Being able to communicate is an integral part to getting around and enjoying Puerto Rico. Puerto
Ricans use both English and Spanish, but Spanish is the most dominant language in the territory. In
tourism and hospitality-related establishments, it is easy to find English-speaking Puerto Ricans,
while others who live far from the metro can manage basic English.
As a guest, locals appreciate it if you can learn and speak to them even in basic Spanish. It must be
noted though Puerto Rican Spanish is spoken faster than Mexicans and Central Americans while it has
distinct sound from the Cuban Spanish.