Sunday, November 17, 2013
The government of Puerto Rico has launched a new project to diversify its tourism by creating a network of inns (posadas) and guest houses in traditional downtown areas around the island. The hotels in the posadas program must have a minimum of seven rooms and a maximum of 75 rooms. Hotel operators are required to build alliances and agreements with local businesses to supply merchandise, food services, laundry and other operations. The goal is to multiply the economic impact in these areas.
The first inn, La Posada San Blas in Coamo, Puerto Rico, is a 19-room inn in the urban center of Coamo and It includes a bar, a courtyard, a gallery and a dining room. The next inns to open will be Posada Ojo de Agua in Rincón, which will begin construction early next year, and inns in the areas of Orocovis and Vega Baja. These posadas will strengthen the cultural, architectural and historical offerings of the urban centers.