Tag Archives: Puerto Rico

Luquillo Farmers Market

First Farmers Market At The Arts And Culture Center

On January 23rd, Luquillo will kick off the first-of-its-kind Farmers Market (Feria Agrícola de Luquillo) at the Arts and Culture Center. The inaugural event will take place from 8:00AM to 1:00PM and additional markets will be held every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month during the same hours. The goal of the Feria Agrícola de Luquillo is to increase community access to fresh and locally produced food and wares, as well as support and promote the entrepreneurial efforts of local, independent growers, micro-farmers and…

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La parranda

La Parranda – Christmas Tradition Of Puerto Rico

La Parranda – Ways To Celebrate Christmas One of the best things about the Puerto Rican culture is the lively and friendly atmosphere and the propensity of the locals to have fun. Christmas celebrations lead the way in this regard and all the festivities begin around late November. The celebrations usually continue until mid-January. One great tradition are the famous Christmas Parrandas. They are a very uniquely Puerto Rican tradition  where a group of friends meets to “surprise” another friend. Most parranderos play an instrument…

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Festival De Platos Tipicos – The Traditional Dish Festival

Another year and another great Festival De Platos Tipicos in Luquillo! Despite the somewhat rainy weather, lots of people showed up to eat great food, listen to  live music, and enjoy the festive holiday atmosphere. Many great musicians performed during all four of the festival nights. Artists such as DJ King Arthur, Grupo Esencia, Oscarito, Grupo Terraplèn, Andy Montañez, Tito Rojas, Cultivo De Plena, Mellna León and many more, drew big crowds. Good time was had by all! There was even a live nativity scene for everyone to enjoy –…

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shopping options in Luquillo

Shopping Options In Luquillo

‘Tis the season for….shopping! Holidays bring with them a slew of holiday shoppers but, in general, visitors often like to shop. Are you interested in getting something unique from your travels to Luquillo? Or do you just want to take in some good shopping? Or perhaps, you want to pick up a few souvenirs for friends and family? Luckily, Luquillo is centrally located to some of the best shopping in the Caribbean – so you have come to the right place. Here are some shopping…

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lechon

Lechon – Traditional Roasted Pig In Puerto Rico

If you’re a tourist “in-the-know”, you have probably heard of Lechon (Lechón). If you’re not in the know, however, you might be asking yourself, “what’s this lechon everyone talks about?” Simply put, Lechon is a roasted pig but there is so much more to it than that. In Puerto Rico Lechon proudly holds the title of the national dish. It is a seasoned, whole roasted pig cooked over charcoal open fire. Even Food Network celebrities like Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern have come to Puerto Rico…

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el yunque rain forest

El Yunque National Rainforest

What do beautiful vistas, rushing streams, green ferns, colorful orchids, millions of tiny Coquí frogs, and striking waterfalls have in common? They can all be found at the El Yunque tropical rainforest. Nestled on the eastern side of the Luquillo Mountains, El Yunque covers nearly 29,000 acres and reaches elevations of more than 3,500 ft.  The average year-round temperature is a pleasant 73° F, making any day a good day to visit. It is the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Park System and,…

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Reservoir Water Levels Stabilizing But Luquillo Is Still Not In the Green

Drought severity has decreased greatly in Puerto Rico over the last week. The reason, of course, is the significant amounts of rain that we experienced in the past several days.  So, even the most negatively impacted areas of the island are now enjoying some relief from the drought. The most noted improvement was seen in the nineteen municipalities marked under severe drought. They have now been reduced from nineteen to just eight: Santa Isabel, Salinas, Cayey, Guayama, Arroyo, Patillas, Maunabo and Yabucoa. Even better is the news that…

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Festival de Coco Luquillo Puerto Rico

Festival de Coco (Coconut Festival) in Luquillo

Yesterday, we had our 10th annual Festival de Coco in Luquillo Plaza. Many folks came out to hang out, party, and listen to some great music. There was no shortage of good food and beautiful local artwork either! The atmosphere was happy and cheerful and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Although the weather was hot, there were still plenty of people that came out and enjoyed the festivities. However, evening was when things really started hopping and the crowds got big. There was dancing, singing, music,…

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Economy Q & A

Questions and Answers About The Economy In Puerto Rico

Commonly Asked Questions and Answers About The Economy in Puerto Rico: There has been a lot of negative publicity about Puerto Rico recently, in regards to its deficit and economy. Consequently, visitors to the island are worried and sometimes reluctant to come here, simply because all they hear is doom and gloom on the news regarding our beautiful island. It is important to remember that media’s job is to create a buzz, to get people to read or listen to their stuff. Hence, the reality in Puerto…

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