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Holidays

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New Year's Day Sat, Jan 1, 2022
Epiphany Thu, Jan 6, 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mon, Jan 17, 2022
The Day of Illustrious Puerto Ricans Mon, Feb 21, 2022
Washington's Birthday Mon, Feb 21, 2022
American Citizenship Day
Wed, Mar 2, 2022
Emancipation Day (of Puerto Rico) Tue, Mar 22, 2022
Good Friday Fri, Apr 15, 2022
Birthday of José de Diego Mon, Apr 18, 2022
Memorial Day Mon, May 30, 2022
Independence Day Mon, Jul 4, 2022
Birthday of Don Luis Muñoz Rivera Mon, Jul 18, 2022
Puerto Rico Constitution Day Mon, Jul 25, 2022
Birthday of Dr. José Celso Barbosa Wed, Jul 27, 2022
Labor Day Mon, Sep 5, 2022
Day of the Races Mon, Oct 10, 2022
Veterans Day Fri, Nov 11, 2022
Discovery of Puerto Rico Day Sat, Nov 19, 2022
Thanksgiving Thu, Nov 24, 2022
Christmas Eve Sat, Dec 24, 2022
Christmas Day Mon, Dec 25, 2022
   

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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