Live Boricua

In Puerto Rico, we call ourselves Boricua. It's a unique name honoring our Island heritage, but it's so much more. 

Boricua is a spirit, flavor, and rhythm that you can only find in one place on earth – Puerto Rico. It's a state of mind and a way of life, embodied by our proud, passionate people, that you'll feel in every part of our Island. Delve deeper into what it means to 'Live Boricua' as our vibrant culture invites you in. When you bask in the warmth of our beaches, when you taste the love in our food, when you embrace the call of our adventures, you'll find that spirit in yourself, too. 


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Man in front of waterfall.

Venture to El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System.

Culture & Heritage of Puerto Rico

The word Boricua comes from Borinquen or Borikén, the name given to the Island by indigenous Taínos who inhabited Puerto Rico for hundreds of years before the Spanish arrived in 1493. The art, music, dances, and traditions of Puerto Rico are expressions of this unique blend of cultures that can't be found anywhere else in the world. Learn more about the richly layered history and culture of Puerto Rico, and discover how you can experience its beauty today.

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What is Boricua?


\ bȯ-ree-kwa \

A person from Puerto Rico by birth or descent.


No passport needed for U.S. travelers

Since Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, American citizens and permanent residents don't need a passport to travel to the Island. However, they must always travel with a valid ID, such as driver license or a state ID card.

woman at Playa Negra

Playa Negra in Vieques is the perfect getaway to relax and disconnect.

Puerto Rico's Beaches

With nearly 270 miles of sun-kissed coastline, beaches are an essential part of the Boricua experience. Whether you're looking for something serene and secluded or a thumping reggaetón dance party with the locals, you'll find your perfect beach in Puerto Rico.

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View of dinner table.

Savor the Island's traditional Puerto Rican food, known as comida criolla.

Puerto Rico's Flavors

Embrace Puerto Rico's thriving culinary delights ranging from classic comida criolla (the Island’s unique style of creole cooking) to tropical fusions created by local award-winning chefs.  

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Places to Live Boricua in Puerto Rico

Put these locations on your itinerary and discover your own #LiveBoricua moments.

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