Taxes

You must pay a tax on your hotel room rate: For hotels with casinos it's 11%, for other hotels it's 9%, and for government-approved paradores it's 7%. Ask your hotel before booking. The tax, in addition to each hotel's discretionary service charge (which usually ranges from 5% to 16%), can add a hefty 12% to 27% to your bill. The island's sales tax was raised from 7% to 11.5%—the highest in the U.S.—in late 2015.

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