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Arecibo telescope collapses, ending 57-year run

Arecibo telescope collapses, ending 57-year run

The Arecibo Observatory is gone. Its 900-ton instrument platform, suspended above a dish in the karst hills of Puerto Rico, collapsed this morning, at about 8 a.m. local time, says Ramon Lugo, director of the Florida Space Institute at the University of Central Florida, which manages the 57-year-old radio telescope for the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Strange Facts About Puerto Rico

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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 a 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...

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