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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sunrise in Condado

May 2, 2015 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment

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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 photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next more...

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Rum Journal: This is Your New Coconut Sangria Recipe

March 30, 2015 | 5:36 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 course, with locally produced Don Q coconut rum. Cheers to plenty of sunny days more...

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Puerto Rico Hotel Sector Reporting Strong Growth

March 29, 2015 | 11:33 pm | 0 Comment

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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 the same period in 2014, rising to 86.1 percent. Average daily rates also increased by 1.4 percent to an average of more...

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Caribbean Home: A Dorado Beach Property Lists for $8.5 Million

March 27, 2015 | 9:59 am | 0 Comment

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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 home where Laurence Rockefeller once lived, is being listed by Christie’s International Real more...

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Puerto Rico Sets a Single-Day Record for Cruise Passenger Arrivals

February 25, 2015 | 6:48 pm | 0 Comment

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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 docks of Old San Juan on Wednesday, surpassing the previous record of 16,712 passengers, set Jan. 8, 2015. “The arrival of more...

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The Best-Kept Secret in Puerto Rico

February 9, 2015 | 7:26 pm | 0 Comment

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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 left was night. But past the streets of downtown Rincon, past the main road, around a few bends and up a few more more...

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5 Places to Shop Local in San Juan

February 5, 2015 | 8:33 pm | 0 Comment

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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 you know you’ve been?! Concalma Head to Calle San Francisco in Old San Juan and snag one of more...

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One Caribbean City’s Clever Plan to Save Stray Animals

February 3, 2015 | 11:06 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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: Save a sato. Sato is the local slang for “street dog,” and Save A Sato is a non-profit that rescues and finds homes for the more...

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On a Side Street in Arecibo

January 26, 2015 | 11:14 pm | 0 Comment

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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 on the sea on the northern coast. This is the kind of cafe that pulls you in, the silence and the clack of glasses drawing you close, more...

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Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic Sign 11 Cooperation Agreements

January 15, 2015 | 6:13 pm | 0 Comment

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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, education, agriculture, tourism, the environment, security and job creation, among other areas. Medina more...

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