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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…

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…

Ponce Carnival

Dur­ing the week lead­ing up to Ash Wednes­day, Ponce cel­e­brates Puer­to Rico’s ver­sion of Mar­di Gras called the Ponce Car­ni­val. This car­ni­val is the biggest and most cel­e­brat­ed and col­or­ful fes­ti­val on the island. It’s also one of the old­est cel­e­bra­tions, dat­ing back to…

Carnaval de Ponce

In a place as roman­tic as Puer­to Rico, love is most def­i­nite­ly in the air in Feb­ru­ary. But even Valentine’s Day takes a back seat to the Ponce Car­ni­val, the island’s biggest, most col­or­ful, and most tra­di­tion­al fes­ti­val. And for those who loce clas­si­cal music,…

Posponen las Fiestas de Juana Díaz

Ante la ame­naza de dis­tur­bios atmos­féri­cos que se aprox­i­man à la zona Caribe, el Gob­ier­no Munci­pal de Jua­na Díaz ha deter­mi­na­do pospon­er las fies­tas en hon­or a su san­to patrón, San Ramón Nona­to. Los fes­te­jos deportivos y musi­cales, pro­gra­ma­dos para comen­zar el 1ro. de…

Fiesta del Acabe de Café

A todo vapor la Fies­ta del Acabe de Café Este año, tam­bién se lle­vará a cabo el Cer­ta­men de la Tal­la de la Taza de café. El Pro­gra­ma de Pro­mo­ción Cul­tur­al y Artes Pop­u­lares del Insti­tu­to de Cul­tura Puer­tor­riqueña anun­ció el ini­cio de la 32da. Fies­ta del Acabe del…

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