Sunday, February 7, 2016

Puerto Rico

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Ojo de Agua Posada In Rincon, Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico Tourism Company announced the construction of Ojo de Agua, a posada in Rincon, Puerto Rico.  At a cost of 3.8 million, Ojo de Agua, will be a 16 - room hotel with a water theme in its design an decor.

Ojo de Agua Posada will be located in the center of Rincon and the amenities will include a restaurant, pool, concession area, and meeting rooms.  Ojo de Agua is a short distance from Rincon beach, a popular surfing destination.

Posadas are themed inns whose decoration, design and atmosphere, are designed to represent the history and culture of the cities and towns in Puerto Rico.


Sunday, November 1, 2015

New Hotel Will Be Built In The Condado Area Of Puerto Rico

The construction of a new hotel to be built in the Condado area of Puerto Rico was announced by The Puerto Rico Tourism Company.  The hotel will be the first in four decades to be built from scratch in the Condado area of San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Demolition of two condominium buildings  purchased by the Tourism Company will make room for the new hotel.  At a cost of 30 million, the boutique hotel is intended to provide detailed attention to guests, sophisticated rooms and a contemporary style.

The hotel development will create about 375 direct and indirect jobs during its construction phase and 150 direct and indirect jobs during the operational phase.

Construction of the new hotel will begin in 2016 and hotel operations will begin in 2017.


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Dorado, Puerto Rico

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Gay Friendly Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a friendly island to gays and lesbians.  In San Juan there are many gay-friendly hotels, restaurants, and clubs.  The areas of Condado, Ocean Park, and Santurce are popular with the gay crowd.  The beaches at Condado and Ocean Park are also popular.  In Ocean Park you can find a number of guesthouses, like Coqui del Mar, gay owned and operated, and it is known for welcoming gays and lesbians from around the world.  In recent years the artsy area of Santurce has become popular.

San Juan's gay hotspots include: El Chinchorro, Scandalo, VIP, Tia Maria, Splash Lounge, Oasis Bar Tapas & Lounge, Angelu's, Circo, The Male Depot, and Krash Klub, which has occasional live music and drag shows.  For women, Airenumo Lounge, and Cups, which has live music and is a tropical bar.  In Old San Juan, near San Sebastian street, in the Hotel El Convento, The Café Bohemia, is another popular spot.

On the first Sunday, in June a gay pride parade takes place in Condado and is preceded by a week of events, and the annual San Juan Brothas gay parade, held each Memorial Day, is an annual highlight.

Other welcoming areas include the town of Ponce, in the south, Rincón in the west; and the island of Vieques in the east, however the local population in these areas, outside of San Juan, is more conservative.  Something to keep in mind, is that Puerto Rico is strongly Catholic and state laws are not as tolerant of homosexuality.  In San Juan and in small towns, displays of affection between same-sex couples can cause problems.