Puerto Rico

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Say Saborea!

Latin and New Caribbean cuisine, fine wines, spirits and the rums of Puerto Rico are showcased during Saborea Puerto Rico, the island’s extraordinary culinary extravaganza.

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Organic farmers market in Old San Juan

It began with one woman's desire to eat better. Now it is growing into a healthier way of life for people in Old San Juan and beyond.

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Sheraton offers urban escape

Billed as an urban resort, Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, next to Puerto Rico's top flight convention center is san Juan, is an oasis for conference participants and leisure travelers too.

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Savor Viejo San Juan

It’s an ancient city, with an extraordinary energy. Spend some time in Old San Juan and you’ll feel revitalized by the sights, scents and sounds. You’ll find museums, galleries, fortresses, lots of green space - and healthy helpings of Old World charm.

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Spanish cigars

The Taino Indians cultivated tobacco leaves in ancient festivals called Sik'ar. Later certain tobacco products became known as cigars, the choice luxury of Europeans. When the King wanted his cigars, a company in Puerto Rico was there with a charter from Spain. That was two hundred years ago.

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A place of miracles

A small chapel with an ornate alter of silver and gold is a Mecca for those who believe in miracles.

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Still pursuing peace in Vieques

This island of about 10,000 reisdents is still feeling pain form the past, which trying to create a future free from any more exploitation.

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Video

Explore San Juan Puerto Rico with an Eyetour guide using your iPod. Visit eyetourpuertorico.com and download any of the guide videos. Courtesy Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

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Clarissa Jimenenz, Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association speaks with Maura Curley about Saborea Puerto Rico.

Feature Stories

Guardian of the culture

Ricardo Alegria, a native of Old San Juan, was the Don Quixote of the Old City, who saved the crumbling seven blocks from destruction in the 1950s. Click for more.

Spanish cigars

The Taino Indians cultivated tobacco leaves in ancient festivals called Sik'ar. Later certain tobacco products became known as cigars, the choice luxury of Europeans. Now, from storefront in Old San Juan, Don Collins, a division of the Puerto Rico Tobacco Corporation, sells cigars to a global clientele. Click for more.

Mofongo!

It's a Puerto Rican specialty, served alone or stuffed with chicken, beef or seafood. It is served both as a main meal and a side dish, and often shaped in a tower or rolled into a ball. Click for more.

San Juan's showcase for native arts

If you walk quickly on Fortaleza Street in Old San Juan you may miss two floors of gallery space brimming with fine art and crafts, native to Puerto Rico. Click for more.

Sunset in Old San Juan

Every day is different, but the sunsets - in the absence of dark clouds - are usually sublime. And even when there isn’t a fiery ball of crimson sinking slowly into San Juan Bay, the dance of light and shadow can be enthralling. Click for more.

Verdanza Hotel embraces local flavor

It’s fresh, hip, creative - and independently owned. The Verdanza Hotel in San Juan provides terrific touches. Click for more.

Tapia Theater

The Tapia Theater, on Calle Fortaleza, in Old San Juan's Plaza Colon, is the oldest free standing drama stage in continuous use in the United States or its territories. Click for more.

Literary treasures in Old San Juan

Visitors to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico will find in the Museum of La Casa del Libro a place full of treasures. La Casa del Libro is dedicated to the arts of the book, specifically the printed page, typography and design. Click for more.

Region of celebration

The Caribbean has more holidays and special observances than arguably any place on earth. Not only does it share many Global traditions, but each island country has specialties of its own. Click for more.

La Bombonera

In the Old City that embraces buildings from the 1500's, a 107-year-old cafeteria may not seem especially newsworthy. But La Bombonera, in Old San Juan, is a refreshing haven, in an historic area that unfortunately has given way to a Burger King and MacDonalds. Click for more.

Pina colada's sweet birth in Old San Juan

It's as quintessential to the Caribbean as the sun and the sea. And it’s traveled well beyond the islands to places like Alaska and even the Orient. But the roots of this simple but sweetly sublime imbibe began in Old San Juan Puerto Rico. Click for more.

Puerto Rico's holiday nog

Coquito, a drink as delightful and festive as it sounds, is a Christmas holiday staple in Puerto Rico. Ingredients vary according to family traditions and tastes. Click for more.

The three canaries

A trio of boutique style accommodations in San Juan’s ever burgeoning Condado region, El Canario Inn, Canario by the Lagoon, and El Canario by the Sea, offer an affordable vacation experience. Click for more.

Creating cuatros from island wood

Hand selected pieces of wood are transformed into wonderfully tuned instruments in St. Croix. Rachel Woodruff glues and sands some pieces that are not much heavier than a feather. Click for more.

Magaly Perez

Magaly Perez Ohika creates from a place, where she says she can dream, explore, play, shout, build, love, destroy, run, deny, remember, accept, let go, and confront. The results are striking images of color, form and fantasy, which reflect her education and life experience. Click for more.

Capilla del Cristo

This small chapel with an ornate alter of silver and gold, at the end of the posh shopping street, is a landmark in Old San Juan. Visitors of faith often make a pilgrimage to the chapel in hopes of being granted an answer to their prayers Click for more.

Viejo San Juan

It’s an ancient city, with an extraordinary energy. Spend some time in Old San Juan and you’ll feel revitalized by the sights, scents and sounds. Click for more.

Global gastronomy at InterContinental in San Juan

Seeing was believing and tasting made devotees of all of us, indulging in an Epicurean extravaganza at The InterContenental San Juan Resort and Casino. This global gastronomy was created from recipes in The InterContinental Kitchen cookbook. Click for more.