Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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 [...]

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 [...]

Big Picture: Ocean View from El Yunque Rain Forest

Ocean View from El Yunque Rain Forest

Ocean View from Yokahu Tower in El Yunque Rain Forest

Route 66 Puerto Rico; Express Lane to El Yunque and the East Coast

Route 66 Puerto Rico

Yes, there is a Route 66 in Puerto Rico, and for anyone visiting El Yunque Rainforest or any of the following attractions in the eastern region; St Regis Bahia Resort Gran Melia Resort Wyndham Rio Mar Resort El Conquistador Resort or Las Casitas Village Canovanas Route 66 Outlet Mall (only pass 1 toll booth) Rio [...]

Photos: Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve Tour

Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve

Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve is owned by the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico and they currently offer a 2 hour tour covering 3 Eco Systems; a dry forest, a mangrove swamp and rocky coastline. The tour ends at the Fajardo Lighthouse built in 1880. I recently took the Historia y naturaleza de [...]

Big Picture: Bahia Urbana, Old San Juan

Bahia Urbana, Old San Juan

Bahia Urbana in Old San Juan; a cool place to relax

Puerto Rico SHINES in TripAdvisors 2013 Travelers’ Choice Awards

Top 10 Destinations in the Caribbean 2013

The TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2013 have just been announced and Puerto Rico takes the honors in several categories for the Caribbean Region. Top 10 Destinations in the Caribbean San Juan, Puerto Rico took the number 3 spot in the Top 10 Destinations in the Caribbean Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Havana, Cuba San Juan, [...]

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 Events: June 2013

Puerto Rico Events June 2013

June might herald the start of Hurricane Season in Puerto Rico, but it also means summer is here, with plenty of events to checkout. Highlights for June include: the ever popular Abionita Flower Festival, Agrópolis Country Fair and the biggest event of the month the St. John the Baptist Festival. Jun 27 – Jul 7, [...]