Castillo Serralles, Ponce

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Castillo Serralles in Ponce or Serralles Castle to give its English translation 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, running a sugar mill and producing fine Puerto Rican rum. They chose to build their house on a hill giving spectacular views of the city of Ponce, the Caribbean … [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...]

Balconies of Old San Juan – Photo Essay

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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. … [Read more...]

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 for the first time, deciding what are the ‘must sees’ can be a little overwhelming. … [Read more...]

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 defeat it. … [Read more...]

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 Andrew, discovers the flavors and history of the island; ‘from the deep-fried … [Read more...]