Sunday, December 4, 2016

Hacienda Lealtad Gets Ecotourism Certification In Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Tourism Company has granted Hacienda Lealtad the ecotourism certification.  Hacienda Lealtad is a boutique hotel, based on Puerto Rico's coffee tradition, located in the town of Lares, Puerto Rico.  The mountain resort has 20 rooms, a wine cellar, and a restaurant.
To be certified, the location or event must include an agricultural activity or considerable agro processes.

Hacienda Lealtad property has 1000 acres planted with coffee, where the cultivation, processing, roasting, packaging of coffee, and sales takes place. Hacienda Lealtad offers tours that focus on educating about coffee and encouraging local agriculture. 

Hacienda Lealtad has a café, La Hacienda’s Café bistro, where visitors can enjoy a meal, pastries, organic juices made with locally grown products, and drink some coffee.



Sunday, October 2, 2016

Monica Puig Wins Gold Medal For Puerto Rico

Congratulations to Puerto Rican, Monica Puig, for winning the gold medal in tennis, at the Rio 2016 Olympics.  This is the first time Puerto Rico has won a gold medal at the Olympics.

Monica Puig made one of the biggest upsets by defeating Germany's Angelique Kerber in the final of the women's single in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.

Puig was ranked 34th in the world, and had never reached the last eight of a major tournament.


Sunday, September 4, 2016

Top Ten RomanticThings To Do In Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico makes for the perfect romantic getaway destination.  Puerto Rico is a tropical island with beautiful beaches, many places to explore, great nightlife and shopping.  Here are the top romantic activities in Puerto Rico:

Old San Juan: Explore Old San Juan. Visit El Morro, the Spanish fortress, do some shopping and spend the day walking its narrow cobblestones streets, take a romantic carriage ride and eat at one of the many restaurants.  Picturesque and colorful Old San Juan is your place for romance.

Ocean front dinner: Nothing says romantic than dining next to the ocean. There are many restaurants all over Puerto Rico where you can dine with an ocean view and take in the ocean breezes.

Dos Bocas Lake: Dos Bocas Lake, in Utuado.  You can spend your day by having some lunch at a local restaurant, a boat will take you to the restaurants, or take a stroll along the edge of the lake.

Rincon: If you are a couple that surfs, go west to Rincon, the best surfing spot in Puerto Rico and one of the top spots in the world.  Romance and fun in one spot!

Watch the sunset: Any place in Puerto Rico is perfect to watch the sunset.

 Music and Dance:
 Many places in Old San Juan, Condado, and Isla Verde to enjoy music and dancing.  In Puerto Rico the music lasts until the early hours of the morning.

Swim in El Yunque:
El Yunque National Rainforest located in the northeastern mountains of the island, and the only tropical rainforest in North America,  it is a great place to hike the trails and swim in its waterfalls.  Couples should take La Mina Trail, which leads to La Mina Falls, where you can swim in the dipping pool and enjoy the waterfall.

Visit Culebra: If you like white sand beaches with crystal clear blue water, then Culebra is your place.
The island of Culebra has one of the top beaches in the world, Flamenco Beach.  Culebra is 17 miles east of mainland Puerto Rico. Nothing says romance like a day on a beautiful island and a picture perfect beach.

Sail around the island:
Cruise on a sail boat around the coast of Puerto Rico or the San Juan bay. Take in the breathtaking views and enjoy the ocean breeze.

Stay at a resort: There are many beautiful resorts around Puerto Rico where you can enjoy a romantic day or weekend. Many activities await couples: spas, beach, casinos, music, and restaurants all in one place.

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Hotels In San Juan, Puerto Rico Receive WellHotel Certification

The Caribe Hilton and The Condado Plaza Hotel have received a WellHotel™ certification in Puerto Rico.   Both hotels completed an intensive training and evaluation program offered through the Medical Tourism Association and The Puerto Rico Medical Tourism Corporation.

The WellHotel certification program offers a unique curriculum that fosters effective interaction among hotel administrative and service personnel with patients, medical providers, and ground operators.  The Caribe Hilton and Condado Plaza participated in the WellHotel training program that ensured their services were responsive to medical guests from safety requirements and interpersonal communication to cultural sensitivity protocols and disease prevention practices.

The Puerto Rico Medical Tourism is campaigning to market the healthcare services in Puerto Rico to international patients.  This is expected to create some 3,000 jobs.  In addition to The Caribe Hilton and The Condado Plaza, other hotels in Puerto Rico are expected to complete the WellHotel certification requirements.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Decanter Hotel Opens In Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Decanter Hotel, has opened in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Decanter Hotel is a restored 19th century colonial-style building, in the heart of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The boutique hotel has  three floors and 20 rooms. 

Eight of the rooms at the 15,222-square-foot Decanter Hotel are suites with their own kitchenettes. The hotel also has a restaurant, L'Osteria, and an open wine cellar on the building’s central courtyard.

The Decanter Hotel is located on the corner of San José and Luna streets in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Sunday, April 10, 2016

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Ruta Platanera in Corozal, Puerto Rico

With Ruta Platanera the Puerto Rican city of Corozal and the Puerto Rico Tourism Company aims to highlight the area’s local cuisine.  Ruta Platanera, offers a variety of Puerto Rican dishes themed around Corozal’s main agricultural product– bananas.

Here are some of the restaurants that are included in the Ruta Platanera: El Jíbaro, Willy’s BBQ, La Senda de Maná, El Gustazo Grill, Limo Viejo, El Tigre, La Generala, Don Rubios, Muralla de Cibuco, Café Museo El Yagrumo, Restaurante La Guinea, Aki E Keta, El Rancho, Platanéalo, Balaika 2 y Pa' Donde.

Next time you are in Corozal, Puerto Rico, check them out.

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Ojo de Agua Posada In Rincon, Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico Tourism Company announced the construction of Ojo de Agua, a posada in Rincon, Puerto Rico.  At a cost of 3.8 million, Ojo de Agua, will be a 16 - room hotel with a water theme in its design an decor.

Ojo de Agua Posada will be located in the center of Rincon and the amenities will include a restaurant, pool, concession area, and meeting rooms.  Ojo de Agua is a short distance from Rincon beach, a popular surfing destination.

Posadas are themed inns whose decoration, design and atmosphere, are designed to represent the history and culture of the cities and towns in Puerto Rico.