Puerto Rico is known for its beaches and history, both of which can be found in its capital city of San Juan. However, if you venture out from San Juan while visiting the western Caribbean island, you’ll find that the wonders of Puerto Rico extend to a gorgeous tropical rainforest.
Puerto Rico is a land rich in natural wonders, one of which is the water found both on and surrounding the island. When visiting Puerto Rico, move beyond simply lounging on the beach and wading in the water and partake in one of these best water activities in Puerto Rico. Surf Puerto Rico’s Big Waves […]
Many a vacation plan to Puerto Rico have begun with the dream of sipping a tropical cocktail on a sun-dappled beach, and a trip to the island can definitely fulfill that fantasy easily.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.