The municipality of Trujillo Alto recently announced the launch of a new website meant to facilitate access to information on its municipal programs and services. However, the new platform was also strategically thought of and designed to be a tool that attracts more visitors to the town, according to José Luis Cruz, mayor of the city.Continue Reading
San Juan, Puerto Rico is home to a buzzing social scene covering all points on the spectrum: great food, casual local hangs, serious cocktail bars, late-night salsa spots, and so much more.Continue Reading
After the wake of Hurricane Maria, tourists were hesitant to visit Puerto Rico, but according to their tourist promotion office, Discover Puerto Rico, the island is ready for tourism. And if their surging visitor numbers this year are any indicator, the island is set for success. Whether you visit next week or by the end of the year, we want you to have the best Puerto Rican experience and you can do so by following our amazing guide.Continue Reading
When you visit Puerto Rico, you can choose from a wide variety of hotels, including small historic properties and luxurious resorts. Although the island is still recovering from Hurricane Maria in 2017, it is estimated that by 2020, approximately 2,400 hotel rooms will be reopened in the area, as well as more than 850 new rooms in development.
When planning your vacation, be sure to explore beyond San Juan. Visit the western coast and the surfing capital of Rincón, continue on to Ponce with its historical riches and the famed Serrallés Castle. Journey to the vibrant pink-sand beaches of Cabo Rojo on the southwest coast or trek to the eastern side, home to El Yunque, the only subtropical rainforest in the United States with stunning waterfalls and nature.
There is so much to see on this magical island, so venture out and experience this selection of the best hotels in Puerto Rico.Continue Reading
Two years after category 4 Hurricane Maria devoured Puerto Rico, the country is finally getting back on its feet. I saw the destruction first-hand as I lived on the island when it happened: collapsed infrastructure, snapped billboards, blue tarps covering homes that had lost their roofs, fallen trees blocking major roads. It seemed like a scene straight out of the apocalypse.
However, regardless of all the obstacles we had to rebuild the island, including the lack of funds from the federal government and all negative press not only toward the country but also its people, Puerto Rico rose from the ashes like a phoenix. The greenery bloomed stronger and better than before, and red and yellow flamboyanes cover the streets and shade Puerto Ricans from the eternal Summer sun.
Historical monuments and public spaces, like our stunning beaches and recreational parks, were quickly rehabilitated, and tourism was highly encouraged to help bring Borinquen back to life. Wherever you go, you’ll see a painted Puerto Rican flag, a symbol of the resilience and strength of our people, and if you don’t take a picture with one of them, were you even in Puerto Rico?Continue Reading
People tend to sleep on the depth and beauty of Puerto Rico. Though the island is considered a U.S. territory, Puerto Rico is far from American, and if you ever forget, the country’s proud people are quick to remind you. Don’t get it twisted!
The vibrant island has a distinct vibe, which is the result of a mashup of cultures–African, Spanish, French, Dutch and British blood pumps through the veins of the islands’ diverse population. The moment you land in Puerto Rico, the spirit of the island will move you and fill you with a feeling you won’t find anywhere else. From the swaying of the trees and the sound of the ocean, to the smell of fresh mofongo and the resilient voices of the people, all of this and more will make you feel right at home.
Visual storyteller Shade Bakare (@fola.shade) got to bask in the country’s wonders firsthand and judging by her photos, it was a mood and a moment. Check out her snapshots and get into the beauty of Puerto Rico.Continue Reading
Discover Puerto Rico, the island’s first-ever Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), today unveiled a new eight-chapter series by Lin-Manuel Miranda, titled “Discover Puerto Rico with Lin-Manuel.”
Together with the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), the DMO launches the series of videos that follow the playwright, composer, and Puerto Rican actor in a tour of his favorite iconic locations on the island, to encourage visitors to discover the wonders of the destination.Continue Reading
Remember your experience in Puerto Rico with one of these unique souvenirs.
As a popular tourist destination, Puerto Rico is teeming with souvenir shops. But be warned, these kinds of shops often carry low-quality, mass-manufactured, and boring trinkets that everyone and their mom (literally) have already taken home. Wow your family and friends with some of Puerto Rico’s more unique treasures, like these.Continue Reading
Situated on 1,400 acres of verdant land, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is an idyllic sanctuary unlike any other on Puerto Rico. The sand is golden, the grounds are home to over 300,000 plants, and the Bill Bensley–designed spa is one of the finest oases to have ever been built.Continue Reading
Exploring forts and wandering along cobblestone streets are amongst the most popular ways to visit Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. But just outside the ancient city walls there’s a road where few tourists venture. It’s here on the Paseo del Morro Trail where the sea meets the stone, where the waves wash up on centuries of stories and where, for a scenic one-mile walk, you can take a stroll right through the city’s beguiling history.Continue Reading