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Events in Puerto Rico April 2013

april events in puerto rico

April is a great month to visit Puerto Rico!  There are so many things to do in Puerto Rico and some of the biggest and best festivals and events are happening in April in Puerto Rico, and are not to be missed. April 4-7 –Saborea Fest 2013 World-famous Escambrón Beach takes center stage in a […]

Then and Now: Puerto Rico Maps

Puerto Rico was first founded in 1493 by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage.  Over the following 600 years, the island was a colony of Spain, beat off attacks by the British and Dutch, among others, and finally was lost in the Spanish American War in 1898 to the Americans.  Over those 600 years, the […]

How to Tie on A Sarong or Pareo

Sarongs, otherwise known as Pareos, are the perfect Caribbean and tropical fashion accessory.  We’ve been selling them for years – short, long, sheer, cotton, rayon, tropical and subtle – there is a style to fit every need and match every bathing suit.  And we’ve been demonstrating ways to wear them as well… I’m always surprised […]

Vacation Home Rental Travel Trends to the Caribbean

This excellent infographic was shared with us recently by Flipkey. Of course, these statistics are based on their data as a vacation home rentals website, so it provides an interesting twist to where this traveler segment is going. This is particularly true because vacation rental travelers are not really counted in official tourism numbers (which […]

The Crew’s 5 Favorite Things to Do in Puerto Rico’s Ponce

When planning your next vacation, you would be cheating yourself, if you don’t make the  Puerto Rico islands the center of your trip. There are so many things to do in Puerto Rico!  Puerto Rico is situated between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, and lies just east of the Dominican Republic.  Puerto Rico […]

Events in Puerto Rico December 2012

December is fast approaching and as we begin celebrating the holidays, Puerto Rico is alive and thriving.  The holidays is a special time in Puerto Rico and not to be missed.  In addition to the events listed below, keep your eyes out for Parrandas (caroling caravans) and such Christmas treats as Turron and Coquito. December […]

Where is Puerto Rico?

Where is Puerto Rico? What is Puerto Rico all about? When to travel to Puerto Rico? are all common questions that we hear. If you are yearning to take a vacation to the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is where you want to go. It has something for everyone! Puerto Rico is located in the Caribbean and […]

How Safe is Puerto Rico?

This is a question we get asked often by prospective travelers and meeting planners, and even by travelers visiting the Company Store as they work on planning their itinerary. Understandably- experiencing crime is a fast way to take the fun out of your vacation.  As we start gearing up for the holiday season and everyone […]

Thanksgiving Traditions in Puerto Rico

Thanksgiving is a relatively new holiday in Puerto Rican history, as it was only adopted after Puerto Rico officially became a US Territory in the late 1800’s. The locals have embraced the holiday eagerly and whole-heartedly. Thanksgiving Traditions in Puerto Rico are very similar to those in the mainland – businesses are closed, families gather […]

Events in Puerto Rico November 2012

Another month in 2012 has officially ended and once again we find ourselves looking forward into November. As we begin to make preparations for the holidays, Puerto Rico is alive and thriving, with events ranging from the Rum & Beer Festival to Discovery of Puerto Rico Day to Thanksgiving. No matter what you’re interested in, […]