Friday, April 25, 2014

2014 San Sebastian Street Festival Schedule

2014 san Sebastian Street Festival

Puerto Rico’s biggest festival The San Sebastian Street Festival in Old San Juan starts this Thursday Jan 16. Check out the daily schedule below: Thursday, January 16 5pm: Official opening of the 2014 San Sebastian Street Festival. Featuring: Parade with cabezudos and ribbon cutting ceremony. The parade starts at the Abraham Lincoln School, then along [...]

Big Picture: Shadows at Cuartel de Ballaja

cuartel de ballaja old san juan

Second floor shadows @ Cuartel de Ballaja , with a little help from instagram filters

USA Gov Shutdown Closes Some Puerto Rico Attractions

El Morro Closed

October 17, 2013: Open For Business: The USA Gov Shutdoen is over, so federal controlled attractions that were closed ARE NOW (or s0on will be) OPEN I feel your pain, if you are heading to Puerto Rico during the current US Government Shutdown because some of your plans have probably been dashed… Due to the [...]

6 Awesome Coffee Shops in Old San Juan

Coffee Shops in Old San Juan

Do you have a passion for coffee? If yes, then the selection of Specialty Coffee Shops in Old San Juan will not leave you caffeine deprived. Puerto Ricans have a passion for coffee and some of the best coffee in the world is grown here; in fact coffee has been grown in Puerto Rico since [...]

Photos: Caguas Botanical Garden

Caguas Botanical Gardens

The Caguas Botanical Garden also known as the Botanical and Cultural Garden William Miranda Marin is just a short 30 minute drive south of San Juan. Inside the gardens you will find the ruins of a Sugar Plantation, recreation of a slave house, Taino archeological artifacts, a small boating lake and well groomed grounds where [...]

Tours with Para La Naturaleza – The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico

Para La Naturaleza Tours

Para La Naturaleza is the new website for the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, which is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect lands of high ecological value, with the goal that by 2033; 33% of Puerto Rico’s natural ecosystems will be protected. My family and I recently did the Las Cabezas de [...]

Route 66 Puerto Rico; Express Lane to El Yunque and the East Coast

Route 66 Puerto Rico

Yes, there is a Route 66 in Puerto Rico, and for anyone visiting El Yunque Rainforest or any of the following attractions in the eastern region; St Regis Bahia Resort Gran Melia Resort Wyndham Rio Mar Resort El Conquistador Resort or Las Casitas Village Canovanas Route 66 Outlet Mall (only pass 1 toll booth) Rio [...]

Photos: Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve Tour

Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve

Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve is owned by the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico and they currently offer a 2 hour tour covering 3 Eco Systems; a dry forest, a mangrove swamp and rocky coastline. The tour ends at the Fajardo Lighthouse built in 1880. I recently took the Historia y naturaleza de [...]

Top 10 Things to Do in Puerto Rico

Things to do in Puerto Rico

What are the best things to do in Puerto Rico, must be on the top of your list, if you a planning a vacation to Puerto Rico. The answer is not straightforward due to the fact that Puerto Rico has numerous options depending on what your main goals are for your trip. If you want [...]

Explore the Capital District of Old San Juan

Capital Building Old San Juan

The Capital District of Old San Juan makes for a great extension to a walking tour of Old San Juan or for anyone interested in the history and architecture of Puerto Rico. If you have ever taken the free Old San Juan Trolley to El Morro then you will have passed through the Capital District [...]