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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