Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Shopping Around The Island Of Puerto Rico

Shopping is a favorite pastime in Puerto Rico.  You will not have to travel far to find a great place to shop.  Shopping around Old San Juan and Condado, offers a different shopping experience.  Old San Juan has jewelry stores, art and antique galleries, artisan and souvenir stores, while Condado has designer fashions, luxury goods and boutiques stores.  Here is a list of places to shop around Puerto Rico:

Aguadilla Mall in Aguadilla.
Centro Gran Caribe in Vega Alta.
El Senorial PLaza in Rio Piedras.
Galeria Paseos in Rio Piedras.
Las Catalinas Mall in Caguas.
Los Colobos in Carolina.
Mayaguez Mall in Mayaguez.
Montehiedra Town center in Rio Piedras.
Plaza Carolina in Carolina.
Plaza Centro Mall in Caguas.
Plaza Escorial in Carolina.
Plaza del Caribe in Ponce.
Plaza del Norte in Hatillo.
Plaza del Sol in Bayamon.
Plaza Las Americas ( The most popular mall in Puerto Rico) in San Juan.
Plaza Palma Real in Humacao.
Plaza Rio Hondo in Bayamon.
Prime Outlets Puerto Rico in Barceloneta.
Rexville Town Center in Bayamon.
San Patricio Plaza in Guaynabo.
Santa Rosa Mall in Bayamon.
The Outlet Route 66 in Canovanas.
Yauco Plaza Shopping Center in Yauco.

Happy shopping in Puerto Rico!


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Things To Bring To Puerto Rico

There is plenty to see and do in the island of Puerto Rico, from El Yunque to Old San Juan, but
before you travel to Puerto Rico, these are some important things to bring with you:

Travel Documents

Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, American citizens only need a valid photo ID when entering and exiting from other states.  However, if you plan to also travel  to other islands in the Caribbean, you must have a passport.  


Puerto Rico has a tropical climate, warm-weather clothes are important.  Puerto Ricans like to dress up, so bring dressier outfits, if you plan to go to bars or clubs at night, and keep a lightweight sweater if you get cold easily with the air conditioner. Bring comfortable shoes for walking and a dressier pair to use at night at the clubs or bars.  Also, remember your swimsuit.

Sunscreen and Sunglasses

There is plenty of sun and warm weather in Puerto Rico.  Bring your sunglasses, plenty of sunscreen, and a hat to keep you comfortable during your travels in Puerto Rico.


Your MP3 player, computer, cellphone, tablet and camera are all optional electronics you might want to bring with you.  Electricity in Puerto Rico runs on 110 volts, with the same type of plug as in the rest of the United States, so you will not need a voltage adapter or converter.

Enjoy your travels in Puerto Rico, the island of enchantment!


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Big Plans For Luis Muñoz Marin Park In San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Mayor of San Juan, Jorge Santini, plans to reopen Luis Muñoz Marín Park as an eco-educational and extreme sports center in the heart of San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The plan for Luis Muñoz Marín Park is to make it a big attraction for locals and tourists in Puerto Rico.

With a $110 million investment of public and private funding, the park will be powered in part by solar panels and windmills, and include areas for skateboarding, BMX, mountain biking, a wave pool for surfing, a zipline, and a technology pavilion.  Many of the attractions would be free of cost to users while some would carry fees.