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The Puntas Tree House, Rincon, Puerto Rico

The Puntas Tree House has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms divided into 3 independent units and sleeps 10 - 12 People. The house can be rented in its entirety or by individual floor. Each floor has it's own amenities and rates. 

 

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We're right in the middle of all the action, across the street from Sandy Beach, famous for its world class surfing and sandy bottom beach and within walking distance to 6 restaurants and bars. Close distance to the center of town and grocery stores.

 

This three story house sleeps up to 12 people with multiple balconies and great views of the ocean. Air conditioning in every bedroom and plenty of parking. Relax on the balconies in the shade while listening to the ocean waves.

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Jun

2015

A Puerto Rican tradition: La Noche de San JuanLa Noche de San Juan: Una Tradición Puertorriqueña (Luego de la parte en Ingles hay un articulo sobre la historia

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Noche De San Juan Celebration

A Puerto Rican tradition: La Noche de San Juan
La Noche de San Juan: Una Tradición Puertorriqueña (Luego de la parte en Ingles hay un articulo sobre la historia y las costumbres)

Every year at the stroke on midnight on June 24, Puerto Ricans across the island take a backwards jump into the ocean.

Why you might ask?

For luck, for a new start, for fun. It’s part of a tradition to honor St. John the Baptist.

St. John’s Eve

June 24th marks the birthday of St. John. When Christopher Columbus arrived to the island of Puerto Rico, he originally called it San Juan Batista (St. John the Baptist). The name that traders gave the island—Puerto Rico, or Rich Port—eventually became the name used more commonly but the island’s main city retained the name San Juan and St. John remained the patron saint of the island.

Festivals in honor of St. John are celebrated across the world on Jun 24, but the tradition of jumping into the ocean backwards is unique to Puerto Rico.

Jumping into the ocean—3, 7 or 12 times as the tradition varies—is meant to bring good luck and wash away the past year. While the tradition of jumping into the ocean on June 24 has religious roots (St. John is a primary figure in Christianity), taking a backwards dip into the ocean has become an event about gathering with family and friends and enjoy a lovely summer evening.

The Puntas Tree House is a great place to celebrate Noche de San Juan due to its close proximity to the beach and live music at Tamboo and Casa Verde, we only ask that our guests and all those who celebrate, please keep our beaches clean! Take garbage with you and please recycle :).


Historia y Costumbres

La festividad de San Juan Bautista es el día 24 de Junio, (muy cercano al solsticio de verano, alrededor del 21 de junio), en España es una festividad de celebración múltiple en muchos pueblos, incluso es sacada su figura en procesión en algunos lugares

Muchos son los rituales propios de la noche de San Juan, la víspera del 24 de Junio, pero todos giran en torno al ensalzamiento del fuego. De hecho, este es el festival del fuego por antonomasia, el rey de los festivales del fuego hasta el extremo de que el culto pagano del fuego y las hogueras, se han conservado más que en otras fiestas, y la costumbre popular ha mantenido su práctica incluso dentro del mismo cristianismo, aunque éste no ha podido dar una explicación religiosa convincente de dicho hábito. El gran protagonista de la Noche de San Juan es el fuego, cuyo fin no sólo es rendir tributo al sol, sino también purificar los pecados del hombre. Antiguamente se realizaban fogatas reducidas en las que se calentaban papas o batatas, que luego eran ofrecidas a los asistentes para así asegurarles alimento suficiente durante todo el año. También se arrojaban a las llamas ropas viejas, papeles, y cualquier objeto que representara un mal recuerdo, y así se exorcizaban los malos sucesos de los doce meses anteriores.

Otra costumbre relacionada con la Noche de San Juan es la caminata sobre el fuego. Los devotos preparan caminos de brasas de dos metros de largo por un metro de ancho y caminan descalzos sobre ellos sin sufrir daños. La celebración es acompañada con bailes, comidas y bebidas.

Realmente la noche del solsticio es la del 21 de Junio aunque la Iglesia la ha adaptado a la festividad de San Juan.

Muchas son las creencias que se relacionan con esta mágica noche, e incontables las tradiciones con las que se la celebra, entre las que podemos destacar las siguientes:

Según se cree, en el exacto momento en que el sol ilumina el amanecer del día 24, las aguas de fuentes y arroyos están dotadas de poderes especiales para curar y brindar protección a la gente.

Quien se baña en el rocío que cae esa noche quedará protegido durante todo el año.
Meterse desnudo y de espaldas al mar, mirando la luna, permitirá a quien lo haga obrar ciertos prodigios. Esta tradicion se celebra unicamente en Puerto Rico en varias maneras distintas, tambien hay creencia que aquel que se baña en el mar tendra buena suerte por el resto del año.

Quien se coloca debajo de una higuera con una guitarra en sus manos puede aprender a tocarla de forma inmediata.

Los solteros y solteras que al comenzar el 24 se asomen por la ventana de su casa verán pasar al amor de su vida.

Si se quema un papel donde se haya escrito aquello que se quiera olvidar, se puede lograr bienestar por todo el año.

Si una mujer se mira desnuda y de espaldas en un espejo, a media noche y con la luz de una vela, verá el momento de su muerte.

Quien madrugue el día 24 no pasará sueño el resto del año.

Puntas Tree House es un lugar perfecto para disfrutar de la Noche de San Juan, estamos en la playa y muy serca de la musica en vivo en Tamboo Bar & Seaside Grill. Le pedimos por favor a todos nuestros huespedes y amigos que mantengan nuestras playas limpias y se lleven todo articulo que quieran deshechar, acuerdense de reciclar! :)

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29

May

2015

How to get to PR

We've added a new section to our website, now you can view a list of all the airports and airlines you can use to reach Puerto Rico!

We have customers that visit Puerto Rico from all over the world, so we often get asked what the best ways to get there are and what the closest airports to the house are.


Getting here is actually pretty easy and there's plenty of options. Below are some of the airports and airlines you can take to reach Puerto Rico along with the 3 letter airport IATA code in parenthesis. 


Rafael Hernandez Airport, Aguadilla, PR (BQN)

Aguadila is the closest airport to Rincon, and our beautiful beach home located on the north-western part of the island. Roughly 35 minutes away by car, BQN is a small, very easy to navigate airport. 3 major carriers fly into BQN;


Spirit Airlines - Direct non-stop from Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) 3-4 times a week.


Jetblue - Direct non-stop from Orlando, Florida (MCO) and New York's Kennedy Airport (JFK) Daily


United - Direct non-stop from Newark's Liberty Airport, New Jersey (EWR) Daily


A little further away is Mercedita Airport, Ponce, PR (PSE)

Ponce is about an hour and a half away on the southern part of the island pretty much right in the halfway point between coasts almost directly south of Arecibo. There's only one major carrier currently flying to PSE however, Delta and Continental(Now United) both flew there recently, so new services may come soon as they remodel the airport. 


Jetblue - Direct non-stop service from Orlando, Florida (MCO) and New York's Kennedy Airport (JFK)


The furthest airport from us and by far one of the largest airports in the Caribbean is Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, Carolina, PR (SJU). Roughly between 2 and 3 hours away depending on traffic and which route you take. Over 4 million passengers board a plane at the airport per year. Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is Puerto Rico's main international gateway and its main connection to the United States. Domestic flights fly between Carolina and other local destinations, including Culebra, Mayagüez and Vieques. The airport is accessed from the San Juan district of Hato Rey, the island's financial district, via the Teodoro Moscoso Bridge. Old San Juan is accessed via the Baldorioty de Castro Expressway (PR-26). Teodoro Moscoso Bridge connecting the city of San Juan to the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in Carolina.


The airport serves as the Caribbean hub for Cape Air, Air Sunshine, and Seaborne Airlines, as well as a focus city for JetBlue Airways. JetBlue is the largest carrier in San Juan, with 51 daily flights on an average day.


The list of current airlines and destinations is much too long to post in just one post, but we have a section on our website that tells you every airline with service to SJU and what terminal they are located in. Thank you for reading, and as always if theres ever anything we can help you with please let us know! Please view the How to Get to Puerto Rico  tab for more information about SJU.