Thursday, August 28, 2014

Colorful Old San Juan

Puerto Rico Flag door Old San Juan

Color is everywhere in Old San Juan; FACT

Casa Blanca Museum a Window to the Past

Casa Blanca Museum Old San Juan

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Explore the Capital District of Old San Juan

Capital Building Old San Juan

The Capital District of Old San Juan makes for a great extension to a walking tour of Old San Juan or for anyone interested in the history and architecture of Puerto Rico. If you have ever taken the free Old San Juan Trolley to El Morro then you will have passed through the Capital District [...]

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 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 [...]

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, [...]