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10 Best Beaches in Puerto Rico

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No matter what brings brings you to Puerto Rico, we know our warm, picture-perfect beaches are part of your itinerary. With over 270 miles of coastline, our island is packed with beautiful beaches. While we have several great ones in San Juan, other gems around the island are worth the trip.  Of course, no Spoon…

5 Dishes You Must Try When Visiting Puerto Rico

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  There are many reasons to visit Puerto Rico. From its beaches to its architectural beauty and year-round tropical weather, it’s one of the best destinations to visit any time of the year. Do you need another reason to book that ticket? Food! Our cuisine is a unique blend of our Taíno, Spanish and African…

Culinary Tour with Spoon in Old San Juan

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  In July 2018, Discover Puerto Rico was created as the Island’s official DMO (Destination Management organization). DMOs are not for profit organizations whose purpose is to grow the visitor economy and enhance long-term economic development. We look forward to working with the DMO to help position Puerto Rico as the Caribbean’s premier destination for…

Coffee Shops in San Juan

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Image cc Puerto Rico Tourism Co. There’s something magical about a cup of coffee. Well, not just any cup of joe! It must unquestionably begin with quality beans. [Disclaimer: I’m not a purist and I will sometimes add cinnamon and other toppings if the beans are not great to begin with] For me, it’s a…

Piña Coladas and Carbonated Negronis: A San Juan Drinking Guide

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Our co-founders, Gustavo Antonetti and Paulina Salach, recently sat down with Kathleen Squires from New York Magazine to chat out their favorite bars in San Juan. See the full article below. Cheers! San Juan used to be a rum town — and only a rum town. It still is, of course, but there’s a lot…

SanSe 2018 – San Juan’s Biggest Party!

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In our tropical paradise where holiday decorations are still up and roasted pig is eaten by the pounds, we are gearing up for the biggest party of the year! The annual ‘SanSe’ festival (Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián) will take place January 17 – 21 in Old San Juan. Think Mardi Gras meets Carnaval…

El Yunque Treehouse

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You jumped in a cold yet revitalizing waterfall, hiked some scenic trails and even saw a coquí frog. But now your stomach is grumbling and you need to remedy the situation before you start considering eating what looks like a delicious red berry (and is actually a poisonous seed). Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered!…

Summer Deals at BLT Steakhouse

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  BLT has been one of our favorite steakhouses in San Juan for years. The service is impeccable and the food is on point. They are consistently on top of your steak’s doneness and always ensure it is cooked to your liking. How many times have you ordered your steak medium-rare, it comes out medium-well…

It’s Time for Saborea Puerto Rico!

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  Here at Spoon, we’re all about good eats and food fests. We eagerly await each Spring so that we can attend Saborea, a 4-day culinary festival that’s always a grand time. Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, the festival will take place May 18 – 21, 2017.

Lote 23, An Eclectic Outdoor Food Space

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Santurce just got a whole lot cooler! Known as the art and music district, Santurce is now home to Lote 23. This outdoor food space divided into four terraces brings together 16 culinary concepts including a rotational kiosk. Decorated with colorful murals by local artists, ‘El Lote’ is the newest place in San Juan to…