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    Archaeologists have found evidence of pre-Taino people living in what is now Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve in Fajardo. They have uncovered human skeletons, bones, shells, tools, and clay pots that date back to 300-600AD. But now, this historical site is at risk of being lost due to actions of the waves and wind, and the rise in sea level. It is a race against time to save the remains – and they need your help!

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featuredimage Anyone Up Fore Golf?

Everyone comes to Puerto Rico for a different reason. If you are an avid golfer, Puerto Rico’s many golf ...

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featuredimage Self Guided Walking Tour of Old San Juan – Part 2

Part 1 of our Old San Juan Self Guided Walking Tour series started at the Visitor's Center and ended just as ...

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featuredimage Sample the Tropical Fruit Available in Puerto Rico

One of my favorite things about going on vacation is the opportunity to try food that is different than I ...

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featuredimage El Morro Lighthouse Tour

If you have ever been to (or even seen) Castillo San Felipe del Morro (El Morro Fort), you might have ...

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featuredimage Take a Bicycle Tour in Old San Juan

Get some exercise on vacation and take a tour of the San Juan area at the same time. Rent The ...

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featuredimage Specialty Coffee Cupping Tour in Old San Juan

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featuredimage Charco Azul – Swim in a Natural Pool in Carite Forest

If you like natural swimming pools, Charco Azul (blue pond, in English) is one of Puerto Rico's most famous ones. ...

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Smoking in all public places is a violation of Puerto Rico Law 66. That means that smoking is prohibited in virtually ...

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featuredimage Puerto Ferro Lighthouse Ruins in Vieques

When I was looking for non-beach things to do during a recent trip to Vieques, I came across the Puerto ...

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featuredimage Escambron Beach – Catch Some Sun in San Juan

Balneario El Escambron is a little beach, just outside of Old San Juan, that is part of the Blue Flag ...

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featuredimage The Tunnels Tour at Fort San Cristobal

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Playa Grande Beach on Vieques

Vieques is known for it’s beautiful, white-sand beaches with calm, sparkling blue water that are perfect for sunbathing and swimming. There are other beaches on the island that have rugged beauty and seem to go on for miles. Playa Grande is that kind of beach. It’s perfect for long walks, sunbathing, and countless photo ops.

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Vieques: More Than Just Beaches – North Side

What do you do when you’ve had too much sun or are simply tired of lounging around on beautiful beaches? You take a road trip! Even though Vieques is known for it’s beautiful beaches, there are still some non-beachy things you can do to pass the time. Here is a list of things you can do on the north side of Vieques that don’t involve a beach blanket.

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Chikungunya – What You Need to Know

Chikungunya is a mosquito-borne virus that causes fever and intense joint pain. Primarily found in Africa and Asia, the first cases of Chikungunya in the Caribbean were detected in December 2013. The virus spread throughout the Caribbean in the first half of 2014, and on 29 May 2014, the Puerto Rico Department of Health reported the first local case of Chikungunya in Puerto Rico. This article provides a run-down of the symptoms and what you can do to help prevent the Chikungunya virus.

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Try Some Puerto Rican Moonshine Rum

Moonshine, White Lightning, Hooch, Tennessee White Whiskey — call it what you will. Here in Puerto Rico, alcohol made in your backyard is called Pitorro or Cañita. Destilería Cruz produces a brand of legal Pitorro, called PitoRico, that is available plain or in various local fruit flavors. Their factory is in Jayuya, and the public is welcome to stop by to see them making it, have a taste of local moonshine, and pick up a few bottles to take back home.

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My Favorite Beaches on Vieques

Vieques is a small island located in the Caribbean. And guess what? It is loaded with beaches! And not just any beaches – some really amazing beaches. They come in all shapes, sizes and sand colors. I bet everyone that visits Vieques has a few that stand out for them as favorites. With so many beaches to choose from, it is hard to choose which one is the best!

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Visit Maria de la Cruz Cave in Loiza

Maria de la Cruz cave in Loiza is a historical monument that contained evidence of some of the earliest inhabitants of Puerto Rico. This small, historically significant cave is a short drive from Isla Verde, and is worth a quick visit if you happen to be in the area.

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Canyoning in South El Yunque with Kalichi Adventures

Puerto Rico is full of natural beauty, from the beaches and coastline, to the mountains, rivers, and forests. These can really be appreciated when you are able to visit some of the most remote and unspoiled parts of the island, and immerse yourself in the wonders that abound. Kalichi Adventures offers an amazing canyoning tour that puts you right in the middle of what we think is the most beautiful part of the island.

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Hacienda Santa Ana: Home of Ron del Barrilito

I love old, historic buildings and rum, so of course I had to make a point to visit Hacienda Santa Ana – the home of Ron del Barrilito, one of the local Puerto Rican rum producers. Their rum is made and aged here, on the family’s property, which used to be an old sugar hacienda. Though they don’t offer a factory tour, nor offer rum samples, it’s a quick stop where you can get some good photos of a historic site.

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Experience Local Hospitality at Café Gran Batey

We recently went on a tasting tour at Café Gran Batey in Utuado, and we fell in love. We got to see coffee growing in their fields, and how they process the coffee at every step … all the way up to bagging the freshly-roasted, warm beans for sale. This is not to be missed if you are in the area and have a couple hours to spare.

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Saborea Puerto Rico 2014

Food, glorious food … Drinks … Cooking technique & recipe demonstrations by famous local & international chefs … Live entertainment … All in a glorious ocean-front setting. That is what you will experience at the 7th annual Saborea Puerto Rico "A Culinary Extravaganza". It will be held April 3 to 6, 2014 at the Escambron Beach in Old San Juan. We have gone for the past couple of years, and we’ve really enjoyed ourselves. So you know we will be there again this year!

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Experience Mosquito Bay in a Kayak

There are only a few bioluminescent bays left in the world, and Puerto Rico is fortunate enough to have three of them. The biobays in Puerto Rico are Laguana Grande in Fajardo, Mosquito Bay in Vieques, and La Parguera in Lajas — with Mosquito Bay being the brightest of the three. We visited Mosquito Bay recently with Black Beard Sports, and had a great time!

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