August Events

August Events in Puerto Rico

Summer continues here in Puerto Rico, the kids are still not back at school (mid august) and so far the rain is staying away. Event highlights for August include the “SOFO” Culinary Fest, Boma & Plena Festival and the annual Festival de Agua Dulce. As always there will be plenty of things to do around the island, especially on weekends so lets see what’s happening this … [Read more...]

Luquillo Food Kiosks: more than meets the eye

Luquillo Food Kiosks, Puerto Rico

The Luquillo Food Kiosks, you know the ones you see on the left hand side of the road as you head to Luquillo Beach and or Fajardo. They are popular for a reason; they serve great food at really good prices. Yes, I will agree that some of them could do with a lick of paint and some are currently unoccupied, but that all adds up to the charm of the place. In fact in some … [Read more...]

The Outlet Mall @ Route 66

The Outlets @ Route 66

Outlet Malls are a great place to shop for bargains and The Outlet Mall @ Route 66 is one of two outlet malls here in Puerto Rico, The other one being The Premium Outlets @ Barceloneta. The Route 66 Outlet Mall located just off the Route 66 Toll Road that takes you to El Yunque and Fajardo, cnsists of 1 large main building with around 70 shops and 40 or so corridor modules … [Read more...]

Surviving the San Sebastian Street Festival, Old San Juan

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The 2015 San Sebastian Street Festival kicks off in Old San Juan on Thursday Jan 15 until Sunday Jan 18, 2015. 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 an idea. There will also be be around 350 local artisans and over 50 musical … [Read more...]

Casa Blanca Museum a Window to the Past

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Stepping into Casa Blanca is like stepping back in time. Built in 1521, Casa Blanca was the original first fortification in Old San Juan, overlooking San Juan Bay. It was built as the residence for Juan Ponce de León and his family, although Juan Ponce de León died before ever having the chance to live here. His descendants lived in Casa Blanca until the mid 18th Century. … [Read more...]

A Meal with a View: Asador Isla Bonita

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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. The drive to Asador Isla Bonita takes you through the … [Read more...]

Photos: Caguas Botanical Garden

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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 you can just wander and enjoy the scenery. The … [Read more...]