Friday, August 1, 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. [...]

2014 San Sebastian Street Festival Schedule

2014 san Sebastian Street Festival

Puerto Rico’s biggest festival The San Sebastian Street Festival in Old San Juan starts this Thursday Jan 16. Check out the daily schedule below: Thursday, January 16 5pm: Official opening of the 2014 San Sebastian Street Festival. Featuring: Parade with cabezudos and ribbon cutting ceremony. The parade starts at the Abraham Lincoln School, then along [...]

Homemade Tostones

How to make Tostones

I cannot believe it has taken me so long to make tostones at home, but I finally got around to it. Tostones are twice fried plantain slices that are extremely popular side dish here in Puerto Rico and many other Caribbean Countries. To make tostones you will need: Several green (unripe) plantains Oil (vegetable, corn [...]

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 [...]

6 Awesome Coffee Shops in Old San Juan

Coffee Shops in Old San Juan

Do you have a passion for coffee? If yes, then the selection of Specialty Coffee Shops in Old San Juan will not leave you caffeine deprived. Puerto Ricans have a passion for coffee and some of the best coffee in the world is grown here; in fact coffee has been grown in Puerto Rico since [...]

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 [...]

Insider’s Guide to Old San Juan

Insiders Guide to Old San Juan

For anyone visiting Old San Juan; here are few tips to help you get the most out of your visit. Driving to Old San Juan There are 2 main roads that will take you into Old San Juan, Avenida Muñoz Rivera (RT 25) and Avenida Manuel Fernandez Juncos (RT 1) Avenida Muñoz Rivera takes you [...]

Puerto Rico: Birth Place of the Piña Colada

Puerto Rico Pina Colada

Puerto Rico and Piña Colada go hand in hand; in fact it has been the official drink of the island since 1978. You will find it everywhere, bars, restaurants, roadside kiosks with or without rum, so do yourself a favor when you are here; try one or two Piña Coladas and see why it is [...]

Puerto Rico Travel Roundup February 2013

Puerto Rico Travel Articles February 2013

This month’s articles take you on a culinary tour of Puerto Rico awesome food and dining scenes, as well as a close up view of Puerto Rico’s ultimate zipline; ‘The Beast’ Vieques Eats The Daily Meal heads to Vieques off the east coast of Puerto Rico and explores your options for Brunch, a quick snack, [...]

Puerto Rico Events March 2013

Puerto Rico Events March 2013

Looks like March is going to be a busy month here in Puerto Rico, with the potential for whale spotting, pro golfer spotting, sangria tasting, chilling to the cool sounds of jazz and much more Mar 1-31, Whale Festival, Rincon Typically the best time to spot whales off the coast of Puerto Rico (usually the [...]