Puerto Rico – Essentials

Visitors will arrive to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport which serves the capital of San Juan, with smaller airports located in Aguadilla and Ponce. Visitors from the USA will enjoy visa-free travel due to Puerto Rico’s status as a territory of the USA. Unfortunately, Puerto Rico has become infamous for its steadily increasing crime rate, with theft being the largest problem and concentrated primarily to the larger cities of San Juan and Ponce. Visitors should take precautions and beware of pickpockets – it is best to carry only small amounts of money on your person at any time. Driving throughout the country can also be dangerous and it is recommended to book transportation in advance if you are not familiar with the roads and local driving conditions.