Sunday, December 4, 2016

Hacienda Lealtad Gets Ecotourism Certification In Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico Tourism Company has granted Hacienda Lealtad the ecotourism certification.  Hacienda Lealtad is a boutique hotel, based on Puerto Rico's coffee tradition, located in the town of Lares, Puerto Rico.  The mountain resort has 20 rooms, a wine cellar, and a restaurant.
To be certified, the location or event must include an agricultural activity or considerable agro processes.



Hacienda Lealtad property has 1000 acres planted with coffee, where the cultivation, processing, roasting, packaging of coffee, and sales takes place. Hacienda Lealtad offers tours that focus on educating about coffee and encouraging local agriculture. 


Hacienda Lealtad has a café, La Hacienda’s Café bistro, where visitors can enjoy a meal, pastries, organic juices made with locally grown products, and drink some coffee.


                                                                    






 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Monica Puig Wins Gold Medal For Puerto Rico


Congratulations to Puerto Rican, Monica Puig, for winning the gold medal in tennis, at the Rio 2016 Olympics.  This is the first time Puerto Rico has won a gold medal at the Olympics.


Monica Puig made one of the biggest upsets by defeating Germany's Angelique Kerber in the final of the women's single in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.



Puig was ranked 34th in the world, and had never reached the last eight of a major tournament.


                                                               


Sunday, September 4, 2016

Top Ten RomanticThings To Do In Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico makes for the perfect romantic getaway destination.  Puerto Rico is a tropical island with beautiful beaches, many places to explore, great nightlife and shopping.  Here are the top romantic activities in Puerto Rico:


Old San Juan: Explore Old San Juan. Visit El Morro, the Spanish fortress, do some shopping and spend the day walking its narrow cobblestones streets, take a romantic carriage ride and eat at one of the many restaurants.  Picturesque and colorful Old San Juan is your place for romance.


Ocean front dinner: Nothing says romantic than dining next to the ocean. There are many restaurants all over Puerto Rico where you can dine with an ocean view and take in the ocean breezes.


Dos Bocas Lake: Dos Bocas Lake, in Utuado.  You can spend your day by having some lunch at a local restaurant, a boat will take you to the restaurants, or take a stroll along the edge of the lake.


Rincon: If you are a couple that surfs, go west to Rincon, the best surfing spot in Puerto Rico and one of the top spots in the world.  Romance and fun in one spot!


Watch the sunset: Any place in Puerto Rico is perfect to watch the sunset.


 Music and Dance:
 Many places in Old San Juan, Condado, and Isla Verde to enjoy music and dancing.  In Puerto Rico the music lasts until the early hours of the morning.


Swim in El Yunque:
El Yunque National Rainforest located in the northeastern mountains of the island, and the only tropical rainforest in North America,  it is a great place to hike the trails and swim in its waterfalls.  Couples should take La Mina Trail, which leads to La Mina Falls, where you can swim in the dipping pool and enjoy the waterfall.


Visit Culebra: If you like white sand beaches with crystal clear blue water, then Culebra is your place.
The island of Culebra has one of the top beaches in the world, Flamenco Beach.  Culebra is 17 miles east of mainland Puerto Rico. Nothing says romance like a day on a beautiful island and a picture perfect beach.


Sail around the island:
Cruise on a sail boat around the coast of Puerto Rico or the San Juan bay. Take in the breathtaking views and enjoy the ocean breeze.


Stay at a resort: There are many beautiful resorts around Puerto Rico where you can enjoy a romantic day or weekend. Many activities await couples: spas, beach, casinos, music, and restaurants all in one place.



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Sunday, August 7, 2016

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Hotels In San Juan, Puerto Rico Receive WellHotel Certification



The Caribe Hilton and The Condado Plaza Hotel have received a WellHotel™ certification in Puerto Rico.   Both hotels completed an intensive training and evaluation program offered through the Medical Tourism Association and The Puerto Rico Medical Tourism Corporation.


The WellHotel certification program offers a unique curriculum that fosters effective interaction among hotel administrative and service personnel with patients, medical providers, and ground operators.  The Caribe Hilton and Condado Plaza participated in the WellHotel training program that ensured their services were responsive to medical guests from safety requirements and interpersonal communication to cultural sensitivity protocols and disease prevention practices.


The Puerto Rico Medical Tourism is campaigning to market the healthcare services in Puerto Rico to international patients.  This is expected to create some 3,000 jobs.  In addition to The Caribe Hilton and The Condado Plaza, other hotels in Puerto Rico are expected to complete the WellHotel certification requirements.


                                                                 
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