La Placita Late-Night Recommendations

By: AvenidaDeLasArtes.com; Santaella Staff   Parada 20 – Plaza del Mercado   This is the heart and soul of Santurce!   Also known as ‘La Placita’ or the little plaza, this is the last of the traditional markets which used to be in every neighborhood before large supermarkets arrived in...

Food Lover’s Guide to San Juan

By: Fodors With its Spanish, African, Taíno (Native American), and French influences, the food of Puerto Rico, or cocina criolla, has always been an adventure for the taste buds, one that utilizes the island's natural gastronomic bounty. In the past few years, however, forward-thinking chefs have redefined the boundaries of...

Christmas in Puerto Rico

By: Tracey Minkin, COASTAL LIVING - Link to Article -   It is a feast of feasts, on Christmas day.   I'm sitting on a narrow wooden chair near the entry to a sprawling, open-air shack. A corrugated metal roof shields me from the tropical rain that's just blown through and...