Things People Forget When Visiting Puerto Rico

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This post covers the little things… the things that many people leave behind… the things that can spoil a day… the things that don’t let you enjoy a place to the fullest… the things that are easy to forget!

Of course, you want to discover every corner of sunny Puerto Rico. You’re eager to enjoy Old San Juan, the Spanish forts, the Camuy River Caverns, the Tropical Rain Forest, the Arecibo Radio Telescope, the outdoor sports, the beaches, the nightlife… oh my God… and the food… Mmmmmm… the food!

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But before you leave home, take a few minutes to watch this video. Think of it as your final checklist before leaving for paradise! You’ll be glad you did.

Enjoy Puerto Rico.

©2013,Orlando Mergal, MA
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Driving In Puerto Rico

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So you’ve made up your mind?  You’re renting a car and exploring the Island of Enchantment on your own?  Driving in Puerto Rico is easy, once you understand a few simple peculiarities.  And in the following video we cover them all.

Most mayor car rental companies are established in Puerto Rico and many new model cars are equipped with built-in GPS units.

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When renting a vehicle make sure that it is not marked in any way.  Thieves aren’t stupid.  They know that you’re only going to be on the Island for a few days, and that you probably won’t pursue any legal process unless it’s a major crime.  Therefore, marked rental cars are the perfect target for petty thieves.

Roads in Puerto Rico are in pretty good shape, considering that the Island is going through a severe economic crisis.  Most are safe and well lit, with an occasional pothole here and there.

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Finally, like many other parts of the United States there is crime in some parts of Puerto Rico.  Where?  Ask your hotel clerk.   He’ll point you away from dangerous spots.  Lock your car when parked and don’t leave valuables inside.  And one last thing… don’t pickup anyone on the road.

And now that I’ve scared you to death, let’s come back to reality.  Puerto Rico isn’t any worse or any better than any major city in the United States.  There’s crime… sure there is.  But it’s a matter of being careful and following common sense.

Enjoy Puerto Rico,

©2013,Orlando Mergal, MA
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Author, Photographer and New Media Expert
Tel. 787-750-0000, Mobile 787-306-1590

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Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means that if you click on a link and purchase an item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

See Everything With Puerto Rico By GPS

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Hi everybody.  Welcome to the Puerto Rico By GPS blog

In this first installment I’d like to show you around the site and tell you a little bit about our plans.  Puerto Rico By GPS is going to be a living, breathing site.  That means that it’s constantly going to be updated with new and wonderful places to visit.

Every time we add a new destination it’s going to first land on our blog, and then it is going to find its way to it’s own separate page under either the San Juan Metroplex menu or the “La Isla” menu.

Puerto Rico is comprised of 72 municipalities.  However, Puerto Ricans arbitrarily divide their island into two distinct areas: the San Juan Metroplex (“El Área Metropolitana) and “La Isla” (the rest of the Island).  The San Juan Metroplex includes: Old San Juan, San Juan, Carolina, Bayamón, Cataño, Trujillo Alto and Guaynabo.  The other 66 municipalities are simply “La Isla”.

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In its present form Puerto Rico by GPS has close to 100 beautiful destinations for you to visit.  However, before you do, I invite you to watch the short video that tells you all about the site, how it’s structured and how to enjoy it to the fullest.

Oh, and one last thing.  Don’t for get to register.  Hit the button on the upper right, where it says “Join The Fun” and leave us you name, last name and email address  (this button didn’t exist when we recorded the video).  That way we’ll shoot you an email every time we visit a new and exciting destination.

Enjoy the site!

©2013,Orlando Mergal, MA
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Bilingual Content Creator, Blogger, Podcaster,
Author, Photographer and New Media Expert
Tel. 787-750-0000, Mobile 787-306-1590

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Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means that if you click on a link and purchase an item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”