Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is an American territory, but it feels more like you’re in Spain. It’s a beautiful tropical country that is rich in history, culture and amazing natural spaces. The people are equally vibrant and live life fully, dancing, drinking and enjoying the great outdoors. For an island that is basically bankrupt, it’s full of riches that will reward any visitor.

Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, San Juan, PR

Views abound at the Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery in Old San Juan. It’s a shame that the residents don’t even get to see them. Ever heard the saying, I think I’ve died and gone to heaven? Well nowhere does this feel truer than in Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery. In terms of a tomb with a view, there’s not a dud space in the house. Puns...

Cats of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Old San Juan is a city with character and more than its fair share of cats roaming the streets. In this world, there are cat people and there are dog people. If you’re a dog person who doesn’t like cats, Old San Juan could be your idea of a personal hell. If you’re a cat person, there’s no shortage. Old San Juan has a cat epidemic. Gingers, black cats, tortoise...

Culebra and Flamenco Beach, PR

Crystal-clear turquoise waters, white sand, abundant sea life and sunny skies make Culebra a hard place to beat. Coming from tropical Queensland, home of the Great Barrier Reef, it takes something special to impress us. Culebra didn’t just impress, it set the new standard for holiday destinations. This way to paradise Culebra is a large island, 27km off the east...

Casa Bacardi, Puerto Rico

Casa Bacardi, the home of the famed rum is a pleasant tour just minutes from Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. We took a few hours out  to sample it in its natural habitat and in the perfect setting – overlooking the harbor and walled city of Old San Juan. I (Bernie) have never been a big spirits drinker. The occasional single malt, a speakeasy cocktail, but never to...