Hi. We’re Ray & Gwenn, and we’re the people behind PuertoRicoDayTrips.com.
We moved from NJ to PR in September 2003 to escape the cold NJ winters. We purchased our current property in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico in August 2005, and spent a year renovating the house.
During our construction, we reconfigured the east wing of the house to create our Vacation Rental — Coqui’s Hideaway. We started welcoming guests to Coqui’s Hideaway in November 2006.
What makes this site different
In 2007, we saw the need for accurate, non-biased information for visitors to Puerto Rico. That was our reason for starting PuertoDayTrips.com. We wanted to provide a resource that visitors could use to read about the kinds of things there are to do in Puerto Rico.
One thing that is really important to us (and we believe to our readers as well) is that we have personally done 99% of the things we write about on this site. Unlike other travel sites, we don’t just regurgitate stuff we’ve read in travel magazines or elsewhere on the internet.
We walk through the streets of Old San Juan. We slug through waterfalls in the rain forest. We go on tours/excursions and attend shows so that we can share our experiences and others can decide if they’re worth your time and money. We eat at the restaurants we list on our site. We go to public restrooms so we can tell you if they’re clean or not.
Most of the time it’s a lot of fun. Sometimes … not so much. But we do it!
The rest of our family
We have 3 dogs & 1 cat that are all adopted strays. Maya came to us from an animal shelter in NJ. She moved from NJ to PR with us. Kali and Coco were "street dogs", or "satos", that we adopted as puppies here in PR. Meeko was a kitten who decided that she lived with us in Río Grande.
All of the dogs are "inside" dogs, and they spend most of the day lying on the cool tile floor under the ceiling fans. However, Coco, Kali and Maya are always ready to go for a walk around the property. Coco just loves to play Frisbee! And Maya can be just so darn cute!
We’ve visited Puerto Rico prior to living here, so we’ve experienced the island from a "tourist" perspective. Our experiences might give you ideas for things to see and places to visit. That’s what this site is all about. Just let us know if there’s something that you’d like us to check out prior to your visit. Who knows? We just may take your suggestion and write about it!
We thank you for reading our site and we hope that you enjoy your visit to Puerto Rico!