So you’ve decided to take a trip to the unofficial 51st State, Puerto Rico. The good news is that when you travel to this Caribbean island, you’ll almost assuredly have a good time, no matter what you’ve chosen to do while on your trip. From its towering mountains to its world class beaches and everywhere in between, Puerto Rico is a welcoming tropical destination (especially for a visiting American).
1. Don’t Expect Everyone to Speak English
Because Puerto Rico is affiliated with the United States doesn’t mean that all the people there speak English. Spanish is still the primary language. In resorts you shouldn’t have a problem, but when you’re visiting the cities and towns, you’ll likely run across a lot of people who don’t speak English, so it’s a good idea to learn a few basic Spanish phrases.