Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

La Mina Trail, El Yunque

la mina trail in el yunque

La Mina Trail in El Yunque is one of the most popular hikes in the rain forest along with Big Tree Trail. The reason; they both take you to the beautiful 35 foot waterfall at La Mina Falls where the water flows over huge rocks into a pool, where you can enjoy a cool (make [...]

See a Puerto Rican Parrot Up Close and Personal


On Sunday August 8, 2010 you can get the chance to see one of the islands most endangered species the Puerto Rican Parrot (Amazona Vittata) at El Yunque’s El Portal Rain Forest Center. Ricardo Valentin, DNER Rio Abajo State Forest Aviary Manager will be bringing the parrot to the visitor center from 9am – 2pm [...]

4 Alternative Puerto Rico Day Trips

alternative daytrips puertorico

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 to Puerto Rico: 5 Essential Day Trips

Puerto Rico Daytrips

If you are like me, you like to plan ahead, especially if you’re a visiting a place for the very first time. Here in Puerto Rico there are a lot of things to see and do especially if you are willing to explore beyond the San Juan metro area, and for those visiting the island [...]