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Travel Tips

  • Book your trip as early as possible. The earlier you book your flight and accommodations, the easier it is to do. Always look for non-stop flights when at all possible.
  • Be sure to have your travel documents in order.
  • Keep copies of your travel information in a safe place.
  • Map your trip as much as possible before you leaving for the island.
  • Budget your expenses and a day by day or week by week schedule.
  • Carry all essentials in your hand luggage.
  • Travel light. Cleaning and laundry services are available everywhere and replacements can be purchased for most items at a reasonable cost. Try to pack everything into one suitcase and a carry-on bag. Remember that there may not be a porter available and new purchases will add to the original weight.
  • Take travel-size toiletries instead of full bottles.
  • A suitcase with wheels or a baggage trolley is essential.
  • Put your name, address, and telephone number on the inside as well as the outside of every piece of luggage.
  • Make sure you have enough money to cover emergencies. Always include extra money in your budget for unforeseen circumstances.
  • Carry only as much money as you need for the day, when at all possible use travelers checks.
  • Write down charge-card numbers and phone numbers for reporting any loss of cards. The same goes for traveler's checks and your airline ticket.
  • Choose luggage that is lightweight, roomy, easy to carry, yet durable enough to withstand rough treatment.
  • Avoid traveling during peak holiday periods. (Fares are higher during holiday seasons).
  • Dress comfortably.
  • Keep keys to your home and vehicle separate.


  • Check the immunization requirements of the country you are visiting.
  • Always carry copies of your health records.
  • Carry a simple first aid kit with you (pain killers, antiseptic, anti-diarrhea medication, and insect repellent.)
  • To avoid jet lag syndrome, try to maintain a normal routine.

Traveling with Kids

  • Take several toys and games with you.
  • Always carry snacks and drinks with you.
  • Carry a spare change of clothes for the baby and yourself.
  • Teach your children how to find the proper authorities should they wander away from you.

Senior Citizens

  • Always remember to ask if there is a senior discount.
  • Carry a full supply of all your medicines and any medication you might need.
  • Carry copies of your prescription with you.

Did You Know?

Puerto Rico is home three bioluminescent bays. Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Laguna Grande in Fajardo and La Bahía Fosforescente in La Parguera.