Puerto Rico Beaches – Puerto Rico Best Beaches

Puerto Rico Beaches – Puerto Rico Best Beaches

Puerto Rico Beaches Puerto Rico Beaches – Sun, Sand and Surf Puerto Rico is known for many things, but its beaches are possibly the best known. The island has some of the best beaches in the world, from popular tourist beaches to secluded strands, lapped by crystalline waters. The island has numerous active beaches, as […]

the Origins of Plena y Bomba

the Origins of Plena y Bomba

The “plena” and “bomba” are still thriving in Puerto Rico. Like the Calypso from Trinidad, the “plena” is characterized by its simplicity and repetition, like all folkloric music, it is spontaneous expression of everyday occurrences. In Puerto Rico, it was influenced by people with African heritage. Themes included religion, local and national events, recipes, advice, […]

CENTRAL PARK REFUSES TO RENEW FIESTA AT RUMSEY

CENTRAL PARK REFUSES TO RENEW FIESTA AT RUMSEY

The “Fiesta Folklorica Puertorriqueña” Festival has the unique, and proud distinction of being one of  the oldest, if not the oldest, and longest running annual event held in Central Park in its history. A fixture in Central Park festivities held every last Sunday in August since the mid 60s, “Fiesta” continues to attract thousands year after year. […]

Adventure Tours in Puerto Rico

Adventure Tours in Puerto Rico

The islands of Puerto Rico are rich in diverse plant and animal life. The main island is home to verdant jungles, rugged mountains and arid dry forest, as well as pristine beaches, caves and incredible coastline. Adventuring through the island is one of the best ways to experience the wonder and beauty of nature, as […]

The Changing Face of East Harlem

The Changing Face of East Harlem

For decades East Harlem has been the center of New York’s Puerto Rican community. Over the years many Mexican and Dominican immigrants have also made East Harlem their home. Now, as the squeeze of affordable housing gets tighter and tighter in Manhattan, more middle-class professionals are moving to the neighborhood. In a tale almost as […]

La Isla Seattle Puerto Rican Cuisine

La Isla Seattle Puerto Rican Cuisine

La Isla is Seattle’s and we’re pretty sure the whole state of Washington’s only Puerto Rican restaurant! Here you’ll come to love the flavors of Puerto Rico that we’ve grown up with, without actually having to go down there (although we advise going: Sandy beaches, Caribbean oceans, warm tropical breezes-I miss it already!). Inside our […]

Monument to local carver nears completion in Jayuya

Monument to local carver nears completion in Jayuya

Jayuya, Boriken (UCTP Taino News) – Master carver and archeologist Robinson Urayoan Rosado is preparing a commemorative monument for renowned artisan Elpidio Collazo González “Maboití” at the Centro de Arte y Cultura Elpidio in Jayuya, Boriken (Puerto Rico). Collazo, who passed away last year, was one of the island’s most illustrious carvers of local bird […]

La calabaza: tan pobre y tan rica

La calabaza: tan pobre y tan rica

(CL) – Es uno de los vegetales más nutritivos, ricos en vitaminas, especialmente la A, y con un gran poder desintoxicante, diurético y antioxidante. Eso sin contar su gran versatilidad en la cocina ya que es protagonista en sopas, guisos, postres y un sinfìn de recetas… , Pero a su vez la calabaza es pobre […]

Getting Around Puerto Rico – Traveler’s Tips

Getting Around Puerto Rico – Traveler’s Tips

The islands of Puerto Rico offer visitors lush tropical jungle, thundering waterfalls, arid desert-like landscapes, cloud shrouded mountains and pristine beaches. You will also find incredible nightlife, especially in and around the capital, San Juan. Getting around the island is imperative for your enjoyment. Here are some tips to make the most of your trip […]