TOURS

This is the mourning view of the sun rise from my “family property”

I wake up to this view every day at home. Then I realize that a new day is about to start.

I get ready to meet up with you and I am very exited that I will be able to share my experiences.

Here you will be able to grasp and idea of what kind of activities  we usually experience. All you need to do is to use your imagination by looking at the photos. Been a photographer myself I always make sure to “capture time” to be able to make that everlasting moment that become immutable.                                                                                   “To share it is my passion”

for me is a matter of having the power to “stop time”

.The afternoon road to paradise for one of our “tour” locations

There are only a few things you will always keep in life.

From “beaches to water falls, from kayaking to rafting, from zip lines to snorkeling, from taking a selfie and “day dreaming” to making it “real” ..It’s not too far to accomplish!

Everyday has its own beauty

Are you Curious?

Our daily life in the island is usually very laid back and we are always looking for something fun & productive to do.

“Your memories will be one of the few things you will keep forever”

If you are energetic and motivated enough you could be able to have a great experience doing almost everything. A real blast!

Book Affordable good places. Very important.

Great price mostly under $30

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Become inspired visiting the ocean.

Sometimes is just a matter of attitude and not necessarily a “money thing” Many people confuse to have money to have a good time but having a lot of money doesn’t mean you will have fun all the time.

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I remember the best years of my life when I was a teen and guess what? …I was “broke” 

The beers are ready!

Telling you this details about my life back in the day shows a very good example on how to keep it affordable but fun at the same time. This allow you to enjoy most of the “free” things in life .

Make sure to rent a vehicle or buy one! Just get something!

Moving around the island besides the city it’s very challenging without a vehicle. Our hosting listings are affordable allowing you to use that extra “cash” to rent a reliable vehicle!

Most of hour touring locations are open to the general public and anyone can visit those places. I always encourage to research important information related to your “hang out” on how to get there and “want things to do or not to do” in order to have a safe awesome experience.

This old sugar cane factory  can be seen of the side of the road
For some closer action you will have to access private land

For us a perfect day of relaxation starts by waking up early and having a quick “breakfast”

It could be at our place or at any other secret locations before getting the day started.

Hart waffles with shredded almonds and organic local bee Honey, home made.

Scrambled eggs with veggies, cheese & water base bread with jelly.

Buttered toasts 100% homemade.

Soon after you will be on a journey that most likely you will never forget.

Many of hour tours can be design in a way that you will be able to hit the road and get the best of more than one place in a day.

Once you are set in the perfect accommodating spot next to the shade, your grill gets the charcoal “on fire”

The ocean water is at walking distance and you will be able to set a “hammock to swing”  to read or for a nap.

The occasion will be perfect to snap as many pictures as possible documenting your awesome day.

Get your camera ready to shoot!

You do not need an outrageous expensive and bulky camera to capture your journey but make sure to have what you need and as compact as possible.

Keep it safe and I mean your belongs.

Do not take with your important stuff that you don’t need.

Don’t become a victim of “smash & grab” All you have to do is be smart and take with you only the things you really need to have a good time. If you have too many things but you are by yourself maybe you will need an extra pair of hands and eyes as well.

Do not leave excessive attractive valuable items inside your car in a visible spot. Instead drop your gear at home and then go shopping. Leave your passport at home and take with you a debit or credit card with some cash. Hide it inside the vehicle if you are away for hours and this will keep your money safe. “This will save you a big headache, believe me”

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Others might want to bring their entire camera gear including drones for shooting events such as; surfing contest or just for freelance bloggers.  If you are doing this don’t go for shopping or for a fast food burger right after leaving your vehicle loaded with expensive important gear.

Not paying attention to your vehicle while eating distracted could lead you to lose the content inside including your surfboard, camera, wallet and more. Sometimes is better to pay a local to use their property parking lot.

You never know who is willing to take the risk of braking inside your vehicle to get your expensive belongs or camera equipment.

This is why you plan your day in a very smart way to stay away from those types of issues.

Get your sun block ready because 15 minute will burn you up!

On that photo my friend Joseph Vega is shooting surfers with a $2000 monster lens… for his website

He is going home right after that

One of the things that you will take with you once you are gone are those photos from that adventure. Make sure to do your best if not, “we can do the photos for you”

You might end up surfing all day

Some Travelers choose their dates knowing they will be here when a nice swell is hitting the shore. The island always has great waves except from the months of May to July when is flat. That is also the Hurricane season months with huge random swells and those extend further.

Classy day with  Chelo, local surfer at “las duchas” EL juez

Las duchas reef brake is only 30 minutes away from our listings!

Now that you know the risks and that you planed your day you are ready!

The day will go by and you will be able to relax, swim, surf, wonder or shoot with your camera or phone. You will enjoy the many things that you will be able to see while having a great grill waiting for your preferred grilled foods.

Free access to this secret spot
It’s dinner time for a “MOFONGO” and time for a Beer!

You might be able to find some Coconut cured Puertorrican Moonshine, literally the bomb!

For most places you will be allowed to bring your own drinks including alcohol. Just make sure to take the trash left overs with you. We try to maintain our beaches clean.

Once the day comes to and end the fun is not over and you will be able to experience more but only if you are able to keep up. Once you are out with all of your belongs you will be back home in less than one hour getting ready for a dinner special and may be a night out.

Our local area is not as wild and strong party like the city capital but near by our place are a few places that you can definitely go, listen to music and have a couple beers.

If you are a wild traveler and a wild party animal you might be able to drive couple hours to a nice Pub or night Club. Mostly you will be so exhausted that you will rather plan a separate day for that intense “Caribbean music fest party”

For the romantic couples or those who like to meditate….the sun set is absolutely outstanding!

Local couple on one of our photo shootings

Some people just don’t give up easy and they crave for more.

What I suggest?

I just go to the beach at night. Yes, I go during the night and to do “night photography” and specially if there is a “thunderstorm” at sea

Thunder storm at sea

At this moment I am sure that you are ready to go back to your room down bellow, shower and sleep!

Room ready for the guests.

Local Food

Mofongo & Fried Pork

Mamposteao Rice

Whiskey & Organic Coconut Water With coconut Pulp

Bieftec With Red Beans and White Rice

Mofongo With Octopus

Coconut Moonshine

Local Coffee

Veggie Scrambled eggs with Local bread butter Toast and organic orange juice

Chicken Pincho, Pork Pinchos 

Burritos

Pasteles de Yuca

Pasteles

If you want to visit all this locations and be nearby them; here we will share a link for a few great places to stay mostly under $20 per night.

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Paradise Blog

This stunning sun set can be captured any day of the year. 

This blog will take you to the most secret and unrevealed places that anyone looking for a real adventured will pay for. Here we will share all this secret locations to all of our blog readers.

We will be discussing important information of many historical locations and monuments from the Industrial Revolution in the island from back in the day. Many places will be deteriorated and others will be presented renovated. We will also cover information about our natural resources and the many reef barriers surrounding and protecting our shores against high seas and strong waves.

We will cover many towns like Barceloneta, Manati, Arecibo, Ciales, Florida, Utuado, Camuy, Quebradillas, Isabela and Aguadilla among others.

In the present many community elders consider many of this places as undervalued “forgotten treasures” 

Low tide by “Isla de Roque” Old Sugar Cane Merchant Dock 

Despite the lack of efforts by the local government to maintain the areas; those who appreciate history and the beautiful art of nature enjoy this place for fishing, surfing, photography or just to relax with a beer at a sunset view like this one.

This location is one of many where the Native Taino Indian lived in ancient history dated back in 1493 when the Christopher Columbus Colonization took place and the so called “discovery” more than 524 years ago.

In this place there are many secret hidden things. Minutes away from this sighting there are other more predominant hieroglyphics places that are off limits occupied by the US Federal National Parks such as “El Yunque” rain forest.    

For those who are interested in learning more about this experience and many other fascinating historical facts and locations around our island in “Puerto Rico” Leave any comments or questions and we will reply.

We offer hosting services trough Airbnb at a near location minutes away. Our listings are perfect for singles , couples or groups including bloggers or photographers offering you everything you need.

We also offer personalized tours to many other secret places that are absolutely fascinating. Dates for this tours are limited and open when available.

The Island of Puerto Rico is a “US Common Wealth Territory” and if you are American you don’t need a passport to come but if you are from other citizenship nationality you will need a  Passport to fly here. You will also definitely need a vehicle….

Once you travel to the Island you can stay with us as part of your journey or during your entire trip. Our place is one of the few most “affordable and safe” near by locations on a budget. Some seasons our rates will start under $20 per night and you can book 3 months in advance.

Please check the listings on the links below!  

Into the Journey

This stunning sun set can be captured any day of the year. 

This location is called “Isla de Roque” It is only 25 minutes away from our  Airbnb listings. 

This historical location is now a monument from the Industrial Revolution in the island and back in the day used to be a merchant marine docking facility. It deteriorated with time but the reef barrier surrounding this bay protected the shore against high seas and strong waves.

Back in those times the blooming sugar cane business used to transport all goods doing cargo operations by hand after been transported in vehicles and trains to this location. This place is located exactly in the north shore center side of the island in the town of “Barceloneta”

In the present many community elders consider this place an undervalued “forgotten local treasure” 

Low tide by “Isla de Roque” Old Sugar Cane Merchant Dock 

Despite the lack of efforts by the local government to maintain the areas; those who appreciate history and the beautiful art of nature enjoy this place for fishing, surfing, photography or just to relax with a beer at a sunset view like this one.

This location is one of many where the Native Taino Indian lived in ancient history dated back in 1493 when the Christopher Columbus Colonization took place and the so called “discovery” more than 524 years ago.

In this place there are many secret hidden things. Minutes away from this sighting there are other more predominant hieroglyphics places that are off limits occupied by the US Federal National Parks such as “El Yunque” rain forest.    

For those who are interested in learning more about this experience and many other fascinating historical facts and locations around our island in “Puerto Rico” Leave any comments or questions and we will reply.

We offer hosting services trough Airbnb at a near location minutes away. Our listings are perfect for singles , couples or groups including bloggers or photographers offering you everything you need.

The Island of Puerto Rico is a “US Common Wealth Territory” and if you are American you don’t need a passport to come but if you are from other citizenship nationality you will need a  Passport to fly here. You will also definitely need a vehicle….

Once you travel to the Island you can stay with us as part of your journey or during your entire trip. Our place is one of the few most “affordable and safe” near by locations on a budget. Some seasons our rates will start under $20 per night and you can book 3 months in advance.

We also offer personalized tours to many other secret places that are absolutely fascinating. Dates for this tours are limited and open when available.

Please check the listings on the links below! 

The Journey Begins

Playa la Ezperanza
This is a Pure Paradise location. Natural Reserve to many crustaceans

Today’s blog starts with the beginning of a rich history that involves the culture of a local community in the Caribbean that thrived but changed trough the years.

Our history engages with a view from many angles and including the fact that “surfing”  is been a great sport and soul healing mechanism using the ocean as a living being by it self. This place above shares both if not many powerful energies and is a beautiful place that can only be describe as a paradise.

This place can only be accessed by two ways. One way is swimming across the river where it meets the ocean with a powerful dangerous current and the other way to get there is driving all the way around an additional 20 minutes to the next town.

Almost at the end of the dirt road before an off limits occupied “Native Taino Indian National Reserve” owned by the “US Federal National Parks” this is what you will find. 

This is a great seascape location to explore with your family and relax

As you walk into the beach bushes you will listen to a rock crunching sound and if you pay attention you will see hundreds if not thousand of the so called “cobitos” 

 The “Cobito” is nothing else that a small beach crab that walks the sandy coast eating wild almonds and who knows what else. There is a reproduction season and when that happens they emerge in massive amounts into the water. This beautiful crustacean is found in many shapes, sizes and colors all over a few locations in the island. Be careful because if you don’t pay attention you may walk over them by mistake. 

The view of  a sun rise; right over “MACHUCA” walking 2 miles away
This view is  from the other side of the river this is the “swimming side”
Surf’s Up!

“This place in only 30 minutes away from our Air B&B  listings turning this place into a great place to visit for surfers, photographers, travelers and many other adventurous”

We know how to get you around there quick while using your travel time wisely. This beach has two different names but not too many people know where or how to get there.

One name was given by the local surfers or community people and the other name is given by those who know the place for the swimming and bathing attractions. When you approach from the driving location is called “La Ezperanza” meaning “The Hope”

When you get there swimming on your surfboard crossing the river until you reach the other side walking over the sea shells for about a two miles is called “Machuca Gardens” 

It is an adventure, believe me!

The name “Machuca” or Machuca Gardens” was given to this surf break after one famous local surfer entrepreneur’s name Jorge Machuca.  Many top surfers used to call him the “wizard” and he started competing at age 15 and around 1967 he became one of the first surfers in the island to discover and surf the “Reef Garden

Exploring a beautiful beach coast on a sunny day he found what it is “the perfect right wave barrel wall of crystal clear water” You can literally see the reef bottom when you are paddling in.

La esperanza / Machuca Gardens from the “driving side”


We offer hosting services trough Airbnb at a near location minutes away. Our listings are perfect for singles , couples or groups including bloggers or photographers offering you everything you need.

The Island of Puerto Rico is a “US Common Wealth Territory” and if you are American you don’t need a passport to come but if you are from other citizenship nationality you will need a  Passport to fly here. You will also definitely need a vehicle….

Once you travel to the Island you can stay with us as part of your journey or during your entire trip. Our place is one of the few most “affordable and safe” near by locations on a budget. Some seasons our rates will start under $20 per night and you can book 3 months in advance.