If it’s surf beaches that you’re after in Puerto Rico, look no further than a wedding in Porta del Sol. This sliver of land is a small coastal city and home to some of Puerto Rico’s best surf and dive sites. Known for its crystal clear waters, Porta del Sol has active marine life and excellent visibility, with scores of lion fish, flounder, trumpet fish and eels. Though the city center is historic, with beautiful 19th-century plazas like Plaza Colon to amble through, Porta del Sol is also home to modern amenities, like excellent shopping and the Caribbean’s largest aquatic theme park.
Couples wishing to marry in Puerto Rico must bring a medical certification indicating you met the required health test for marriage in your place of residence. Photo IDs and birth certificates are also required. Divorce and death decrees are also required if applicable. For more information, check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Passports are not required for citizens of the US. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
English and Spanish are the official languages of Puerto Rico.
The official currency of Puerto Rico is the dollar, though they are commonly referred to as pesos.
Climate & Beaches
Puerto Rico has a tropical climate with moderate year round temperatures. Temperatures average 80 degrees F year-round with little variation. Puerto Rico’s rainy season is from April to November.
Aguadilla is known for its great surf and diving beaches. Locals and visitors alike flock to the unblemished Crash Boat Beach, but there are others to choose from, including La Ponderosa. Though, these beaches are generally better served for exploring the reefs and hitting the surfboard than they are for swimming.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
Las Cascadas is a haven for those looking to splash around in the Caribbean’s largest aquatic park, and a great option for families. Or, on the water, explore Aguadilla’s great surfing and diving beaches, which have a lush and natural beauty. On land, Aguadilla is home to a number of tourist facilities, including the Caribbean’s only ice-skating rink, an 18-hole golf course, and large malls. Ojo de Agua is an underground fresh water source that is also a popular destination in Aguadilla. In town, there are a number of beautiful plazas with interesting colonial architecture to stroll through.
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