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Juan's Guide to Puerto Rico

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When I visit my island home, this is a list of those things I need to go eat and do :)
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Calle 3 Tallados Encarnación, Sector, Boquete, Peñuelas 00716, Puerto Rico
At El Boquemar you will find some great seafood fair, my favorite being the arroz con jueyes, rice with crab, which is a wonderful old school Puerto Rican dish pictured above. You can also go with the catch of the say often Dorado (Mahi-Mahi)...
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59 Calle del Cristo, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
Don Collins is a small Cigar, Rum and Coffee specialty store I like to visit any time I am in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. All their products are made in the island and the quality is exceptional, of particular note is their cigars which come in a...
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Guavate, Cayey, Puerto Rico
For years, only the most adventurous travelers who happened off the highway and onto a local road in the town of Guavate discovered what was once a best-kept secret: Puerto Rico’s "Pork Highway." Los Pinos is one of many roadside stands,...
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606 Avenida Juan Ponce de León, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico
In the picture you can see the view from the rooftop of Hotel Miramar. The location is great if you wish to be outside of the busy Old San Juan, but near enough to go see what is going on! The hotel is only a 10 minute drive from Old San Juan, a 5...
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I should start by apologizing to my Aunt Karen, for I have tasted the juiciest turkey sandwich in my life and it wasn't hers. Turkey isn't even a bird that is traditional to Puerto Rico, it was introduced to the island with the US holiday of...
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Ponce, Puerto Rico
One of Puerto Rico’s offshore islands, Caja de Muertos, or "Coffin Island" (so named for its shape), is an eight-mile boat ride from Ponce’s docks. Take a day to explore the area, which is a designated nature reserve with a lighthouse...
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54 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
While walking around in Old San Juan, I invite you to go to the Paseo de la Princesa, where many local artisans are selling their crafts, from jewels and small leatherworks to frappes and Maví, a fermented beer-like drink made from the root of the...
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315 Calle Recinto Sur, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
Running around Old San Juan can be a little overwhelming, with its many world class shops, fusion restaurants, bars and even more claiming the most authentic of authentic Puerto Rican food. Walking in they had beautiful decorations that remind me...
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Ponce is a beautiful city in the south of Puerto Rico. It has elements of a college town with it's vibrant nightlife and the gateway to such fun starts at La Guancha. This boardwalk next to the Port of Ponce is home to a beautiful pier, many local...
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PR-191, Río Grande, 00745, Puerto Rico
Due to Hurricane Maria, El Yunque National Forest is currently closed. Please check the Forest Service website below for updates.

Few visitors to Puerto Rico leave without having visited El Yunque, the only tropical rain forest in the U.S. national...
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Dominguito, Arecibo, 00612, Puerto Rico
If you like chicken and find yourself in the island of enchantment, I highly recommend you make a pilgrimage to the best chicken joint in the island. They raise and slow cook their chickens over open flame and have all the accompaniments for your...
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Carr. 987 Km 5.9 Las Croabas, Fajardo, 00738, Puerto Rico
Imagine you are siting into a kayak right as the sun disappears into the horizon. You then follow a group of kayakers into a mangrove forest to the left of the docks.As you paddle into this salinated water you begin to notice that your paddle...