Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Castillo Serralles, Ponce

castillo serralles ponce

Castillo Serralles in Ponce is the Grand House that rum built. The house was built back in the 1930’s by the Serralles family who made their money growing sugar cane and producing fine Puerto Rican rum.

Big Picture: Images of Puerto Rico 1

images of puerto rico

Guavate: It’s a PORK Thing

guavate puerto rico for lechon

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 [...]

Balconies of Old San Juan – Photo Essay

old san juan balconies

I love Old San Juan, it’s a great place to wander around and enjoy the architecture, the open spaces and of course the history. Here are a few photos from some recent trips to Old San Juan showcasing the highlights of some of these buildings; their balconies.

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 [...]

El Morro Fort Old San Juan

el morro fort old san juan

Located on the headland overlooking the entrance to San Juan Bay, El Morro Fort (Castillo San Felipe del Morro) was built to protect the city of San Juan from seaborne enemies. For those of you arriving by sea today, you can see just why this imposing fortress commanded the respect of those that attempted to [...]

Paseo de La Princesa in Old San Juan


Paseo de La Princesa promenade is one of my favorite spots in Old San Juan and holds a special place in my heart as this is the place where I proposed to my wife several years ago.

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern in Puerto Rico

andrew zimmern in puerto rico

A couple of months ago the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern visited the island of Puerto Rico to film an episode for the current series. On June 9, 2009 at 10pm EST you can see Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern in Puerto Rico on the Travel Channel. On his tour of Puerto Rico [...]

Guavate Home of the Lechon

Guavate Puerto Rico for Lechon

Guavate located south of San Juan is not the only place on the island for find great lechon (roast pork), but it’s probably the most well known (it’s even been featured on the Anthony Bourdain No Reservations TV show). If you are looking for an authentic, popular with the local place then head to Guavate [...]