Puerto Rico features a fairly consistent temperature of about 28°C. The temperatures in the south are usually a few degrees higher and the temperature in the central interior mountains tends to be cooler than the rest of the island and trade winds cool the coastal towns. Essentially Puerto Rico experiences an eternal summer. Puerto Rico is a vibrant, modern, bilingual, multicultural society with Spanish and English being the official languages. The local currency is the American dollar.
With almost 500 kilometres of beautiful beaches, a large tropical rainforest, ancient cave systems, and a dry forest filled with cacti, this unique island has a diverse and varied topography and provides a wonderful natural resource for adventure and activity. There are innumerable attractions and activities, both water and land based and include surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, kayaking to name just a few. There is hiking, rock climbing, camping, and golf with 23 spectacular golf courses that can be enjoyed year round. Puerto Rico also boasts a rich history that is reflected and captured in the many museums, cultural centers, cathedrals and monuments. El Yunque National Forest is a tropical rainforest in the northeastern part of the island that is home to 240 plants, 26 of which are endemic to the island, and 50 bird species. At the southwestern portion of the island is characterized by dry land and the Guanica Commonwealth Forest Reserve, home to more than 600 uncommon species of plants and animals, including 48 endangered and 16 endemic to Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico is a natural playground with tremendous appeal but this beautiful island's greatest treasure is its people who are warm and friendly.