Puerto Rico

By Josephine Parr Steps away from the beach and large resorts, and nestled next to the lagoon of Condado Beach, is O:live Boutique Hotel (www.oliveboutiquehotel.com), a charming respite from the busy tourist destination of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The nondescript street gives way to a European influenced oasis. Opened by

By Steve Jermanok Puerto Rico is gaining in popularity because of the increasing number of direct flights from the US and the fact that Americans don’t have to del with Customs. Spend time in Old San Juan, the walled-in section of the capital known for its handsomely restored centuries-old buildings.

In 1493, on Columbus’s second trip to the Caribbean, he came upon the island of Puerto Rico. Along with Cuba and the Dominican Republic, it quickly became a Spanish stronghold in the Caribbean. Not only is Spanish the official language, but Spain’s influence on Puerto Rico is still seen today

By Ian Keown My introduction to Caribbean resorts, ‘way back in the Sixties, was Dorado Beach Hotel on Puerto Rico, and for someone who grew up in moist, misty Scotland, as I did, this was like arriving at the gates of paradise. That long estate-like driveway through massed coconut palms!