Time in Puerto Rico
The exact time in Puerto Rico is based on the time zones for Puerto Rico. We will always try to give you the exact time for Puerto Rico. There might be slight differences, since the time zones for Puerto Rico might change due to daylight savings time (DST).
Time changes in Puerto Rico are usually done to adapt citizen and tourist activity to the solar cycle. This allows for greater usage of daylight, reducing dependency on electricity. That is why the time is sent ahead one hour in the spring for Puerto Rico, and falls back one hour in the fall for Puerto Rico. Adding an extra hour of daylight helps Puerto Rico to improve its tourism and depend less on Puerto Rico's electricity supplies.