Fajardo, Puerto Rico’s Boating and Water Sports Paradise

Every town in Puer­to Rico has its own claim to fame. Old San Juan is about forts and cob­ble­stones, muse­ums, food and shop­ping. Oth­er towns are about beach­es, moun­tains, flow­ers or water­falls. And in the case of Fajar­do, it’s all about boat­ing and water sports. Fajar­do is the north-east­­ern­­most town on the large island of Puer­to Rico. As you’ll recall Con­tin­ue reading…

Luquillo, Puerto Rico | A Town About Beaches

Click on image to watch the video If you’re look­ing for “things to do in Puer­to Rico”, then you’re def­i­nite­ly in the right place. If you’d like to enjoy the “best beach­es in Puer­to Rico”, with­out the incon­ve­nience of tak­ing a fer­ry boat —or even a small plane, then Luquil­lo is your best bet. If you’d like to com­bine your expe­ri­ence with a Con­tin­ue reading…

Dorado, 23 Square Miles Of Beauty And Adventure 

If Dora­do weren’t called Dora­do, it would need to be called “Lin­do”. Why? Because it is! You see, the word “lin­do” means “pret­ty” in Span­ish, and that’s one thing that this town def­i­nite­ly is. Dora­do is the 12th small­est munic­i­pal­i­ty in Puer­to Rico and the 6th in terms of per capi­ta income. With that comes lots of finan­cial inequal­i­ty, but that’s Con­tin­ue reading…

Vega Alta, A Town About A Beach 

Vega Alta is one of those towns that I hard­ly vis­it, unless I’m going to the beach. And even then, I don’t vis­it the beach —any beach— as much as I used to either. With that said, this week Zorai­da and I vis­it­ed the love­ly town of Vega Alta, on the cen­­tral-north­ern coast of Puer­to Rico. To us mere mor­tals Vega Con­tin­ue reading…

Corozal, Gateway To The Heart Of Puerto Rico 

The oth­er day my wife and I vis­it­ed the lit­tle town of Corozal, Puer­to Rico. It’s a small town (2,601 inhab­i­tants) that sits almost at the geo­graph­i­cal heart of Puer­to Rico (that would be Oro­co­vis). The dri­ve to Corozal was easy. We took toll road PR-22 going west, got off on exit 22B towards road 165 going south, off again Con­tin­ue reading…

Barranquitas, Where Beauty and History Come Together 

This week my wife and I vis­it­ed the town of Bar­ran­quitas, Puer­to Rico. It’s a small town that sits almost at the geo­graph­i­cal cen­ter of the main Island of Puer­to Rico. As you will recall from sev­er­al of my pre­vi­ous posts, Puer­to Rico is a group of islands but it’s not an arch­i­pel­ago. How can that be pos­si­ble? Aren’t they both Con­tin­ue reading…

Aibonito, Puerto Rico’s Garden in the Mountains

This week my wife and I vis­it­ed the beau­ti­ful town of Aiboni­to, Puer­to Rico. We got to leave the noisy, stress­ful real­i­ty of urban liv­ing in the San Juan Metro­plex to enjoy the peace­ful beau­ty of Puer­to Rico’s coun­try­side; if only for a few hours. We arrived in Aiboni­to, a lit­tle over 8:30, on the morn­ing of Feb­ru­ary 26. It was Con­tin­ue reading…

Salinas, Puerto Rico | Fine Cuisine, Lots of History and Great People 

Last Mon­day, Feb­ru­ary 12, my wife Zory and I vis­it­ed the town of Sali­nas, on the south­ern coast of Puer­to Rico to pro­duce this post and a 13 minute video. It was pour­ing cats and dogs when we left our home in San Juan. But by the time we got to Sali­nas we had a clear blue sky and and Con­tin­ue reading…

Guayama, it could be so much more! 

Puer­to Rico is a great place to write a trav­el blog. And if you’re cov­er­ing the town of Guaya­ma, it’s even bet­ter. Or is it? Last year was a great year at Puer­to Rico By GPS. After being sort of dor­mant for a very long time, we decid­ed to “take the bull by the horns” and embark in a 3‑year project Con­tin­ue reading…

9 Things You Need To Know About Puerto Rico

Are you plan­ning a trip to Puer­to Rico for this win­ter? Have you seen all the ads, checked out all the tourist sites, blogs and YouTube videos and still feel lost? Do you feel like you’re being sold to? Well, guess what? You are! Unlike the Unit­ed States and Europe, Puer­to Rico’s peak tourism sea­son is in win­ter, not sum­mer. That’s Con­tin­ue reading…