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Holidays

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New Year's Day Fri, Jan 1, 2021
Epiphany Wed, Jan 6, 2021
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mon, Jan 18, 2021
The Day of Illustrious Puerto Ricans Mon, Feb 15, 2021
Washington's Birthday Mon, Feb 15, 2021
American Citizenship Day
Tue, Mar 2, 2021
Emancipation Day (of Puerto Rico) Mon, Mar 22, 2021
Good Friday Fri, Apr 2, 2021
Birthday of José de Diego Mon, Apr 19, 2021
Memorial Day Mon, May 31, 2021
Independence Day Mon, Jul 5, 2021
Birthday of Don Luis Muñoz Rivera Mon, Jul 19, 2021
Labor Day Mon, Sep 6, 2021
Day of the Races Mon, Oct 11, 2021
Veterans Day Thu, Nov 11, 2021
Discovery of Puerto Rico Day Fri, Nov 19, 2021
Thanksgiving Thu, Nov 25, 2021
Christmas Eve Fri, Dec 24, 2021
Christmas Day Sat, Dec 25, 2021

General Information

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BANKING - Many major US banks have branches on the Island. Most banking hours are from 8:30am to 2:30pm. Credit cards and traveler's checks are widely accepted. Automatic teller machines are available in most of the banks, tourist, and shopping areas.
CAPITAL - San Juan

CLIMATE / WEATHER  - 787-253-0840, 253-4586.  Tropical climate with constant northeasterly trade winds.  There is an average temperature of   85° F in the summer, and 73° F in the winter.   Expect the mountains regions to be 20° cooler during the winter season.

CONVENTION BUREAU - 787-725-2110.

CURRENCY- the US dollar.

CUSTOMS - 800-981-3030, 800-729-6969.   Passports or visas are not required for US citizens. All others visitors can contact their local US Embassy for information on documents and other entry requirement.
ELECTRICITY - US Standards: 110 AC.
FOREST RESERVES (PR) - 787-724-3647.

FOREST SERVICE (US) - 787-766-5335.
GOVERNMENT - Puerto Rico has been a Commonwealth of the United States since 1952.
HANDICAPPED FACILITIES - 787-721-2800, Ex. 1549.

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IMMIGRATION - 787-766-5329.

INFORMATION
- 800-223-6530.

INTERNET - www.puertoricoinfo.com.
LANGUAGES - Spanish and English.

MAIL - US Postal Service.


MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS - 787-767-9120. Proper identification and special documents are required. Marriage license papers must be obtained, in person, at the Dept. of Health, Demographic Registry Office (171 Quisquella St., Hato Rey). A medical certificate must be obtained from a physician in Puerto Rico. All information must be authenticated at the Marriage License Bureau. Mon.-Fri. 9am-3pm (except holidays).


MEDICAL - No vaccinations required.
POPULATION - nearly 3.7 million.   Over one-half of these people live in the San Juan metropolitan area.

PUERTO RICO TOURISM COMPANY - Argentina - 54-1-314-2347, Brazil - 55-11-885-8581, Canada - 800-667-0394, 416-368-2680,France - 33-1-4477-8800, Germany - 49-69-35-00-47, Italy - 39-2-7200-2686, Mexico - 525-639-0553, Spain - 34-1-431-2128, United Kingdom - 800-898-920, USA, Toll-Free - 800-223-6530, USA, Los Angeles - 800-874-1230, USA, Miami - 800-815-7391, USA, New York City - 800-223-6530, Venezuela - 58-2-959-2601.   In Puerto Rico: Aguadilla Airport - 787-890-3315, Cabo Rojo - 787-851-7015, Old San Juan, La Casita - 787-722-1709, Ponce - 787-840-5695, San Juan, Intl. Airport - 787-791-1014, San Juan, Main Office - 787-721-2400.  A general 800 number:  800-866-7827, 800-721-2400.
TAXES - There is a 9% hotel tax, 11% at hotels with casinos.

TELEPHONE SYSTEM and AREA CODE - (787). Puerto Rico has a reliable telephone service. 800 or 888 numbers are toll-free when dialed from Puerto Rico or the United States.

TIME ZONE - 787-728-9696. From the first Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October Puerto Rico follows an Eastern Standard Time. All other times, the island places time 1 hour ahead.

TIPPING - Suggested gratuities is 15%.

TRAVELLERS AID - 787-791-1054.

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