Puerto Rico

Family Farms

In Puerto Rico, Creating Farms for Families

 New program looks to spur agricultural development By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Governor Alejandro García Padilla presented the titles for 26 family farms to a group of farmers who, as part of an agreement with the government, will use the land …

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A New Pizza Restaurant in San Juan’s Condado

 A top chef’s newest eatery in San Juan By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Say “Hola” to La Pizza La Pasta, a new restaurant helmed by Puerto Rico celebrity chef Roberto Treviño. In San Juan’s Condado neighborhood, the restaurant in the …

The Best Puerto Rico Hotels

The Best Puerto Rico Hotels

 What’s not to love about the “isle of enchantment?” Visitors rightly rave about Puerto Rico’s diversity, a unique and fascinating blend of African, Spanish and other European influences that’s reflected in its history, food, arts and culture. And with no …

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 San Juan Marriott General Manager Jose Gonzalez talks to CJ Contributor Simons Chase answers the question “Why should a traveler come to San Juan?” and explains some of the best ways to experience the city, from enjoying the town like …

Above: a Dreams hotel room

 By Alexander Britell Apple Leisure Group subsidiary AMResorts is planning to open a major new hotel in the Caribbean. The Dreams Puerto Rico Resort & Spa will be located in the southwestern coastal town of Guanica as a 250-room, new-build …

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 A new boutique hotel has broken ground in Puerto Rico. The first stone has been laid on the Hotel El Molino boutique hotel in Sabana Grande (pictured above). The hotel will consist with 12 cabins set on a farm adjacent …

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 The Caribbean’s happiest island may also be its most resilient. The latest edition of the United Nations’ World Happiness Report has been released, and one Caribbean island is at the top: Puerto Rico. Yes, Puerto Rico: despite its crippling economic …

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 Is this the best view in all of San Juan, Puerto Rico? It’s certainly in the conversation. This is the view at one of the two new top-floor luxury penthouse suites at the San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino, …

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 Puerto Rico is seeing strong growth in tourism, according to the latest data. Puerto Rico reported 1.737 million stayover visitors in 2015, a 6.6 percent increase compared to 2014, according to tourism data provided to Caribbean Journal by the Puerto …

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 The Caribbean’s biggest new travel conference, ETI, is coming again to Puerto Rico this May 11-14. ETI, or Expo de Turismo Internacional, will bring together hundreds of stakeholders with an interest in growing and selling Caribbean tourism. “The ETI 2016 …

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 Puerto Rico’s economy has been struggling significantly in recent years — and that’s translated to the real estate market, too, where prices are dropping in most municipalities on the island. But that’s not the case in the resort town of …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor In less than a month the streets of San Juan will be filled with the aromas and flavors of Puerto Rico as the island hosts it’s annual food festival, Saborea Puerto Rico. One of the …

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 Another Caribbean hotel is on the block. The Lazy Parrott Inn in Rincon Puerto Rico is for sale, and its price has been reduced to $3.25 million, according to Puerto Rico Sotheby’s International Realty, which has the listing on the …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Nolan Meadnis, who sent in this spectacular shot of the beach in Manati, Puerto Rico. Did you take a great photograph in the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the …

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 More options in Dorado Beach By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Need another reason to visit Puerto Rico’s Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve? The posh 1,400-acre retreat on the former Laurance Rockefeller estate is offering several of them with a …

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 Puerto Rico has seen an improvement in its hotel stock in recent years, according to Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla. Last year, Puerto Rico added about 500 hotel rooms to its offerings, according to the Governor, with a 73 percent overall …

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 A new condo-hotel project has opened in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The ESJ Azul has debuted after a $12 million transformation project of the former ESJ Tower in Isla Verde. The project now has 450 rooms, aimed at both vacation …

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 A new Hyatt Place hotel has opened its doors in the Convention District of San Juan, Puerto Rico. “[Puerto Rico’s] transformation in tourism has been achieved with the examples that we are presenting today,” said Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia …