You do not need to know Spanish to visit and enjoy your Puerto Rico vacation. In the tourist areas of San Juan you will find most speak fluent English. If you travel outside of San Juan, Puerto Rico it is helpful to know some Spanish, but it is not necessary. This basic guide provides words and phrases that you may find helpful during your Puerto Rico vacation. However, if you find it hard to remember much of the language, don't worry - most people will be able to speak with you in English.