I was planning on going with a friend to Jamaica or the Grand Cayman but they backed out. I am dead set on going somewhere this summer so I decided I would ask a parent to go with me somewhere. I was thinking about Curacao but I have been hearing so much about Puerto Rico so I figured it was worth asking about. Are the beaches as nice in Puerto Rico as the Bahamas, Cayman islands, Curacao etc? Is the water crystal clear and calm? Are the locals friendly and is it safe for two Americans? Looking in to doing some stuff like beach going, fishing, swimming, shopping, sight seeing, observing culture and trying local foods. Is Puerto Rico a good place to visit for that type of thing? Also we only speak English so are we going to have a language barrier.