A Meal with a View: Asador Isla Bonita

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Wow what a view…. Those were my thoughts when we arrived at Asador Isla Bonita restaurant near Aibonito. The restaurant offers expansive panoramic views of the mountain regions of Cayey, Cidra, Guayama and the Caribbean Ocean to the south from a vantage point 2700ft above sea level and very close to La Tetas de Cayey. The drive to Asador Isla Bonita takes you through the … [Read more...]

Photos: Caguas Botanical Garden

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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 you can just wander and enjoy the scenery. The … [Read more...]

2014 Aibonito Flower Festival

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The Aibonito Flower Festival takes place in the mountain town of Aibonito and is the largest plant and sale show here in Puerto Rico. The 2014 Aibonito Flower Festival runs from June 27 through July 6 and marks the 46th anniversary of the festival. The flower festival is a huge event for Aibonito with thousands of visitors descending on Aibonito daily to check out the … [Read more...]

The Arecibo Observatory: The Truth Is Out There

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The Arecibo Observatory is CURRENTLY home to the world’s largest single-aperture radio telescope with a diameter of 1000ft (305m). Unfortunately that crown will be handed over to China in 2016 when the radio telescope goes online in the Guizhou Province in southern China. The Arecibo Radio Telescope is used to study three major research areas: radio astronomy, aeronomy, and … [Read more...]

Guavate: It’s a PORK Thing

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Question: Guavate, Puerto Rico ? Answer: The best (but not the only place) to try Lechon (slow roasted whole pig) in Puerto Rico Guavate, Puerto Rico is a pork lover’s dream and is a MUST stop for anyone who wants to try the traditional Puerto Rican Lechon. Located about 45mins south of San Juan, Guavate offers something for everyone; cooler temperatures, live music, fun … [Read more...]

4 Alternative Puerto Rico Day Trips

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Ok, so you have just read the ‘First Time to Puerto Rico: 5 Essential Day Trips’ article and you are thinking to yourself. ‘We’ve done all those’ or ‘We’re looking for something a bit less touristy’. What options do you have? Answer: PLENTY For anyone that has already been to Puerto Rico and explored the first time day trip destinations, or for those of you who would … [Read more...]