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Brief History of Cockfighting in Puerto Rico

Cockfighting is legal in Puerto Rico with over one million people attend the fights, generate over one hundred million dollars in bets, admission tickets, food consumption and other expenses. Some well known galleras such as La Muda in San Juan, the Club Gallístico de Puerto Rico in Carolina, La Gallera De Cerro Gordo in Bayamón, and the Gallera Los Cocos in Quebradillas is where the cock fights take place.

Cock fighting is a popular sport in Puerto Rico, although it has been banned in many other countries. People said that cock fighting has been introduced to the country under the time of Spanish rule and remains popular til today. This is a controversial tradition.

Breeders of the fighting birds raise and train the roosters, by supplying them with vitamins, all the best food, and sparring, in order to develop the best fighters. The gamecocks wear plastic spurs attached each other in a pit using the back of their claws in order to injure the other bird. During the fight, spectators place bets and the fight ends only when one bird can’t continue fighting, retreats, or dies. A tie is announced if both roosters can’t keep fighting after 15 minutes. Afterwards the surviving bird(s) are taken care of by feeding the bird with medication.

While many people love cockfighting and the Puerto Rican government declared the sport as an integral part of the island’s folklore and patrimony in 2010, there are many people who oppose it, especially animal rights activists who don’t accept the cock fighting as a sport but it animal abuse.
Though undoubtedly controversial, cockfighting has become the island’s culture that many artesanos, craftsmen and women, who create pieces inspired by or depicting elements of cockfighting.

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The reasons to choose Caribbean as the destination for your next vacation (Part 2)

Great place to dive

The first thing you must definitely do when traveling here is scuba diving, activity will help you have memorable memories when swimming with dolphins and turtles. The sea with crystal clear waters will help you admire the unique coral reefs and corpses of the sunken ships.

If you are in Barbados, you will have the opportunity to explore the image of 200 sunken wrecks, around the Carlisle Bay area and the coral reefs are ideal locations for snorkeling. If you do not know how to dive, then be assured, because this is a perfect place for you to study this subject because of its warm water all year round and the sea view quite far.

The beautiful island

This sea is known for possessing many beautiful islands, most of the islands here have been discovered and discovered by humans. Hints for excursions through famous landmarks including River Falls Falls in Dunn in Jamaica and a trip to St. Lucia’s rainforest.

If you’re in Grenada, then swim at the Seven Sister Falls and walk to Honeymoon Falls should be added to your schedule. If given the chance, you can also “visit” to visit more vibrant and historic cities like Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, and the largest city of Puerto Rico, San Juan, to follow. pirates’ footsteps.

The vibrant life of the islands at night

Taste cocktails made from rum, fresh lobsters and the lively party atmosphere at night in the tropics, is the way people often apply for their evenings in the Caribbean. You can look forward to meals on the windy outdoor terrace, vibrant bars with Caribbean reggae and traditional Soca music as well as beach parties.

The Dominican Republic is one of the best places if you intend to join a nightclub or casino, while the Bahamas clubs never really start to burn out. when it’s past midnight.

Travel in the Caribbean vibrant year round, even during the rainy season, and you can come here in about a week or two to find your favorite island and come back whenever you can.

Fishing in caribbean islanD (part 2)

The Punta Cana area offers plenty of chances to catch blue and white marlin and sailfish and wahoo while the French Island of Guadeloupe are filled with swordfish, especially during the night when you have easier chances to catch a bunch of them. 

Visitors can choose deep sea fishing which is the most popular option although fly fishing is also good in the saltwater flats around the coast.

Panama on the other hand, offers a variety of options and the opportunity of catching black marlin, especially during the dry season between January to April.

In Puerto Rico,  visitors will find many fishing options in lagoons, including deep sea fishing, kayak fishing, night fishing and fly fishing, as well as fishing camps for kids. Moreover, the Puerto Rico – San Juan International Billfish Tournament (August) is organized annually in August allowing both individuals and teams to compete in four days.

If you visit the beaches of Tobago, you will find many small fish and crabs at low tide, especially rockfish in the coves which is children’s favorite. And in case, you choose bottom line fishing, or spear fishing, there are numerous jackfish, barracuda and cavalla.

Moving to the North Drop and South Drop in the Virgin Islands, you will find the best deep sea fishing – home of blue marlin. Although you can catch marlin in the area year-round, the best months are between May and October.

In case you want to chase sailfish, bonefish, permit and tarpon, you must visit Yucatan Peninsula – Isla Mujeres, Mexico, and in the shallow waters around Isla Blanca. 

When you visit Caribbean fishing offshore, these are the fish you can expect to catch: Tuna (Blackfin, Yellowfin, Skipjack, Big Eye), Dorado (aka Mahi Mahi, Dolfin), Wahoo, Marlin (Blue, White), Sailfish, Grouper, Trigger fish, and even Sharks.

Fishing in caribbean region

No matter you like fishing as a sport or not, there are plenty of Caribbean fishing tours to suit you as the Caribbean is one of the world’s most popular fishing locations with some of the best deep sea fishing one can find. There are big chances for you to find whales and pods of dolphins during fishing trip; however do bear in mind that big game fish should be released for preservation reasons.

The variety of the waters – shallow shores, deep water, reefs, lagoons and rivers are what makes fishing adventures popular in Caribbean and Central America. In the shallow shores, there are so many bonefish that they can be caught from the shore or from a small boat.

There are variety of options for you to fish from joining a group on a deep sea fishing charter to opting for a full day custom-made private charter on boat or on a luxury yacht for deep sea or bottom fishing.

Some of the best Caribbean spots to catch bonefish are the Bahamas (Grand Bahama, Abaco, Eleuthera, Andros), the Cayman Islands (Little Cayman), Puerto Rico (Vieques), the US Virgin Islands (St Croix), the British Virgin Islands (Anegada), the Turks and Caicos Islands (Providenciales). In the northern and eastern sides of Aruba (January-April) such as the Dominican Republic, you may caught blue marlin and white marlin while go to the southern side of Aruba such as Costa Rica, you will find sailfish (September-November is best). It’s one of the best tarpon fishing spots – you might caught a monster.

Meanwhile, Puerto Rico (Mayaguez, Fajardo), St Lucia (Soufriere), the Virgin Islands (St Thomas, Tortola) are the best spot for sport fishing. 

In addition to that, there are many sponsored fishing tournaments year-round in the Cayman Islands organized by the Cayman Islands Angling Club and Rotary Club.

Popular sports at the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean (Part 2)

Shoal Bay Beach, Anguilla

Located on the east coast of Anguilla Island, Shoal Bay attracts a large number of diving enthusiasts and swimmers to explore the coral reefs near the shore and enjoy many water sports here.

Dickenson Bay, Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua has many beautiful exotic beaches, but most are deserted, except for Dickenson Bay Beach. There are many cheap hotels, white sand stretches giving visitors clear blue water and many local seafood bars and restaurants.

Englishman Bay, Tobago

Local tourists love this secluded quiet beach and they call this secluded beach the jewel of Tobago. There may not be many tourist facilities located on the west coast of Tobago, but this beach is what is not noisy, noisy, suitable for travelers who prefer tranquility. The soft white sand here is like a beauty point in contrast with the green tropical rain forests.

Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

Those who love to walk on the long sand will have to love this pure white beach hugging the blue sea with the early sunshine sunbathing along the white sand. This beach is located on the west coast of Grand Cayman Island, most of the resorts and hotels are extremely lavish.

Petit St Vincent Beach, Grenadines Islands

Like a formidable rival of Cay Palm Island, this private island is not too lavish. A place suitable for all visitors is near Canouan beach to enjoy relaxing relaxation with white sand and clear blue sea.

Mullins Beach, Barbados

If you can’t afford a hotel or vila close to the beach on many other beaches on this west coast, then on Mullins Beach you can do it. There will be no shortage of what you need in a relaxing day with the blue sea: soft sandy beaches, water sports games, sun loungers and inviting bars close to the beach.

Pinney Beach, St Kitts and Nevis

Clear blue water, beautiful beach bends embracing beautiful blue sea. That’s all you can expect from a beautiful beach like this one of the Caribbean, a beautiful and quiet beach.

Cane Garden Bay, Tortola

Perhaps this beach of Tortola is the most popular in the Caribbean. Because this is a busy area rhythm, many exciting sports activities, visitors are spoiled for sunbathing on the white sand, enjoying the delicious barbecue on the beach and watching the beautiful sunset every afternoon.

The reasons to choose Caribbean as the destination for your next vacation (Part 1)

The Caribbean Sea is considered one of the most attractive tourist seas in the world, which is loved by many tourists, even here it has been ranked as the top of the places that people want to visit most in the holiday.

With only three basic reasons (pristine beaches, sunny climate and vibrant, comfortable atmosphere), this place attracts 25 million visitors every year. Besides, there are dozens of other interesting things for you to discover more about this tropical paradise.


Caribbean Sea – where there are pristine beaches, sunny climate and vibrant atmosphere, comfortable.

The Caribbean, where warm climates, sunny beaches, and year-round temperatures rarely fall below 21 degrees Celsius, is suitable for relaxing during long holidays. The islands surrounding this place are the best diving destinatinos in the world and of course the entertainment activities as well as the great water sports.

What could be more wonderful than relaxing on one of the best beaches in the world and you know there will be many interesting things waiting for you. And here is one of the impressive things that make you want to come to the Caribbean “right away”.

The best beachES in the world

Relaxing on the white sand beaches and swimming in the warm Caribbean waters are daily activities and of course that is the main reason why people visit the islands here. You can freely choose from world-famous beaches such as the Gold Coast in Barbados or seven miles of fine white sand in Negril, Jamaica.

There are thousands of islands in the Caribbean and a visit to the surrounding islands is one of the best ways to feel the beauty of the place. You can also choose idyllic and quite isolated islands like Little Bay Beach in Anguilla, or Anse Chastanet in St. Lucia to visit if you do not like the noise.


The Pitons, St. Lucia

The island of Saint Lucia is home to the twin peaks of Gros Piton (2,579 feet in height) and Petit Piton (even taller yet easier) both of which are accessible by foot to the adventurous traveler in roughly 4-5 hours. The trail cross through rainforests and scramb over large rocks along the way to the spectacular view on top, making it worth your wait in line to snap that all-important selfie.

Nevis Peak (Nevis)

It’s a truly challenging hike at 3,232 feet in height. Although the mountain isn’t particularly high nor is altitude a major concern, the fact that the hike begins near sea level, and ends some three hours later at the summit make it amongst the toughest excursions in the entire region. 

The way to the top leads hikers scrambling over rocks and tree roots which requires the occasional ascent using ropes to reach the breathtaking view from the summit and a sense of true satisfaction at what you’ve accomplished.

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John

More than two-thirds of the island of St. John is actually designated as part of the Virgin Islands National Park with stellar natural beauty and rich history, including civilizations that date back more than 1000 years ago. The park features more than twenty trails, spreading out across the island in a variety of different directions allowing visitors to explore entirely on foot.

Those routes wander through thick rainforests, past pristine beaches, and up and down rolling hills, allowing hikers to discover long-abandoned plantations and mills, hidden cabins, and small shacks that once served as slave quarters. A hike here will make hikers feel a bit like walking through history, with some sharp reminders of the past.

Is that tempting enough? What more to think about? Just get some trainers and get moving.

Popular sports at the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean (Part 1)

The long white sand beach with waves, the deserted beach, many attractive sea sports, the comforts from affordable to luxurious beach. That’s all that these The most beautiful beach of the Caribbean is attracting tourists on summer days.

Sun Bay Beach, Vieques, Puerto Rico

Most of the island was used by the US Navy until 2003, so more than 40 beaches here have grown quite well. Sun Bay is probably the most thriving beach among them. Although the beach here has very simple names such as Blue, Red, Green but all are amazingly beautiful and worthy for visitors to enjoy.

Pink Sands Beach, Harbor Island, Bahamas

Possibly the most beautiful view in the world, the Pink Sands beach often turns orange-pink when the sun sets. Clean white sand, safe diving area, excellent jasmine beach for swimmers and comfort hotels are the attractions for this beautiful beach.

Varadero Beach, Cuba

This is the most beautiful and clean white sand beach of the Caribbean. This beach is not too large, but even if 50 hotels here are crowded, you still have enough room to sunbathe on the sandy beaches.

Playa Grande Beach, Guanacaste Island, Costa Rica

Strange things happen when you stroll along the curving curves of this beach: the sand will turn from pearl white to orange-gray, while the sea is still blue. Those who love walking the seaside often love the waves, while those who love nature enjoy the sea turtle nest on the sand.

Grand Anse Beach, Grenada

The beautiful white sand beach is not always found in the Caribbean, but in Grenada there are many such beaches. For example, the Grand Anse with excellent white sand stretches, adding the grape growing areas and palm trees that are only available in the south of the capital, St. George, suitable for all families come here to relax.

Convenient access to the road, this beach has many delicious local specialties, seafood vendors and many water sport services.

Great HikIng trails to Take in the Caribbean

Travelers visit the Caribbean might find a beautiful beach to lounge on for the bulk of their stay or might be a bit more active by joining a hiking tour. Here are the best hiking trails that will help you stretch your legs, take in some fantastic scenery, and explore a side of the Caribbean that you might not have even known existed. 

The Waitukubuli National Trail, Dominica

The Waitukubuli National Trail is the best long-distance hike in the entire Caribbean with the length of nearly 115 miles across the island of Dominica being sectioned off into 14 different segments. Each segment has a distinct starting and ending point, allows hikers to enjoy either individual parts or take on the the entire trail if they are adventurous enough. Hikers take this trail will pass through a wide variety of environments and terrains, including rural farmland, rainforests, and mountainous regions with the route meandering in and out of local villages from time to time. Where there are breathtaking waterfalls, hot springs, caves, and other natural wonders.

Guanapo Gorge, Trinidad

The Guanapo Gorge on the island of Trinidad is a hike with a wonderful walk through an enchanted setting which hikers can enjoy in only a couple of hours. First, hikers take a stroll through the rainforest before entering a steeply walled canyon that was carved out of solid rock over the passing centuries by the Guanapo River, then walking and sometimes swimming through a series of pools and streams as heading up the valley. The cool, refreshing waters provide welcome relief for hikers from the often steamy conditions. Although this is a challenging hike, it is most definitely worth the effort for those who adventurous enough to undertake. However, remember to wear a swimsuit and water shoes, because you’re definitely going to need them.

Snuba: The great form of diving in the Caribbean islands (Part 2)

Caribbean is one of the diving capital of the world, and there is no better place to learn how to dive.

Scuba diving has many learning curves of all Caribbean scuba diving experiences, but the rewards include the ability to dive deeper and longer than anyone else and explore wrecks and other underwater attractions. shared by relatively few others. For many, an introduction to scuba marks the beginning of a lifelong love affair with a challenging but thrilling sport.

Many Caribbean hotels offer a “resort” that serves as a class of beginners in scuba; If you stay at a package resort, the course may even be included in your stay (otherwise, it will usually cost you less than $ 50). The dive shop – located anywhere there is water in the Caribbean, which means almost all islands) – also offers additional diving courses. These 2-3-hour courses include lectures, a session in the hotel’s pool to familiarize yourself with the diving equipment and the rules of the sport, and finally real diving in the ocean.

After that, you can visit a dive shop certified by the Association of Professional Diving Guides (PADI) to continue the dive training program, starting with Open Water Diver certification, you will need to go diving with excursion in the Caribbean. More information on scuba and certification is available at Scuba.

Top Caribbean dive sites include Saba, Bonaire, Turks and Caicos, and the US Virgin Islands, among others. There are also a number of diving resorts that incorporate many snorkeling trips at your cost of stay, such as the famous captain Don’s Habitat on Bonaire.

Above is the introduction to Snuba, a great form of diving that you can experience in the Caribbean islands. If you have a chance to visit the places, try this great water sports activity!

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