Well, Puerto Rico might not exactly be the “New Hawaii” but it’s a great tropical location for those wanting to travel within the United States, and a great alternative to the Hawaiian Islands. Just like Hawaii you’ll find beautiful beaches, great food, friendly people, and plenty of fun vacation activities. While technically you’re still within the United States you’ll find some distinct contrasts in regards to the culture, language, food, and more.
A recent article in the Miami Herald touts “Puerto Rico: An exotic family vacation without leaving U.S.” and goes on to say:
“…Puerto Rico, it feels like you’ve left the States: Spanish is the primary language, gas is sold in liters, and architecture resembles Mexico…”
“The island, though, has been a U.S. territory since 1898, and there’s no need for a passport or currency exchange.”
For those not really keen on leaving the United States but wanting something a little different Puerto Rico is the perfect vacation destination! Puerto Rico is conveniently located in the beautiful Caribbean. The Caribbean is known for having some of the most beautiful beaches and weather in the entire world.
Reasonable airfare, accommodations, food and entertainment are easily found in Puerto Rico, and with the right planning, vacationing in Puerto Rico can be less expensive than Hawaii.
If you have been fortunate enough to have traveled to Hawaii and Puerto Rico we would love to hear you weigh in on Hawaii vs. Puerto Rico!