As JourneyWomen, we have an opportunity to create a positive impact in the world when we travel. Being in Puerto Rico post-Maria gave me the chance to do just that.
Journeywoman publisher Carolyn Ray learns about mixes history, culture, and cuisine as she explores the cobble-stoned streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Carolyn Ray shares her Top 10 Tips for travellers visiting Puerto Rico from a month-long stay in 2020.
From San Juan to Vieques to Ponce, Puerto Rico, I saw signs of pride, resilience and community.
Located on the southern coast of Puerto Rico, Ponce is often referred to as La Perla del Sur (The Pearl of the South) or La Ciudad de los Leones (City of Lions). It was first discovered in 1692, and is named for Juan Ponce de León y Loayza, the great-grandson of Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce De León.
Known as the ‘Spanish Virgin Islands’, Vieques is located about eight miles (13 km) east of the Puerto Rican mainland, and is 20 miles (32 km) long by 4.5 miles (7 km) wide. It’s not hard to tell a tourist from one of the 9,000 locals, who share the dusty streets with horses, golf carts, trucks, scooters and Jeeps.
No matter your interest, you’ll find something to love in Puerto Rico.