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...]

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 Cabezas de San Juan Tour and highly recommend the it; here are some of … [Read more...]

El Yunque in Pictures

El Yunque Rainforest Puerto Rico

El Yunque Rainforest in Puerto Rico is a must place to visit; and here's why.... ... as I mention all the time, get there as early as possible (gates open 7am) to enjoy El Yunque without the crowds. … [Read more...]

Puerto Rico Snorkeling and Day Sailing Tours

Puerto Rico Snorkeling and Day Sail Tours

Ever dream about sailing off into the vast ocean? Well here in Puerto Rico that can be a reality (well at least for a few hours) with several sail boat operators offering snorkeling and sailing tours. Snorkeling and sailing tours in Puerto Rico tend to depart mainly from Fajardo on the east coast with a couple of options departing from Rincon and Cabo Rojo on the west coast. … [Read more...]

Big Tree Trail, El Yunque

Big Tree Trail El Yunque

Big Tree Trail in El Yunque was my very first experience of the rainforest over 10 years ago and it’s still one of my favorite (relatively easy) hikes in El Yunque. The added bonus, like La Mina Trail, Big Tree Trail takes you to the cascading waters of La Mina Falls; one of the most popular spots in the rainforest. Big Tree Trail: Quick Facts Trail starts at Km 10.4 on … [Read more...]

El Yunque Rainforest Visitor Center

el yunque rainforest visitor center

El Yunque Rainforest Visitor Center (El Portal Rain Forest Center) is the official visitor center for the El Yunque Rainforest and is located at Km. 4.3 on PR 191. The building is an impressive structure hidden amongst the trees of El Yunque and is accessed from the car park by an elevated walkway. The elevated walkway provides you with a view of El Yunque from tree top … [Read more...]