CAR RENTAL

It is wonderful to have a car, in order to easily enjoy the sights of the island. If for some reason you do not wish to rent a car, arrangements can be made for a local taxi to take you to beaches and restaurants. 







TAXI
Taxi's are called "publicos" and can take you anywhere you would like to visit. They can be arranged for by phone.


WEATHER




CURRENCY
The U.S. Dollar

CELL PHONE
Most cell phones work well on the island. ATT has good 3G coverage. Verizon roams through he ATT network.

TIMEZONE
The time zone is Atlantic Standard Time, which is the same as Eastern Daylight Savings time in the summer and one hour ahead in the winter. 

ELECTRICITY
110 volts 60 hz.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
Daytime highs are in the low 90's summer and high 80's in the winter, but the humidity is low so it is very comfortable in the shade. Night-time lows are mid 70's and comfortable for outdoor dining. 

EMERGENCY ROOM
The Diagnostic Center/Emergency Room is on the main road connecting Esperanza and Isabel II. Med-Evac helicopter service is available to San Juan hospitals when necessary. 

GROCERIES
The island is ringed with beaches. It is a nice half mile walk to a nearby beach from which you can walk forever; the spectacular beach at Sun Bay is two miles away.

ATM

Banco Popular, Isabel Segunda


POST OFFICE

Isabel Segunda


PHARMACIES

Isabel Segunda


DISTANCES
The north side of the island has the airport, the bank with an ATM, the US Post Office, pharmacies, and major grocery stores in and around Isabel Segunda. This is a 20 minute drive from Los Bohios. Los Bohios is on the south side of the island, just west of Esperanza, which has small shops for vacation items like beach gear, resort wear, local produce, basic food supplies, and a small museum.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need a passport to fly to Puerto Rico or Vieques.

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