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Why You Need to Visit This “Stickless Popsicle” Shop in Old San Juan

 How to stay cool in San Juan By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor From his tiny Old San Juan house, Juan Eddie Rosado has been keeping Sanjuaneros cool for 46 years. During that time he’s sold his refreshing cups of fruit-flavored …

New Nonstop Flights to Puerto Rico

 There’s a new wave of nonstop flights to the island of Puerto Rico. US-based Allegiant Air has launched nonstop service to Puerto Rico from three airports: Orlando, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. The flights began operating on Dec. 14. “Allegiant’s arrival in …

City of the Year

San Juan: Readers’ Choice Caribbean City of the Year 2016

 Thousands of Caribbean Journal readers have spoken, and now there’s a winner. San Juan, Puerto Rico has taken home the crown as the Caribbean Journal Readers’ Choice Award winner for Caribbean City of the Year in 2016. San Juan beat …

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La Casita de Rones

 It’s one of the world’s rum capitals, and now Puerto Rico has finally given rum a home in its top tourist destination: Old San Juan. La Casita de Rones officially opened this week as the flagship store of Rums of …

Ada Perez

 The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan has named a new general manager for its casino. The luxury Puerto Rico hotel has named Ada Perez to the role, following more than three decades of experience in the casino operations and hospitality fields. “We …

Ruta de la Salsa

 Salsa and Puerto Rico — they’re practically inextricably tied. And now, thanks to a surge in tourist interest, the island has officially launched a new “Ruta de la Salsa,” or Salsa Route, on the island. The route aims to provide …

La Pizza La Pasta San Juan

 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 …

San Juan

 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 …

 Nowhere is Puerto Rico’s unique cultural complexity (a blend of African, Spanish and other European influences reflected in its history, food, arts and culture) more apparent than in its cosmopolitan capital of San Juan. And since there’s no passport required …

 Dark lighting. High-backed leather chairs. A top-shelf spirits selection. A breadth of cigars. There’s even a library. These are the ingredients to a great cigar lounge, and the Avo Lounge at San Juan’s Condado Vanderbilt hotel. This is the classic …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the world’s leading cruise conferences is coming to Puerto Rico. The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Cruise Conference and Trade Show will take place in Puerto Rico on Sept. 26-30, with more than 1,000 participants …

 Old San Juan. It’s a charming, historic place that’s unlike the rest of the region. Its cobblestone streets are portals to another time, filled with cultural and artistic wonders. When it comes to staying in the historic corner of Puerto …

 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, …

 Puerto Rico’s newest hotel has officially opened its doors. The Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center debuted last week as the fourth Hyatt-branded hotel in Puerto Rico following a soft opening period. The $29 million project is located steps away from …

 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 …

 This year’s top spot By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Heading to Puerto Rico’s capital for the New Year? We have you covered. The hottest spot in San Juan should be the O:live Boutique Hotel, which is hosting an upscale, rooftop New …

 There’s a new way to get to Antigua. Regional air carrier Seaborne has officially launched service to its newest destination, Antigua. The carrier began its San Juan-Antigua service this week on a 34-seat Saab 340 aircraft. It becomes the fourth …

 A hip hangout in the capital By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor SAN JUAN — There’s no sign. And you wouldn’t even notice it if you walked by during the day. But after dark, all roads lead to La Factoria, a …