The Afar Guide to
Puerto Rico

Close your eyes and imagine a tropical island where the sun paints a watercolor palette across the sky, birds and frogs sing you to sleep, and you wake to a turquoise-blue ocean at your fingertips. You sip water from a fresh coconut and snack on seafood-filled empanadillas. You’re envisioning the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico—the island of enchantment, with a rich cultural history and a geography begging to be explored. The wonders of this island can only be described by the phrase Puerto Rico lo hace mejor!

Essential Puerto Rico Facts to

know before you go

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Chelsea HarmsPuerto Rico Local Expert

Chelsea Harms is a marine scientist studying the invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans) in Puerto Rico. After moving to the island in 2011, she seized the opportunity to learn a new culture and embrace the island way-of-life. When she's not scuba diving on the beautiful reefs, she enjoys exploring the island through day trips and photographing its natural beauty. Chelsea also curates a blog dedicated to daily living inspired by nature: Sea, Field & Tribe.