PUERTO RICO: Tourist Card

Puerto Rico—once a U.S. poorhouse in the Caribbean and lately a busy island workshop—is turning into a chic winter resort. Next week. 20 miles from downtown San Juan, Laurance Rockefeller's $9,000,000 Dorado Beach will open its doors, outclassing the smartest resorts of Jamaica. Antigua and Barbados.

Dorado Beach has 136 rooms in nine two-story beach houses. Rooms start at $45 daily, sleeping cabanas at $35. Guests get breakfast, dinner, two miles of reef and beach, 1,250 acres planted largely to flowers and specimen trees, three cork-topped tennis courts. They also get an...

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