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Casa Amadeo, antigua Casa Hernández

from NPS.gov The music store now known as Casa Amadeo opened as Casa Hernán­dez in the Bronx, New York, just pri­or to the large post-World War II Puer­to Rican migra­tion to New York City. When the Unit­ed States direct­ed all its invest­ment in Puer­to Rico’s sug­ar sec­tor,…

Strange Facts About Puerto Rico

Puer­to Rico is a great place to vis­it; it is full of his­to­ry and sun­shine and while there are those that come on vaca­tion here every year learn­ing more about the place, they nev­er hear about the rather fun and quirky facts of Puer­to Rico. Did you know that Puer­to Rico…

Bahia Mosquito

Also known as Bio­lu­mi­nes­cent Bay, Bahia Mos­qui­to is filled with a species of phos­pho­res­cent dynofla­gel­late, mak­ing the waters glow — it’s a mag­nif­i­cent sight, par­tic­u­lar­ly in the dark. The microor­gan­isms are harm­less. Avoid any cruise offers that use motor boats,…

El Cañuelo

Forti­n San Juan de la Cruz (Fort Saint John of the Cross), bet­ter known as el Cañue­lo, is locat­ed on Isla de Cabras, Puer­to Rico. This fort was orig­i­nal­ly built in wood in 1500. Its loca­tion at the entrance of the San Juan bay, and in front of the Fort San Felipe del…

Tibes Indian Ceremonial Park

787−840−2255 /787–840-5685  The Indi­an Cer­e­mo­ni­al Cen­ter of Tibes, locat­ed in the city of Ponce was dis­cov­ered in 1975.  The first inhab­i­tants of the area were pre­sum­ably the Igner­is Indi­ans who came from South Amer­i­ca. They must have set­tled here at about the…

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…

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…

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…

Hyatt Place Bayamon Opens in Puerto Rico

from Hos­pi­tal­i­tyNet Hotel open­ing marks Hyatt’s return to Puer­to Rico 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…

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…

Tren Urbano (Urban Train)

The Tren Urbano (Eng­lish: Urban Train), is a 10.7-mile (17.2 km) ful­ly auto­mat­ed rapid tran­sit that serves the met­ro­pol­i­tan area of San Juan in Puer­to Rico, and has stops in the munic­i­pal­i­ties of San Juan, Bayamón and Guayn­abo. It is elec­tri­fied by third rail at 750 V…

Protecting the Caribbean Coral Reefs Is the Fed’s Affair

Tues­day, Octo­ber 15, 2013 :: Staff infoZine A fed­er­al dis­trict court has ruled that the Nation­al Marine Fish­eries Ser­vice vio­lat­ed the law by allow­ing fish­ing for deplet­ed par­rot­fish and oth­er algae-eat­ing reef fish species with­out prop­er­ly mon­i­tor­ing the fishery’s…

Many bridges in Puerto Rico considered risky

By DANICA COTO Asso­ci­at­ed Press SAN JUAN, Puer­to Rico — Puer­to Rico’s salty ocean air is cor­rod­ing dozens of bridges across the U.S. ter­ri­to­ry, con­tin­u­al­ly weak­en­ing the struc­tures and pos­ing a chal­lenge for offi­cials try­ing to pri­or­i­tize which ones to repair first.…

Patron Saint of San Cristóbal

By Murat Tanyel | TrekEarth Today, we are stay­ing at San Cristóbal. Tak­ing a few steps for­ward in yesterday’s pho­to and turn­ing left would bring us to this court­yard where an open air chapel ded­i­cat­ed to San­ta Bár­bara, the patron saint of San Cristóbal, is locat­ed.…

Tunnels of San Cristobal

By Murat Tanyel | TrekEarth The Castil­lo de San Cristóbal is a for­mer Span­ish fort in San Juan, Puer­to Rico. It was built by Spain to pro­tect against land based attacks on the city of San Juan. It is part of San Juan Nation­al His­toric Site. Castil­lo de San Cristóbal…

Monument Honors Fallen Police Officers

Gov­ern­ment offi­cials paid homage to the police Thurs­day with the unveil­ing of a mon­u­ment pay­ing trib­ute to the men and women who died in the line of duty. The mon­u­ment con­sists of a 20-foot tall gran­ite obelisk com­mem­o­rat­ing the insti­tu­tion of the police, and two…

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