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Puerto Rico Roadway Tips

If you rent a car or have your own, I recommend you to purchase a detailed highway map for orientation. Distances in Puerto Rico are indicated in kilometers (1 km = 0.6 mile); speed limits, in miles per hour. Most roadway signs use international symbols. Note the following translations.

  • Area de descanso - Rest Area
  • Autobus escolar - School bus
  • Autopista - Expressway
  • Balneario - Public Beach
  • Calle sin Salida - Dead end
  • Carretera cerrada - Road closed to traffic
  • Carretera en construcci�n - Road under construction
  • Ceda - Yield
  • Cruce - Crossroad
  • Cruce de peatones - Pedestrian crossing
  • Cuidado - Caution
  • Despacio - Slow
  • Desprendimiento - Landslide
  • Desvio - Detour
  • Entrada - Entrance
  • Entrada prohibida - No traspassing
  • Escuela - School
  • Estación de peaje - Toll station
  • Estacionamiento reservado - Reserved parking
  • Mantengase a la derecha - Keep right
  • No cruce - Do not cross
  • No entre - Do not enter
  • No estacione - Do not park
  • No fumar - No smoking
  • Parada de autobus - Bus stop
  • Parada de guaguas - Bus stop
  • Pare - Stop
  • Peligro - Danger
  • Playa privada - Private beach
  • Precauci�n - Caution
  • Prohibido bañarse - No bathing
  • Prohibido acampar - No camping
  • Puente estrecho - Narrow bridge
  • Salida - Exit
  • Tránsito - One way
  • Velocidad máxima - Speed limit
  • Zona escolar - School zone
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Did You Know?

There are more Puerto Ricans living in the rest of the United States than in the island of Puerto Rico itself.