Puerto Rico

Fun Facts About Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States. You do not need a passport to enter Puerto Rico because they are considered part of the United States but they are not allowed to vote in elections because they are not considered a state.

Basic Facts

Capital: San Juan

Current Population: 3,667,084

Currency: United States dollar (American currency)

Representative Animals: Coquí and the El Loro Puertorriqueño

Favorite Sports: Baseball, basketball, biking and skating

Famous People from Puerto Rico

Interesting Places

El Yunque: The only tropical rainforest in the United States

Castillo de San Cristobal: A Spanish fort in San Juan. It was built to protect San Juan against attacks

Arecibo Observatory: The site of the world's largest single-dish radio telescope

La Ceiba de Ponce: The centerpiece is the historic Ceiba tree, it's a tree that was associated with the founding of the city.

El Morro: A waterhole at the base of a sandstone buff that has been a very popular campsite over the years.

Famous Foods

Tostones: Fried banana slices served as dessert or a side dish

Pernil: Roasted pork shoulder

Pasta de Guayaba: Cheese like food that is treated as a sweet food item.