Puerto Rico Coffee and Chocolate Expo 2015

Puerto Rico Coffee & Chocolate Expo 2015

September 26 – 27, 2015 sees the 6th installment of the Puerto Rico Coffee and Chocolate Expo. For the 6th year running the Puerto Rico Convention Center will be home to over 140 exhibitors specializing in Coffee, Chocolate and for the first time Tea. Yes, this year the Coffee and Chocolate Expo also has a Tea Pavilion. The 2 day event is the largest exhibition of the coffee … [Read more...]

2015 San Sebastian Street Festival Schedule

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Puerto Rico’s biggest festival The San Sebastian Street Festival in Old San Juan starts this Thursday Jan 15, 2015. Check out the daily schedule below: Thursday, January 15 10am to 10pm, The Cuartel de Ballajá and various Old San Juan Plazas will be home to around 350 artisans who will be displaying and selling their works Corner of San José & Luna Streets 8:30pm, … [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...]

Fondeando: Eating Local in Puerto Rico

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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 (dives / … [Read more...]

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 the early 1700’s. Back then, coffee production was a huge part of the islands … [Read more...]

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 San Juan Nature Tour and it was awesome. You can see my … [Read more...]