Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Meal with a View: Asador Isla Bonita

Asador Isla Bonita Restaurant

Wow what a view…. Those were my thoughts when we arrived at Asador Isla Bonita restaurant near Aibonito. The restaurant offers expansive panoramic views of the mountain regions of Cayey, Cidra, Guayama and the Caribbean Ocean to the south from a vantage point 2700ft above sea level and very close to La Tetas de Cayey. [...]

Photos: Caguas Botanical Garden

Caguas Botanical Gardens

The Caguas Botanical Garden also known as the Botanical and Cultural Garden William Miranda Marin is just a short 30 minute drive south of San Juan. Inside the gardens you will find the ruins of a Sugar Plantation, recreation of a slave house, Taino archeological artifacts, a small boating lake and well groomed grounds where [...]

Fondeando: Eating Local in Puerto Rico

fondeando: eating local in Puerto Rico

Fondeando: eating Local in Puerto Rico, is an extremely well written book with beautiful photography by by Tere Davila and Paola Nogueras. The book explores some of Puerto Rico’s best known restaurants along with hidden gems that you would miss without some local insider knowledge. Focusing on typical Puerto Rican Fondas, Restaurante Tipicos and Chinchorros [...]

Tours with Para La Naturaleza – The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico

Para La Naturaleza Tours

Para La Naturaleza is the new website for the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, which is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect lands of high ecological value, with the goal that by 2033; 33% of Puerto Rico’s natural ecosystems will be protected. My family and I recently did the Las Cabezas de [...]

Puerto Rico Events: July 2013

Puerto Rico Events July 2013

Heading to Puerto Rico in July? Highlights include the Aibonito Flower Festival, the Cattleman’s BBQ Competition, the Puerto Rico Salsa Congress, festivals for local foods, crabs, criollo sauce and Annual Patron Saints Festivals. Until Jul 7, Aibonito Flower Festival The annual Aibonito Flower Festival continues during the first week of July featuring plant and flower [...]

2014 Aibonito Flower Festival

2013 aibonito flower festival

The Aibonito Flower Festival takes place in the mountain town of Aibonito and is the largest plant and sale show here in Puerto Rico. The 2014 Aibonito Flower Festival runs from June 27 through July 6 and marks the 46th anniversary of the festival. The flower festival is a huge event for Aibonito with thousands [...]

Get to Know the Regions of Puerto Rico

Regions of Puerto Rico

The island of Puerto Rico packs a tremendous amount of diversification into its relative small land mass, making it a perfect holiday destination for folks looking for more than just a Caribbean beach getaway. In order to help promote the whole island of Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico Government and Puerto Rico Tourism Company divided [...]

Big Picture: Lechon in Guavate

Lechon in Guavate, Puerto Rico

A must for any one looking to try some great traditional Puerto Rican Food; Lechon in Guavate

Puerto Rico Road Trips

PR 143 Scenic View Point Puerto Rico

The fastest way (usually) to drive around Puerto Rico is to take the toll roads (autopistas). This is fine if you want to just get from A to B as quickly as possible, but if you have the time, I urge you to explore the roads beyond the autopista. You won’t be disappointed and will [...]

Street Food, Coffee, a 10k run and more: Puerto Rico February 2012

events in puerto rico february 2012

February 2012 in Puerto Rico is a pretty good month if you like coffee, eating street food and running, as the month brings us the first ever Puerto Rico Street Food Festival, the World’s Best 10K run and the Maricao Coffee Festival. Puerto Rico Street Food Festival (Feb 4-5) Head to the Hiram Bithorn Stadium, [...]