SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) encourages travel enthusiasts to watch the premier episode of the Travel Channel’s new series “Park Secrets,” which will prominently feature Puerto Rico, on Wednesday, April 18, in a special episode entitled “Private Islands.”
The episode will showcase Vieques and several of its local favorites and previously-kept secrets, including Hix Island House, a beautiful 13-acre natural lodging refuge, and El Quenepo, a restaurant known almost as much for its relaxing ambience as its authentic, delectable cuisine. Viewers will also virtually visit the incredible 19th century sugar plantation at Central Playa Grande.
“This is just the first of multiple segments highlighting the island,” said Luis G. Rivera-Marín, Executive Director of PRTC, “This is an exciting time for tourism in Puerto Rico, as programs like ‘Park Secrets’ showcase just how Puerto Rico does it better.”
The Travel Channel also filmed the Porta del Sol area in western Puerto Rico, which offers a multitude of options for any budget, as well as secluded beaches, rustic guesthouses, luxurious small hotels, and myriad restaurants.
“The best part is that anyone can visit these amazing spots, and a great place to start is our website ( www.seepuertorico.com ),” added Rivera-Marín, “Also, consider flying direct from the US to the Aguadilla airport on the western side of our beautiful island, which has so many unexplored treasures.”
“Park Secrets,” which emphasizes the hidden gems and secret hideaways in well-known tourist locations, chose to extend filming in Puerto Rico because the island offered so many amazing yet unknown attractions. The show also selected Puerto Rico for its convenience. Puerto Rico is just a quick flight from the continental United States, and no passport is required for US citizens.
For more information about visiting Puerto Rico, call your travel professional or go to www.seepuertorico.com .