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Vieques (Isla de Vieques)

Vieques (Isla de Vieques) is part of an island grouping known as the Spanish Virgin Islands which lies about 8 miles off the southeastern coast of Puerto Rico.  It is known for its gorgeous and secluded beaches, semi-wild horses, snorkeling and boat tours of Bioluminescent Bay – or Mosquito Bay.

Since the departure of the U.S. Navy in 2003, the environmental authorities declared 70% of the island a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Refuge.

In addition to the pristine beaches, there are plenty of activities and places to explore while on the island.  From various art galleries to the small fort on the island called Fortin Conde de Marisol, along with water activities, visitors have much to explore whether for a quick weekend or a longer stay. Depending on your budget you can either grab a 30-minute flight from San Juan or as a walk-on passenger on the Ferry from Fajardo,

Fiestas Patronales de Vieques
During the third week in July, islanders celebrate the Vírgen del Carmen, patron saint of the sea and fisherman.  There are food stands, live music, dancers and parades.  The local beverage is a white rum, cinnamon and fruit concoction (bili) carried around by the locals in jugs.

Top ideas for Vieques:
Snorkeling and scuba diving
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
Bioluminescent Bay (Mosquito Bay)
Kayaking
Sightseeing
Horseback riding
Beaches (Sun Bay, Playa Caracas, Playa La Plata)
Hiking and biking

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Why Puerto Rico Is No. 1 on Our Places to Go List

Why Puerto Rico Is No. 1 on Our Places to Go List

NY Times Recovering from Hurricane Maria, in 2019 the island represents so many fragile spots around the globe. For as long as I can remember growing up in Puerto Rico, El Morro, the indestructible fort with the endless lawns at the entrance to San Juan harbor, was where you went to fly a kite. And…

San Juan, Puerto Rico – One of the “The 10 Best U.S. Cities to Visit in 2019” Smartertravel

San Juan, Puerto Rico – One of the “The 10 Best U.S. Cities to Visit in 2019” Smartertravel

Puerto Rico is ready and eager to welcome back tourists to the island in 2019. There are many more opportunities for travelers to enjoy a tropical vacation that doesn’t require a passport. You can go shopping along Condado Beach or visit the Santurce neighborhood to taste San Juan’s rising culinary scene for yourself. At Lote…

The Jane Stern Library

The Jane Stern Library

To advance literacy, inspire lifelong learning and transform lives. Begun as a lending library by community activist Jane Stern in 1974, JSDCL quickly became a bilingual learning center for language, literacy and after-school programs as a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation. The municipality of Dorado provided space for several expansions over the years, and in 2001…

Dorado Rotary Club

Dorado Rotary Club

Rotary Club of DoradoInspire, Connect, Transform Welcome to the Rotary Club of Dorado! The Club was founded in 2004 with the purpose of touching and improving the lives of Dorado residents, Puerto Rico and the world by promoting elevated ethical norms in all the occupations and contributing to foment community service, goodwill, and peace in the world.…

The Rain and Rose Fund Presents a Benefit Weekend

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Join Us in Paradise The Rain and Rose Fund presents a Benefit Weekend Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Dorado Beach December 7-9, 2018 Join Us on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico this December 7-9, 2018, for a memorable weekend of award-winning golf, top-notch entertainment, gourmet dining, and generous day of giving as you see first hand the challenges…

Pirilo Pizza Rústica – just opened in Dorado!

Pirilo Pizza

With its original restaurant in San Juan, Pirilo Pizza Rústica has just expanded to Dorado! Pirilo Pizza Rústica is a family restaurant created with the intention of offering pizza lovers a space where they can get together and enjoy good food with their loved ones. Italian, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Address:  800 PR-693 Phone: …

Dorado Beach East Villa YouTube Channel

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check out our new YouTube Channel  –> Dorado Beach East Villa

The Nine Hottest New Restaurants in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Eater turns its attention to San Juan, Puerto Rico to focus on nine newish restaurants garnering some serious buzz. Eater has asked local food expert Mikol Hoffman for her picks of the hottest openings of the past 12 months or so. Like so many other cities, San Juan is in the midst of a food hall…

‘San Sebastián’ Festival Ends Puerto Rico’s Long, Fun Holiday Season

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Do you ever wish the Christmas and holiday season lasted longer? Then start making your plans to visit Puerto Rico next year, where the Caribbean island just ended its official holiday celebrations this past weekend. You read that right — this past weekend. Many Puerto Ricans and visitors lucky enough…

Ponce Carnival and other February events!

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Ponce Carnaval 2017 will start Friday, February 24th and run through Fat Tuesday February 28th. The Ponce Carnival (Carnaval de Ponce or Carnaval Ponceño, in Spanish) is an annual week-long celebration. There are parades with wildly decorated floats, crazy costumed people, lots of music, loads of spectators, and merriment. Similar to Mardi Gras in New…

Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, newest elite member of AAA’s “Five Diamond” rating

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(CNN) Two New York City establishments are among the newest members of one of the world’s most elite travel clubs. The St. Regis New York and the Modern restaurant both garnered AAA’s highest “Five Diamond” rating for hotels and restaurants, AAA announced Friday. Just 120 hotels and 63 restaurants earned AAA’s highest rating over the past year, which…

2017 Calendar of Events in Puerto Rico!

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Happy New Year – Feliz Año Nuevo! Welcome to 2017!  Mark your calendars for these cultural events that await you throughout the year. The Puerto Rican Tradition Three Kings Day, or Epiphany, is one of the most important holidays on the Puerto Rican calendar. Traditionally, the island, and most of the Latin world, marked the…