About Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a small island with big history and culture. From the indigenous Taino people to the conquering Spaniards to African slaves brought to the island, generations of people from around the world have contributed to Puerto Rico’s unique cultural mix. That diversity is highlighted in the languages (English and Spanish), music (salsa, bomba, reggaeton), food (cocina criolla, sofrito, Latin fusion), and even geography (rainforests, bioluminescent bays, white-sand beaches). In the capital city, San Juan, one finds old-world charm and modern amenities side by side, along with world-class museums, a vibrant restaurant scene, and hundreds of years of history.


In 2016, there were 1,787 obituaries reported in Puerto Rico on Legacy.com. This is a 7% decrease from 2015 when 1,916 obituaries were reported in Puerto Rico. You can browse through the full list of Puerto Rico obituaries to find life stories that may be of interest to you.