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7 Interesting Things to Do in Puerto Rico

Hit The Beach

Officially known as the Capital City,  San Juan is the most populous municipality in Puerto Rico. It was founded by Spanish Colonists during the 16th century and is the second European colony established in North America after Santo Domingo. San Juan is also one of the most important seaports in Puerto Rico and a major Tourist […]

Helping Small Economies with Responsible Tourism

San Juan’s rich cuisine legacy has captivated the imaginations of culinary heroes and foodies alike for hundreds for years, forging a diverse and dynamic scene which is integrated into every part of San Juan lifestyle. Since so much of its food culture and staple dishes rely on the bounty of land and sea, the farmer and the […]

Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastian 2015 – 45th edition


The 45th edition of Las Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastian 2015 is just around the corner. The biggest block party in Puerto Rico will be held from Thursday 15 to Sunday, January 18, 2015. This years event will be dedicated to local boxing champion Felix ‘Tito’ Trinidad The San Sebastian 2015 Award is given to […]

Festive Dishes and Magnificent Markets: Puerto Rico Food Culture

Rice And Beans

Festive Dishes and Magnificent Markets: Puerto Rico Food Culture Dazzling colors, exuberant dishes and vibrant music illuminates the food scene in the Caribbean’s most enchanted isle. From the succulent dishes of lechón asado (BBQ pig) to the boudin de pasas con coco (coconut bread pudding), there is a plethora of delights to sate the taste buds of food lovers […]

SOFO Culinary Fest August 2014

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40 Flavors….5 Streets….1 Great City The 22 edition of the SOFO Culinary Fest, presented by SAL!, is in full swing this weekend in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The renowned gastronomic event takes place August 14 – 17 and includes live music, fashion shows, artisans as well as the participation of over 40 restaurants to […]

Noche de San Juan 2014

Get your bikinis ready because Noche de San Juan (Night of Saint John) is tonight! June 23 the summer’s biggest beach bash featuring food, drinks, live music, and that’s right, plenty of bikinis! This no-holds-barred festivity actually harkens back to time-honored traditions celebrating the capital city’s namesake and patron saint, St. John the Baptist. Although Noche […]

Summer Schedule 2014

Our favorite time of the year is here and the months just keep getting betta’ and hotta’!! And even thought the temperatures keep rising, in the land of eternal summers the sun never stops shining and Flavors of San Juan Food & Culture keeps bringing you the best things to do and the top foodie […]

Newly Renovated Intercontinental San Juan Hotel in Isla Verde

The iconic InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino has undergone a $22.5 million renovation as announced by the Intercontinental® Hotels Group (IHG), a global leader in the hospitality industry and a pioneering international hotel company in Puerto Rico since 1960.  Originally designed by famed architect Morris Lapidus, the property is one of the most renown in […]

Does Daylight Savings Time Apply in Puerto Rico?

Good question! One we get asked very often here at Flavors of San Juan Food & Culture Tours. The answer: NO! Daylight Savings DOES NOT apply to American territories, such as Puerto Rico.   So while most of the mainland will be setting their clocks 1 hour ahead on Sunday, March 9 at 2am (remember: […]

Carnival Traditions in Puerto Rico

Laissez les bons temps rouler…   It’s Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras en française) and here at Flavors of San Juan Food & Culture Tours we wanted to share the origins of our very own Caribbean-style carnival and the unique and rich traditions celebrated in Puerto Rico. Much like the world-famous celebrations of New Orleans, Venice, and Rio de […]