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Dubbed ‘The Island of Enchantment’, Puerto Rico has fascinated the hearts of travelers from all over the world with its colonial architecture, tropical climate, diverse landscapes and traditional cuisine. Walk the cobblestone streets and find multi-colored houses piled up along the hills while the locals dance in the streets on a weekend parade, or buy the products sold along the alleys.
- 1 GOLF COURSES IN PUERTO RICO
- 2 When organizing your Golf experience in Puerto Rico
- 3 What to eat in Puerto Rico
- 4 What to drink in Puerto Rico
- 5 To know more
- 6 YOUR FREE TIME IN Puerto Rico
- 7 How to Reach Puerto Rico
- 8 The Travel Insurance
- 9 Useful Tips For Organizing Your Golf Tour In Puerto Rico
- 10 CALL TO ACTION !!
GOLF COURSES IN PUERTO RICO
- TPC Dorado Beach (East) – Open website
- Royal Isabela – Open website
- Palmas Athletic Club
- Coco Beach Golf Club – Open website
- The Saint Regis Bahia Golf Course – Open website
- El Conquistador
- Costa Caribe Golf – Open website
- Wyndham Rio Mar Golf Course – Open website
Some tips on golf courses:
To book the Tee Time, it is best to send an email to the secretary of the Golf Club you have chosen, asking for availability, obviously indicating the day and an indicative time. You can find the e-mail address by opening the Golf Club website from “Open website” and then searching for “contacts” or some Golf Clubs have the form to fill out to get the Tee Time. I think it’s better to send an email to the Secretariat. Opens Google Map at the point of the Golf Club. You can have the necessary information to reach the playing field or to know the distances for example from the Hotel you have chosen for the stay.
When organizing your Golf experience in Puerto Rico
Typically tropical, with temperatures ranging from 27-29 ° C in winter to 32-33 ° C in summer, the climate in Puerto Rico has two main seasons: one of the rains that goes from April to late November and a dry one that starts from November and lasts until March. However, on the island, also due to its conformation, there are different climatic variations. On the northern side, in fact, where the capital San Juan is located, due to the north-east trade winds, the rains are more pronounced even during the dry season. The most rainy areas in any case remain the inland areas and more to the north, such as the Cordillera Central and the Caribbean National Forest (El Ynque) where there is no real dry season. On the contrary, along the southern coast, winter is very dry (especially in La Parquera and Ponce) and even during the rainy season there are months, such as June and July, when rainfall is significantly reduced. To the west, there are almost arid areas, such as the Isla Mona. In any case, the rainy season in Puerto Rico manifests itself in the form of showers and thunderstorms that last a little while making the sun shine again. The archipelago, from June to November, can be crossed by tropical storms and hurricanes, which are more likely between August and October.
When to find the best climate
The best time to organize your golf experience in Puerto Rico, could be between December and March, during the dry winter season. The climate is in fact cooler (although the temperatures are very pleasant) and less rainy, allowing you to immerse yourself freely in the beauty of the island. And it is also a period outside the risk of hurricanes. However, as there are some climatic differences along the territory, the most suitable period to visit Puerto Rico can vary from area to area: for example, if in the south and west coasts, the climate is optimal for the whole period from December to March, in the north and east coasts it is preferable to travel in February and March, because they are the least rainy months.
When NOT to go
Despite being the most pleasant period from the climatic point of view to go to Puerto Rico, the dry season from November to March, coincides with the high season. Those looking for a trip under the banner of convenience, should postpone the journey: the risk is, in fact, to find themselves facing the “masses” of tourists who crowd the island by raising prices and making it more difficult to find a accommodation. The best time to avoid the turnout is that coinciding with the hurricane season, from June to November. Obviously, however, despite being rare phenomena in Puerto Rico, it is not a suitable period for those who want to travel in complete safety.
What to eat in Puerto Rico
One of the best ways to get to know a country and its culture is through cooking – not only is it informative, it’s also a delightful approach. Traditional Puerto Rican food is strongly influenced by its African, Taino (indigenous) and Spanish roots, along with the key ingredients found on the island.
Similar to other dishes on this list, the main ingredient of mofongo is the green plantain and is often accompanied by some types of fish, beef, or chicken. The plantain is cut and the pieces are fried, then crushed and shaped into a bowl, sometimes hollow inside. When empty, the meat (fish, beef or chicken) is placed in the middle of the plantain and if the plantain is kept whole, the meat is placed on or around the mound of plantain. Mofongo can be found in many restaurants and various food trucks.
Tembleque is a form of coconut pudding that derives its name from the word “tiembla” which means smoothies – and dessert does just that. To cook tembleque coconut milk, corn starch, salt and sugar are needed, according to Goya’s recipe. Cook and stir repeatedly until the mixture is smooth and thick, then refrigerate for 3 to 48 hours and spill out of the pan once done. Then add a condiment of your choice.
A rice dish often made with green peppers, olive oil, coriander, beans, tomato sauce and onions – mamposteao is relatively easy to prepare. The ingredients are mixed and then added slowly to be cooked in a pan. Mamposteao is also available to order in many restaurants and some food trucks.
A very popular food, bacalaitos are called salt cod fritters in English. Made from boiled cod (which has been chopped, boned and skinned) and a batter of flour, Adobo (seasoning), yeast and water, the bacalaitos are fried in a pan until completely cooked. They can be bought from kiosks all over the island.
The alcapurrias are fried stuffed pancakes, as seen in the picture below. The exterior is commonly made up of green plantain or yucca, while the filling inside tends to be beef or pork. Like the bacalaitos, the alcapurrias are typically found in kiosks, especially those along the road.
Asopao is a rice stew that usually contains chicken with cooked vegetables until they are softened and mixed with seasoning, chicken broth and rice until all the ingredients are cooked. Don’t throw away the broth when eating, this is an important part of the dish.
The green plantains are grated into small pieces, which are then assembled in the form of a bowl, not unlike the way the plantain is molded in mofongo. The grated bowl is then fried until completely cooked and then filled with cooked meat. Arañitas can also be made flat, similar to tostones.
Another dish mainly based on green plane trees, the tostones are slices of plantain that have been fried, flattened using a tostonera, and then fried once more. Several dipping sauces typically accompany an order of tostones, the most popular being a mixture of ketchup and mayonnaise called mayoketchup.
Pasteles are made of yucca or green banana stuffed with meat or pork. The pastels are wrapped in green and boiled banana leaves until they are ready and then the leaves are removed – do not eat! Pastels are a staple food at Christmas time and are also served in some school canteens.
Arroz con dulce
Arroz con dulce is a form of rice pudding made with rice for a couple of hours and cream or coconut milk, which is boiled twice with various spices. The next raisin is added before the rice is left to absorb the water in the pan and allowed to cool. Finally, the cinnamon is sprinkled over. Usually this cake is consumed cold after being refrigerated.
What to drink in Puerto Rico
The delicious dishes of Puerto Rico cuisine are exquisitely complemented by the local drinks that will infuse a memory with each sip and look for recipes when you return home. This list of traditional Puerto Rico drinks and some chinchorros in which to find them, will help you plan your drinking and dining experience.
Called the Puerto Rico national drink in July 10, 1978, the inventor of this refreshing rum drink is controversial to date. The tropical climates of Puerto Rico can be cooled with this captivating joy. Mixologist strain (colada) juicy local pineapple (piña). Coconut water or coconut cream is added along with the crushed ice, and then mixed with your choice of rum; maybe Don Q or Bacardi, just a couple of the famous Puerto Rico rums. Most often topped with a small amount of whipped cream and garnished with a slice of pineapple and a maraschino cherry, it is a wonderful drink at any time. A non-alcoholic version is also appreciated by children. Take a day at La Guancha in Ponce, where you can sample the piña coladas from the many kiosks while listening to live music and feeding the tarpon and pelicans.
Celebrations for the festivities in Puerto Rico begin with Thanksgiving and continue with their biggest holidays on January 3rd, and these joyful moments would not be complete without a local resort. While you can find various flavors of pitorro in your local grocery store, to get the real pitorro experience you have to try what is produced by the locals. Often infused with fruit or coffee, or mixed with chocolate or hazelnut, this Puerto Rican moonshine will surely make you feel the heat of the holidays, to the end.
Another drink enjoyed during the holidays, the coquito is often called Puerto Rican eggnog. The recipes vary from family to family, but the main ingredients include evaporated milk, condensed milk, coconut milk, coconut cream, white rum and spices like vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon. At this time of year the delicious holiday bottles are sold in almost all the shops, and the coquito is produced in lots and shared with friends and family. It is served fresh or frozen. For a special treat, try the Coquito Tres Leche with Salitre Meson Costero.
The best mojitos are those made with homemade syrup, made of cane sugar which is confused with fresh mint. Add the rum and practically any fruit or herb you can think of. Original with lime is great, but try also passion fruit, strawberry, pineapple, watermelon, apple, basil and coconut. Try an excellent original mojito at Club Nautico de Boquerón, or grab one in Playa Sucia if you’re there on a lucky day. If you want to try different flavors, The Copy in Boquerón is the place for you.
Puerto Rico has the most beautiful beaches, and there is nothing like an ice cold beer enjoyed while rocking on the waves of Playa Sucia or Culebra. La Medalla is the local favorite, a light beer produced in Mayagüez.
There are many health benefits of coconut water, and along the streets of Puerto Rico you will find many stands selling coco frio, or cold coconut water. Whole coconuts are stored in the refrigerator and then covered with a machete at the time of purchase. Many stands will also have rum, vodka or whiskey that can be added. In most cases, if you finish your coco frio there, they will open it for you so you can eat the sweet meat inside. It tastes good and is good for you.
Literally meaning “free Cuba”, occasionally when ordered the bartender will still answer “no existe such thing,” “there is no such thing.” While many think that a Cuba Libre is just a rum and a coca cola, in reality it is not a Cuba Libre until lime juice, preferably that of a fresh lime, is added. Try it with Don Q Añejo, a superior amber rum aged in white American oak barrels for 3-10 years.
Mavi is made with the bark of the mavi tree which is boiled, sometimes with spices like ginger and cinnamon, or the fruit is added for different tastes. An alcoholic version is made by fermenting this with a sugar mixture. The best place to take mavi is at the local stalls.
Café con queso
Cheese in your coffee may seem strange, but café con queso is a must. Using the coffee that is grown in the mountains of Puerto Rico, the coffee beans are ground well and served strong, often with milk and white or brown sugar. For a unique taste sensation, try coffee with queso that starts with a strong espresso, then add a little mix of hot chocolate, steamed milk, cinnamon and a thin layer of hard cheese such as asiago or pecorino romano. The cheese adds a nutty and creamy flavor, and the salty sweetness of the cheese with the goodness of hot chocolate is staggering. Try this culinary delight at Café Bizcochos in the Cabo Rojo square.
To know more
YOUR FREE TIME IN Puerto Rico
Tours & Activities
Food & Drink Experiences
How to Reach Puerto Rico
- Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
What to do for your flight
- Book your most comfortable flight
- Claim compensation for your flight delay or cancellation
- Relax at the airport waiting for your flight
- Choose a private flight
- Rent a car
The Travel Insurance
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Useful Tips For Organizing Your Golf Tour In Puerto Rico
Villas and Rooms
If you use air flights always remember to check the size of the baggage on the airline’s website !!
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