Puerto Rico TravelCastAuthor: Bill & Renée
06 Oct 2022

Puerto Rico TravelCast

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We podcast from the Rainforest Inn, nestled in the El Yunque rainforest of Puerto Rico. We travel the island on new adventures so you can learn about all there is to do, such as hiking, bicycling, sailing and kayaking in Puerto Rico. We review cool places to stay and eat and new attractions in Puerto Rico.

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    24. Pimentón, a unique and hidden pizzeria

    In between the San Juan airport and the Rainforest Inn in Rio Grande, there's a Shell gas station that is home to one of Puerto Rico's best-kept secrets. The Pimentón pizzeria inside the gas station, and its accompanying coffee shop Cafe La Estación provide locals and tourists with the best pizza, coffee, wine and more. Listen for an interview and tour with owner Daniel Rivera. 

    This episode was produced by Sonia A. Rao. 


  • Posted on 17 Nov 2021

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    23. An interview with Omar Torres, founder of Gustos Coffee Co.

    Bill goes to San Juan to interview Omar Torres, the founder of Gustos Coffee Company. The company provides Puerto Rican-grown coffee at shops across the island. We also talk with Laura Colon, a key account executive for Gustos. 

    Listen for a tour of Gustos' shop and factory in Mario Julia Industrial Park, where Omar also shows us their barista training classroom. Gustos Coffee Co. gives back to Puerto Rico by training baristas and supporting local farms.

    And for pictures, don't forget to visit our blog at https://www.rainforestinn.com/myblog. 

    This episode was produced by Sonia A. Rao.


  • Posted on 01 Nov 2021

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    22. Filtrado, a specialty coffee shop in Old San Juan

    Bill goes up to Old San Juan to interview Enoc Rivera, the owner of Filtrado, a specialty coffee shop. This is the first part of a series on local coffee growers, shops and producers from Puerto Rico TravelCast.

    To view photos and learn more about Filtrado, visit our blog page at https://www.rainforestinn.com/myblog

    This episode was produced by Sonia A. Rao. 


  • Posted on 15 Oct 2021

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    21. March of the People on Old San Juan - the Aftermath Puerto Rico Tourism

    Renée and I leave the Rainforest Inn, our El Yunque retreat, and drive into Old San Juan to interview Eddie and Tisha at Casa Sol bed and breakfast. Casa Sol is a member of our Puerto Rico Bed and Breakfasts Association and he brings intimate knowledge of Puerto Rican politics to the table. He is especially knowledgable about Old San Juan. We discuss the resignation of Ricardo Rosselló and the expected orderly succession of the government. We discuss the impact on tourism and what's been happening with local businesses in Old San Juan. 

    Up in the rainforest Renée and I have seen no changes from the remarkably non-violent and orderly March on the capital.


  • Posted on 27 Jul 2019

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    20. Interview With the Mayor of Rio Grande About Christmas Gifts

    The Rainforest Inn has a gofundme page created by Michelle Roover (one of our former guests) The link to it is here: gofundme link. This podcast is an interview with the mayor of Rio Grande and the police chief. We talk about the accomplishments that the mayor has made since hurricane Maria helping people and improving the infrastructure. We also discuss our plans to give the presents to the children of Rio Grande and we thank the many people who have helped. Our goal is to help make a Christmas / Three Kings for the children of Rio Grande.


  • Posted on 13 Dec 2017

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