Category Archives: Culture

Everything you need to know about Puerto Rican culture – from Music, to Icons and Food, Captain Tim writes about his favorite Puerto Rican culture.

Chinchorreo at Luquillo

Are you interested in tasting what our local food has to offer and enjoy a beach view? Well let’s go! Right after El Yunque Rainforest, you will find Luquillo, a municipality known by all who practice domestic tourism and lovers of chinchorreo. Chinchorreo refers when a group of people go to a cozy bar or […]

Old San Juan Tourist Guide

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Old San Juan is the oldest settlement within Puerto Rico and the historic colonial section of the city of San Juan. San Juan was founded in 1521 located in the North West of the island. Old San Juan is full of colorful architecture and rich history. It’s also home to San Cristóbal Fortress that offers […]

El Yunque Wildlife

The El Yunque Rainforest offers lots of wildlife and fauna for the visitor to appreciate. While you will not find any monkeys, you will find lots of birds and lizards and a coqui frog or two. They key is to be observant while in the rainforest as many of the the animals are small and […]

Captain Tim’s Annual Blog Review – The Wisdom of 2015

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It has been a busy year here at Caribbean Trading Company and 2015 marked the year where we tried to focus more on our blog and quality content, sharing all the pearls of wisdom and insights we have on the Caribbean. Located in Puerto Rico, we tried to bring an authentic perspective to our Caribbean […]

The Paso Fino Horse: A Puerto Rican Icon

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Sourced From Enciclopedia PR – one of my favorite informative websites for all things cultural and historical in Puerto Rico….. Paso fino horses are a particular breed developed in Puerto Rico and descended from a mix of Spanish horses. They naturally have a particular way of walking in short and rhythmic steps that can be […]

Artisan Fairs of Puerto Rico

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Artisan fairs and festivals are a staple of Puerto Rican life and culture. All municipalities host festivals honoring their patron saints and there are themed fairs based on local fruits, vegetables,or crafts There are festivals to celebrate holidays, musical instruments – pretty much there is a festival for everything. If oyu are planning a visit […]

The Flamboyant Tree: A Puerto Rico Icon

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The Flamboyan Tree is a theme you will see throughout Puerto Rican art and is celebrated as a major iconic image of Puerto Rico. You will see images of the flamboyant in much of the local art and souvenirs when in Puerto Rico. The Flamboyan is actually spelled Flamboyant, and is also known as Royal […]

The Art of Palm Weaving

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The art of palm weaving is alive and well in Puerto Rico, as it is in many parts of the world. With an abundance of natural materials, i.e. the palm tree, there is always the base material available to start the next project. Palm weaving is the folding and weaving of strips of palm leaves […]

Follow the Route of San Juan Bautista in Old San Juan

Follow the Route of San Juan Bautista in Old San Juan (St. John the Baptist) and discover the origins of Christianity in the New World. The Route of San Juan Bautista shows the most important religious patrimony inside the historic walls of Old San Juan. You will discover some of the oldest churches, catacombs, religious […]

Coquis: A Puerto Rican Cultural Icon

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The Puerto Rican coquis is a very tiny little frog that is endemic to Puerto Rico. If you are in the country (or anywhere really) you will often hear the sounds of the coqui at night (co-qui co-qui). One would think they are the suze of a bullfrog based on how much noise they make, […]