Category: Travel

El Yungue

EL Yunque is the only Trop­i­cal Rain­for­est in the Unit­ed States.  It’s named after the “Good” Taino spir­it Yukiyi. It is divid­ed into four sec­tions: Tabonu­co for­est, Palo Col­orado for­est, Pal­ma Sier­ra for­est, and Bosque en las nubes (For­est in the clouds). The entire Rain­for­est is on 28,000 Acres of land which is filled with 88 rare trees, 50 native orchids, 240 native tree species, Moun­tains, won­der­ous green­ery and exot­ic ani­mals. The well known Coqui is there, The Puer­to Rican Par­rot and the rare Puer­to Rican Boa, which is the Islands largest snake.   It can grow up to...

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Sweet Retreats — Rincon, Puerto Rico

Rene Syler is off to the surf cap­i­tal of the Caribbean — Rin­con, Puer­to Rico, where Hei­di and Kath­leen plan a week-long vaca­tion for a group of friends! With a bud­get of $4,500 — $5,500 for the stay, they can’t wait to see what prop­er­ties Rene has in store! Rin­con is a stun­ning Puer­to Rican beach town where peo­ple go to unplug from their hec­tic lives and immerse them­selves in the surf cul­ture spiked with a Caribbean fla­vor! It’s about two hours west of Puer­to Rico’s cap­i­tal San Juan, locat­ed in the north­west cor­ner of the island where the...

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EarthCam.com — San Juan Cams

Trav­el to San Juan, Puer­to Rico with EarthCam’s live stream­ing web­cam, locat­ed at the Con­rad San Juan Con­da­do Plaza Hotel. The birds-eye view is the per­fect way to watch the ocean roll up to the shore­line at this trop­i­cal spot. Earth­Cam and Hilton World­wide deliv­er live HD stream­ing views of San Juan, Puer­to Rico. The Earth­Cam web­cam also fea­tures the cur­rent date, time, tem­per­a­ture, weath­er fore­cast and a Hall of Fame gallery with beau­ti­ful screen­shots, tak­en by view­ers, that you can down­load to your desk­top. Aer­i­al view This web­cam offers an aer­i­al look at this lux­u­ry ocean side resort,...

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Hyatt Place Bayamon Opens in Puerto Rico

from Hos­pi­tal­i­tyNet Hotel open­ing marks Hyatt’s return to Puer­to Rico [Show pic­ture list] Hyatt Hotels Cor­po­ra­tion (NYSE: H) today announced the open­ing of Hyatt Place Baya­mon in Baya­mon, Puer­to Rico. The hotel’s open­ing marks the first Hyatt Place hotel to enter the Caribbean mar­ket and the return of Hyatt-brand­ed hotels to Puer­to Rico after a sev­en-year absence. “We are look­ing for­ward to show­ing trav­el­ers vis­it­ing Puer­to Rico what the award-win­ning Hyatt Place brand is all about,” said Chris Walk­er, vice pres­i­dent of brands, Hyatt Place. “Open­ing the first Hyatt Place in Puer­to Rico is a sig­nif­i­cant step as we...

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Report: Swells affected Puerto Rico glowing lagoon

By DANICA COTO | Asso­ci­at­ed Press SAN JUAN, Puer­to Rico (AP) — A pop­u­lar lagoon that glows at night off Puer­to Rico’s north­east coast has lit up once again as sci­en­tists wrap up their inves­ti­ga­tion into why it went dark last month, offi­cials said Fri­day. A pro­longed and heavy swell had swept away micro­scop­ic plank­ton known as dinofla­gel­lates that are found in heavy con­cen­tra­tions in the lagoon and emit light through a chem­i­cal reac­tion when dis­turbed, said Car­men Guer­rero, sec­re­tary of the Nat­ur­al Resources Depart­ment. There are typ­i­cal­ly thou­sands of dinofla­gel­lates per liter (gal­lon) of water in the lagoon, but...

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