Puerto Rico is an island nation located in the heart of the Caribbean. The country is administered by the United States and consists of flavours of both the US and its Spanish colonial past. With a casual island vibe and stunning scenery, it makes a delectable travel destination with paradise-like beaches and pretty built up areas. After falling in love with the place, here are 15 of my favourite beautiful places to visit in Puerto Rico… How to get to Puerto Rico There are many ways to get to Puerto Rico with many with two international airports in Puerto Rico that offer flights to and from major cities in the United States, international destinations and other Caribbean islands. You also might want to cruise to Puerto Rico as there are a variety of different cruise lines make stops in San Juan. The Old Town of San Juan Viejo San Juan aka Old San Juan lies at the very tip of the eponymous peninsula. The strip of land spreading between the deep waters of San Juan Bay and the open … [Read more...] about 15 of the most beautiful places to visit in Puerto Rico
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By Kerrie Potts on Feb 24, 2019 in Asia, Attractions, Going Out, Leisure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel, Thailand Koi Samui in the south of Thailand is a dream destination for many holidaymakers. This bucket list island enjoys average temperatures of 30 degrees and boars a massive 40 beaches. So when you are not seeing the sights and fancy lazing in the sand, you have a fantastic choice. Here are five of the best beaches in Koh Samui that you need to visit while you are there. 1. Maenam If you are looking to really get away from it all, this could be the beach for you. Long, scenic paths lead down to this beach, where you will find beach huts nestled between luscious green palm trees, you may never want to leave. The sand is a darker yellow, and the waters are, as you would expect, crystal clear. Some great pictures for the amateur photographer as the sun goes down, and then why not chill with a drink at one of the beach bars. 2. Chaweng For those that prefer more in the way of … [Read more...] about 5 beaches in Koh Samui you need to visit
By Jessica Kwong | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: December 21, 2018 at 3:45 pm | UPDATED: December 21, 2018 at 4:31 pm A year and a few months after hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, I wondered if the time was right to visit. I knew my tourist dollars would go toward a good cause and help with recovery, but questions about safety, electricity and accessibility made me hesitant to book what is one of the easiest Caribbean islands to travel to. With a little bit of research, I gathered that most of the capital, San Juan, and other oft-frequented parts of the U.S. territory have been set to welcome tourists for a while. I packed my American dollars and left my passport at home. Old San Juan, the historic colonial barrio of the capital, on first stroll looked untouched by Maria. The cobblestone streets were spotless, the Spanish colonial buildings bright and colorful, and visitors flocked to the hundreds of pink, purple, yellow, green and blue umbrellas on … [Read more...] about Travel: Is it too soon for tourists to return to Puerto Rico?
Marriott International announced it will donate at least $300,000 to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Flamboyan Arts Fund, established by Miranda, his family and the Flamboyan Foundation. The fund will go towards rebuilding the arts and culture scene on the island in the wake of the destruction of Hurricane Maria. Miranda, whose parents are both from Puerto Rico and who spent many summers here as a kid, will return to Puerto Rico this January. With Miranda back in the title role of his Broadway musical Hamilton, the show will run January 8-27, 2019 at Teatro UPR. From now through February 28, Marriott will donate a dollar for every room booked at San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, AC Hotel by Marriott San Juan Condado and The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort. It will donate $10 for each room booked at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Members of the Marriott loyalty program can go on the Marriott Rewards Moments platform, where they can … [Read more...] about Marriott Raises Money Ahead of Hamilton Shows in Puerto Rico
Floating in a tranquil sea of aqua water, my body raised to the sun, I knew I’d made the right choice. When my friend finally coaxed me to shore, I sat under the palms and watched 5-foot-long iguanas roam the park like pets while I sipped on a cold cocktail. We were in Puerto Rico, a place my travel partner had fallen in love with just before Hurricane Maria’s devastating visit in 2017. He had been anxious to go back to see how the Caribbean island was doing. Ever frugal, I could not resist the $350 airfare from Minneapolis-St. Paul, picturing myself on a beach just as snow flurries would be landing on my balcony back home. Making our way to the island, we felt a twinge of guilt and relief as we flew in and out of Atlanta, where just days before the airport had canceled hundreds of flights in response to Hurricane Florence’s devastating sweep through the Carolinas. Heading to San Juan, we had hopes for a little sun on clean beaches and no stormy surprises. Our timing … [Read more...] about Puerto Rico welcomes visitors with wide-open beaches, great restaurants and charm