Puerto Rico's official languages are Spanish and English. Spanish is by far the most widely spoken language in Puerto Rico and visitors to the country who speak the language are more readily accepted. Approximately a quarter of Puerto Rico's population can communicate in English which is mostly spoken in the major tourist sections of Puerto Rico.
As with most of Puerto Rico's culture, the country's cuisine reflects strong Taino, Spanish, African and American influences. Locally known as Cocina Criolla or Creole Cooking, Puerto Rican traditional cuisine can be traced back to the original inhabitants of the land who feasted on fruit, corn and freshly caught seafood. Later, when Columbus arrived on the scene in 1493, other meat, rice, ...
Over the centuries different languages have been introduced to the Puerto Rican culture for a variety of reasons. Before the island experienced any significant changes in terms of culture and languages, the island's population was made up entirely of aboriginal people. This changed in 1493 the Spanish took over Puerto Rico, followed by Columbus who was on his second voyage to the area. The ...