaleza, massive, centuries-old fortresses. Puerto Rico is designated by the U.S. Government as a commonwealth. In terms of real-world application, Puerto Rico is treated as an unincorporated organized territory of the United States with local self-government. As such, the island of Puerto Rico is neither an independent country nor a U.S. state. If you\’re a United States citizen, you do NOT need a passport to go to Puerto Rico. Since Puerto Rico is a US territory, all you need is the same identification you use to fly anywhere else in the country. Just one of the many reasons traveling to Puerto Rico is easy. 

Puerto Rico is known for its beautiful beaches, and with 270 miles (434 km) of sandy shores, there\’s no shortage on which type of beach you\’ll find there. But, it\’s not just the amount of beachfront that makes Puerto Rico a favorite Caribbean destination; it is the quality and variety of them. The island is known for its beautiful beaches and Spanish Caribbean culture with an American twist. Bright, colorful homes line the coast, while American fast food chains can be found in larger cities like San Juan. Puerto Rico is an interesting blend of cultures with a rich history. Puerto Rico has one of the richest artistic, cultural and historical heritages of all periods. There are so many cultural things to see in Puerto Rico. You will never have enough time to see everything in one visit. Puerto Rico is one of the biggest and best rum-producing nations in the world.

The vibrancy of Puerto Rican culture comes alive in its dishes, a celebration of flavors that visitors have the opportunity to indulge in. Some of the favorites are mofongo, tostones, pasteles, arroz con gandules, tembleque, and coquitoThe most popular Puerto Rican dishes include arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas), pasteles (plantain cakes), tostones (twice fried plantain slices), cuchifritos (fried appetizers), and flan de queso (cream cheese dessert). Criollo foods are traditionally paired with beer or rum with cola or fruit juice. The best Puerto Rican breakfast foods include Mallorca, quesito, café con Leche, tostada, pan de agua, Revuelto, and many native fruits. These breakfast foods help to show some of the culture and flavoring of Puerto Rico and are sure to delight your senses while visiting the country. 

Fun Facts About Puerto Rico:

1. Piña Colada– The piña colada is a cocktail made with rum, cream of coconut or coconut milk, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with either a pineapple wedge, maraschino cherry, or both. There are two versions of the drink, both originating in Puerto Rico.

2. \”WEPA\” – \”Wepa\” is a word often used amongst Puerto Ricans to exclaim excitement and joy. It\’s often translated to \”That\’s awesome!\”, \”Amazing!\”, or \”Wow!\”.\’
3. Coqui– Puerto Rico does not have an official national animal, but the common coqui frog(Eleutherodactylus coqui) is an important cultural symbol and the unofficial national animal. There are 17 species of coqui, and 14 are endemic to Puerto Rico. 

4. Culture– Because of the many interactions between the native Taino people and Spanish settlers, Puerto Rican culture is a blend of Taino, Spanish, and African cultures. Aspects of all three can be seen in modern-day Puerto Rico.

5. Acho/Chacho– Just like most Spanish speaking countries, Puerto Ricans have a way of shortening words. So, if you are trying to say, “What\’s up, dude?” you can say “¿Que tal, acho?” They are also used as fillers between thoughts and sentences when speaking. It\’s similar to “well” in English.

Explore and visit Puerto Rico: Explore Puerto Rico and more…
What you need to know about: Puerto Rico.
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Thank you so much! Have a nice day…

Stacey M.
(Travel & Tourism Specialist)

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