The Three Kings figure prominently in Puerto Rico's holiday celebrations.

San Juan for the Holidays

It may seem strange to say, since it’s a place that’s literally the polar opposite of the colder climes most closely associated with the holiday, but San Juan, Puerto Rico is one of the best places in the world to experience Christmas. The lack of snow and the fact that red Santa suits and fake beards […]

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December 5, 2014 by
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Chef Jannette Berrios is one of the culinary stars participating in Saborea.

Puerto Rico’s Food Festivals

Over the past few years, Puerto Rico has been gaining notice for its food and the number of travelers who come to the island for its culinary attractions is increasing exponentially. With the island’s star chefs garnering honors and rave reviews, as well as mentions and profiles in major food and travel magazines, visitors are […]

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November 7, 2014 by
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Explore the Flavors of San Juan on a Food Tour

An amazing cup of coffee

A growing trend in tourism these days is food tours, especially in places with a unique culinary footprint like Puerto Rico. Exploring what people eat on a regular basis can give you a great window into their lives and culture. Food is one of the reasons I travel and one of the things I remember most about a place when I get back home. There was no better introduction I could have had to Puerto Rico than the Old San Juan Food Tour.

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October 27, 2014 by
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Old San Juan’s 5 Most Photogenic Spots for Selfies

A garita is an ideal spot for an impromptu photo shoot.

As a UNESCO World Heritage site, Old San Juan offers plenty of spots where visitors can take memorable photos. If you’re looking for a prime place to insert yourself into the spectacular scenery, here are five landmarks that are picture-perfect.

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October 10, 2014 by
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Puerto Rico’s Archaeological Sites

Learn more about indigenous and colonial history in Puerto Rico.

It may come as a surprise to many visitors to Puerto Rico who arrive in search of sun, sand, and surf, but this Caribbean island is also home to some interesting archaeological sites. The scale of these sites can’t compare to Peru’s Machu Picchu, Guatemala’s Tikal, or Mexico’s Chichen Itza, but the structures found there help us learn more about the island’s indigenous and colonial histories.

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September 12, 2014 by
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Three Ways to Experience Authentic San Juan

San Juan's For Felipe

Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island unlike any other. Technically a US territory, you wouldn’t be able to tell by looking at it. Yes, there are areas that have become westernized, but by-and-large, any trip into San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital city, will tell you that you needn’t look far to experience some of the “real” flavor of Puerto Rico.

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September 9, 2014 by
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Exploring Calle Fortaleza

Fortaleza Street

If every city in the world has a “Main Street” – a street where commerce and culture congregate, Calle Fortaleza is San Juan’s contribution. Here’s where you’ll find a list of boutique shops, fabulous restaurants, and street buskers clanging out their favorite tunes for willing ears and maybe a little dinero. Frotaleza is an integral part of the culture of San Juan, and just like the Castillo San Felipe or Condado Beach – visiting Calle Fortaleza is one of the best things to do in San Juan.

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July 18, 2014 by
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Exploring the Wildlife Museum of San Juan

San Juan Fountain

The Museo de Vida Silvestre (aka the Wildlife Museum) is one of the top things to do in San Juan with children. If you’ve got kids in tow, then consider making vacation a bit easier on all of you and do something that everyone will enjoy, like checking out the local flora and fauna of not just Puerto Rico, but of the entire world.

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May 23, 2014 by
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On the Trail of Hunter S Thompson

Old San Juan Bakery

In Hunter S. Thompson’s The Rum Diaries (also now a film starring Johnny Depp), there’s a scene – one of the opening ones – where the protagonist is on a plane and says something about the feeling of excitement blended with hope and power – it’s a feeling that “only a young man on the start of a journey whose ending is unwritten can feel.” That’s not an exact quote, but it should probably be, because it’s one of the best lines in the book, and it’s with just this feeling in mind that you too should venture into San Juan.

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April 25, 2014 by
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Exploring the El Yunque Forest on a Guided Tour

Caimitillo Trail

From the top of Yokahu Tower, I could see acres of green hills, the light blue shimmer of surrounding water, and, far off in the distance, a sliver of St. Thomas, less than 100 nautical miles from Puerto Rico. The tower was the third stop of our guided tour of El Yunque National Forest, and my favorite by far.

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March 28, 2014 by
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