Puerto Rico

A Secret Airport Lounge in San Juan

 Where to spend your time at SJU By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I love San Juan. Its airport? Not so much. Luis Munoz Marin International has been around since 1955, and it shows, with dated décor, low ceilings, and a …

Puerto Rico Launching $15 Million Project to Transform El Yunque Gateway

 Major project for Puerto Rico’s famous rainforest By the Caribbean Journal staff The approach to Puerto Rico’s El Yunque rainforest is about to change. Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has announced the launch of a new project to improve …

Why This Boutique San Juan Hotel Feels Just Like Home (And Why It Doesn’t)

 Above: Villa Herencia (all photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor In hotel-hunting – as in love – finding the right one is never easy. And like many other travelers, I’ve despaired over ever finding the right roost to …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor SAN JUAN — Move over mofongo; there’s something new in my mouth. I never thought I could enjoy any Puerto Rican dish more than mofongo. About five years ago I had my first taste of …

 Above: Palomino Island (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell FAJARDO – This isn’t Puerto Rico. I can see Puerto Rico ahead, its mountains climbing on top of one another, lightly obscured by the recent Sahara haze. But this isn’t …

 Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff There are two new St Lucia hotels coming on stream, according to the government. The first hotel is a major project by Canadian travel giant Sunwing at the former Smugglers …

 Above: Pata Prieta beach By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Marinil Astor, who took this lovely shot of Pata Prieta beach on the island of Vieques in Puerto Rico. Did you take …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Julie Atwell, who sent in this stunning snapshot of the sun rising over the Condado neighbourhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Do you have a great …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor With this winter’s tundra-like temperatures (hopefully!) behind us, its time to celebrate spring. Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador Resort offers a novel way to toast to the season’s arrival with a refreshing coconut sangria, made, of …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s tourism sector is showing strong growth in 2015, according to new data from the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. In February, hotel occupancy grew by 4.8 percent compared to …

 Above: the property is located across from the Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve resort By the Caribbean Journal staff A property in Puerto Rico’s Dorado Beach with some Rockefeller history has hit the market. The parcel, which includes a 4,000-square-foot …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico set a new single-day record for cruise visitors on Wednesday, according to the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. A total of six ships and 17,847 passengers arrived to the …

 Above: The Horned Dorset Primavera By Alexander Britell RINCON — It’s a long road, even longer once you get to Rincon. Before the sun set, my car passed through the large, red-yellow-technicolor Rincon welcome arch, and soon the only color …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor Memorialize your San Juan sojourn with a keepsake from one of these stores, where you’ll find authentic, exclusively Puerto Rican items. Because if you don’t bring anything back from your Caribbean travels, how will …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor SAN JUAN — In between salsa dancing and sipping pina coladas in the city where it was invented, you might want to do something more altruistic with your time in San Juan. Here’s an idea: …

 Above: Arecibo (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ARECIBO — The town square is empty. It’s a half a block from the town square here in Arecibo, the “Diamond of the North” of the island of Puerto Rico, an old town set …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic have signed a total of 11 bilateral agreements during a visit by Dominican President Danilo Medina to the American territory this week. The cooperation agreements cover areas including trade, …

 Above: the Dream Inn By the Caribbean Journal staff This is the Caribbean’s newest bed and breakfast, and it’s not quite like any other guest house in the region. It’s modern, it’s artful, it’s a bit funky. It’s called the Dream …