Puerto Rico is located in the Caribbean between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It is east of the Dominican Republic and about 1,000 miles southeast of Miami, Fla.
Puerto Rico is approximately 100 miles long and 35 miles wide. It is rectangular in shape. The island is the smallest and most eastern of the Greater Antilles. It consists of the main island, Puerto Rico, and several smaller islands and keys, including Vieques and Culebra. Puerto Rico is the third largest island in the United States with a total area of 3,425 square miles. It is known as a popular tourist destination due to its location and warm atmosphere.