Sunday, November 20, 2011

Puerto Rico Video Tour

Take a video tour of Puerto Rico, discover the North, South, East and West coasts of the island of Puerto Rico.  This video is narrated by actress Rita Moreno.  Discover why Puerto Rico Is The Place.

Take a look at the video tour, and visit Puerto Rico:

Watch Visions of Puerto Rico on PBS. See more from VISIONS.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Rental Property Accommodations In San Juan, Puerto Rico

Looking for alternative accommodations for your next visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico?  Do you prefer staying in a rental property instead of a hotel?  San Juan has many rental accommodations to fit your needs on your next vacation, from small apartments to homes, in the tourist areas of Condado and Isla Verde

San Juan Vacations is a real estate rental company in San Juan, Puerto Rico, that can help you find the property you need and are looking for.  San Juan Vacations is located in Isla Verde Avenue, in the heart of Isla Verde.  They have short and long term rentals available, in case you plan to extend your stay in Puerto Rico.

For more information and to check out what rentals are available contact San Juan Vacations:

Disclosure: Puerto Rico Is The Place has used San Juan Vacations services in the past.

Take a look at this video shot in Isla Verde Beach, in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico, where you can find properties for rent:



Sunday, November 6, 2011

Ritz Carlton To Open Reserve Property In Puerto Rico

There is more reason to say Puerto Rico Is The Place.  Luxury hotel chain Ritz Carlton will open its second "reserve" property in Puerto Rico.  The 114-room resort will be situated on Dorado Beach, and spread across 50 acres.  The resort will feature 100 guestrooms and 14 one-bedroom suites, all on the beachfront, along with a separate five-bedroom VIP residence situated in the original hacienda of the plantation, Su Casa.  Guests will have access to a five-acre botanical spa, and a hands-on eco-adventures around the reserve, called Wind and Waves Center, featuring Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program.

Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico, is a name many Caribbean-lovers will be familiar with, as the site of Laurance S Rockefeller's original eco-resort, launched in 1958 as the first of its type in the region.  The Ritz Carlton Reserve will be the centerpiece of the renovation of the Dorado Beach Resort set to open in December 2012.  Dorado Beach today is an amazing resort with four Robert Trent Jones Sr. golf courses, three miles of magnificent beaches, an 11-mile Rockefeller nature trail, The Watermill water park, and a new 8,000-square-foot Dorado Beach Fitness and Wellness Center.

This will be The Ritz Carlton first North American property.  The Ritz Carlton already operates Phulay Bay on the Thailand island of Krabi.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

El Yunque National Forest In Puerto Rico May Become One Of The New 7 Wonders Of Nature

There is only 7 days left to vote for El Yunque to become one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.  Voting for El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico, to become, one of the seven most unique natural attractions in the world, ends November 11, 2011. 

Each year, more than 600,000 people visit El Yunque National Forest, in Puero Rico.  Visitors to El Yunque get to enjoy the waterfalls, flora and El Yunque's natural beauty.  El Yunque's unique biodiversity is what makes it a place of natural wonder.  In El Yunque one can find a variety of ecological zones.  This eco-diversity is what sets El Yunque apart from other rain forests.  El Yunque is home to 150 types of ferns, 50 native orchids, and 240 native tree species of which 88 are found only in Puerto Rico.

El Yunque is currently one of the 28 finalists in the competition to become one of the seven most impressive and unique natural attractions in the world.  Some of the natural locations competing for a spot in the final 7 are the Galapagos in Ecuador, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the Igauzu Waterfalls between Argentina and Brazil, and the Vesuvius Volcano in Italy.

The voting results will be announced on November 11, 2011.  Each of the final seven locations will officially become a New Natural Wonder in a ceremony, where an engraved plaque will be presented,  recognizing the location as one of the final 7.  Then, the 7 winning natural sites, will officially become one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.  

Go to: and vote for El Yunque to become one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature!


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