Puerto Rico is a USA Commonwealth. The local currency is the US dollar and major credit cards are accepted in most commercial establishments. All of the mayor airlines fly to the capital of San Juan on a daily basis. The Island is a transportation and communications hub for the Americas.
Puerto Rico offers a wide variety of cultural, environmental and social activities. It has symphony and philharmonic orchestras, two national ballets and is renowned for its gastronomic and shopping options. The 500 year-old city of San Juan maintains its Spanish colonial splendor and is an official UNESCO World Heritage Site. Puerto Rico boasts a wide variety of designated nature reserves including the largest rainforest in the Caribbean, El Yunque.
Caguas (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkaɣwas]), founded in 1775, is a city and municipality of Puerto Rico located in the Central Mountain Range of Puerto Rico, located 20 miles (32 km) (twenty minutes to an hour by car) from San Juan. It is known as El Valle del Turabo (Turabo Valley) or La Ciudad Criolla (The Creole City) and its name originates from the indigenous Taíno leader Caguax. The city of 142,000 inhabitants offers a variety of cultural and educational museums, historical landmarks, eco-tours and others available for the visitor.
Please visit the Go-to-Caguas web site for more information on the educational and cultural sites