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puerto rico festivals

The best time to visit and/or relocate to Puerto Rico is in June. Beaches are now beginning to fill up, tourist spots are becoming more crowded, and hurricane season is just beginning so it isn’t in full swing just yet. June is considered one of the hottest months in Puerto Rico, but it is also the the busiest as far as events and festivals go. There are many Puerto Rico festivals occurring in June.


If you decide to visit Puerto Rico in June, you will have the opportunity to experience the SoFo Culinary Week which is when Calle Fortaleza (South Fortaleza Street) in Old San Juan becomes an outdoor street fair with tasting booths. More than five blocks are closed down for food vendors, music, and entertainment. There are at least 30 participating restaurants and a variety of cuisines. Some restaurants set up in the street, while others create makeshift bars so you can easily get a cocktail of your choice. If you enjoy food, be sure to visit Puerto Rico around this festival.


At the end of June you can’t miss Carnival in Rio Grande. Rio Grande is the “city of El Yunque” and each year they have a four day festival to celebrate Carnaval Ciudad de El Yunque. This festival is jammed packed with food, music, parades, carnival rides, and fireworks. It is one of the Puerto Rico festivals you do not want to miss. The first few days are opening ceremonies where you can expect to see live music and shows, and amusement rides. By the end of the week, you can attend the 10k race and parade. If you can only attend one day of this four day Puerto Rican festival, be sure to attend on Sunday, the last day. Sunday is considered the day of Carnival, where you can watch a variety of parades, see loud costumes, and hear cultured music. If you can’t attend this Puerto Rican festival at the end of June/ early July, try experiencing the “set up” for the event.  By mid- June the town begins to set up colorful decorations, amusement rides, and floats.


June is a busy month for Puerto Rico Festivals. Contact us today to ensure your is car shipped there on time so you can experience one of the many festivals Puerto Rico has to offer in June!


car import safety

The business of importing cars has been increasingly on the rise. As a result, the Department of Homeland Security has put together information for the United States Customs and Border Protection to ensure companies and people  are safely importing their car. Knowing import safety prior to your car shipment will give you a peace of mind. Whether you are importing your car to the United States or to another country, your car will have to go through customs. At customs, you will need to provide a Bill of Lading, registration, and any other documents connecting to your car. While our company will take care of your pick up arrangements, it is important to have documentation of your vehicle’s arrival date so that it is coordinated with customs. All car shipments are cleared at the port of entry unless otherwise noted. This will provide import safety for your car. Furthermore, in order to prevent the transporting of foreign soil, it is best that you completely wash the exterior of your car prior to shipment. Most importantly, for your own import safety, and to ensure you are safely importing your car, it is highly recommended you clean out the contents of your car. This will greatly reduce the risk of loss or stolen property during transport and/or when your car gets to the loading and unloading docks. Lastly, get familiar with EPA Standard Form 3520-1. This form is required by the United States Customs and Border Protections for the importation of almost all cars such as passenger vehicles and highway motorcycles. This required form is to confirm all vehicles meet the air pollution emissions standards and requirements. However, it is important to note that this form is not required if you are importing your car directly from a manufacturer since it is a new vehicle.


Before your shipment date, be sure to have all of the required documents filled out. But don’t worry, contact our office and we can help you with all of your car shipment needs and questions.


Puerto Rico, located in the Caribbean, is known for its crystal blue beaches, breathtaking landscape, mountains, waterfalls, and historical filled structures. There are so many “Puerto Rico Must Dos” that it could be overwhelming making an itinerary and knowing what to do.

First on the list for Puerto Rico Must Dos is Castillo San Felipe de Morro and Castillo de San Cristobal. These two castles were built by Spanish engineers and were meant to guard the city from enemies in the sea. Castillo San Felipe del Morro, or El Morro for short, is a six level fort on top of high land. When you visit, you will be mesmerized by its 27 acres of land, 60 foot tall walls and old cannons. Since it is located on high land, the views of the sea and surrounding areas of Puerto Rico are breathtaking.

Next up on the for Puerto Rico Must Dos is the El Yunque National Rainforest. Puerto Rico is considered United States Territory. With that, the El Yunque National Rainforest is one of the few rainforests located in the United States. The rainforest stretches for over 28,000 acres of land and is considered a very popular spot due to its hiking, waterfalls, and foliage. You can expect to see a vast variety of birds, bats, lizards, and frogs. Although snakes are rare, there is a Puerto Rican Boa.  If you decide to visit, you can even book a stay at one of the lodging opportunities located at the edge of the rainforest.

Last on the list for Puerto Rico Must Dos is to take a day trip to Culebrita Island. Culebrita Island is only one kilometer long and is uninhabited. However, by boat, you can plan a day visit to one of the six beaches. It is famous for its turtles. While swimming in the waters, people have been known to swim next to a variety of turtle species.  The island has a west side and east side. On the east side there are large tidal pools that you can take advantage of swimming in. The west side is known for snorkeling and scuba diving.

So, let us worry about shipping your car to Puerto Rico, while you worry about which activity on the Puerto Rico Must Dos list you want to check off first!

Transporting cars

Transporting cars overseas can seem like a very stressful, expensive, and time consuming move. However, it is actually quite the opposite, especially if you decide to ship with us. Transporting cars from state to state is different than transporting cars overseas. This may overwhelm you since your car isn’t just been driven across state boundaries, but instead imported to another country. But, don’t worry! When you start your planning, follow these steps below to ensure a smooth transport of your car overseas.



Doing your research is extremely important. Typing into a search engine “Transporting Cars Overseas” and a variety of different companies will come up. So, how do you pick which company is best for you and your car shipment needs? Finding a reputable company is extremely important and looking for evidence of such should always be listed on the company’s website. You want to sure that the company you choose has credentials and certifications, licenses, and an insurance policy put into place.


Weigh your Options

There are many factors that go into the quote of your car shipment. Some factors include but are not limited to the season, shipping method, type of car, carrier type (open vs closed), location, customs clearance, country taxes, etc. Once you have a some quotes from different companies, you need to short out your information and weigh your options. Remember, while choosing the cheapest company may seem like the best option, especially for your wallet, cheaper is not always better.


Complete Paperwork

Once you’ve selected the company you will be using to ship your car overseas, you will need to prepare the paperwork. Paperwork includes a clear and original title, a copy of the bill of sale, and a copy of your passport. Some shipping companies require additional paperwork that is due upon departure and arrival. It is best to ask your company what else is needed.


Prepare You Car

Document your car to the best of your ability. This means interior and exterior pictures and reports of the condition. Do not leave any personal belongings in your car as they can become damaged and/or lost. In addition to you inspecting your car, the person at departure and arrival will also inspect your car.


Although it may seem overwhelming at first, transporting cars overseas is extremely easy, especially if you decide to choose us! Call us today or click here to get your process started.

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Visiting Puerto Rico?

In order to get a true appreciation and get the most out of the island, you will need your car in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is known for its scenic views of the Caribbean and there is so much to offer. The older the coastal highway, the more scenic views you will see. With your car, you can visit these highways and scenic views conveniently at your leisure. Take your car out for an early morning drive and park to watch the sunrise. Or, you will have the luxury of taking a cruise after dinner and watching the sunset.

Puerto Rico is known for its beaches. Instead of relying on public transportation and having to carry all of your beach necessities, you can easily pack up your car for a day at the beach. Having your car in Puerto Rico will allow you to beach hop. Some beaches are known to be the best day time beaches such as Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay, El Morro, and Flamenco Beach. Other beaches are known to be popular in the evenings such as Sun Bay (Vieques) and Mosquito Bay. Condado Beach is a  favorite to many sun- lovers, but you will need to venture to it if you aren’t close to San Juan. Therefore, you need your car. The beach has a local parking lot so no need to worry about parking.

You will also need your car in order to explore the vast variety of outlet shopping, restaurants, museums, and rainforests. Your own car will also allow you to explore the Spanish Forts at Castillo San Cristobal. Since there is so much adventure on one island, you can cover multiple parts of the island and sights in a few days. After all, you can drive the entire island of Puerto Rico in just a little over 4 hours.

Let us help you ship your car  so you can take full advantage of Puerto Rico.

Rules of the road in Puerto Rico

You have shipped your car or are thinking about shipping your car overseas to Puerto Rico. Having your car will allow you to explore the island and everything it has to offer. There are some rules of the road that are the same as the United States such as driving on the right side of the road and requiring every passenger to wear a seatbelt. However, there are some rules of the road that are not similar to the United States. Below are some rules of the road you should learn before setting out to explore.

The Difference Between Single, Double, Triple, Four Digit Autopistas/Highways:

Single- digit roads are considered to be “main” highways and you can expect a traffic light every couple of hours. Double- digit roads are considered to be “newer” highways and are known for having tolls. Triple- digit highways are smaller roads and are considered to be “country” roads. You will most likely not explore four- digit roads. These roads are usually one lane and are advised for people who know where they are going.

Rules of the Road That You Can Expect the Locals to Not Follow:

  • Although it is law to use blinkers to signal switching of lanes, many people don’t use blinders when turning or changing lanes.

  • Puerto Rico has a “no pass on the right” rule, but you can expect that the locals will pass in any lane. Like us, usually the left lane is the fast lane, and passing is done on the right. However, you can expect that the locals will drive slow or fast in any lane that they want.

  • If a local misses a turn, you can expect that they won’t continue on their path in order to find a way to turn around. Instead, they will stop suddenly and back up in order to get to their missed turn or exit that they wanted.

If you have any rules of the road questions once you’re in Puerto Rico, you could always stop and ask a police officer, as they are local in patrolling. However, if you are driving in front or next to one, don’t freak out when you see the patrol car blue lights on. The police drive around all the time with blue lights on. So don’t panic unless you hear sirens.

If you do not understand Spanish, there are some words you can learn to ensure you are safe on the road.

Pare- stop

Ceda- yield

Cuidado- caution

Salida- cxit

Transito- one way

Peaje- toll

Autopista- Highway or expressway

For more information on Rules of the Road, visit:


Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico

Islands across the Caribbean have been distraught since the devastation of the last hurricane occurred. Hurricane Irma was the worst natural disaster to hit Puerto Rico in the last century. It’s been almost a month since the hurricane hit the island. As global citizens we must unite in helping Puerto Rico. The island has virtually no running water or electricity, here’s how you can help with hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.

Many organizations are asking for cash as opposed to supplies so they can send support where its most needed. We’ve listed all hurricane relief organizations below if you wish to donate and aid the island in need.

United for Puerto Rico


Center for Popular Democracy

American Red Cross

Salvation Army

Hispanic Federation’s “Unidos” page

International Medical Corps


Catholic Relief Services


Direct Relief

Save the Children – (Priority relief for families with children)

GoFundMe -includes various campaigns for Hurricane Maria.

The National Voluntary Organizations (VOAD) is accepting supplies and volunteers.


Most of the Caribbean is without power, we must unite, spread the word of their troubles and assist in any way we can. We hope everyone is keeping positive and receiving all the help they can during these tough times.

Puerto Rico Car Shipping Guide

Shipping a car to Puerto Rico is a lot more simple than it sounds. We answered some common questions in this Puerto Rico car shipping guide to help you prepare for your booking.


What do I need to set up my shipment?

• Year, Make & Model of the vehicle

• Vehicle Color

• Vehicle VIN Number

• License Plate Number (If available)


How long will it take to ship my car?

Transit times vary depending on the origin and destination of your shipment. You can visit our transit times page to view delivery times for your specific route.


How is my car shipped?

Our standard service is Ro/Ro, meaning your vehicle will be carefully loaded into the ship or barge and fastened down for maximum safety. We provide the most secure and affordable way to ship a vehicle to or from Puerto Rico. Your vehicle is safely loaded into the actual ship or barge and is protected from all outdoor elements that it would typically be subjected to on an open air barge service.


Can I track the progress of my shipment online?

Yes. Online tracking is available to you 24 hours a day and is updated in real-time. Upon scheduling your shipment, you will receive a unique booking number that will allow you to track the status of your shipment online anytime.


Can I have anything inside my vehicle when shipping?

Your vehicle must be clean and empty. Exceptions are made for child seats, jumper cables, and in some cases automobile parts.


How do I pay for my shipment?

We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, electronic transfer, money orders, and company checks. Payment must be made in full prior to the date of your shipment.


Are there size restrictions on shipping my vehicle?

Yes. The rates provided online apply to standard size vehicles. A standard size vehicle is defined as any passenger automobile not exceeding 21’6″ length x 8′ width x 7′ height. If your vehicle is larger than the standard dimensions, please contact our oversize shipment department by calling (904) 322-7644 to receive a personalized rate quote for your transportation.


How much gas can I have in my vehicle?

Less than 1/4 tank – no exceptions. This is a coast guard regulation (#176.905). Please note, we do not offer a siphoning service.


What is required on the date of my shipment?

Please view our printable shipping checklist to see what is required when shipping to or from Puerto Rico.


How can I book my shipment?

For your convenience, you can book your shipment securely online anytime. If you would prefer to set your shipment up with a shipping coordinator, please call (904) 322-7644.

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Puerto Rico offers an abundance of benefits too numerous to list from its miles of exquisite sugar-sand beaches and aquamarine water to people that are warm and friendly. Another bonus is that it is a United States territory.

If you are already a United States citizen, you can travel back and forth to Puerto Rico without worrying about using a passport or going through customs. The United States dollar is the currency and both English and Spanish are spoken there. Real estate is inexpensive compared to other states and profits from renting those properties can stay in your pocket more so than in any other state in the United States.

If you have vacationed there enough or even if you have never been, why not consider relocating to Puerto Rico. Here are four popular spots to live in Puerto Rico should you choose to explore the idea.



If you are a lover of water and even more in love with boating, then Fajardo is your dream come true when it comes to best place to live in Puerto Rico. Fajardo gets to boast that it is the largest marina for the Caribbean, but still offers that small town feel.

From Fajardo, you could launch off to Culebra, Vieques or the British Virgin Island. If you love the beach life, then this is the town for you. Moreover, if you adore the quaint little town feel, you will fall in love with Fajardo.



If you are a believer in the old adage, “If it’s not broke, then don’t fix it,” then Culebra is your match made in heaven. Of course, Puerto Rico is made up of a series of beaches – one more pristine than the next. However, there are several unique amenities that each beach offers. According to your taste, you could spend time at the beach surfing all day, snorkeling, boating or just relaxing. It simply depends on your tastes.

Culebra is unique in that it has protective status. With little or no commercial activity on the island, there’s nothing needing fixing about this part of Puerto Rico. Should you choose to call this island home, you will have a slice of paradise to call your own.


Palmas Del Mar

Nestled on the east coast of Puerto Rico, Palmas Del Mar houses the largest resort on the island. If you are interested in riding, having golf as part of your daily activities of living, and playing tennis, then Palmas Del Mar will suit your every whim. There is no loss for shopping and dining in Palmas Del Mar either. You can live and play all in the same place.

Whether retiring or starting out as a young couple, Palmas Del mar has all the extras you are seeking. Some of the communities offer perks in their developments that you might not receive elsewhere. For example, some communities offer pools for little swimmers as well as for adults. Some have yacht clubs with state-of-the-art marinas and banquet facilities. If you are seeking all the bells and whistles, then Palmas Del Mar is all you need.



On Puerto Rico’s northern coast, you will find Dorado. Dorado is popular with the tourists; however, it is gaining massive popularity with real estate investors and homebuyers. Dorado is a well-loved destination for home buyers. Dorado is more of an upscale neighborhood with gated communities and golf courses and offers all the safety amenities one would expect from a more upscale neighborhood.

Close enough to San Juan yet worlds away, Dorado is the ultimate in luxurious living. There is no stone unturned or detail left out either. From golf courses to spas and from mountain views to water views, Dorado has it all and then some.

So, if you are beginning the process of exploration to relocate to Puerto Rico, you have a foundation with which to begin in these four top spots to live in Puerto Rico. If nothing else, at least you’ll have fun exploring the options.

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puerto rico

Puerto Rico takes part in all U.S. public holidays, including U.S. Independence Day. On the Fourth of July celebrate on this beautiful island with delicious Puerto Rican Food, local live music and fireworks. Here are a few events happening 4th of July weekend.

Old San Juan

Most celebrations occur in and around Plaza del Quinto Centenario with music, food and firework displays.

Puerto Rico Convention Center

Stop by the convention center for a 4th of July annual Cattlemen’s BBQ competition. Enjoy local foods, live music and varieties of BBQ foods.

Wyndham Rio Mar Resort

The Wyndham Rio Mar Resort is located just east of San Juan (close to El Yunque Rainforest). They are hosting an Independence Day celebration on July 3rd. This family friendly celebration begins at 10 am and continues all day.  The festivities include a live band under the stars at the Marabella Garden at the resort along with drink specials.

San Juan Marriott Resort

If you are in San Juan for the weekend and want to start festivities early stop by the Mariott Resort on July 2nd for a 4th of July party accompanied by live music and a firework show.

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