Category: Things to Do

Exploring the El Yunque Forest on a Guided Tour

March 28, 2014

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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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Cavernas del Rio Camuy (Camuy River Cave Park)

March 14, 2014

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River Camuy

One of the coolest things to do in Puerto Rico has to by a visit to the Cavernas del Rio Camuy (aka the Camuy River Caves). This amazing spectacle of mother nature’s might can only be described as wonderous and awe-inspiring.

Camuy River Cave Park is a series of more than 200 caves, caverns, and sinkholes, some of them large enough to swallow up a skyscraper. Running underneath and through them all is the third-largest underground river in the world – the River Camuy.

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Kayaking in a Bioluminescent Bay in Puerto Rico

March 5, 2014

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Kayaking in a bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico is an amazing and unforgettable experience. Let Annemarie Dooling tell you why, in her own words.

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The Beautiful Beaches of Culebra Island

January 17, 2014

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Culebra Island

Looking for the best beaches in Puerto Rico? You’ve found them. Culebra Island is something of a hidden gem, but those that know, know that your tropical Caribbean escape truly begins and ends on Culebra Island.

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Rincon, the Surfing Capital of the Caribbean

December 20, 2013

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Rincon Beach

Rincon’s name itself seems synonymous with surf. There are at least three iconic surfing destinations in the world that call themselves Rincon. Translated from the Spanish it means “spot” or “corner,” the anglican-ized version of the word has come to mean a meandering point in a waterway. A fitting name then for some great surf, and in Puerto Rico, if you’re looking for surf, you head to Rincon.

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Puerto Rico Beyond San Juan: Vieques Island

December 6, 2013

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starfish

While most visitors to Puerto Rico head straight to San Juan, a quick 40-minute flight will bring you to one of the destination’s more untouched offerings: Vieques Island. One of the most amazing things about Vieques is, despite it’s accessibility to the mainland, it still retains an untouched feel, with the hints of tourism that it has blending seamlessly into nature.

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Nightlife in San Juan

November 8, 2013

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San Juan Skyline

The second you step off your plane, you’ll know that San Juan is a grab-bag full of adventure. From the quaint and historic Old Town to the party-ridden beaches and tucked away surf spots, San Juan is a mile of fun. The nightlife here is no different. Performing arts, casinos, reggae, salsa – you name it, and the nightlife in San Juan can cater to the taste. Here’s what to do and see if you’re new to town and looking for a night out.

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Puerto Rico’s Hidden Beaches

October 11, 2013

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Tamarindo Beach

There’s no denying it – hitting the beach is one of Puerto Rico’s top attractions. Being a Caribbean island will do that for you. Still, outside of bustling San Juan there are secluded escapes that are worthy of dreamy postcards from abroad. If you’re looking to escape civilization with a coconut, palm tree, and white and beach – here are my top choices for Puerto Rico’s Hidden Beaches.

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Best Day Trips from Fajardo

September 27, 2013

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Fajardo Cathedral

Surrounded by perfect beaches and a calm, rippling Caribbean sea, Fajardo is a water-lover’s escape tucked away in the northeastern corner of Puerto Rico. One of the most beautiful spots on the island, Fajardo and its surrounding area represents seven natural ecosystems including coral reefs, beaches, lagoons, mangrove swamps, and dry forest, as well as being home to a variety of rare and endangered species. All this, a sleepy beach-town feel, and some of the best preserved Spanish-colonial architecture on the island makes Fajardo an idyllic escape from bustling San Juan. If you’ve come to Fajardo to get away, here are some great area day trips that make staying here even more special.

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3 Ways to Experience Puerto Rican Culture

September 13, 2013

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Old San Juan from air

Puerto Rico’s unique history and space in the world give it a culture all its own. A mix of native islanders, Spanish occupation, and a myriad influx of cultures from Chinese to Italian, there are literally hundreds of combining factors that give Puerto Rico this distinct, lively, and colorful culture. If you’re in Puerto Rico looking to get a taste of this signature spice (so to speak) here are 3 ways to do it.

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