Category Archives: Puerto Rico

Captain Tim is based in Puerto Rico and his blog is full of great information on Puerto Rico. Things to do in Puerto Rico, along with attractions, products and more.

12 Awesome Adventures in Northeast Puerto Rico

Northeast Puerto Rico’s Top 12 Adventures There’s so much to love about Puerto Rico, so I picked my favorite 12 awesome adventures in Northeast Puerto Rico. Towns like Rio Grande, Palmer, Luquillo, Fajardo, and Ceiba are all found in the northeast corridor and are all approximately 35-45 minutes from San Juan airport. They just keep […]

Top 4 Local Foods to Try on your Puerto Rico Vacation

A collision of Latin and Caribbean culture, nowhere are Puerto Rico’s roots more evident than in the family-owned restaurants and street-side stands that serve up it’s national dishes. Puerto Rican food, or comida criolla, as the locals call it, is an intoxicating blend of indigenous flavors, with traces of African, European and even Asian influence. […]

Festivals and Event Calendar for June 2017

Here are some of the great events and festivals in Puerto Rico for the end of June going into July of 2017…  Noche de San Juan and the Hammock and Aibonito Flower Festival are not to be missed! June 23 @midnight June 23-24 Noche de San Juan Well, first of all! Any beach will do […]

Fun Geography / Landscape Factoids about Puerto Rico

Who doesn’t love a good factoid?  Here are some of our favorites about the landscape and geography of Puerto Rico.  If we missed one please comment and let us know!   The world’s 3rd largest underground river is in Camuy, Puerto Rico El Yunque in Puerto Rico is the only tropical rainforest in the US […]

Introducing Caribbean Trading Wax Melts

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We are excited to announce the launch of our Soy Wax Melts!  They are made with 100% soy wax and make a great alternative to candles and/or incense.  We have taken our most popular fragrances and made them into soy wax.  With 3.5 oz, it is a great value.  The wax melts come in 6 […]

The Wildlife and Animals of El Yunque Rainforest

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El Yunque Rainforest offers lots of wildlife, but it takes sharp eyes and plenty of patience to see it.  This is a forest that is filled with birds, lizards, and animals in miniature.  Here is some of the wildlife you can see at El Yunque National Rainforest.  The folks at the US Forest Service have […]

Holiday Coquito Cocktail Recipes from The Condado Plaza Hilton


Add a tropical twist to this season’s holiday entertaining by serving Coquitos, rich and creamy eggnog-like cocktails traditionally served in Puerto Rico. Although the Coquito is generally made with rum, coconut milk, sweet condensed milk and spices including vanilla, cinnamon, and cloves, The Condado Plaza Hilton‘s Executive Chef Maria Germania has created tropical versions using flavors including Guava and Pistachio. Recipes for those, as […]

Discounts In-Store for your Wedding Guests

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Are you having a destination  wedding in Puerto Rico?  We offer discount cards and coupons for all 3 of our stores that can extend to your entire wedding party and guest list.  It is just a little added something you can offer to your important guests that have traveled all the way to Puerto Rico…. […]

Visit the Luquillo Farmer’s Market in Luquillo

Visit the Luquillo Farmer’s Market in Luquillo if you get a chance to – whether visiting from the US or a local.  It is held every 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month at the Luquillo Arts & Cultural Center and has been going on since January 2016.  Caribbean Trading Company has been very excited […]