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.

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 […]

Welcome to El Yunque Art District

El Yunque Art District is the main center of Palmer, Puerto Rico. Palmer is at the base of EL Yunque and is the welcoming sister community to El Yunque National Rainforest. It is made up of souvenir shops, art galleries, eateries and basic services like a post office, gas station, notary and doctor’s office. It […]

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 […]

Chocolate Coquito

Coquito is a favorite holiday tradition in Puerto Rico – much like an egg nog but without the egg and full of yummy coconut goodness. What pairs better with coconut than chocolate? Not much! This recipe is a traditional coquito that has been made chocolate. It is perfect to be served as an after-dinner drink, […]

Aguinaldos: 5 Popular Puerto Rican Christmas Carols


In Puerto Rico, the holidays last long and are taken very seriously. There are many traditions native to the island that are unique to Puerto Rico. The holiday season is a time for music, and part of this is through Aguinaldos, or Puerto Rican Christmas songs. They are sung throughout the season, and particularly when […]

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


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 […]