Sunday, April 7, 2019

Condado Or Isla Verde Puerto Rico



Many times I have been asked, where to stay in the San Juan area of Puerto Rico?  Isla Verde or Condado?  The answer, it depends on your individual taste.


Isla Verde and Condado are very similar, in what they offer, with just a few differences:


Isla Verde


The main attraction in Isla Verde is the beach.  Isla Verde beach is the best beach in the San Juan area, was voted one of the best urban beaches in the world and is a favorite of tourist 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 sport enthusiast and tourist. Beach rental services are available.


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, MiCasita, and Metropol.


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 on 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.


Condado


Condado is located between Old San Juan and Isla Verde.  The area has numerous hotels, restaurants, and nightlife activities.  The landmark hotels: Vanderbilt Hotel, and La Concha Resort are located here.  Condado is a residential area with an adjacent lagoon on one side and on the other the ocean.


The main avenue, Ashford Avenue has many shops, restaurants, casinos, and nightclubs.


The area of Condado is more dense with people and buildings.  It is more city like and it is closer to Old San Juan than Isla verde.


Both Isla Verde and Condado are great locations, but if your priority is the beach, then Isla Verde is the location for you!


Enjoy your stay in Puerto Rico!



                                                                   

                                                                         


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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Parrandas In Puerto Rico


This is how people in Puerto Rico celebrate Christmas on the island.  They do Parrandas.  They go all night, from house to house, of their friends and relatives, singing Christmas songs.  One thing to know about Christmas in Puerto Rico, is that Christmas is celebrated in Puerto Rico until mid January!

Feliz Navidad (Merry Christmas) and Happy New Year!









                                                                     

Sunday, December 2, 2018

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Los Checos Restaurant, Bayamón, Puerto Rico






Los Checos Restaurant, Bayamón, Puerto Rico


If you want to eat pork on a spit head to Los Checos Restaurant in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Los Checos is popular for the pork on the spit and has a great view from the patio.

Pictured on the plate:

Pork on the spit, green bananas with oil, vinegar, and onions left to marinate.  Arroz con gandules ( rice with pigeon peas).


                                                                   

Los Checos Restaurant, Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Los Checos Restaurant, Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Los Checos Restaurant, Bayamón, Puerto Rico
                                                                             

Los Checos Restaurant, Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Los Checos Restaurant, Bayamón, Puerto Rico

                                                                             
Los Checos Restaurant, Bayamón, Puerto Rico


     


                                                                                 
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