Guest Blog Contribution from Auston Matta from Two Bad Tourists
Puerto Rico is considered the most gay-friendly island in all of the Caribbean, making it an ideal destination. San Juan is the capital of this tropical paradise and it offers unique cultural experiences plus great gastronomy and nightlife. The primary language in Puerto Rico is Spanish, but many residents speak English, particularly in the tourism industry. Plus, since Puerto Rico is a territory of the US, for Americans it’s virtually the same as traveling to any other state. You don’t need a passport, they use the US dollar, and your medical insurance coverage and cell phone plan is valid just the same as any other part of the US. Flights are reasonably priced and flying into San Juan is simple from most major US cities.
So, if you’re considering an LGBT+ cruise, look no further. Puerto Rico is the perfect port city to take a cruise from and there’s plenty to keep you busy on the island before or after your cruise departs, plus the tropical weather makes it a great choice for a winter vacation.
Here are the top 8 reasons to sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans depend on tourism to maintain their unique culture. LGBT+ people are overrepresented in the local tourism economy, and the LGBT+owned restaurants and nightlife depend on visitors to stay in business. Despite the recent political setback for trans rights all across America, Puerto Rico, with US Federal protections and marriage equality, remains a beacon of hope for the rest of the Caribbean. And because of the recent setback, the LGBT+ community in Puerto Rico needs us more than ever.
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About the Author
Auston Matta runs the blog Two Bad Tourists and is an LGBT-travel advocate and freelance writer. His work has been featured in many publications, including Attitude Magazine, Edge Media Network, and ManAboutWorld.