Living in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is officially a territory of the United States and just a two-and-a-half-hour plane ride from Miami, but it feels like a world away. Though Puerto Rico is often referred to as an island, it’s technically a string of islands in the Caribbean Sea. In addition to the main island, the commonwealth also includes many smaller islands, with the two of the more well-known being Vieques and Culebra, both famous for their unspoiled, secluded beaches. Most of the population and economic activity is centered in the capital of San Juan and the surrounding towns. Puerto Rico is a mix of stunning natural landscapes and dense, metropolitan life, often just minutes away from each other. The country has the United States’ only tropical rainforest, dramatic mountains, and of course, beautiful beaches. Since Puerto Rico is an American territory, no passports or currency exchange is necessary for mainlanders moving to the island.