Hurricane Irma 2017

Hurricane Irma 2017

Hurricane Irma left its mark on Puerto Rico, Thursday September 2017, leaving behind images of damage and destruction.  With winds up to 175 mph our island was spared the harshest wrath of the storm.  Unfortunately other islands such as St Martin, St Thomas and Barbuda were no as fortunate.

Hurricane Irma is only the latest setback for Puerto Rico, but residents are strong and passionate.  Residents and volunteers became a force and pulled together to help other islands, soon becoming a hub for medical and humanitarian services.

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Thanksgiving Offers

Thanksgiving in Puerto Rico 2016

We are quickly approaching Thanksgiving day, the fourth Thursday  in November.  The event was first celebrated in 1621 by Native Americans and Pilgrams and has since become a national holiday that is celebrated every year.

In Puerto Rico you will find traditional menus, as well as local cuisine.  For the locals it is all about the food, Guineos en escabeche (boiled bananas in garlic sauce), Tostones (smashed fried plantains), Pernil (pork roasted over an open spit fire), Arroz con Condules (rice with beans), and of course who can forget desert Dulce de Leche (custard made from carmelized milk).

Celebrated much like our stateside friends we may add a little spice to the holiday with friends, family, music and of course a trip to the beach after you eat!  There is nothing like a hammock under a palm tree after you stuff your face!

If you are in Puerto Rico and looking for a place to eat turkey and give thanks then here are some offers from local hotels.

Buen Provecho!

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Cafe—Pierre—DoubleTree-Thanksgiving-Offer
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Palmeras-Restaurant—Caribe-Hilton-Hotel
San-Juan-Marriott-Resort—Stellaris-Casino
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Mall of San Juan says Leave your luggage enjoy Puerto Rico Shopping

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Do you have a layover in San Juan? Is your flight arriving early in the morning and you can get on the cruise ship until after 3pm? Why not spend your time in Puerto Rico shopping?
The Mall of San Juan, a world class shopping experience in San Juan Puerto Rico, has announced that they will hold your luggage while you shop. The mall feature unique fashion retailers, a kids play area and fine dining restaurants.
They will offer this service at the Customer Service Desk located in the Grand Court on Level one of the mall. The service will be available from 10am to 9pm Monday thru Saturday and 11am to 7pm on Sunday. For more information about this service you can call the mall at 787-759-6273 or 787-759-6310

The mall is located 10 minutes from the San Juan International Airport across from the San José Lagoon at the south end of the Teodoro Moscoso Bridge in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Royal Star offers transfers to and from the mall. The service includes the pickup in front of the terminal area by our fully bilingual professional chauffeur. The vehicle includes bottled water.
The cost is $15.00 per person, 2 passenger minimum, each way. Gratuity not included. Call us at 787-253-2355 and use the promo code of MSJT.

Read, Fun, Read

Once a year the San Juan Community Library hosts a super fun cocktail event for fundraising in order to keep the life of books alive.  This little community library is home to thousands of books and a digital library .  Many dedicated professional teachers and volunteers also host  a variety of fun programs for kids, teens, and adults including story hour, music lessons, arts and crafts.  This September 17th you can join the fun at the Museum of Art Santurce for a small donation of $85.00, or whatever your means provides at the time.  There will be food and wine stations, Live music for dancing, and a silent auction with various awesome prizes.

Check out there website for more information http://www.yourlibrarysanjuan.org.php53-12.ord1-1.websitetestlink.com/love-your-library-fest-2016/

Architecture

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old-san-juanI discovered this very well written article on Architecture in San Juan Puerto Rico.  Many of the sites featured in this article are right in the heart of Old San Juan and can be visited when you are enjoying our tour in the historical city.

Old San Juan is located the capital city of San Juan Puerto Rico.  It is united to the mainland by bridges and is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the San Juan Bay to the south.  It is famous for blue cobblestone streets and stone buildings that date back the 16th and 17th century.  You can check out the article below:

23 Spots You Shouldn’t Miss in San Juan If You Love Architecture

 

If you are interested in visiting any of these sites feel free to mention it when you book your transportation with us.

 

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Barranquitas

Puerto Rico Rain Forest Tour

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Barranquitas is a small mountain town in central Puerto Rico, located about 1 1/2 hours out of the capital city of San Juan. Filled with ecological treasures,  Bocas Canyon, contains breathtaking waterfalls , caves , sinkholes, ponds , and unsurpassed flora and fauna.

Cultural history shines at the house of the family of Don Luis Muñoz Rivera. Currently it used as a museum where visitors can observe the office, the car and the various rooms of the house. Besides its historical value, the structure is characterized by the simplicity of its architectural components and the use of wood, both for the structure and for details.

In addition to the history of the town it possesses a beautiful town center called “La Plaza Bicentenaria Monsignor Miguel A. Mendoza”. It was rebuilt in 2003 and designed by architect Jose A. Colon in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of foundation of the town.