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Favorite thing: I spent two days in Humacao and I noticed that the buildings especially in downtown Humacao are painted in very strong colors - Carribean colors, of course.
These are the green, blue, bright yellow, red, purple and orange colors.
The hospital building is colored blue and even the library is colored purple! (It was raining when I toured around the town!).
Written Sep 26, 2011
Favorite thing: There are so many condominiums and housing that sprouted in Puerto Rico for the past 20 years that when the economy slowed down, a lot of the Puerto Ricans left and moved to New York or to Philadelphia. Before the economy went down, some of the investors in Humacao are from Argentina and from China (can you believe it?) and since the economy is slow, the housing market spiralled down. Some of the condiminiums are now rentals and some of the residents have difficulty in selling their houses. Even if they have buyers, the value of their houses went down.
If you are a tourist-investor, check out Humacao. The condiminiums are beautiful and very close to the ocean. Also, most of the condominiums are located in a guarded area - they have security- at least where we stayed.
Written Sep 27, 2011
Favorite thing: www.gotopuertorico.com
This is the main tourism website of Puerto Rico.
For what to see and do in Puerto Rico. Website is in various languages and contains telephone numbers and websites for more info.
For detailed city maps and major tourist areas in Puerto Rico. Maps are annotated with major attractions. Their Old San Juan map is all you need to do your walking tour.
Que Pasa! magazine is a monthly publication which tells you what's going on in Puerto Rico. You can go to the website to download an electronic version of the magazine OR you can pick up your copy of Que Pasa! as soon as you land in San Juan airport - just go to the Puerto Rico Tourism Information Desk near the baggage claim area.
This site gives a pretty good practical info on San Juan.
Written May 11, 2004
Favorite thing: With the major roadways into and out of San Juan or any other major cities in Puerto Rico, try to avoid rush hour traffic. It's basically a semi-standstill situation. To avoid traffic within the major cities, travel the major roads between 10:00a - 3:00p, evening, or early morning hours.
Travelling the 20 or so miles from Humacao to Cagua enroute to San Juan along Route 30 took 45 minutes.
In the picture, note that the shoulders of the road is used by the locals as a driving lane when in traffic. Also notice the pickup truck delivering plantains, yum.
Written May 11, 2004