Rainforestinn.com's Podcasts from a bed and breakfast deep in the El Yunque rainforest of Puerto Rico. New travel adventures.
15: Our Trip to Rincon

For Laurie's birthday we go to the other end of Puerto Rico, the west end, to stay at the Tres Sirenas Ocean Front Inn in Rincon. We had a relaxing weekend, every evening we soaked in the jacuzzi while listening to the crash of the surf on the beach. Every morning we had a gourmet breakfast served to us on the porch in front of our room. Harry & Lisa, the owners, told us all about their Bed and Breakfast and the renovations they went through getting it ready and the Caribean decor. Harry took us on a ride all over Rincon to see the other b&b's in the area as well as restaurants, night life and surf spots.

Direct download: No._15_Our_trip_to_Rincon.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:59pm EST

14: Paso Fino Riding at Hacienda Carabali - Interview

Bill and Laurie of the rainforestinn.com go to Hacienda Carabali and interview Alejandro Diaz Carlo. We find out about the many adventurous you can have on their six hundred acre ranch. There are guided horseback rides on Puerto Rican Paso Fino horses as well as mountain biking and four track rides. He tells us about the history of Hacienda Carabali which his grandfather founded more than forty years ago. He recommends the best days and times to come riding. He also offers special private rides for equestrians.

Bamboo lounge at Hacienda Carabali: www.cocoriopr.com/bamboo/

Direct download: No._14_Hacienda_Carabali_Paso_Fino_Horseback_Rides.mp3
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13: Interview with Alan Mowbray

We interview Alan Mowbray at the El Portal visiter center in the Caribbean National Forest. He has written several books about the El Yunque rainforest of Puerto Rico, including "El Portal Rain Forest Center Interpretive Site Guide" which is his latest. The website for the center is http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/caribbean/
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Direct download: No._13_Interview_with_Alan_Mowbray.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:35pm EST

12: Jam Session at the Rainforest Inn

Laurie and I play selections from a jam session we had during the holidays. http://www.rainforestinn.com 

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Steve Selin of Selin and Harris Violins was playing the violin.

Shane and Dylan have some pictures and blogs here:

Direct download: No._12_A_jam_session_at_the_rainforestinn.com.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:05pm EST

11: Day Trip to Vieques

Laurie and I went on a day-trip to Vieques island to find out about some things to do there and places to stay. We talked to the manager of Vieques airlines, Bananas bar, restaurant and guest house as well as Blue Caribe Kayaks and Mimi’s guest house for bicycle rentals. Email bill@rainforestinn.com with any questions or check our show notes for links.

Direct download: No._11_Day_trip_to_Vieques_Island.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:59pm EST

10: Bicycling in Luquillo Corridor

The Luquillo Corridor is an untouched beach, home to many birds and a turtle-breeding haven that is threatened by development. The Sierra Club is helping to organize environmentalists who are interested in protecting this beautiful beach. Laurie and I bicycled there recently. We went in through a gate posted with a "no entry" sign. The dirt road we rode our mountain bikes on was for fisherman's access only. Flooding because of the high seas on the beach that day going over the estuary finally stopped us and we turned back but not before recording this podcast.

Direct download: RFI-2005-12-31_Bicycle_podcast_in_Luquillo_Beach.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40pm EST