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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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