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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...

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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