Sunday, May 29, 2011

Isla Verde, Puerto Rico

Isla Verde Beach, Puerto Rico

Isla Verde, Puerto Rico is a popular place among tourists and locals.  Isla Verde is located in the San Juan metropolitan area.  An affluent location where many celebrities live, Isla Verde has many resorts, hotels, and condominiums.

The main attraction in Isla Verde is the beach.  Isla Verde Beach, is the best beach in the San Juan area, and is a favorite of tourists and local residents.  Resorts, hotels and condominiums, surround this three mile long, uninterrupted beach, lined with coconut palm trees, and white sand.  Many water sports: jet skiing, kitesurfing, and parasailing are practiced by local water sports enthusiast and tourist.  Beach rental services are available.

Some of the popular resorts in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico are: El San Juan Hotel, The Intercontinental Hotel, The Water Club, and The Ritz Carlton.  The main strip in Isla Verde, Isla Verde avenue, is two blocks from the beach.  Here you will find many places to eat and drink, as well as many night life activities. The area is very walkable to hotels, restaurants, bars, and night clubs.  Some favorite local restaurants are: Platos, Mi Casita, and Metropol.

In addition, Isla Verde is centrally located to other tourist areas of San Juan.  Isla Verde is 15 minutes from Condado, and 20 minutes from Old San Juan.  Other popular towns in the island, like Fajardo and Humacao, are easy to get to from Isla Verde.  Also, Isla Verde is about an hour from El Yunque Rain Forest, and five minutes from San Juan's International Airport.

Isla Verde is the perfect playground of Puerto Rico.  Isla Verde is the San Juan.

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Puerto Rico Promotes New Film Law In Hollywood

Puerto Rico government officials headed to Hollywood and pitched the island’s new film incentives law to a wide range of movie-industry players.  Officials presented the newly signed law to industry executives and media outlets during the Film Finance Forum in Los Angeles. The annual forum gathers representatives from across the industry including producers, financiers and the national media.

The trip also included meetings with production firms to promote film and TV projects for Puerto Rico.  It was reported, meetings took place with executives from Universal Studios, Fox, Disney, Warner Brothers, DreamWorks Studios, Paramount, and others.  Puerto Rico will also promote at other events scheduled for Cannes, Singapore and Moscow.

The new incentives law enacted by Gov. Luis Fortuño, has already drawn coverage in film industry magazine Variety and the Los Angeles Times.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Santurce, Puerto Rico Wants To Be The Art And Design District

Santurce, a neighborhood in San Juan, and not to far from the tourist areas of Old San Juan, Condado and Isla Verde, wants to be the new art and design district of San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Some parts of Santurce are not very attractive.  There are plenty of neglected low rise buildings, and modest shops. Also, parts of Santurce are not safe at night.  But recently, the area is slowly going through some changes.  It is attracting young artists, design studios, exhibition spaces, music venues and galleries.

These creative new residents have brought some life back to the neighborhood. The character of the area, and the affordable real estate, compared to Old San Juan, has helped with the transformation.   Old San Juan, used to be the city's art mecca, but is has become to expensive, for young artists and gallery owners.

Covering contemporary art, established  galleries like Espacio 1414 and Petrus are part of the art scene in Santurce.   Other galleries are: c787 studios,and La Respuesta, home to Puerto Rico's underground artists.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Revitalization Of The Port Of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Infrastructure spending is going on in Puerto Rico.  The port of San Juan is going through a face-lift.  The proyect called Bahia Urbana is a 15-year, $1.5-billion waterfront initiative that will redevelop the San Juan ports area from Pier 3 to the Convention Center district.

In addition, the San Juan municipality has its own waterfront initiative, and will spend another $1.5 billion starting with the installation of San Juan’s new light-rail train.  Pier 3 in Old San Juan is also undergoing renovation to make it friendlier for larger cruise ships.

It was reported, that cruise visits to Puerto Rico increased in 2010 by 34 percent, and is expected that in 2011 total cruise visits should increase by 8 percent.