Puerto Rico Fly In
December 6-11, 2012
Sponsored by the PR Tourism Company with deep hotel discounts & complimentary activites, Holiday shopping in the boutiques and galleries of 16th Century Old San Juan.
A memorable mid-winter, pre-holiday season escape not to be missed
Five (5)-night escape to Paradise (shorter or longer as you wish)
–On Vieques Island - the most unspoiled island in the Caribbean
–Relax at the 4 star W Retreat and Spa - the only new resort in the Caribbean on Conde Nast’s 2011 Gold List! Also picked by Travel and Leisure as one of the two most highly recommended new resorts in the entire Caribbean; $292 p/night for two including taxes, resort fees, gratuities and breakfast
–Mini Fly In to Culebra Island for lunch on one of the top beaches in the world
–Night kayaking in the brightest phosphorescent bays in the world
–MIni Fly In to Old San Juan for holiday shopping and a tour of the 16th century Old Town
–Airport fees waived.
Questions? - Call Jim Parker on 305-667-6282 or email Jim@CaribbeanFlyingAdventures.com
Visit Historic Old San Juan
In 1505, Juan Ponce de León founded San Juan. He is buried in the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista. San Juan was the point of departure of Spanish expeditions to charter or settle unknown parts of the New World. Its fortifications repulsed the English navigator Sir Francis Drake in 1595. The street are paved with cobbles of adoquine, a blue stone cast from furnace slag; they were brought over a ballast on Spanish ships and time and moisture have lent them their characteristic color. The city includes more than 400 carefully restored 16th- and 17th-century Spanish colonial buildings
Its full name is the Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, but it is better known by El Morro, which means “promontory.” Perched on the northwestern-most point of Old San Juan, this daunting citadel must have been an intimidating sight to enemy ships. In fact, in its long history, El Morro was never defeated by a naval attack. El Morro only fell once, in 1598, when the Earl of Cumberland took the fortress by land.
It is not a major tourist destination. It is an escape. There are no high-rise hotels, no casinos to be found. Vieques is a quiet destination where one may revel in the sun, sand, and sea in relative solitude. Swim in one of the few phosphorescent bays in the world. The correct term is “bioluminescent” because the glow is produced by organisms in the water. Bask on some of the most ** beautiful, uninhabited beaches** in the world. And stay at a 4 Star hotel, listed by Conde Nast and Travel and Leisure as the top new hotel in the Caribbean.
US airspace; no hassles
Non-stop - 846 nm from Miami - no passports
One stop - 460 nm legs (passport required)
Two stops - easy 300-350 nm legs.
FUEL - cheapest in the Islands: $6.75 avgas - $3.95 Jet-A
Airport Fees - waived for the Fly In