Caribbean Tourism

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico may be part of the USA but its music and dance is a mixture of both Spanish and African rhythms. The country, as a result, is a mixture of very new and very old. It exhibits the open American way of life yet retains the more formal Spanish influences. This is reflected in the architecture, not just the contrast between the colonial and the...

Communication

Post Post Office open Mon-Fri 0815-1555, T4912457. The Philatelic Bureau is in Sweeneys, T4912996, F4912042. It has 6 issues a year and a definitive issue every 4-5 years, having issued its own stamps since 1876. The volcanic eruption is featured, as is the eclipse of the sun. Telephone Services Cable and Wireless (West Indies) Ltd, at Sweeneys, T4912112,...

Tourist Information

Local Tourist Office The main office of the Curaçao Tourism Development Bureau is at Pietermaai 19, Willemstad, PO Box 3266, T4616000, F4612305. There is an information office on Breedestraat, east of Hendrikplein, and at the airport, www.curacao.com/tourism. The Curaçao Hotel and Tourism Association (CHATA) is at Kaya Junior Salas 1, T4651005, in down town...

PUERTO RICO: USEFUL INFORMATION

TOURIST OFFICES Puerto Rico Main Office La Princesa Bldg. #2 Paseo La Princesa Old San Juan, P.R. 00902 P.O. Box 902-3960 San Juan, P.R. 00902-3960 (787) 721-2400 1-800-866-7827 New York 666 Fifth Avenue - 15th Fl New York, NY 10103 (212) 586-6262 / (800) 223-6530 Florida 901 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Suite 101 Coral Gables, FL 33134 (305) 445-9112 / (800) 815-...

PUERTO RICO: WHAT TO SEE AND DO

DINING Restaurants available-Spanish. American. Nuevo Criollo/Creative Latin Food. Continental. South American. Italian Oriental. Puerto Rican dishes. French. Japanese. Chinese. German. International. Delicatessen. Greek. Health & Light. Mexican and Sea Food. Recommended tipping is 15%. Informal evening wear is often required at particular...

PUERTO RICO: COUNTRY PROFILE AND MAP

GEOGRAPHY Lying between the Atlantic Ocean & the Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico is the easternmost of the Greater Antilles. The island is 110 by 35 ml has a central mountain range which reaches an altitude of 4,389 ft at Cerro la Punta. Numerous rivers flow down the mountains to surrounding coastal plains. The island is 1,000 mls southeast of Miami & 80...

PUERTO RICO: MONEY/ BUSINESS GUIDE

BANKS Banco Bilbao Viscaya of P.R. Banco Central Corp. Banco Financiero. Banco Popular de PR. Banco Santander-PR. Bank of Boston. Bank of Nova Scotia. Chase Manhattan. Citibank. Commercial Trust Co. Economic Development Bank. Eurobank & Trust Corp. First Community Trust Co. First Bank. Las Americas Trust. RG Premier Bank. Royal Bank de Puerto Rico....

PUERTO RICO: HOW TO GET THERE

AIRLINES ACES. Aerolineas Argentinas. ALM. Air Canada. Air Calypso. Air France. Air Guadeloupe. Air Jamaica. Air St. Thomas. American Airlines. American Eagle. American Trans Air. British Airways. BWIA International. Canadian Airlines. Cape Air. Carnival. COPA Airlines. Condor/Lufthansa. Continental Airlines. Delta Airlines. Iberia. Isla Nena Air Services...

PUERTO RICO: History moves to a Latin beat in one of the Caribbean's busiest and most diverse destinations.

History moves to a Latin beat in one of the Caribbean's busiest and most diverse destinations. A major transportation hub for the Caribbean, 1,000 miles southeast of Miami, flights to Puerto Rico originate from almost everywhere. Start exploring in San Juan with the grand hotels along the Condado strand. Find local and international restaurants, theaters,...

Introduction

Puerto Rico, the -Shining Star of the Caribbean,- is an island of extraordinary beauty and infinite variety - from a 500-year-old city, to a tropical rain forest, to 272 miles of unspoiled beaches. San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital, is a singular blend of the ancient and new. The historical society has overseen the restoration of San Juan to its 500-year-old...