Saturday, October 31, 2009

Question - What Kind of Documents Do I Need to go to Puerto Rico?

[Question] I want to plan a surprise trip to Puerto Rico for my family, what documents will my wife, myself and our two children need to travel?

[Answer from Puerto Rico Travel Guide] What a great gift for your family! In order to travel to Puerto Rico from the United States - you will need passports for each member of your family. We can help you if you need to obtain new passports or simply renew your passports by walking your applications through and making it a fast and seamless process from start to finish.

Additionally, you will need to start the process by providing identifying information such as a driver's license or state-issued i.d.; or a certified copy of your birth certificate - which we can also help you obtain.

If you're ready to start planning your vacation now, let our office help you get your travel docs zipped up tight and ready to go. You can start the process by placing a call to our offices today at 855-715-1062 or visit our order form and we'll get started right now.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Winter Break is Coming - Start Planning PuertoRico Now

It's almost November, this year while the kids are on Thanksgiving or Winter break from school, plan to beat the snow and winter here in the US, and take an exotic vacation in sunny Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico is quietly becoming one of the most affordable tourist destinations for travelers looking for an economical yet exotic vacation. Filled with Caribbean sites and literally something for everyone - Puerto Rico may very well become your new favorite destination. There are mountains on the east side, dense jungles in the south and beautiful Blue Flag rated beaches surround the island nation.

All you need to visit sunny Puerto Rico is a current passport for every member of your family. If you need to make sure you meet the travel requirements or you need to obtain or renew your passport - let us help you make a winter break vacation a reality. Just call our offices today at 855-715-1062 or visit our order form and start planning your exotic holiday getaway now.


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Need Your Puerto Rico Birth Certificate?

Although we post travel tips and where to go tips for Puerto Rico, our main business is helping you get there. Our company provides not only the passports (we can do both first time passport applicants as well as renewals for United States citizens); we can also help you put together documentation you need to get your passport.

A certified copy of your birth certificate is a great start for your own personal documentation and something our company is well versed in obtaining quickly and efficiently. This includes obtaining a Puerto Rican birth certificate. We can make the process fast and painless from the start to finish. Additionally, if you need help obtaining or renewing a United States passport, contact our offices today and let us show you how easy getting a passport can really be.

To get started right now, just contact our offices and we can expedite your passport application or renewal as well as obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate, call our offices today at 855-715-1062 or visit our order form.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Conquer El Conquistador Golf Course in Puerto Rico

Golf is a fun game and it's even more fun when you get to do it on vacation. If at all possible, pencil in a visit to El Conquistador Golf Course just on the north side of Fajardo.

This is a challenging course and even seasoned golf pros will find something to love about this course. There is a lot of up and down to the design so renting a cart is a great idea instead of trying to walk the entire course.

Also, along with the well kept greens and challenging sand traps, you will find numerous iguanas watching your game as you play through. They won't bother you though, they are quiet spectators.

El Conquistador is an Arthur Hills design that travels through major elevation changes. Views reveal the emerald countryside of the El Yunque rain forest or the cliffs that nestle up to blue green waters of the Caribbean Sea. While the course design has its positive elements, El Conquistador will win over golfers with its amazing scenery.

Bring your "A" game and take on this course on your next visit to Puerto Rico. If you need help getting your passport or need a birth certificate to get your passport; call our offices today at 855-715-1062 or visit our order form and dust off those golf clubs!


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Before Your Next Puerto Rico Trip....

There are so many places to visit in Puerto Rico. Very few other island getaways are so close to the United States and have blue ribbon beaches, forests for exploring and mountains to view. The mountains located on the east side of the island are the very reason that Puerto Rico has suffered little damage over the years due to storms as the mountains act as a natural barrier, protecting the rest of the island.

You don't have to just go to San Juan, there are numerous destinations in Puerto Rico. The Adjuntas located in the southern middle area of the country are a stone's throw from beaches, historical areas and have a growing bed and breakfast and hotel industry.
A lot of this area is still undeveloped so you get a taste of real Puerto Rico along with all the amenities that you want as a visitor to another locale.

Before you go to Puerto Rico, make sure you have an updated passport. You most likely won't be asked to flash your passport to enter Puerto Rico if you're exiting a flight from the United States or a cruise ship, however you will need a passport to re-enter the United States no matter how you arrive. Make sure your passport is updated or you may be a guest of Puerto Rico longer than you intended.

We can make it easy, just contact our offices and we can expedite your passport application or renewal as well as obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate if you need personal documents to get the process rolling, call our offices today at 855-715-1062 or visit our order form.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Any Places Tourists Should Avoid When Visiting Puerto Rico?

Ready to go to Puerto Rico but heard traveling in the Caribbean isn't safe?
Puerto Rico is very safe, obviously use commonsense no matter where you travel and keep your valuables out of site and use hotel safes for anything you can't replace if you're worried about the honesty of the hotel or resort workers. Lock your doors when you're in your room and obviously when you leave.

We've traveled back and forth from the U.S. to P.R. numerous times over the years and have only found one area in San Juan that you should avoid. La Perla, a pretty name for a not-so-pretty, crime ridden area. San Juan has the same problems as any other urban metropolis and as long as you follow the same tourism tips you would follow anywhere else, you can easily avoid becoming a statistic. Puerto Rico has public housing areas called "caserios" and generally they are economically downtrodden areas off the tourist path. Avoid those areas and you should have a safe and fabulous vacation.

Overall, Puerto Rico is a very safe destination for tourists and you can't go wrong with a visit to the west side of the island where San German and Rincon are located - it's well worth the trip.

You can't go without a passport and you'll need a certified copy of your birth certificate to get that, call our offices today at 855-715-1062 or visit our order form to get started right now.

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Puerto Rico Vacation Must See - Bioluminescent Bays

If you've never been on the ocean at night, you're missing a literal world of life that only comes out at night.
Visitors to Puerto Rico shouldn't miss a chance to take advantage of a tour of one of the many Bioluminescent Bays in PR.

There are tropical phosphorescent bays located around the globe, but the bays in Puerto Rico are easily accessible. It's best to visit on a moonless night and see a million glowing firefly-like lights shooting through the water. It's actually the bioluminescence generated by microscopic organisms in the water. It is believed to be part of a natural defense system triggered by the movement of predators. Many scientists believe the tiny organisms light up so their predators can see more desirable prey - and thus leave the glowing organisms alone.

One of the best known bays to visit in Puerto Rico is at La Parguera, between Mayagez and Ponce in the southwest of the island. A cottage industry in the village is based on showing the bay to visitors.

The most spectacular display can be found at Mosquito Bay in Vieques, the island municipality off of the main island's northeastern shore. The experience of seeing-and being surrounded by-this eerie light is something you should be sure to make a point to see.

Before you can go, make sure you have your passport and other personal papers in order, you won't need them to go to Puerto Rico, but you will need a passport to re-enter the United States. If you don't have a current passport or you're not sure if your travel papers are completely up-to-date, contact our offices or visit this page.
See you on the bay!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Curious About Your Puerto Rican Rum? Visit a Distillery

One of the most popular rums in the world happens to be from Puerto Rico and if you're planning a vacation to the beautiful island, why not book a tour at the Bacardi Rum Distillery?

The Bacardi Rum Distillery is the largest of its kind in the world and is only a 15-minute drive from San Juan. During a tour of the facility, you will be able to experience what is referred to as "Cathedral of Rum."

Tours go through everything from the vast fermentation vats to the high-speed bottling machinery is at work and on display. Not a lot of walking on this tour either, a trolley takes you to the Bacardi family museum, where a history of the product and landmarks in its development are seen.

To answer your question, yes you get to sample the wares. Your tour ends at the lofty, bat-like pavilion, which you may have seen if you have gazed across San Juan Bay from the southern walls of the Old City. Here you can sample the world-famous rum and buy souvenirs or a variety of Bacardi products at the gift shop to take back to your jealous friends and relatives.

There is an annual Bacardi Arts and Crafts Fair which is a two-day event - call ahead and book your tour to coincide with this fest and you'll have a blast. For information on the rum tour and fest call (787) 788-1500.

Need a passport or birth certificate to make this tour a reality? Let us take the pain out of the paperwork - we'll get your paperwork processed quickly and painlessly and you can start the process by simply contacting our offices at 855-715-1062 or filling out this form.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Yeah There's a Gilligan's Island in Puerto Rico

One destination that is gaining popularity with destination weddings and honeymooners alike is Gilligan's Island.

It really has nothing to do with the television show, however it is very private. Imagine a tropical paradise with white sand beaches, mazes of mangroves, crystal clear waters and just a handful or so of other residents on "your" island.

This is an ideal place to plan a private, no stress family vacation, a romantic getaway for just the two of you or even a destination wedding following by a private honeymoon in a place where both bride and groom as well as their guests can enjoy the private paradise.

The shallow waters around Gilligan's Island hold fantastic opportunities for snorkeling because the waters are so visually clear and they are teaming with marine life. Be sure to take your underwater camera on this retreat!

Gilligan's Island is formerly known as Guánica and is between Mayagüez and Ponce in the southwest. For more information, please call: (787) 821-4941.

If you're ready to book your trip, make sure you have a current passport that meets the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative compliance regulations or you can find yourself denied re-entry into the United States. Start the process here for a new passport or a renewal or feel free to contact our offices if you have any questions at 855-715-1062.

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Looking for Things to Do in Puerto Rico?

If you're planning a trip to Puerto Rico and you're curious about what to do for fun; here are a few ideas that the locals will be enjoying. Over the next several weeks:

Puerto Rico Hustle & Salsa Festival in San Juan - Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 through October 18, 2009. Competitions - San Juan and Metro - San Juan

To witness the best salsa dancing ever seen, Billy Fajardo, Tito Ortos, Tamara Livolsi and Albert Torres once again invite dance enthusiasts to join them at the 4th Annual Puerto Rico Hustle & Salsa Festival.

If you're a fleet manager, you may find new networking contacts at the Convencion 2009 Assoc. Gerentes de Flota de PR in San Juan - Thursday, 05 Nov 2009 Business - San Juan and Metro - San Juan. This event sponsored by the Fleet Managers Association of Puerto Rico.

Christian film fan? Check out the International Christian Short Film and Art Design Festival 2009 in Mayaguez - Friday 20 Nov 2009 Festivals - Mayaguez - Mayaguez. This festival is free of charge to attend.

Those are just a few of the upcoming "off the beaten path" events you can enjoy in Puerto Rico. Remember, even though it's a US territory and you don't need a passport to enter Puerto Rico, you will need one to re-enter the United States. Call our offices today or use this form to make sure your travel documents are completely up to date.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Do You Need a Passport for Travel to Puerto Rico from U.S.?

The shortest answer to that question would be No and Yes. Confused?
Don't be.

Puerto Rico is an American Territory and you don't need a passport to travel there, however as of June 2009 the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative that went into effect states all travels coming in to the United States are required to have passports. This includes travelers from United States territories.

If you're traveling to Puerto Rico, make sure that you have your paperwork in order and if you need a certified copy of your birth certificate, passport or visa - let us help you make the process fast and painless.

You can fill out an order form here or just call our offices at 855-715-1062 to get the latest information on travel to make your personal planning even easier.

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