Discover Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico’s non-profit Destination Marketing Organization, is offering remote workers a desk makeover as part of its Deskover Puerto Rico program. Six two-week workations to the island will be awarded; to enter, visit www.discoverpuertorico.com/deskover and share what you would accomplish during two weeks of working from paradise. From turquoise waves, emerald hills and electric-orange sunsets, to its unique music, art, food and history, Puerto Rico has a color palette like nowhere else.
Many workers have been remote for more than a year, with the trend likely to continue. To fend off the work from home fatigue, “workations” break up the monotony of the routine and benefit physical and mental health. A Harris poll reports that 74 percent of Americans who are working from home said they would consider taking a workcation.
Those looking for an escape with a mix of the exotic and the familiar need look no farther than Puerto Rico. The island offers the appeal of a Caribbean destination, but with the convenience of being a U.S. territory. A change in scenery from one’s normal desk view can change perspective and positively affect well-being and creativity.
Deskover winners will spend two weeks working (and playing) from a variety of locations across the island, including a floating villa off the northeast coast of Fajardo, an historic apartment among the brightly colored houses and cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, a luxury oceanfront suite and a three-bedroom condo in the popular Palmas del Mar resort on the Island’s east central coast.
“Puerto Rico is a great option for travelers looking to work remotely from unique accommodations, seeking warm temperatures, rich history, a plethora of outdoor attractions, delectable cuisine and an international flair,” says Brad Dean (pictured right), CEO of Discover Puerto Rico. “Puerto Rico is committed to providing a safe travel experience, given the prioritization of health and safety measures and entry requirements.”
Unlike many other destinations touting their compatibility for remote work, Puerto Rico requires no work visas, passports or insurance requirements for U.S. citizens. The U.S. dollar is the only currency, and English is widely spoken. The island currently has 31 internet providers and three 5G networks, which are critical for video conferencing. The island is in Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which shares the same time for half the year with Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), causing minimal to no disruption to work schedules.
To apply to win a two-week “workcation,” including round-trip airfare, applicants should briefly explain what they would accomplish if they had a chance to Deskover Puerto Rico by May 13.
Discover Puerto Rico is a newly established, private, not-for-profit Destination Marketing Organization whose mission is to make Puerto Rico visible to the world as a premier travel destination. The DMO brings prosperity to the people of Puerto Rico by collaboratively promoting the island’s diversity and uniqueness for leisure and business travel, and events. It is responsible for all global marketing, sales and promotion of the destination and works collaboratively with key local governmental and non-governmental players throughout Puerto Rico‘s visitor economy and community at large, to empower economic growth. For more info, visit DiscoverPuertoRico.com.