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Puerto Rico Travel: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Traveling to Puerto Rico? 8 Things You Should...
Want to make the most out of your vacation? Here is information on when to go, what to pack, and what you need to know before you travel to Puerto Rico.
The Best of the Best: Top Five Attractions in...
There is so much to see and do in Puerto Rico. Here are some of the best sights on the island, including an ancient fortress, a bioluminescent bay and more.
5 Dishes You Must Try in Puerto Rico
These classic meals show the full range of the island's local cuisine that makes these five foods unique to Puerto Rico and a must-try for visitors.
Why Puerto Rico Is Part of the U.S. But Isn't a...
A description of the relationship between Puerto Rico and the U.S., including citizenship, taxes, local views on statehood, and political affiliation.
The Top 10 Things to Do in Old San Juan
For a small corner of a major capital, Old San Juan has plenty to offer. Here are the best can't-miss experiences in the old walled city.
Activities in Vieques
Activities in Vieques go far beyond the spectacular beaches, snorkeling and scuba. There are bioluminescent bays to see, ruins to explore, tremendous natural beauty to enjoy, and much more.
10 Things You Probably Didn't Know about Puerto...
A list of ten interesting and quirky facts about Puerto Rico to help you learn more about one of the most unique destinations in the Caribbean.
Puerto Rico's Biobays
An overview of Puerto Rico's three biolomuniscent bays, and the unforgettable (but varying) glow-in-the-dark experiences they offer.
5 San Juan Restaurants You Must Try
These five San Juan restaurants run the gamut from offerings by award-winning master chefs, creative fusion concepts, and one local favorite.
Only Have a Week in Puerto Rico? Try This Great...
A step-by-step itinerary for a week in the island paradise of Puerto Rico, including where to go, what to see and do, where to dine, and other useful tips.
6 Reasons to Visit Puerto Rico in Hurricane...
Hurricane season isn't usually the best time to visit the Caribbean, but take a closer look at why Puerto Rico might be an excellent off-season destination.
A Tale of Two Pools
I covered waterfalls last week; now I'll move onto pools. Now, with all the lakes, rocky beds along the shore, and hotels in Puerto Rico, there's no shortage of
Liven Up Your Nightlife with the 3 Sexiest San...
While many Puerto Ricans tend to gravitate toward smaller venues, the San Juan nightclubs still draw heavy crowds that keep the party going until dawn.
10 Cool Things You Can Do While Vacationing in...
A list of the best places in Puerto Rico for a variety of activities, including best place to spot a whale, the best place to pop the question, and more.
Enjoy Your Dream Vacation at the Top 10 Hotels...
A list of the best hotels in Puerto Rico, ranging from boutique properties in Old San Juan to a stylish resort on Vieques Island.
Why El Morro Is Puerto Rico's Most Popular...
What you need to know to visit Old San Juan's ancient fortress, one of the island's cultural treasures and the most popular historic site in Puerto Rico.
How Safe Is Puerto Rico for Tourists?
A list of frequently asked questions about safety in Puerto Rico, including details on crime, health, and emergency numbers.
Top 5 Kid-Friendly Hotels in Puerto Rico
These hotels in Puerto Rico go out of their way to take care of the whole family, offering kids-only facilities, children's programs, and family specials.
Where to Eat on Thanksgiving in Puerto Rico
Thanksgiving in Puerto Rico is all about family, friends and food. Celebrate the holiday with a Thanksgiving feast at these Puerto Rican restaurants.
A Visual Tour of the Beaches of Puerto Rico
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turquoise waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 miles of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches.
What Is Mofongo?
Mofongo is the signature dish of Puerto Rico, a mashed mound of plantains into which a combination of seafood, meat, or vegetables is added.
Your Guide to Visiting the Vieques Biobay
Mosquito Bay is one of the most bioluminescent bays in the world. Here is what you need to know to visit the unique and awe-inspiring natural phenomenon.
Common Phrases and Sayings to Help You Speak...
From pickup lines to insults, knowing a few of these sayings will help you communicate with, understand, and maybe even surprise local Puerto Ricans.
Condado, San Juan: A Trendy Vacation Spot You...
A complete guide to Condado, one of San Juan's most exclusive districts thanks to its fashionable shopping, beautiful beach, and excellent dining.
In Puerto Rico for the Weekend? A 3-Day...
This three-day itinerary lets you enjoy a few different sides of Puerto Rico, including a Old San Juan walking tour, El Yunque, and a day on the water.
The 8 Best Places to Buy Authentic Souvenirs in...
This list will help you shop for authentic Puerto Rican souvenirs, from vejigante masks to cigars to thousand-dollar panama hats, when you're in San Juan.
Myths, Legends, and Superstitions: The Folklore...
A taste of the rich mythology and folklore of Puerto Rico, including Indian legends, forbidden romance, blood-sucking monsters and religious miracles.
The Story Behind the Vejigante Mask of Puerto...
The Vejigante Mask is one of Puerto Rico's most colorful arts and crafts. Learn the story behind these vibrant creations.
San Juan Neighborhoods: Guide to Isla Verde
A complete guide to Isla Verde, the fancy resort strip of San Juan, including hotels, restaurants, attractions, historical monuments, and more.
Visit El Yunque National Rainforest in Puerto...
The only tropical rainforest in the U.S. Forest Service, El Yunque is an integral part of Puerto Rico and one of the island's most popular attractions.
Take a Walking Tour of Old San Juan with 7...
An easy-to-follow walking tour of Old San Juan that covers the major historic and cultural highlights, including El Morro, La Rogativa, and more.
Don't Miss the 7 Best Bars in San Juan
Bars in San Juan are diverse and plentiful, from hole-in-the-wall pubs to multi-level, multi-environment establishments. Here are some of the best.
The 4 Best Places for Shopaholics in San Juan
A guide to San Juan's main shopping areas, including where to go for high fashion, souvenirs, jewelry, bargains, and art, among other items.
9 Biggest Parties and Events in Puerto Rico...
There is always a party somewhere in Puerto Rico, but here is a listing of the island's major events, holidays, and festivals throughout the year.
Fashion Shopping in San Juan: 10 Unique Boutiques
Ten fashion boutiques worth a browse when you go shopping in San Juan.
Health and Safety Risks in Puerto Rico
A list of health safety risks for travelers who are visiting Puerto Rico.
The Inside Scoop on the Bacardi Distillery Tour...
An overview of the free Bacardi's massive distillery tour in Cataño, which presents an interesting family history, an island tradition, and free samples!
Placing Bets at Top Casino Hotels in San Juan
Did you know that in Puerto Rico all the casinos are in hotels? Here are the best casino hotels in San Juan, including Isla Verde, Condado and Old San Juan.
Puerto Rico Wedding Planners
A list of some of the best wedding planners and caterers in Puerto Rico to help you plan the perfect destination wedding on the island.
Abe's Snorkeling and Bio-Bay Tours in Vieques
A review of Abe's awesome snorkeling and bio-bay tours on Vieques Island
Which of Puerto Rico's Beaches Should You...
A handy guide to Puerto Rico's beaches, including some of the best places to sail, surf, snorkel, dive, and swim in Puerto Rico.
The Best Breakfast Restaurants in San Juan
If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you need to know where to eat when you're in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Start with these restaurants.
Where to Eat Puerto Rican Food in San Juan
Where in San Juan can you find true island cooking, including mofongo, asopao, and lechón? The restaurants on this list have you covered.
Rustic Retreats and Island Luxury: The Top Five...
The hotels in Vieques encompass everything from budget guesthouse to architectural wonder; here's a list of the five best inns and hotels.
Dining at Kiosko El Boricua in Piñones
For authentic Puerto Rican food in an frills-free setting, head to Piñones. And when you're there, make sure to stop at Kiosko El Boricua for outstanding street food.
5 Super Romantic Things to Do in Puerto Rico
There is no shortage of romantic things to do in Puerto Rico; even a walk on the beach at sunset has its rewards. Here are a few ideas to spur your romantic island escape, including horseback riding on the beach, swimming in a bioluminescent bay, dancing salsa and catching a show.
La Casita Blanca: Home Cooking at One of the...
In the heart of Santurce, La Casita Blanca is a Puerto Rican institution where locals and discerning tourists come for authentic down-home cooking. It's worth going out of your way.
The Best Free Activities in Puerto Rico
Sure, you can spend lavishly and fulfill your heart's desire on this island, but it's nice to know that you have your choice of free activities in Puerto Rico to enjoy. Here are a few diverse ways to spend absolutely nothing and have a good time on the island.
A Guide to Budget Travel to Puerto Rico
A comprehensive resource for the budget-minded traveler, from cheap hotels around the island, to great bargain restaurants, to free activities.
Cheap Eats: Great Bargain Restaurants in San Juan
A list of bargain restuarants in San Juan, including cheap but tasty eateries in Old San Juan, Ocean Park, Isla Verde and Santurce.
Getting the Best Bling for Your Buck
A listing of the best bets for jewelry shopping in San Juan, including specialty stores that focus on a particular style or type of jewelry.
10 Terrific Tours to Take in Puerto Rico
Here are ten tours that bring you the best of Puerto Rico's cultural, natural, culinary and adventurous attractions.
Safety Tips for Travelers to Puerto Rico
While Puerto Rico is relatively safe, crime does exist, so tourists must exercise some caution. Here is a list of tips and suggestions for staying safe.
Calendar of Events in Puerto Rico
A comprehensive calendar of events throughout Puerto Rico, broken down by month, with links to the island's biggest parties and festivals.
Review of Brava Nightclub in San Juan
Review of Club Brava, one of San Juan's best clubs, at the El San Juan Hotel in Isla Verde. If you like to dance, flirt, and mingle with a young and hip crowd, this is the place to be.
Gay and Lesbian Hangouts in San Juan
Puerto Rico has long been considered one of the most gay-friendly islands in the Caribbean. Here are five of the best hotspots in the capital.
Cheap Day Trips From San Juan
A list of day trips from San Juan that won't break the bank, including two forests, many beaches and a few long bus rides into the interior.
Flamenco Show and Dinner Tour in Old San Juan
A speical tour from Flavors of San Juan combines an authhentic Spanish dinner and flamenco show in Old San Juan.
Child's Play: Fun Activities for Kids in Puerto...
A list of kid-friendly or kid-specific activites in Puerto Rico, including museums, water parks, water sports, and other ideas for the whole family.
Updated Marriage Requirements for Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico revised its marriage requirements in 2012 that make it easier than ever to get married on the island. Here's what you need to know.
El San Juan Hotel & Casino: A Storied Tradition...
Review of the El San Juan Hotel & Casino, including restaurants, shopping, casino and nightlife.
September Calendar of Events in Puerto Rico
A listing of festivals, holidays and events in Puerto Rico throughout September. It's a month of concerts and carnivals, sport-fishing tournaments and patron saints.
Taxi, Bus, or Rental: Getting Around San Juan
Should you rent a car, take taxis, or wait for the bus while you're in San Juan? Here's a breakdown of your transportation options in the capital city.
Best Honeymoon Destinations in Puerto Rico
A list of the best honeymoon destinations in Puerto Rico, whether you crave the romance of an old colonial city, the azure waters of a world-class beach, or the lush seclusion of the rainforest.
5 Things Not To Do in Old San Juan
Old San Juan offers no end of activities, sightseeing and entertainment options for travelers. But here are five things not to do in the walled city.
Castillo de San Cristóbal: The Largest...
After visiting El Morro, most visitors head to The Castillo de San Cristóbal, El Morro's partner in the defense of the city during the 18th and 19th Centuries.
Five Unique Places to Get Married in Puerto Rico
A list of five unforgettable tropical venues where you can have your wedding. If you want to get married in Puerto Rico, these locations will make your Caribbean destination dreams come true.
Piñones Beach
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turquoise waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 miles of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 23.
10 Outstanding Outdoor Activities in Puerto Rico
10 wonderful ways to spend a day outdoors in Puerto Rico, whether you like to dive into the water, take to the air, spend a day in the forest, or even glow in the dark.
October Calendar of Events in Puerto Rico
A listing of festivals, holidays and events in Puerto Rico throughout October.
Why You Should Visit Puerto Rico on Three Kings...
January 6 is Three Kings Day in Puerto Rico. Learn more about why this is such a special day on the calendar, and an integral part of Puerto Rican culture and folklore.
Night Tales in San Juan: A Refreshing Nighttime...
Among the best nocturnal excursions in Puerto Rico, "Night Tales in Old San Juan" is a journey into the
Piñones Offers a Sunny, Sandy, and...
You don't have to go far out of San Juan to experience Puerto Rico at its greasiest, crispiest best. Just get in a car or taxi, head out to Pinones, and pick your favorite seaside shacks, stall, or small restaurant
Planning Your Puerto Rico Vacation
Tips, suggestions, and ideas to help you plan your puerto rico vacation, including where to visit, where to stay, what to eat, what to see, and what you need to know before you travel.
Flamenco Beach
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turqoiuse waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 mileso of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 4.
Where to Play Golf in Puerto Rico
Combining the visual cornucopia of its environment with courses designed by some of the biggest names in the business, here are the island's best courses.
Palomonitos Island
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turqoiuse waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 mileso of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 3.
Playa Boquerón
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turqoiuse waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 mileso of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 7.
Luquillo Beach
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turqoiuse waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 mileso of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 9.
Condado Beach
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turqoiuse waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 mileso of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 8.
The Arecibo Observatory: A Marvel of Science...
A description of the Arecibo Observatory, the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope, including how to get there and tour companies offering tours to the site.
Carolina Beach
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turquoise waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 miles of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 22.
Bahía Salinas - Salt Flats and White Beach
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turquoise waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 miles of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 16.
Punta Tuna
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turquoise waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 miles of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 17.
Puerto Rico Hotels - Best Hotels to Party in...
There are all kinds of hotels in Puerto Rico, but these ones are on the top of my list to visit when I'm looking for a party, a place to hang out at night, or a special event bash.
Sports in Puerto Rico: Where to Play, What to...
A listing of sports in Puerto Rico, including what to see, where to go, and the island's biggest events in baseball, sailing, surfing, golf, and more.
West Beach
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turqoiuse waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 mileso of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 6.
Isla Verde Beach
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turquoise waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 miles of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 24.
Green Beach
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turquoise waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 miles of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 20.
Five Ways to Have Fun in Puerto Rico on a Rainy...
Whether it's hurricane season or just a spate of bad weather, here are a list of things to see and do on a rainy day in Puerto Rico, from jumping in the water to visiting priceless works of art.
Best Spa Hotels in Puerto Rico
A review of the best spa resorts in Puerto Rico, featuring flagship properties like the Ritz-Carlton, the W, St. Regis, Waldorf Astoria and Wyndham.
Top Natural Attractions in Puerto Rico
A description of the best natural attractions around the island. From a one-of-akind rainforest to a 22-mile undersea wall, Puerto Rico has its share of beautiful, unique, and breathtaking natural wonders.
Five Things To Do in Isabela, Puerto Rico's...
Located on the northwest coast of Puerto Rico, Isabela, is known for its local cheese, Paso Fino horses, and plenty of cultural and natural attractions.
Ocean Park Beach
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turqoiuse waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 mileso of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 5.
Seven Sexy San Juan Lounges
When the sun goes down, San Juan revs up, and San Juan lounges open their doors. Your choices of nightlife vary according to taste, passion, and ability to stay awake. If you're looking for a mellow night out nestled in the cool confines of a comfy couch while sampling a tropical cocktail, check out one of these seven sexy San Juan lounges.
Visiting the Catedral de San Juan in Old San Juan
What to see when you visit the Catedral de San Juan in Old San Juan
Not Just a Backpacker Special: Cheap (But Good)...
Whether you're a student counting every dollar or simply a budget traveler, these lodging options are some of the most wallet-friendly beds in Puerto Rico.
Black Sand Beach - Vieques
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turquoise waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 miles of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 21.
Zipline Adventures in Puerto Rico
A list of tour companies that offer zipline, rappelling, and other adrenaline-pumping excursions into Puerto Rico's interior.
Sightseeing Tours in San Juan
From free trolleys to guided excursions that take you in and out of the capital's monuments, boutiques and restaurants, these tours offer a fun and creative way to explore San Juan.
All About Coffee in Puerto Rico
A summary of coffee in Puerto Rico, including how coffee is served, where to visit coffee plantations, and the history of the coffee industry on the island.
Bahía Sucia - The Not-So-Dirty Beach
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turquoise waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 miles of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 15.
Sandy Beach
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turquoise waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 miles of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 19.
Mar Chiquita
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turqoiuse waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 mileso of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 12.
El Escambrón Beach
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turqoiuse waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 mileso of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 11.
Playa Combate - The Longest Beach in Puerto Rico
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turquoise waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 miles of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 13.
Sun Bay Beach
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turqoiuse waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 mileso of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 10.
Condado After Dark - San Juan's Nightlife Hotspot
The chic Condado neighborhood after dark is one of San Juan's best bets, thanks to its cool lounges, bars, and hotspots.
Review of La Plaza del Mercado in Santurce, San...
A review of La Plaza del Mercado, also known as La Placita, a traditional marketplace that morphs into an open-air party from Thursday to Sunday nights.
Pools Beach
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turquoise waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 miles of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 18.
Playa Tortuga
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turqoiuse waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 mileso of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches.
Alcohol Alchemists:
A listing of Puerto Rico's best cocktails drinks, found in some of the island's hottest hotels, bars and lounges. These rum-based libations are a hit with locals and tourists alike. From the original Piña Colada to the drink that won the Bacardi Grand Prix in 2006, these signature mixed drinks will tease the taste buds and mellow the senses.
Red Beach
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turqoiuse waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 mileso of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 2.
Lechón
Lechón, or roast suckling pig, is the popular choice for any large gathering. It's a time consuming process, but when done right, delivers a smoky, delicious feast.
San Juan Neighborhoods: Guide to Santurce
A complete guide to Santurce, one of San Juan's less touristic neighborhoods, but an area with plenty of character, cultural attractions and local hangouts.
The Horned Dorset Primavera Hotel in Puerto Rico
An image gallery of the Horned Dorset Primavera in Rincón, along with ten reasons why I consider it the best hotel in Puerto Rico. For an unforgettable intimate retreat, you can't beat this one-of-a-kind boutique property.
New Year's Eve in Puerto Rico: Where to Go to...
New Year's Eve in Puerto Rico is always a time to party until 2014 is well under way. Check out the biggest bashes and balls in Puerto Rico this New Year's Eve.
How to Get Around in Puerto Rico
Need help getting around Puerto Rico? Here are your transportation options on the ground, including ferries taxis, and airlines that service the island.
The Five Most Romantic Restaurants in San Juan
Where should you take your loved one for that special evening out? Where do you want to dine to cap off a romantic island escape or, even more important, to pop the question? In San Juan, good restaurants are easy to find. These five, however, offer the ambience, intimacy, superior cuisine and top-class service that you're looking for when nothing less than the best will do.
Reinventing 'Rican Seafood: Aguaviva Makes a...
Aguaviva leads the vanguard of creative fusion cooking in San Juan. From its funky aquarium-cool decor to its delicious seafood creations, it's one of the freshest places in town.
Arroz Con Gandules
Arroz con Gandules is Puerto Rico's national dish, a simple combination of rice, sofrito, ham, and pigeon peas.
Visiting the Home of Ponce de León at La...
A museum in Old San Juan that was once the home of Ponce de Leon's family, La Casa Blanca is one of the oldest residences in Puerto Rico and the first fort of the old city.
Recipe for Puerto Rican Sofrito
A recipe for sofrito, the mix of herbs and vegetables that forms the base of most Puerto Rican cooking.
Domes Beach - The Surfer's Paradise
Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico. Soft, white sands, turquoise waters, and near-perfect weather nearly all the time. The island's most marketable asset doesn't disappoint, and there are over 230 miles of them for you to explore. Let this guide be your visual introduction to some of Puerto Rico's most beautiful beaches. Page 14.
Travel Time to Puerto Rico from Major U.S. Cities
Planning a trip to Puerto Rico? Here's a list of flight times to San Juan from L.A., New York, Chicago and several other major U.S. cities.
From Botello to Basquiat: The Beautiful Art...
Among Old San Juan's most inspired cultural attributes is its teeming arts scene. The Art galleries of Old San Juan vary from hole-in-the-wall exhibitions to elegant, opulent spaces. Local artists are flourishing and are well represented, and the quality of the work you'll find here is excellent.
5 Reasons to Visit Rincón and Puerto...
Rincón has long been known as the surfing capital of the Caribbean. But there is more to this west coast town than its gnarly waves.
San Juan Neighborhoods: Guide to Old San Juan
Explore over 400 years of history in Old San Juan, the historic and cultural center of Puerto Rico and the main attraction for most tourists.
Recipe for Puerto Rican Lechon, Roast Suckling...
A recipe for Lechón, Puerto Rico's beloved roast suckling pig. This dish typifies local cuisine and is practically a Sunday ritual among Puerto Rican families.
Unusual Puerto Rico
A gallery of some of the unusual aspects of Puerto Rico that help make it such a rich destination for adventurers and tourists from all over the world.
Asopao
Asopao is a kind of stew that is considered the most traditional Puerto Rican dish. Usually made with chicken or seafood, asopao is like meatloaf, in that there are many varieties and “special recipe” versions of the dish.
Some of Puerto Rico's Best Beaches Are on This...
On this small island, you have ample choice of beaches. Some people love to beach-hop, others prefer to find that one sun-kissed spot that will hold them for the day. Here's a guide to 10 of my favorites.
Take a Guided Movie Set Tour in San Juan
Did you know how many movies were filmed in Puerto Rico? Find out with this new tour offered by the San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino.
My Favorite Hotel Restaurants in Puerto Rico
A completely subjective list of my favorite hotel restaurants in Puerto Rico, which includes world-class names and brands as well as affordable small inns with terrific local chefs.
Salsa at the Nuyorican Cafe in Old San Juan
The Nuyorican Cafe is an Old San Juan institution, a place where the locals gather for great live music, affordable drinks, and plenty of salsa.
Spending A Weekend on Vieques Island
Day Two in Vieques can be spent adventuring and exploring the island's better known - and lesser known - attractions: black sand beaches, abandoned military bunkers, a super-long fishing pier to nowhere, and hard-to-find ruins are among the sights you'll see here. When the sun goes down, you'll be ready to glow in the dark. Page 3.
Visiting La Fortaleza in Old San Juan
La Fortaleza in Old San Juan is not just a trip to the oldest governor's mansion in the western hemisphere. It's a journey into the sumptuous world of Puerto Rico's past.
10 Ways Vieques is different from Culebra
Vieques and Culebra are Puerto Rico's island jewels. But although both are amazing destinations, they are also quite unlike each other. Here are ten differences between the islands.
Toro Verde's Zipline Adventure in Puerto Rico
A brief introduction to Toro Verde
A Review of Budatai Restaurant in San Juan
A review of Budatai Restaurant in San Juan, the flagship eatery of star chef Roberto Treviño. Budatai combines Asian and Puerto Rican flavors in a wonderful fusion of Asian and Caribbean flavors.
Spend a Day in Fajardo
Have only one day left and want to do something different (and special)? Have a car? Then head out early and spend a day in Fajardo, located on the beautiful eastern corner of Puerto Rico. Natural wonders, excellent local food, and an unforgettable nighttime experience await you.
Dining at the Luquillo Kiosks
A review of the rustic, authentic, diverse and delicious row of around 60 roadside kiosks along Route 3 in the town of Luquillo, PR.
Everything You Need to Know About The Ponce...
There are few events in Puerto Rico to match the Ponce Carnival. This annual event transforms the normally quiet city of Ponce into an explosion of color, culture, music, and revelry. Here are the highlights.
Love Life at the Most Romantic Hotels in Puerto...
Puerto Rico has all the elements for a romantic escape: idyllic beaches, tropical weather, all kinds of entertainment, and gourmet dining. Of course, it also has some fine hotels that are sure to kindle a few sparks. Book that special place for that special occasion. If it's romance you're looking for, these hotels will help you set the mood.
Review of the Condado Plaza Hilton Hotel
A review of the Conrad Condado San Juan Condado Plaza Hotel. Newly renovated and brought under the Conrad banner, this hotel has undergone a pleasant metamorphosis, and is now a cool and comfortable spot in Condado.
The Dragonfly Combo: A San Juan Restaurant and...
A review of one of Puerto Rico's hottest spots for a great meal and a funky late-night hangout. Dragonfly is not just a San Juan restaurant and lounge; it's a hip, happening infusion of Asian and Puerto Rican style and taste.
Review of The Latin Roots Restaurant in Old San...
A review of the Old San Juan restaurant, lounge, and salsa club that calls itself The Latin Roots.
Your Friendly Neighborhood Puerto Rico Tourism...
A listing of Puerto Rico Tourism Company Offices in North America, where you can pick up brochures and ask questions about traveling to Puerto Rico.
How to Celebrate a Puerto Rican Thanksgiving`
A description of a typical Puerto Rican Thanskgiving, focusing on the most important element: the feast. Puerto Ricans put their own culinary touch on the menu ... and then they do what everyone in the U.S. does ... take it easy with their families.
History and Luxury Make El Convento an Icon...
Hotel El Convento is one of Old San Juan's most desirable places to stay. Its combination of Old-World charm and modern comfort is unparalleled, and its service, quality and prime location help put it in a class of its own.
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