Alejandro O’Reilly and the Construction of el Morro

Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Alejandro O’Reilly Alejandro O’Reilly, an Irish-born Spanish military officer, played a significant role in the design and construction of the historic fortress known as El Morro in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The fortress, also known as Castillo San Felipe del Morro, was built in the 16th century to protect the city of San Juan from attacks by sea. In 1765, the Spanish government sent O’Reilly to Puerto Rico as governor to oversee the island’s military defenses. Upon his arrival, O’Reilly quickly realized that the existing defenses were inadequate and…

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Winter Festivals in Puerto Rico You Should Visit

live music at a festival

Puerto Rico is a fantastic place to visit and get some winter sun. In Puerto Rico, you will find fun festivals throughout the year. You can bring some change to your next winter holiday by visiting some of the winter festivals in Puerto Rico. It’s a unique chance to experience something new during this part of the year. And with this many winter festivals in Puerto Rico, you can visit any time of winter and always have something to do and dishes to try out. You can visit these festivals…

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Coffee Haciendas in Puerto Rico You Cannot Miss

Two people in one of the coffee haciendas in Puerto Rico

When thinking about the top famous coffee locations, you probably think of Colombia. However, did you know that Puerto Rico is also famous for these magic beans? This fantastic island has perfect conditions for growing coffee plants, which is why you can find many coffee haciendas all around it. This guide is for all coffee lovers out there! So, let’s explore the best coffee haciendas in Puerto Rico that you should visit. History of coffee in Puerto Rico Coffee arrived on the island in the 1730s, during Spanish Colonial rule…

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The Best Street Food In Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico street food

No matter how excited you may be to visit a new place, one fear often remains: will you like the local food? That is not a silly concern either since getting used to a new cuisine can be challenging. It is possible to ease the transition if you know what delicious local food to choose, though! Having said all that, let’s look at the best street food in Puerto Rico you are guaranteed to like! Empanadilla Empanadillas are the first entry on our list of the best street food in…

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5 Things You Didn’t Know about Puerto Rico

An aerial view of the beach in Puerto Rico

When someone mentions Puerto Rico, two things come to mind – beautiful women and dreamy beaches. In fact, for most people, that is enough to want to go there immediately. Yes, it is true that the beaches of Puerto Rico are everybody’s vision of paradise and that this country has provided the winner of the Miss Universe pageant the miraculous five times. Nevertheless, some very interesting things you didn’t know about Puerto Rico will make you put it on your travel wish list. Here is our choice of five such…

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The Best Products to Buy to Help Puerto Rican Small Businesses

Island and ocean under a cloudy sky

Following the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico in September 2017, many people have reached out to help. In turn, Puerto Rican businesses have also begun trying to help one another. As a result, we’ve seen increased products made or branded as “Puerto Rican” or “for Puerto Ricans.” These products include t-shirts, mugs, other merchandise, and food items like hot sauces or packaged snacks. If you’re looking to support Puerto Rican small business owners following this natural disaster, here is a list of the products to buy to…

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Top Tips for Buying a Beach House in Puerto Rico

The flag of Puerto Rico nestled on the beach.

Puerto Rico is a place like no other. With its pleasant year-round temperatures, white, sandy beaches, and unique culture, one can only expect that visiting this glorious island would be on many people’s bucket lists. However, for some, seeing it only once may not be enough. A lot of people crave frequent trips. Well, buying a beach house in Puerto Rico might just give them the opportunity for a getaway whenever they please. Furthermore, having a second property here also allows owners to generate rental income. After all, this Caribbean…

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The Best Hidden Gem Golf Courses in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Flag Golf Ball

Puerto Rico is all about sun, sea, sand, and the leisurely lifestyle of being on vacation! If you’re a golfer, chances are you’re well aware of the thriving resort scene in PR and the amazing golf that comes with it.  But there are a few hidden gem golf courses in Puerto Rico that aren’t quite the usual ones you may expect. There are the lesser-known courses we highly recommend playing a round on if you have some hours to spare!  El Legado Golf Club  Situated on the southeast coast, surrounded…

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Puerto Rico Solves a Worldwide Coffee Problem

Our Story After hurricane Irma and Maria devastated the island on September 20, 2017, my family and I decided to move to Puerto Rico, work the land and help the island get back on its feet in any way that we could. We were coffee lovers back then and understood that the coffee industry is one that would not exist were it not for the coffee farmers that work day to day to give us that hot cup of coffee. So we decided to become coffee farmers. Did you know that…

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Enabling Continued Improvement to Road Safety in Puerto Rico

The US Department of Transportation has recently announced the total allocation of $1.14 billion to repair bridges and roads in Puerto Rico and four other territories. The funding has been granted through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and, this fiscal year, $219 million will be made available to the territories. As well as promoting economic growth and creating new jobs, improving infrastructure in Puerto Rico will create more sustainable and resilient roads that are also safer for all users from large commercial truck fleets to more vulnerable cyclists and pedestrians. While Puerto…

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