Comerío – Music, People and Beautiful Landscapes 

It was 8:04am. My wife and I were stand­ing in front of the “San­to Cristo De La Salud” Parish (that would be “Par­ro­quia San­to Cristo De La Salud”), in Com­erío, Puer­to Rico. But it was closed! As it start­ed to driz­zle, the sky got gloomy and gray, and I couldn’t help won­der­ing “what am I doing here”? Was it worth Con­tin­ue reading…

Cidra, Puerto Rico | The Town Where It’s Always Spring 

Glob­al warm­ing has become a real prob­lem. You can hard­ly turn on the news with­out learn­ing about a place that’s burn­ing up. And Puer­to Rico is no excep­tion. Just recent­ly we’ve had sev­er­al weeks with tem­per­a­tures exceed­ing 100°F. Thank­ful­ly, that’s not the case in Cidra, Puer­to Rico. At 1,417 feet above sea lev­el, tem­per­a­tures in Cidra are usu­al­ly sev­er­al degrees below Con­tin­ue reading…

Cayey, Puerto Rico | Food, Nature and Art 

It was 8:38 in the morn­ing, on May 26th, and my wife and I were park­ing in front of the Ramón Frade Square in the town of Cayey, Puer­to Rico. The weath­er­man had announced a max­i­mum tem­per­a­ture for the day of 108° F, so we planned to be in and out before noon. Well, as you will learn through­out this Con­tin­ue reading…

San Lorenzo | Waterfalls, Mountains and Adventures 

It was May 1st, 2023. The weath­er lady was fore­cast­ing dry weath­er and tem­per­a­tures as high as 109° F. Under those con­di­tions many peo­ple would head for the beach. But expe­ri­ence has taught me that that’s the for­mu­la for a ter­ri­ble sun­burn. And after that you feel even worse. So my wife and I head­ed for the moun­tains instead. To Con­tin­ue reading…

Juncos, Puerto Rico | A Town Of Contrasts 

When I was a post grad­u­ate stu­dent, in the Busi­ness Com­mu­ni­ca­tions field, my writ­ing pro­fes­sor Dr. Luis López Nieves, who lat­er on end­ed up on my the­sis com­mit­tee, was famous for his writ­ing projects. He would assign you some insipid sub­ject and expect you to come up with a cre­ative piece of writ­ing. Well, Jun­cos Puer­to Rico is such a place. Con­tin­ue reading…

Canóvanas: Puerto Rico’s Second Youngest Municipality 

At Puer­to Rico By GPS we start­ed 2023 on a mis­sion: “to vis­it all 78 munic­i­pal­i­ties in Puer­to Rico (one every two weeks). The objec­tive was to pro­duce a video about each one and at least one blog post. In many cas­es we’ve writ­ten more than one. At that rate it should take us a lit­tle over 37 months to Con­tin­ue reading…

Exploring Loíza, Puerto Rico | 5 Must-See Destinations 

Let’s face it, most tourists vis­it Puer­to Rico for the beach­es. And Puer­to Rico has beach­es all around it. After all, it’s an island. So from here on you can replace the word “des­ti­na­tions” with the word “beach­es”. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s set anoth­er thing straight: “not all beach­es in Puer­to Rico have been Con­tin­ue reading…

Cataño, Puerto Rico, Where Possibilities Meet Reality 

  I start­ed this series about “5 Must-See Places in the town of ???” last Jan­u­ary in the town of Car­oli­na. And while some towns have more than lived up to my expec­ta­tions, oth­ers have not quite hit the mark. I guess you can find “5 Must-See” places any­where, if you look hard enough, but in some cas­es I just Con­tin­ue reading…

Bayamón, A Hidden Treasure Just 13 Miles Away
“My tale about spending a day in “la ciudad del chicharrón””

It was the morn­ing of Feb­ru­ary 28, 2023. The sky out­side was so blue that it made your eyes hurt. And to top it all off, the tem­per­a­ture was a mild 78 degrees. It was the per­fect day to go for a walk. So why not do it in a place that I hadn’t vis­it­ed in 50 years; a place Con­tin­ue reading…

A Friday Morning in Aguas Buenas 

Twen­ty twen­­ty-three has been a busy year at Puer­to Rico By GPS. We start­ed with an ambi­tious goal: “to vis­it all 78 munic­i­pal­i­ties in Puer­to Rico to pro­duce a video and how­ev­er many blog posts were war­rant­ed for each town­ship”. The idea was —and still is— to end up with the most com­pre­hen­sive col­lec­tion of pho­tographs, video and arti­cles about Con­tin­ue reading…