Puerto Rico

How to Get One of the Best Views in San Juan, Puerto Rico

 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 Tourism Arrivals Are Rising

 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 …

A Major Caribbean Travel Conference Returns to Puerto Rico

 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 …

LATEST NEWS

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 When it comes to beaches, Vieques has a surplus. While the island off the east coast of Puerto Rico is still very much developing as a tourist destination, its beaches match up with just about anywhere. That includes the sand …

 Puerto Rico’s tourism board has been putting a major emphasis on developing the island’s stock of small hotels and guest houses in recent years. And now it has another one. The San Sebastián Bed and Breakfast has opened in the …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Mark R., who sent in this terrific snapshot of Sun Bay Beach in Vieques. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the …

 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 …

 A sweet wintertime treat By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor The pina colada is Puerto Rico’s national drink but at this time of year tastebuds are tempted by another rum-and-coconut concoction, coquito. Made with white Puerto Rican rum and coconut …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The TRYP By Wyndham hotel has officially opened in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico. The property, located about 10 minutes from San Juan’s airport, is located across the street from Isla Verde Beach. “Puerto Rico is …

 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 …