Word of Mouth: San Juan

Puerto Rico and its bounty of historic sites, stunning coastlines and friendly locals

As soon as you touch down in San Juan, warm vibes greet your face. From the sun beaming down to the super hospitable locals, Puerto Rico’s capital is a refreshing welcome to anyone escaping the winter doldrums or seeking to learn more about the city’s historic port, which was once the main gate for entering the New World. Americans don’t even need a passport to …

Pique Mi Madre

Small batch Puerto Rican hot sauce packs heat in a great-looking bottle

Hand-picked, prepared and packaged in the mountain town of Coamo, Puerto Rico, Pique Mi Madre is the best-looking hot sauce we’ve also enjoyed tasting. The family-owned company uses only the choicest habanero peppers to give Mi Madre its kick, nicely balanced by a short list of preservative-free ingredients grown locally in the lush mountainous environment. The clear glass bottle displays the large peppers and fresh …

Candela Art and Music Festival

by Dustin Ross Each October, for the past 4 years, DJ's, artists and tropical treasure hunters make their way down to Old San Juan Puerto Rico to bask in the warmth that is the Candela Art and Music Festival. Candela, also the name of the main club/gallery on calle San Sebastian in Old San Juan, continues to play host to underground artists and dj's from …