Experience Puerto Rico like a local

If you’re traveling to Puerto Rico and need useful tips on what to do, where to eat and how to make the most of your time, we've got you covered. Our Island Dailies videos are a series with a lot of heart and will give you honest impressions of interesting businesses and locations around the island.

Here are a couple of videos to get you started. And if you have any questions, we’ll do our best to answer. Safe travels.

Exploring Ciales - Ft. Casa Vieja

In this episode of Island Dailies, we take you deep in the heart of the island to Ciales. We first stop by the lookout point dedicated to Juan Antonio Corretjer, a famous local writer. Then, we stop for lunch at Casa Vieja and talk with Blanca L. Ayala, owner of the restaurant featured in one of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown Episodes.

Pastries & Old San Juan

In this episode, we start our day with fresh bread and delicious pastries at Genesis Bakery on Esmeralda Avenue in Guaynabo. We recommend getting their slightly sweet pan sobao and a few of their meat pastelillos! Then, after our plans for lunch had to be postponed, we stop by El Mesón, a popular fast-food chain known for its sandwiches, baked potatoes, and lunch plates. Finally, we stroll around some of our favorite spots in Old San Juan.

Añasco, Puerto Rico

No place like home: Añasco. This video is by no means a tourism video, but rather a slice of life, a humble compendium of the places, stories and flavors that keep this West Coast town so close to our hearts. We feature El Salto de la Encantada, the town square, the amazing food of Añasco chef Abel Mendoza at Estela, the empanadillas at Kaplash, El Mirador, Barrio Playa, Don Frappe and the list goes on.

Timber and Blues in Aguadilla + West Coast Fun

In this episode, we take you to Timber & Blues in Aguadilla for some tasty cocktails — probably one of the best new bars in the area. We also share a classic slice of Monster Pizza in Añasco.

Yaucromatic & Cabo Rojo's Lighthouse

Our island adventures continues in the towns of Yauco and Cabo Rojo! We feature the Yaucromatic project, a Yauco neighborhood turned into a colorful macro mural by local artist Samuel González and others. Then, we go on a hike to Los Morillos Lighthouse in Cabo Rojo, and finally, stop by Mandarin to satisfy our cravings for some delicious Chinese Puerto Rican food.

To watch the entire series, click here.


  1. I don't understand the choices of meat in certain dishes. I'm not sure that I will survive in Puerto Rico food wise. Other than that it looks absolutely beautiful and I would love to explore it all.

  2. It's your problem, you're the one missing out;-)