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...]

Photos: Caguas Botanical Garden

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The Caguas Botanical Garden also known as the Botanical and Cultural Garden William Miranda Marin is just a short 30 minute drive south of San Juan. Inside the gardens you will find the ruins of a Sugar Plantation, recreation of a slave house, Taino archeological artifacts, a small boating lake and well groomed grounds where you can just wander and enjoy the scenery. The … [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...]

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 Cabezas de San Juan Tour and highly recommend the it; here are some of … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things to Do in Puerto Rico

Things to do in Puerto Rico

What are the best things to do in Puerto Rico, must be on the top of your list, if you a planning a vacation to Puerto Rico. The answer is not straightforward due to the fact that Puerto Rico has numerous options depending on what your main goals are for your trip. If you want to relax and catch some sun, Puerto Rico has some amazing beaches. If you want adventure, … [Read more...]

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 on your way to the forts. Old San Juan’s Capital District is a mass of small … [Read more...]