Inaugural MCO-BQN Overnight Puerto Rico Experience with Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines not too long ago declared new nonstop flights to Puerto Rico from Orlando.  The lower-charge airline started traveling nonstop from Orlando Worldwide Airport to Rafael Hernández Global Airport (BQN) in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico starting off on March 24, 2022.  With the addition of Aguadilla, Frontier will give much more than 80 nonstop locations from Orlando.  The airline mentioned fares for the new route will start at $59.

Brad Dean, CEO of the tourism organization Discover Puerto Rico, claimed: “We’re thrilled about the addition of Frontier’s new route connecting Orlando and Aguadilla to our already expansive listing of nonstop routes to Puerto Rico. This new flight will benefit our diaspora immensely, and will permit Orlando citizens, and people with connecting flights, to simply check out our island’s west coastline.”

Puerto Rico Tourism Company executive director Carlos Mercado Santiago famous that “the governing administration of Puerto Rico proceeds to perform on growing the air accessibility alternatives [at] all the airports on our island although remaining committed to growing financial exercise from the tourism business inside of all areas of Puerto Rico… This new route positions our island as an even extra desirable and accessible location to visit, though contributing to the generation of new careers in the western location.”

I was generously hosted by Find out Puerto Rico, the Island’s Destination Promoting Corporation, to fly with other local bloggers on Frontier Airline’s very first ever flight provider from Orlando (MCO) to Aguadilla (BQN), Puerto Rico on March 24, 2022. The flight by itself was so a lot exciting with totally free flags, sunglasses, cookies, and Puerto Rico trivia for flight voucher prizes.  No passport or visa is required to travel considering the fact that Puerto Rico is deemed U.S. territory and the main currency is the U.S. greenback. All significant credit history playing cards are approved.

When we landed at Aeropuerto Internacional Rafael Hernandez Marín in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, we had been welcomed with a pleasurable reception adopted by a push meeting with Frontier’s Domestic and Worldwide Product sales Supervisor, Alfredo Gonzalez.  MCO has increasingly grow to be a focal issue of Frontier’s network. The ULCC described Aguadilla as “a charming city on Puerto Rico’s western coastline known for its beautiful beach locations and partaking points of interest.” He additional: “Our new support to Aguadilla further bolsters our increasing motivation to Puerto Rico.”

Afterwords, we checked into our own rooms at Parador Villa Parguera in Lajas, PR.

The spectacular look at from my lodge home.

Then we changed and headed out for evening meal at 101 West Kitchen.

A single of the trivia issues on the flight was: “what drink did Puerto Rico invent?” Reply: the Piña Colada!

Firecracker Shrimp

Seared Tuna Steak

Coconut Shrimp

Arancini Piccolo

Ribeye Steak with Carrots and Asparagus

Almond Crusted Salmon with Mashed Potatoes and Environmentally friendly Beans

The following early morning we ate brunch at Aquamarina, the cafe within our lodge.

More than effortless egg, sautéed potatoes, and toast.

Similar as above but with bacon.

Following brunch we went on a Historic Dowtown San German Tour at Plaza Fundadora de Pueblos.

Then we walked to Porta Coeli Church, a single of the oldest church in PR.

And then visited a outdated setting up that made use of to be Town Hall.

Strolling by the Comedy Theatre.

We also satisfied a health care provider at Botica Museum who taught us so a great deal about the heritage of their medicine.

Then explored artifacts at the San German Heritage Museum.

Followed by some sightseeing.

Afterwords, we had lunch at Porticos Restaurant.

Yuca frita con Picadillo – Cassava strips served with tender ground beef, garlic sauce, cilantro and cheese.

Piña Colada.

Buñuelos de Bacalao – yam, yautía roots and cod fritter.

Se formó el Bembé – fried wings.

Following we adjusted, we frequented Valmar in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico in which we received to meet the owner and get pleasure from a unforgettable supper on the seaside.

Ostras Rockefeller – Virginia oysters bathed in gratin spinach sauce.

Camarones con Coco – Shrimp breaded in coconut, accompanied with sweet and sour pineapple sauce.

Pulpo Valmar – Steamed Spanish octopus tentacles in a sauce of butter, garlic, De La Vera paprika, fingerling potatoes and spices.

Dorado Ceviche – Halibut cubes marinated in salt, pepper, garlic, Peruvian chili, purple onion and lime, accompanied with tostones.

Tostones – Smashed fried plantain.

Langosta Termidor – Entire lobster in bechamel sauce fused with shallots and cognac completed with parmigiano reggiano au gratin.

Salmón – Pan Seared.

Mar y Tierra – Filet mignon, lobster, and black tiger shrimp in cognac sauce.

Lavender ice product.

Soon after meal we went on the Bio Bay Tour Practical experience with with Captain Cachi of Paradise Scuba & Snorkeling Center.  La Parguera is a bioluminescent bay discovered in the southern city of Lajas.

The bay’s glowing outcome is created possible by micro-organisms named dinoflagellates, which emit a small burst of light-weight when the water is agitated.

The next morning we experienced brunch at Mimosa Brunch Farm To Desk just before heading back to the airport to fly again residence to Orlando, FL.  We cherished their refreshing juices – particularly the passion fruit and pomarrosa.

Ham Croquette – Smoked meat croquette with spicy papaya sauce.

Rabbit Empanadilla – Regional rabbit confit with mozzarella cheese and herbs.

Orange Maple French Toast – Sweet potato bread soaked in tangerine batter, served with dulce de coco, maple sweet potato pureé and tropical fruits.

Sweet Sunshine – Sweet concha mexicana stuffed with smoked salmon, product creese, scallions, and pico de gallo. Sweet potato French toast with dulce de coco, Home made Yogurt with honey and granola, Greens & fruit salad with enthusiasm fruit vinaigrette.

Thank you Discover Puerto Rico for owning me!

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