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Isla de Culebra Puerto Rico Travel Guide

Located approximately 30 km off the east coast of the Puerto Rico mainland, Isla de Culebra (which translates to “Island of Snakes” in Spanish) is one of 143 islands that belong to Puerto Rico. However, only Isla de Culebra and the island of Vieques are inhabited. Isla de Culebra Travel Guide In this guide, we’ll …

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A Complete Travel Guide to The Corn Islands. Nicaragua’s Caribbean Secret

When people talk about The Corn Islands, their eyes light up.  Imagine what the Caribbean was like 50 years ago, before the crowds, cruise ships, and the resorts.  A Complete Guide to Visiting The Corn Islands (With Packing List) If you’re happy to hang your hammock and while away the afternoon; enjoying a few quiet …

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One Day In Old San Juan Puerto Rico.

One Day in Old San Juan One of the best things to do in Old San Juan Puerto Rico is wandering around the characteristic blue cobblestone streets and exploring the small plazas that dot the fortified city. You can’t help but constantly look up at the kaleidoscope of colours of the beautifully preserved colonial buildings. …

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REVIEW Sea Star Spa Resort. Corn Island, Nicaragua

REVIEW Sea Star Spa Resort. Sea Star Spa is a luxury resort located at Long Bay on the southern tip of Corn Island, Nicaragua. Corn Island sits 70kms to the east of the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast and is one of the Caribbean’s best kept secrets, not for long though! Our stay coincided with the end of …

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Exploring The Central Playa Grande Ruins- Vieques Island

 If you want something to do on Vieques Island other than lazing around on pristine Caribbean beaches, head into the jungle in search of some 19th century ruins. From the early 1800’s until its closure in the early 1940’s when the Navy expropriated nearly 80% of Vieques Island for the war effort, The Central Playa Grande Sugar …

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Its Festival Time In The Caribbean – Fiestas Patronales Vieques

The week after returning from the Jump Up Festival in St Croix it was fiesta time for us again. Fiesta Patronales on the island of  Vieques was going to be a stamina event, the festival marathon as opposed to the festival sprint of Jump Up. For 5 days in July the island of Vieques turns on …

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Cockfighting-The Gentleman’s Sport of Puerto Rico.

We have had some experience with cockfighting before, but only in the illegal sense. Sheepishly standing on tiptoes, peering over the shoulders of dubious-looking men in a seedy backyard venue deep in the Mekong of Vietnam. Straining to get a glimpse over small circles of men that would crowd the action in the back of a …

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This Wasn’t In The Brochure! The Reality Of Island Living on Vieques Island

The Reality of Living on Vieques Island When people in the “normal world” imagine living on a tropical island they picture a lifestyle offered in all too many glossy brochures or of holidays past. They are secretly envious of your life and I mean let’s face it, why shouldn’t they be – Island dwellers live in holiday land! …

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