27 Dec, 2013 in Itineraries, Puerto Rico
Cabo+Rojo+Lighthouse+Puerto+Rico+ 52  Los Morrillos Lighthouse : Cabo Rojo   Puerto Rico puerto tico

One of my main travel goals for my research appointment to Florida was to try and get a glimpse of central and south America. It’s a part of the world I’ve never been to but always wanted to explore. Though I failed that mission, I was able to get a little bit closer than before […]

27 Dec, 2013 in Puerto Rico
Around old San Juan (4)

To wrap up all my posts about my wonderful trip to Puerto Rico, the final post is about the lovely old city of San Juan. There are several world class attractions in San Juan, including forts and castles that defended the cities from rival colonials forces, but the real charm of the city simply …

12 Aug, 2013 in Puerto Rico
Bacardi Distillery HQ  San Juan Factory (6)

On my last day in San Juan, after having visited most of the local historical attractions, I was looking for something a bit different. Bacardi’s Distillery – or Casa Bacardi – definitely qualifies as different. Though overly touristic and a well oiled PR machine, it wasn’t a bad escape from the heat. Who would say […]

9 Aug, 2013 in Puerto Rico
Cathedral de San Juan Bautista (12)

Up the road from Casa Museo Felisa Rincon de Gautier in Old San Juan is the Cathedral de San Juan Bautista dating back to the 16th century. Aside from the impressive exterior the cathedral is famous for being the place of rest for one Juan Ponce de Leon, who was Puerto Rico’s first governor after […]

8 Aug, 2013 in Puerto Rico
Casa Museo Felisa Rincon de Gautier (4)

While walking around the old city of San Juan I noticed a curious little museum – Casa Museo Felisa Rincon de Gautier . Following the encouragment by the enthusiastic greet person on the first floor I followed a guide through the steps up to the main house where I heard the story of one Felisa […]

6 Jun, 2013 in Puerto Rico
El Yunque Rain Forest-012

Looking for a lovely nature day-trip in Puerto Rico away from San Juan. Lots of wonderful options for you to choose from, but there’s one that really stands out – the El Yunque Rain Forest, the only rainforest under the United States National Forest System. The trip was an easy choice with the rental car […]

5 Jun, 2013 in Puerto Rico
Casa Armstrong-Poventud Ponce (9)

At the heart of Ponce in Puerto Rico is a historical zone worth exploring showcasing truly magnificent historical buildings. I’ll take you in to see two of those to get a bit of the historical ambience – (1) Casa Armstrong-Poventud, and (2) Casa Wiechers-Villaronga. These are two lovely historical building with expert tourguides inhouse that […]

13 May, 2013 in Puerto Rico
Camuy Caves Puerto Rico (46).JPG

In between the gorgeous beaches of Rincon and the world’s largest Arecibo Observatory I stopped at a prime attraction, hidden somewhere on the Puerto Rican central mountains – the Rio Camuy River Cave Park. Home to the world’s third largest subterranean river, and with over 220 caves (and many more still unexplored), this place is […]

9 May, 2013 in Puerto Rico
Rincon Puerto Rico (16).JPG

Surf’s up. No major attractions in the Puerto Rican Rincon area, but if you’re into white sand beaches with gorgeous subsets and some major surfs then Rincon is where you should be. I drove with a car through the winding roads along the coast, stopping every once in a while to climb up to …

2 May, 2013 in Puerto Rico
Arecibo lighthouse-023.JPG

There are lighthouses all over the Puerto Rican island and one of the best ways to see the beauty of the gorgeous Puerto Rico beaches and coastline is to visit those one by one. Whenever there was an area I wanted to explore, I would look up whether there’s a lighthouse in the area, and […]

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