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Spend Some Time Bird Watching in Puerto Rico

June 28th, 2009

…nds of Vieques and Culebra, which have wildlife refuges. In the south-west of Puerto Rico, you’ll find the Cabo Rojo wetlands and saltflats, the freshwater Cartagena Lagoon, and the dry forest in Guanica. The Maricao Forest and Boquerón Forest are also home to a number of different variety of birds that you can’t see in the El Yunque forests. Only in Puerto Rico Endemic birds, which mean that they are native to the island and…



La Playuela – A Picture-perfect Beach

October 15th, 2009

We were at the Cabo Rojo Lighthouse a couple weeks ago and the panoramic views observation platform on top of the lighthouse were simply magnificent. As I spun around, soaking it all in, I turned toward the north … and there it was … a white crescent beach with bright blue water. I was surprised to see one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen in Puerto Rico. Once we saw it, we knew we had to get over to explore it. We aske…



Use a Taxi to Go "Out on the Island"

February 24th, 2008

…ip. Aguadilla – $140 Aibonito – $88 Arecibo – $96 Barceloneta – $80 Bayamon – $33 Cabo Rojo – $175 Caguas – $55 Camuy – $110 Canovanas – $46 Carolina – metered fare Catano – $28 Dorado – $60 Fajardo – $80 Humacao – $77 Loiza – $50 Luquillo – $72 Mayaguez – $160 Pinones – metered fare Ponce – $125 Rincon – $155 Rio Grande –…



Joyuda – A Seafood Paradise

December 1st, 2011

…s one area in Puerto Rico that should be known as the seafood heaven — the seaside community of Joyuda, in Cabo Rojo. All up and down Route 102 in the Joyuda area, you can find loads of restaurants that specialize in seafood. Most are nice, sit-down places, but some are more of a bar atmosphere. Much to our surprise, there are only a few road-side kiosks for finger food, and those are open mainly on weekends. Some places are waterfront, whi…



300 Miles of Beaches – How to Find Yours

November 29th, 2009

…for beaches. You can check Blue Flag web site to see a current list. They usually include: Boqueron Beach in Cabo Rojo, Balneario Carolina in Carolina, Escambrón in San Juan, Pelican Beach on Caja de Muertos in Ponce, Punta Salinas in Toa Baja, Seven Seas in Fajardo, Sun Bay or Sombe in Vieques and Balneario Monserrate in Luquillo . Food & Refreshments Some beaches have food stands right on the beach or nearby so you can…



Get Wet & Get Lucky on Noche de San Juan

June 16th, 2010

…n Vieques Balneario Punta Guilarte in Arroyo Balneario Caña Gorda in Guanica Balneario Boquerón in Cabo Rojo Balneario Sardinera (Manuel "Nolo" Morales) in Dorado Balneario Punta Salinas in Toa Baja Balneario Punta Santiago in Humacao Balneario Cerro Gordo in Vega Alta Normally, I would not go to a beach at night for safety concerns. This night is different, but don’t let your guard down totally. If you are in a re…



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