Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Big Picture: My Take on Raices Fountain

old san juan raices fountain

Raices Fountain in Old San Juan, is one of my favorite places and makes for a great photo opportunity along Paseo de la Princesa.

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 [...]

1797 Battle of San Juan: Reenactment 2011

1797 battle san juan 2011

The original Battle of San Juan, took place in April 1797, you can enjoy a reenactment of the 1797 Battle of San Juan, on April 2 – May 1, 2011. I went to last year’s reenactment and had a really great time. It was cool to see the various period costumes, weapons and canons and [...]

Gastro Extravaganza, Fighter Planes and Movies Galore: Puerto Rico, April 2011

puerto rico april 2011

Two days of mouth watering food, an Air show and a weeklong film festival are the highlights for April, here in Puerto Rico. April 2-3 Saborea Puerto Rico 2011 This annual event takes place at Escambron Beach, San Juan and highlights the best Puerto Rican restaurants, local and international chefs as well as well known [...]

Sardine Burials, Ironmen and Rum: Puerto Rico March 2011

events in puerto rico march 2011

Sardine Burials, Ironmen and Rum Tasting are just some of the highlights taking place in Puerto Rico during March. Curious about those Sardines? Traditionally here in Puerto Rico (and Spain), the burial of the sardine marks the end of a carnival or festival during the period leading up to Ash Wednesday. The burial of the [...]

Puerto Rico International Rum Festival – Taste of Rum 2011

Puerto Rico International Rum Festival taste of Rum 2011

Think RUM, Think PUERTO RICO, Think: International Rum Festival, A Taste of Rum 2011 As one of the biggest producers of rum, it’s only fitting that Puerto Rico hosts one of the major rum festivals in the Caribbean. A Taste of Rum is the annual event that showcases the best of Puerto Rican rums as [...]

San Juan Kite Festival 2011

san juan kite festival

For those of you who have not visited El Morro Fort on a weekend (especially a Sunday) kite flying at El Morro is extremely popular with families; with children, parents and grandparents all flying kites. It can get so busy that it becomes quite a challenge just to walk across the esplanade with kites flying [...]

Ponce Carnival 2011

ponce carnival puerto rico

The streets of Ponce will come alive with vibrant color, bomba and plena music and the infamous masked vejigantes, during the week long Ponce Carnival beginning on March 2 and ending Tuesday March 8, the day before Ash Wednesday. The Ponce Carnival is a major event in the Puerto Rico calendar and it is one [...]

Surviving the San Sebastian Street Festival, Old San Juan

san sebastian street festival old san juan

The 2014 San Sebastian Street Festival kicks off in Old San Juan on Thursday Jan 16 until Sunday Jan 19. This is the largest festival in Puerto Rico with thousands of locals and visitors descending on Old San Juan to PARTY by day and by night. Think Mardis Gras or Notting Hill Carnival to get [...]

El Morro Artisan Fair 2010

el morro fair old san juan

This weekend, July 31 – Aug 1, the grounds in front of El Morro Fort, Old San Juan will host around 150+ artisans from all over Puerto Rico as they come together to showcase their works. The El Morro Artisan Fair starts at 10am each day, and visitors to the fair can experience a wide [...]