Saturday, November 1, 2014

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 [...]

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 [...]

Picture Perfect Mar Chiquita Beach, Puerto Rico

Mar Chiquita Beach Puerto Rico

Mar Chiquita Beach (Little Sea) has been on my radar for a while now and I was able to finally discover this stunning beach a couple of weeks ago; though the sea was a little too rough to truly enjoy one of Puerto Rico’s best beaches. Mar Chiquita Beach is located in the town of [...]

Arecibo Lighthouse Park

arecibo lighthouse park

Looking for a place to keep your kids entertained for a few hours; then look no further. The Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park located about 60 minutes west of San Juan will have your children climbing 1/3 scale replica’s of old world sailing ships, visiting a Taino Indian Village, a pirates hideout, small zoo , [...]

Prime Outlets Puerto Rico

prime outlets puerto rico

If you have some time to kill and you like the idea of saving $SS when it comes to buying clothes etc. then one option is to head west of San Juan, to the Prime Outlets mall at Barceloneta. . The drive west on Expressway 22 takes around 45 – 60mins (with one toll), but [...]

12 Things To Do In Puerto Rico’s North Coast

attractions in the north of puerto rico

Heading west from San Juan here are 12 Things To Do In Puerto Rico’s North Coast. 1. Balneario Punta Salinas Public beach, just west of San Juan. A recent addition to the Blu Flag beaches of Puerto Rico End of Rd. 868 Toa Baja Open daily (closed Monday & Tuesdays in winter) 787-795-3325

Salitre Restaurant in Arecibo

salitre restaurant Arecibo

There is one thing that you will not be short of in Puerto Rico and that is great restaurant choices. If you happen to be in the Arecibo area, you should seriously consider the Salitre Restaurant. We gad the pleasure of dining here a few weeks back and highly recommend it. Situated just east of [...]

Interactive Puerto Rico Travel Map

puerto rico travel map

There is a new addition to the site; an Interactive Puerto Rico Travel Map. Or to put it another way; a personalized Google map with points of interest for the whole island. Currently the main focus is the San Juan and north east area, but additions will be made regularly to the map; to cover [...]

Hatillo Mask Festival December 28

hatillo mask festival

Photo by oscalito On December 28 the town of Hatillo (on Puerto Rico’s north coast) will celebrate its annual Mask Festival (Festival de las Máscaras). This tradition dates back to 1823, when the town of Hatillo was founded. The festival commemorates the innocent children killed by King Herod.