Wepa! This Latino commonwealth of the U.S. remains a holiday gem, whether it's the bright lights and colonial quarter of San Juan; the laid-back, castaway feel of isles Vieques and Culebra; or the fascinating towns, beaches, rainforests, and sites all over the rest of the island.

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5 highlights of the holidays in Puerto Rico

TexPhoto   There may be no snow - and precious little ice skating or hot cocoa - on this lush, tropical Caribbean island, but there’s certainly holiday cheer, and lots of it, for a good long time – in fact, Puerto Rico takes pride in having the world’s lengthiest season of Navidad (Christmas), around 45 days or so, beginning right after Thanksgiving (meaning the third Friday in November) and lasting through mid-January. Along the way are various festivities, activities, and highlights not to…

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Marking its 500th anniversary, Old San Juan remains an atmospheric classic

DiscoverPuertoRico.com   El Viejo San Juan is the core of one of the Americas' oldest still existing cities, and this year Puerto Rico has been marking the 500th anniversary of its founding in 1521 by Juan Ponce de León (of Florida Fountain of Youth fame). Its strategic location made it the first stop of many merchant and military ships traveling from Spain to the rest of the empire's colonies, so it's packed not just with the requisite cobblestone streets, plazas and charming Spanish colonial…

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Old San Juan/salsa cited in 'Romantic Valentine's Day Activities In/Near 26 Iberia Destinations'

Sure, going out for an intimate dinner à deux is pretty much everyone's default on this day for lovers. But to make Valentine's Day extra special, seek out an experience that will make it truly memorable for years to come. High and low, on land and water, laid-back and high-adrenaline; simple and elaborate; cheap and pricey - there's something here for every couple! read post

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Vieques & Culebra, Puerto Rico's paradise isles

  The Latin-flavored bit of the USA in the Caribbean that is Puerto Rico is itself a tropical paradise of balmy, palm-fringed beaches, rain forests, and vibrant island culture and history. But when Puerto Ricans themselves want to "get away from it all", they (and a few discerning gringo visitors) escape to their own pair of smaller islands off the east coast, like unpretentious, castaway slices of the olde-tyme Caribbee. Welcome, amigos, to Vieques and Culebra. read post

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  • I remember the first time I experienced a "bioluminescent" body of water - caused by microscopic organisms - many years ago in La Parguera on PR's southern coast, and it brought back fond memories to read this last week in Smithsonian magazine: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/puerto-ricos-bioluminescent-b...
    Puerto Rico's Bioluminescent Bays Are Brighter Than Ever
    The nightly light shows have rebounded from Hurricane Maria's devastating blow
  • Puerto Rico .....Some people feel that if the Havana port opens , that it will  hurt the economy? What do you think?

  • 9012392680?profile=originalPuerto Rico .....Some people feel that if the Havana port opens , that it will  hurt the economy? What do you think?    

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  • What is a Vejigante:

    If you've ever been to Puerto Rico, you've probably seen vejigantemasks. These brightly colored, fantastically whimsical masks adorn the walls of countless souvenir shops in San Juan and around the island. The one hanging on my wall is black and pink, with five huge horns and a sharp beak.
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  • Guess where Lady Gaga will spend Halloween . You guess it Puerto Rico

    • Lady Gaga “Born This Way Tour”

            Place Coliseo de Puerto Rico

            Price $45.00-$200.00

            Date Oct.-30 & 31-12

            Tickets by Ticketpop  See moreCONCERTS

  • Puerto Ricans love dominoes

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  •  Giiligan's Island; Guanica; Puerto Rico My hiding places with best sunsets of my life...only 2 hours away from the Old City...

     

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  • A brief history of Loíza:
    Loíza, on the northeastern coast of Puerto Rico and just a short drive from the capital of San Juan, is unlike any other part of the island. Originally settled by African slaves from the Yoruba tribe in the 16th century, the town has long been the Afro-Caribbean soul of Puerto Rico.
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