Puerto Rico brings you the best of the Caribbean: over 270 miles of white-sand beaches, balmy temperatures throughout the year (we never get into the triple digits), tropical flavors and rhythms, and of course, plenty of rum! But did you know that, even among its fellow Caribbean islands, Puerto Rico stands out? Take a closer look at what makes our island special… even by Caribbean standards.
Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Our island lies between the Dominican Republic and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and is part of an archipelago known as the Antilles, which stretches across the Caribbean from Florida to Venezuela.
The Antilles is divided into the Greater Antilles and Lesser Antilles. Puerto Rico is the easternmost island of the Greater Antilles, which also includes Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
A few facts about our place in the Caribbean: