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How to Salsa Around Puerto Rico

 This summer, Puerto Rico is welcoming “salseros” from around the world to experience the rich heritage of music and dance at the Salsa World Congress in San Juan from July 24-29. The week-long Congress – spanning the Condado Plaza Hilton …

“Despacito” Driving Puerto Rico Travel Demand

 The hit song Despacito and its remix are driving demand for Puerto Rico travel, according to a new report from Hotels.clm. Since the song launched on April 17, searches for Puerto Rico on Hotels.com’s platforms are up more than 45 …

10 Historic Hotels to Visit in the Caribbean

 Sun, sea and sand aren’t the only things you can enjoy on a Caribbean vacation. Beyond the beach lie remnants of a bygone era that remind us of where we’ve come from as a region, and even today influence where …

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Castillo San Cristobal

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Sandy Ruyack, who sent in this lovely shot at the Castillo San Cristobal in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor SAN JUAN — In English they’re popsicles; in Spanish they’re paletas. But in any language, the frozen novelties from Puerto Rico’s Senor Paletas taste just as sweet. Opened in January, the tiny Old San Juan …

 By Alexander Britell OLD SAN JUAN — “Take me to Fortaleza.” “No, take me to El Convento,” I tell the driver instead. With rum in the future, I figure it’s better to start higher up in the hills of Old San …

 Above: Casa Sol (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — If you walk a bit too quickly on Calle del Sol, you might miss it. Here, past the pastel-yellow walls and through a narrow hallway is one …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from CJ reader Peter Stuart, who sent in this photo of the Ole Panama Hat shop in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

 The architecture is tremendous; the culture is fascinating. But the historic neighbourhood of Old San Juan is one of the Caribbean’s Meccas for food, with one of the region’s most highly-developed food scenes. You could spend a week walking just …

 You’d expect that the birthplace of the Piña Colada would have some good bars, and that’s most definitely the case in San Juan. Of course, scholars say the Pina Colada was most likely born, not just at any bar, but …

 THE ORIGINS of the Piña Colada remain a topic of much debate within Puerto Rico. But one of the strongest claims (along with that of Barrachina in Old San Juan) is that of the Caribe Hilton, where, by many accounts, …

 It’s summertime! The weather’s heating up, work is slowing down, and it’s time for a vacation — to the Caribbean, of course. One of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean is that summer trade winds and island breezes can …

 Above: Old San Juan (All photos by Caribbean Journal) IS OLD SAN JUAN the most beautiful neighbourhood in the Caribbean? There’s certainly an argument to be made. Regardless, it’s difficult to find a place in the Caribbean with more postcard-perfect …

 

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