MECA International Art Fair | June 1st-June 4th

If you love art as much as I do, this event is a must see. As far as I know it’s the first of its kind on the island. Hopefully this will be a reoccurring event for many years to come. Click on the banner for more information.

From their website: MECA, short for MErcado CAribeño (Spanish for “Caribbean Market”), will take place in Santurce, from June 1st-4th of 2017 at the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico. Founded and directed by Tony Rodríguez and Daniel Báez, MECA will be the meeting point and international platform for the Caribbean art market, made up of a brilliant assembly of young artists and galleries. The main objective is to stimulate art collection. Puerto Rico has a growing art market—with a prosperous artists’ community—that is making a solid statement in the international art circuit.

Plaza del Mercado in Santurce & Cabo Rojo Steaks

I can’t believe it has taken us this long to hit the Plaza del Mercado in Santurce and evidently we’ve been missing out. I can think of no better way to do my dreaded errands than to knock out my produce purchases and then relax having a cocktail. All the while getting my people watching on and listening to some great music.

AND if you’re done eating what they call meat these days (imported from the states) you’ll want to check out Cabo Rojo Steaks inside the market. They sell the finest grass fed, LOCAL beef money can buy. Prices are comparable or modestly higher than what you find in your local Pueblo, etc.

Cabo Rojo Steaks now has online ordering available, simply place your order and they’ll have it ready for speedy pick up at this same location.

In Santurce, parking is a hot commodity.


Iguana and the Coquí

Sadly, one of Santurce’s most iconic murals by Roa was defaced as we found out on a recent trip. See below for the original. img_4352.jpg

Red, White & Blue, Viejo San Juan

Murals & Graffiti, Santurce