Puerto Rico and Mexico have more similarities than you may think. Both of them were under Spanish rule for centuries. This influenced the design of towns and neighborhoods. Go to any Mexican “centro” and you’ll find a plaza or “jardín”, a church, and some government offices close by. Visit Puerto Rico and you’ll find basically the same!
So living on “La Isla del Encanto” (The Enchanted Island) feels a lot like being in Mexico.
The beautiful beaches, friendly people, and warm weather can trick you into thinking that these two places are almost like twin siblings, until you hear people talking.
After living in Puerto Rico for a couple of months, we’ve put together a list of 16 words which are different in Mexico or have different meanings. Watch the video here: