Sunday, January 29, 2012

Puerto Rico Makes Major Improvements In Animal Protection Laws

Puerto Rico has made some of the most significant improvements in animal protection laws in the nation.  According to The Animal Legal Defense Fund, Puerto Rico has improved its animal protection laws by 91% over the past five years.  Puerto Rico ranked at 23 among the 50 states, Washington, D.C. and five territories.

Puerto Rico was among six jurisdictions to strengthen their existing felony animal cruelty laws.  It is a felony, under the animal cruelty laws in Puerto Rico, to make repeated or aggravated animal neglect, repeated abandonment, or abandonment that results in the death or serious injury of an animal, and the sexual assault of an animal.



Sunday, January 22, 2012

Top Five Places To Dive In Puerto Rico

There are many wonderful places to dive in the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, from La Parguera, a southern coastal town in Puerto Rico, to the island of Culebra.  In Puerto Rico, you can experience different types of dives, from caves to reefs, full of marine life.  The water temperature ranges from 75 degrees in the winter to 85 degrees in the summer.  Visibility ranges from 60 to 100 feet.  Here are the top five places to dive in Puerto Rico:

Mona Island 

One of the more exciting dive experiences in Puerto Rico, Mona island has a diverse underwater geography: caves, reefs, and walls, for experienced divers.  You can spot sharks and humpback whales.  Mona island is located 41 miles west off the coast of Puerto Rico, and is a nature reserve.  Tour operators in Puerto Rico make special trips to dive sites.

Las Cuevas in Desecheo Island
Las Cuevas , an hour off the west coast of Puerto Rico, is a good diving location for beginners.  You can swim through canyons and arches with wonderful coral reefs, and plenty of marine life.

Fallen Rock in La Parguera
Fallen Rock is an underwater rock cliff which separated thousands of years ago, and carved a deep trench in the ocean floor.  Fallen Rock, off the coast of La Parguera, is one of the area's most popular dive spots for experienced divers.  The dive site is 45 minutes from shore of the southwest coast of Puerto Rico.  In this area you will be able to see barracudas, eagle rays, and reef-based sea life.

Cayo Ratón in Culebra
Cayo Ratón is a popular destination for scuba divers because of the many reefs and plenty of fish.   Culebra  island is off the east coast of Puerto Rico.  A moderate level dive, many fish can be spotted in Cayo Ratón.  Small to medium size life ca be found: queen angelfish, butterflyfish and parrotfish. 

Angel Reef in Vieques

Located off Vieques, and off the east coast of Puerto Rico.  Angel Reef is a good diving spot for beginners in Puerto Rico.  Angel Reef is a shallow dive, with reefs and a lot of fish.  You can see gray angelfish, corals, and an old Spanish anchor lodged into the reef.

Take a look at this video of scuba diving in Puerto Rico:

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Camuy Caves Of Puerto Rico

The Camuy River Cave Park is one of the most popular natural attractions in Puerto Rico.  The Camuy Caves, located between the towns of Camuy, Hatillo and Lares, in northwestern Puerto Rico, is one of the largest cave systems in the world.  The caverns are part of a group of limestone caves and underground waterways shaped by The Camuy River, the third-largest underground river in the world.

The Camuy Caves were discovered in 1958.  So far over 10 miles of caverns, 220 caves and 17 entrances to The Camuy Cave system have been mapped.  Only a small part of the park is open to the public.

The 268-acre park built around the cave system features tours of some of the caves and sinkholes.    Guided tours and audio tours of The Camuy Caves are available.  "Cueva Clara de Empalme" or Clara Cave is the main attraction at the Rio Camuy Cave Park.  A tram ride takes you into the entrance of Clara Cave.  The huge chamber is 700 ft in length and 215 ft high.  Once inside, viewers are able to see stalagmites, unique formations, and thousands of bats.  Visitors must be in good physical conditions in order to walk into Clara Cave.

The Camuy River Cave Park is home to more than 13 species of bats.  To protect the caves the Park only allows 1,500 visitors a day.


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Delta And Condor Adding Flights To Puerto Rico

Delta adds flights To Puerto Rico

Delta Air Lines is increasing service to Puerto Rico, as part of its latest expansion in New York City.  In March, 2012, Delta will add new daily flights between New York-JFK and San Juan.  Delta will operate daily flights on the route using Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

In June, Delta will add new routes and flights to seven U.S. cities from New York-JFK, including Austin, Texas; Jacksonville, Fla.; Kansas City, Mo.; New Orleans; Milwaukee; San Francisco; and Los Angeles.

Condor Airlines serving Puerto Rico

Condor Airlines began serving Puerto Rico with flights to San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, from its base at Frankfurt Airport. 

Condor, a German airline, operates scheduled leisure flights to the Mediterranean, Asia, Africa, North America and the Caribbean.  Its main base is Frankfurt Airport.  Other bases for Mediterranean flights are Munich Airport, Hamburg Airport, Düsseldorf International Airport, Stuttgart Airport and Berlin Schönefeld Airport.

Condor Airlines offers two weekly Condor flights: Wednesday and Saturday.