Author: John Marino
Release Date: 1999-09-01
Genre: Puerto Rico
Discover hidden gems and secret places across the United States and Canada with this premier series devoted to travelers with a taste for the unique. Knowledgeably written, extensively researched, and updated every 2 years, these state-by-state guides take the focus off mainstream tourist attractions and shine the spotlight squarely on the off-beat. With a lively, user-friendly interior design and "fact blocks" stuffed with at-a-glance practical information -- including dining, lodging, Web sites, and insider tips -- these are the ultimate guides for those looking to capture the heart and soul of a destination.
From its tranquil beaches to metropolitan San Juan's lively waterfront strip, this guide to Puerto Rico points the way to the island's best treasures: flavorful fusions of ethnic cuisines, nightclubs featuring salsa dancing and Cuban jazz, park reserves teeming with wildlife, and colorful souvenirs from unique plazas and shops.
Discover the hidden charms of la isla del encanto, "the enchanted island," from rooftop restaurants and colonial architecture in Old San Juan to roadside barbecued chicken stands and the beaches along the slower-paced southern coast. Outdoor adventures and city explorations are all covered in this in-depth guide for adventurous travelers. Discover the hidden charms of la isla del encanto, "the enchanted island," from rooftop restaurants and colonial architecture in Old San Juan to roadside barbecued chicken stands and the beaches along the slower-paced southern coast. Outdoor adventures and city explorations are all covered in this in-depth guide for adventurous travelers.
Author: Jose Javier Lopez
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Electronic books
The information-packed volumes in this series provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture. Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery, and maps reflect current political boundaries. Written by the most experienced professors teaching world regional geography, this series meets social studies and geography curriculum standards.
Travel adventures and tasty food go hand in hand. Mystical Places and Marvelous Meals: A Travel Cookbook, explores ancient settlements, searches for legendary beasts, and dispels travel myths while sampling local delicacies. Visit little known funerary structures 1,900 years older than the Egyptian pyramids. Enter a chapel lined with the bones of 5,000 monks. Find out whether sex and death are mutually exclusive. Do bullfights mean blood and gore? Does roadside food have to taste like plastic? Authors Sara Nieves-Grafals and Al Getz-a husband and wife team of mental health professionals turned travel/cookbook writers-take us on over twenty years of journeys peppered with history, geography, folklore, cross-cultural psychology, foreign languages, architecture, mythology, archaeology, and gastronomy. Seventy-five recipes from their Washington, D.C. home kitchen transport us to different destinations. Sara Nieves-Grafals, a polyglot clinical psychologist from Puerto Rico, dances flamenco in her spare time. She lectures about mental health issues and has a psychotherapy practice. Al Getz, originally from New Jersey, retired as a public health analyst. He has edited scientific publications, builds cabinets, designs kitchens, and dabbles in photography, classical music and painting. Together they journey through life, traveling, learning, and cooking. Recommended for People who travel with a map in one hand and a knife and fork in the other... [to] cool locations where their whimsy takes them." -Washington Post 2/5/06:
It offers a mix of practical travel information along with details of adventurous activities, which should be fun for everyone no matter what their age or ability. The volume provides information on the history, culture, climate and geography of the area, covering its people and their roots, museums, historic sites and local attractions. The adventures include birdwatching, hiking and cycling. Then there is advice on where to eat and stay, transportation, practical concerns, useful websites, e-mail addresses, tourism offices and detailed regional and town maps, that feature walking and driving tours. This fourth edition explores archaeological sites, preserves and rugged rainforest environments. It includes tips on how to manage the local bus system and advice on safety for women travellers. "By far the best guidebook ever to have been published about the island, and the most complete.--Rosario Ferré, acclaimed Puerto Rican novelist The most complete book that I have seen about my island. These guys have been everywhere. I'm impressed...." --Javier Gomez, musician with Vivanativa, a popular Puerto Rican rock group "This is a strong guide for active, nature-loving travellers but also includes information on Internet cafes, bicycle rentals, and the bus system in San Juan. We especially appreciated the list of unusual accommodations. Our favorite was Casa Cubuy on the south side of El Yunque. We had a lovely and memorable stay at this guest house thanks to a friendly host, interesting guests, and stunning views of the rain forest. Other accommodations we enjoyed included Hotel Belgica in Ponce and Villa Cofresi, an affordable resort in Rincon. The book also includes detailed information on the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico in San Juan, live music spots, and the Arecibo Observatory. The volume shortchanges the striking Rio Camuy Cave Park and lists Old San Juan attractions in a confusing order, but it has interesting extras, such as the blurb about the curious Boiling Nuclear Superheater in Rincon and an explanation of a local pirate, Roberto Cofresi. The concise road maps helped us navigate smaller highways while the hiking maps for the Guanica Forest Reserve and El Yunque helped us guestimate the time needed for an adequate visit. We were especially glad we didn't miss the Bahia Fosforescente (Phosphorescent Bay). The tabs along the edge of the book (south coast, etc.), made for particularly quick reference." --Amazon.com reviewer A down-to-earth guide. "Information-packed, offering comprehensive and interesting facts about every aspect of the island." --Anton Community Newspapers
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Puerto Rico is one of the Caribbean's most exciting destinations, and with many nonstop flights from major East Coast cities, it's one of the easiest islands to reach. From vibrant San Juan to laid-back Vieques, all the energy and color of Puerto Rico comes to life in this guide. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Coverage of San Juan, El Yunque and the Northeast, Vieques and Culebra, Ponce and the Porta Caribe, Rincon and the Porta del Sol, and Ruta Panaromica Planning to visit more of the Caribbean? Check out Fodor's Caribbean travel guide.
Fodor's Puerto Rico 1ed"Fodor's guides cover culture authoritatively and rarely miss a sight or museum." - National Geographic Traveler "The king of guidebooks." - Newsweek No matter what your budget or whether it's your first trip or fifteenth, Fodor's Gold Guides get you where you want to go. Insider info that's totally up to date. Every year our local experts give you the inside track, showing you all the things to see and do -- from must-see sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from shopping to outdoor fun. Hundreds of hotel and restaurant choices in all price ranges -- from budget-friendly B&Bs to luxury hotels, from casual eateries to the hottest new restaurants, complete with thorough reviews showing what makes each place special. Smart Travel Tips A to Z section helps you take care of the nitty gritty with essential local contacts and great advice -- from how to take your mountain bike with you to what to do in an emergency. Full-size, foldout map keeps you on course.
Virginia Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Virginia Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Virginia that other guidebooks just don't offer.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Puerto Rico is your pocket guide to the very best of Puerto Rico. Year-round sun and fabulous beaches make Puerto Rico the perfect warm-weather getaway, but there's so much more to explore on this beautiful island. Wander off the beaten path to the misty rainforests of El Yunque, venture through the island's mountainous interior of Spanish hill towns and coffee plantations, and explore the gracious colonial towns. Delicious food, world-class rum, and an array of popular festivals make Puerto Rico a vibrant place. This beautiful island truly offers a little bit of everything. True to its name, this Top 10 guidebook covers all major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you. The guide is divided by area, each with its own photo gallery and clear maps pinpointing the top sights. You also can view each location in Google Maps if reading on an Internet-enabled device. Plan each day with our itineraries and see the sights in individual areas. You'll find the insider knowledge you need to explore every corner with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Puerto Rico, now with a sleek new eBook design.
++++ Ausgezeichnet mit dem ITB BuchAward 2019 ++++ Der Atlas Obscura sieht nur auf den ersten Blick aus wie ein Reiseführer. Es ist vor allem ein Buch zum Lesen und Träumen – eine Wunderkammer voller unerwarteter, bizarrer und mysteriöser Orte, die gleichermaßen Wunderlust und Wanderlust hervorrufen. Jede einzelne Seite dieses außergewöhnlichen Buchs erweitert unseren Horizont und zeigt uns, wie wunderbar und schräg die Welt in Wirklichkeit ist. Fesselnde Texte, hunderte von fantastischen Fotos, überraschende Fakten und Karten für jede Region des Globus machen es nahezu unmöglich, nicht gleich die nächste Seite aufzuschlagen und weiterzuschmökern! Eine erstaunliche Liebeserklärung an die Welt, in der wir leben.
Author: Jonathan Runge
Publisher: Rum & Reggae Guidebooks Incorporated
Release Date: 2007-09-01
Devoted to the island of salsa, heat, and piña coladas this travel guide includes everything savvy and sophisticated travellers need to know. From hotels, restaurants, casinos, and the bustling nightlife of San Juan to the calm waters of Boquerón and the fabulous links at Dorado Beach, all the major attractions of Puerto Rico are discussed in lively prose. Opinionated, irreverent, and informative, this revised edition covers more off-the-beaten path locations, with improved maps making it an indispensable source for those in search of a real island experience.