San Juan Cathedral (Cathedral de San Juan Bautista)

San Juan Cathedral, Puerto Rico

Located in the heart of Old San Juan, the current San Juan Cathedral (Cathedral de San Juan Bautista) is an architectural treasure dating back to the 1540’s. In fact the original structure \that was destroyed by a hurricane was built some 20 years earlier in the 1520's. The current San Juan Cathedral was originally designed in the Late Gothic Style, which can be seen in the … [Read more...]

Luquillo Food Kiosks: more than meets the eye

Luquillo Food Kiosks, Puerto Rico

The Luquillo Food Kiosks, you know the ones you see on the left hand side of the road as you head to Luquillo Beach and or Fajardo. They are popular for a reason; they serve great food at really good prices. Yes, I will agree that some of them could do with a lick of paint and some are currently unoccupied, but that all adds up to the charm of the place. In fact in some … [Read more...]

The Outlet Mall @ Route 66

The Outlets @ Route 66

Outlet Malls are a great place to shop for bargains and The Outlet Mall @ Route 66 is one of two outlet malls here in Puerto Rico, The other one being The Premium Outlets @ Barceloneta. The Route 66 Outlet Mall located just off the Route 66 Toll Road that takes you to El Yunque and Fajardo, cnsists of 1 large main building with around 70 shops and 40 or so corridor modules … [Read more...]

High End Shopping @ The Mall of San Juan

Mall of San Juan

The Mall of San Juan brings the ‘High End’ shopping experience to Puerto Rico anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. The mall which is located across from the San Jose Lagoon (and San Juan Airport) opened on March 26, 2015 Shopping Options Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom are the main anchor stores at the mall and mark the first time that such ‘luxury’ retailers … [Read more...]

2015 San Sebastian Street Festival Schedule

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Puerto Rico’s biggest festival The San Sebastian Street Festival in Old San Juan starts this Thursday Jan 15, 2015. Check out the daily schedule below: Thursday, January 15 10am to 10pm, The Cuartel de Ballajá and various Old San Juan Plazas will be home to around 350 artisans who will be displaying and selling their works Corner of San José & Luna Streets 8:30pm, … [Read more...]

Surviving the San Sebastian Street Festival, Old San Juan

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The 2015 San Sebastian Street Festival kicks off in Old San Juan on Thursday Jan 15 until Sunday Jan 18, 2015. This is the largest festival in Puerto Rico with thousands of locals and visitors descending on Old San Juan to PARTY by day and by night. Think Mardis Gras or Notting Hill Carnival to get an idea. There will also be be around 350 local artisans and over 50 musical … [Read more...]

Casa Blanca Museum a Window to the Past

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Stepping into Casa Blanca is like stepping back in time. Built in 1521, Casa Blanca was the original first fortification in Old San Juan, overlooking San Juan Bay. It was built as the residence for Juan Ponce de León and his family, although Juan Ponce de León died before ever having the chance to live here. His descendants lived in Casa Blanca until the mid 18th Century. … [Read more...]