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The greatest golf stories are told here Along dramatic cliffs, overlooking the blue Atlantic, 21 spectacular holes, each one an incredible test of golf and an unforgettable story to tell. This is the Links at Royal Isabela. Come closer, and let Puerto Rico’s beautiful treasure share its secrets with you.

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A Private Golf Community on Puerto Rico’s Northwest Coast Ž 21-Hole Links-Style Golf Course 20 Charming Casitas Ž Farm-to-Table Dining Ž Open-Air Bars Ž Private Walkway to Secluded Beach Tennis Ž Approximately 10 Miles (15-25 min) to Aguadilla International Airport with Non-Stop Service from JFK and Newark Ž 1 1/2 Hours to San Juan International Airport


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NTE NTS EDITOR/PUBLISHER/SALES Hannah Griek DISEÑO GRAFICO Bárbara Salvi

UPFRONT 08 Business and Professional Women International meeting in Puerto Rico SUMMER FUN ON BOATS 12 Katarina Charters / Rincon Sailing TASTE 16 Profile : Icons Coffee Shop 17 Guias de Restaurantes y Barras 24 The Beer Box : Summer Brews ARTBEAT 28 Cultivando Cronos: Luis “Guillo” Cruz 32 Los Negros Vivos: Skalicious

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COLABORADORES Jorge Castro, Mara Davila, John Griek, Chris Fulcher, Melissa Garcia, Aleida Mejias, Alexander Rosado, Rachel Tanner, Jenifer Tiller TRADUCCIONES Hannah Griek Translations hannahgriek@hotmail.com PARA COMUNICARTE laislareadermag@gmail.com (787) 512 0743 P.O. BOX 6069 Aguadilla, PR 00604

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Orgullosos de Apoyar las industrias con esta Revista 100% HECHA en La Isla de PUERTO RICO We’re proud to Print & Design this Mag en la Isla 100% MADE IN PUERTO RICO La Isla Reader Magazine es propiedad de Hannah S. Griek Gatica. Idea original Patentada. P.O. BOX 6069 Aguadilla, 00604 PUERTO RICO Para la reproduccion total y/o parcial del material publicado en esta revista por favor de solicitar una autorizacion por correo electronico con la Editorial para ser aprovada. Todos los derechos estan reservados. El contenido de los avisos publicitarios al igual que las notas de nuestros colaboradores solo representan la opinion de sus autores y/o representantes.


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Rinc贸n Capital Water Sports Located on Rinc贸n Public Beach, Balneario at the Sunset Village Complex.

A LC E AX I SP HI OT L AL I NN S (787) 823-2789 Cell. (787)718-7771 All you need to have fun in the sun! We are the fullest water sport equipment rental business in Rinc贸n and bring you more ways to have fun! RENTAL S Banana Boat Surfboards/Boogies/Paddle Boards & Accessories S c u b a G e a r S n o r k e l i n g G e a r W i n d s u r f s Laser & Sunfish Sailboats K a y a k s S k a t e b o a r d s Beach chairs & Umbrellas

L E S S O N S , S u r f i n g Swimming, Snorkeling, Water S k i i n g , S a i l i n g S k a t e b o a r d i n g f o r b e g i n n e r o r e xp ert BOAT CHARTERS & TOURS Banana Boat Rides Desecheo Island Trips Water Skiing S n o r k e l i n g Tr i p s Diving Trips/Discovery Diving Kayak & Snorkeling To u r s C r u i s i n g Sunset & Full Moon Cruises Fishing Charters/Spear Fishing W h a l e W a t c h i n g GIFT Shop & Acc. Hand Made Crafts & Made Sea Glass, Jewelry, Beach Apparel & Surf Accessories, Sun Glasses. Private Lifeguard Services, Live Bait, Sardines, Squid & Balahu

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300 LOUNGE, Aguadilla NEW MENU!! Serving Tantalizing Appetizers, Gourmet Burgers, Wraps and more. Craft beer, Wine Premium Cocktails in a lounge setting. Daily specials and Happy Hour! Mon - Thurs: 3 pm - 8 pm Fri: 3 pm - 9 pm Tel. 787-890-5252 Sat: 9 am - 9 pm Located across from the Aguadilla Airport Sun: Open Lounge

(ubicados frente al Terminal del Aeropuerto) Base Ramey

BOCA LOCA, Aguadilla Modern and innovative, Boca Loca. The only alternative that presents the best of Latin American cuisine in one place. Enjoy a unique dining experience with traditional dishes from Columbia, Perú, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Brasil, Panamá, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. Mon. thru Thurs. 11:30 am - 10:00 pm Friday: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm Saturday: 12:00 am - 11:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Tel. 787-882-7474

www.bocalocapr.com

57 Stahl Street, Aguadilla Pueblo, in front of the Rompeolas

COCINA CREATIVA, Aguadilla Featuring fresh baked breads, soups and sandwiches, lite lunches & weekly specials. Utilizing fresh local & organic ingredients we bring you an alternative to the usual. Open Monday-Friday 11 am - 4 pm Now serving dinner from Tues to Friday 5:30 to 9:30 (new menu) Tel. 787-890-1861 Carr. 110 km 9.8 Aguadilla, PR

(Gate 5 Plaza, next to the Econo Supermarket)

CIGAR CHALET, Aguadilla The best cigars, craft whiskey, beer and rum. Come try our exclusive brand cigars Papinos Cigarros 100% Puerto Rican, as well as, other internationally renown cigars. We also have a variety of flavored and natural cigarettes. 100% Tabacco cigarettes. Tel. 939-579-0914 Road 110, next to Icons Coffee Bar, near Ramey Base

cigarchalet@gmail.com or find us on Facebook

DANTES CAFE, Isabela Tu nuevo lugar en Isabela para degustar de un buen café. Ven y disfruta de: Espresso, Latte, Cappuccino, Macchiato, “frozen coffee” y “iced coffee”, variedad de refrescos, batidas y smoothies, postres, wraps y pannini’s. lunes: 9 am a 5 pm martes a sábados: 9 am a 9 pm Tel. 939-286-6251 domingo: 3 pm a 9 pm Carr. #2 Km 110.1 (marginal frente a Sears)

DESECHEO, Aguadilla A casual-elegant restaurant with innovative creations served at its bar. Its creative creole cuisine serves flavors from the sea and the mountains. Ingredients of excellent quality, homemade recipes, affordable prices and welcoming environment, makes Desecheo an attractive restaurant with the most exquisite alternatives in the area. Tel. 787-891-0600 Road 107 Km. 2.9 Aguadilla

Open daily from 11:00 am see AD page 20

www.latorreguesthouse.com Playa Jobos, Is abela 787.473.1573

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EL CAREY CAFÉ, Isabela Very Chilled...Relaxed...Family...& Surf Atmosphere WE SERVE BREAKFAST ALL DAY! incl.: banana & oreo pancakes, crepes, french toast & breakfast burritos. Our lunch menu incl.: Tropical Bowls of rice and beans, seafood and vegetarian dishes, salads, wraps, homemade burgers, pulpo (octopus) salad and more. Venezuelan inspired arepas, Dominican mangu on Sat & Sun. Weekly Variety of Homemade Fresh and Natural Fruit Juices & Frappes, Mixed Fruit Bowls & Acai Bowls with Homemade Granola. (acai subject to availabiity). FREE WiFi. Thurs, Fri, Mon: 8 am - 2:30 pm. Sat & Sun: 8 am - 4 pm. Closed: Tues & Wed. (subj. to chg,) Check fb for changes and specials. Carr. 4466 Barrio Bajuras, Jobos Beach, Isabela 954-354-9300

EL SIÓN, Aguadilla Typical Peruvian Cuisine. Ceviche, Papa a la Huancaina, Purple Corn Juice and other natural fruit juices. Shaded outdoor seating in a tropical ambiance.

Open Monday-Friday 10:30-3:00pm Belt Rd. (Just after Ramey Shopping Center, Across from CORA University)

FRIJOLES Y CHILANGAS, Aguadilla Since 2008 serving tasty Mexican and International dishes. Creating wonderful memories for thousands of customers. So... come on over, sit back and enjoy your meal with your favorite Margarita! Open daily from 11am Inquiries, reservations or take out: 787-692-3204 State Rd. 110, Km 8.6 Aguadilla

Good Food~Good Prices~Happy Mood

ICONS ESPRESSO Bar, Aguadilla Rock N’ Roll infused espressos. Italian quality espressos and coffee drinks. Authentic panini, delightful variety of cakes and desserts. Plus, awesome music! - missing nowadays at most places.

Email: iconscoffee@yahoo.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/iconscoffee

LA ANA DE COFRESI, Villa Cofresi, Rincón Puertorrican delicacies. Outdoor/Indoor seating. Banquet Hall available for special events.

LA FRONTERA, Aguada Mexican Food & Cantina Bar. Recetas autenticas de Mexico: tacos, burritos, chimichanga, fajitas, quesadillas, nachos, taco salad, pozole y más. Mariachis todos los sábados durante el mes de mayo. Deliciosas Margaritas, hechas de las mejores Tequilas -100% Agave: Patron, Jose Cuervo, 1800, Camarena y Casa Noble. Cerrado lunes. Cantina abierta: dom. a juev. 11 am - 12 am vier. y sab. 11 am - 2 am

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Cocina abierta: martes a juev. y dom. 11 am - 10 pm viernes y sábado 11 am - 11 pm


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FRANCACHELA, Aguadilla Francachela arises when friends gather to have fun. And we have the elements for it to be fulfilled; Spanish tapas and great wine, Mexican dishes, stuffed hamburgers, and craft beers. As well as, creative sushi rolls and artisanal pizzas. Monday: 11:30 am -10 pm

Tel. 787-882-7475 Facebook.com/francachelaAguadilla 61 Stahl Street, in front of Rompeolas, Aguadilla Pueblo

Tuesday: Wed & Thurs:

Fri & Sat: Sunday:

CLOSED 5 pm - 10 pm 5 pm - late 12 pm - 9 pm

OCEAN FRONT, Playa Jobos, Isabela Creative Caribbean - Exotic Cuisine. Seafood and Steaks with unique and fresh ingredients. Sit at the edge of the ocean, surrounded by the seductive tropical breezes and the sound of crashing waves. Guaranteed to exceed your expectations! Live music Fridays and Saturdays on our Ocean Deck.

Tel. 787-972-3339

 

Carr. 4466 Bo. Bajuras Sector Playa Jobos, Isabela

OLA LOLA’S, Isabela / Aguadilla Fabulous food and drinks in a laid-back beach atmosphere. Amazing burgers, weekly specials, Signature Dips, specialty drinks and craft beers - afternoons and evenings. And now, the breakfast club @ Ola Lola’s features brunch and lunch specials; mornings through midday. Fri to Mon: 6:30 am - 9:00 pm Tuesdays: 6:30 am - 2:00 pm Wed & Thurs: Closed Tel. 787-872-1230

www.ola-lolas.com

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Playa Shacks, Isabela near Villa Montana and Villa Tropical

ONE TEN THAI, Aguadilla

Small eatery specializing in Southeast Asian-inspired food, using fresh ingredients and local flavors. Our craft beer bar serves a wide variety of handcrafted beers, wines and spirits from around the globe. Let the sounds of the best homegrown musical entertainment on the weekends groove you... ** Our upstairs space is now open - by reservation only - for groups of 10 or more and up to 20 people. Advanced reservations must be made by calling 787-890-0113. ** Open Wed -seeSun: 5 pm to 10 pm AD page 23

Tel. 787.890.0113 www.onetenthai.com

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Carr. 110, outside Gate 5 - Ramey Base area

PALMAS CAFE, Aguadilla Serving International cuisine using the freshest of ingredients. Full Pasta menu, great homemade burgers and fish sandwich. Selection of beers and wine available. Free wi-fi.

Tel. 787-890-4433 palmascafe110a@gmail.com

Tues to Thurs Lunch: 11 am - 3:30 pm Fri and Sat: 11 am - 8 pm

/PalmasCafe110 Rd. 110 Km 7.3 Intersection 466 (At the blinking light)

MI CASITA TROPICAL, Jobos Beach, Isabela Caribbean flavor made from the freshest ingredients, since 1993. Fresh fish caught locally. Serving seafood, steaks, hamburgers and pastas. Daily happy hour and nightly entertainment. Open Wed - Sun: 12 pm & on Tel. 787-872-5510 at Jobos Beach, Isabela www.laislareaderpr.com | 20


RED TREE Bar and Grill, Aguada Daily specials! Innovative americanized fare: quesadillas, nachos, tacos, wings, shrimp, steaks, chicken and We offer over 25 different homemade hamburgers for all appetites, 8 oz or a of meat (Alf Burger or Dr Heart Great cocktails, 15 different margaritas, mojitos, Tom Collins and all Closed Mondays. Tuesday - Thursday (Bar) 12pm-12am (Kitchen) 12pm-10:30pm Friday & Saturday (Bar) 12pm-2am (Kitchen) 12pm-12am Sunday (Bar) 1:30pm-12am (Kitchen) 1:30pm-10:30pm see AD page 11

Ave. Nativo Alers Aguada, PR (next to Auto Zone)

Tel 787.589.7155

ROSALINDA’S, Aguadilla Comida mexicana, Happy Hours, Margaritas, Cerveza y Mucha Diversión. ¡Ya abierto para el almuerzo!

Tel. 787-890-1055 Carr 110 Km 9.4 Salida del Gate 5, Base Ramey

miercoles: 5 pm - 10 pm jueves:10 am - 2 pm 5 pm - 10 pm viernes: 11 am - 2 pm 5 pm - 10:30 pm sábado: 5seepm 10:30 pm AD page 13 domingo: 1 pm - 9 pm

THE POOL BAR, Rincón Gourmet Sushi, Dim Sum, Tekamaki Grill, Hot Saki, Cold Sapporos Open everyday but Tuesday from 5:30-10 pm Please call for lunch hours during June and July on weekends Tel. 787-823-8135 & 787-823-2583 See our menu at www.poolsbeach.com

THE COFFEE SPOT, Aguadilla Best coffee in town. Now with weekend brunch 10 am to 3 pm.

Tel. 787-996-7340

Mon - Thurs: 7:30 am - 9 pm Friday: 7:30 am - 10 pm Sat & Sun: 10 am - 10 pm

THE RESTAURANT AT LA CASA, Isabela Open all week by reservation only

see AD page 11

Sau Seige, Aguadilla Take Out + Catering + Cooking Classes + Diet Plans Let Us Do the Cooking! Prepared Fresh Healty Food Monday - Friday 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm Saturday reserved for special catering events and course dining Tel. 787-560-9906 Carr 110 Km 9.2 I Bo Maleza Alta [Next to Hotel La Cima]

see AD page 13

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300 LOUNGE, Aguadilla Great Food, Craft beers, Wine and Premium Cocktails in a lounge setting. Daily and Chill Hour Specials. Don’t miss VIP Fridays and Kareoke Saturdays with the best DJs. Lounge hours: Sunday - Thursday 3:00 pm - Midnight Friday 3:00 pm - 2:00 am Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 am Located across from the Aguadilla Airport (ubicados frente al Terminal del Aeropuerto) Tel. 787- 890-5252 Base Ramey, Aguadilla

4 ACES BAR, Aguada Martes/Tues.: Happy hour Corona Extra 12 oz. $1.50, Shots de Tequila Jose Cuervo $1.00, Don Q Cristal & Don Q Limon 14 oz. $3.00. Live DJ. viernes: Medealla Light 12 oz. $1.50 Bacardi & Bacardi Flavors 14 oz. $3.00 sábado: “Cocktail Night” Bacardi Mojitos, Margaritas, Straberry Margaritas, Apple Martinis, Cosmopolitan, Long Island, all $4.00. Happy Hour Medalla Light 12 oz. $2.00 domingo: Heineken & Heineken Premium Light 12 oz. #2.00

THE BEER BOX, Aguadilla A selection of over 200 different craft beers in stock from all over the world. Beer styles include American Pale Ales, IPS’s, Amber Ales, Wheat Ales, Belgian ales and Lambics, German Hefeweizens, Pilsners, and other lagers and ales from other countries, such as: Austria, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and of course, Puerto Rico. Breweries such as, Old Harbor, Boqueron Brewing, Sierra Nevada, Harpoon, Chimay, Rogue, St. Bernardus, Abita, Paulaner, Ommegang, Founders, Bell’s, Goose Island, Anchor, Victory & dozens more. Mon - Wed: 12 pm - 7 pm, Thur: 12 pm - 10 pm, Fri-Sat: 12 pm - 12 am, Sun: 12 pm - 5 pm Tel. 787-384 9522 boxthebeer@gmail.com Road 110, Km 9.8, Gate 5 Plaza Aguadilla (next to Econo Supermarket)

OCEAN FRONT BEACH BAR BISTRO, Isabela Ocean Deck. “Beach Bar Bistro”. Best Happy Hour on the Beach. Live Music Fridays and Saturdays. Top shelf specialty drinks, cold beer, and fine wine. Come join us and we will blow your mind!

Tel. 787-872-3339

Carr. 4466 Bo. Bajuras Sector Playa Jobos, Isabela

Casa Caribe 1/3 page

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Hannah Griek Tr a n s l a t o r & I n t e r p r e t e r English/Spanish Court Interpreter Transcripts + Legal Documents + Editorials Web Pages + Subtitles + Speeches

All types of documents Fast service at a low price

Contact Info: 787-512-0743

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Professional Dental Whitening 787- 891-3430

Ave. Pedro Albizu Campos, Edificio 2053, Suite 1, Aguadilla P.R. 00603 Tel. 787. 891.3430 Fax. 787.891.6294

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SELF STORAGE MINI ALMACENES

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state-of-the art self storage facility in Western Puerto Rico. We offer our clients peace of mind with our technologically advanced security system that includes: Close-circuit infrared cameras Computerized access controlled gate Individual door alarms 24 hours monitoring Choose from a variety of different sized units:

5x5 5 x 10 10 x 10 7½ x 15

10 x 15 10 x 20 15 x 15 Parking

SURFBOARD STORAGE Starting at $10 per month! DOCUMENT STORAGE Starting as low as .50¢ per box! 5 MINUTES FROM THE AGUADILLA AIRPORT

Road 110, Km 7.5, Aguadilla 787-890-1510/787-242-0788 www.aguadillastorage.com

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Peggy Toth BS Manager

THE PET VET

“We care for your Pet”

787- 872 - 0204

THEPETVETPR@YAHOO.COM WWW.THEPETVET.COM Dr. Gwen Davis Veterinarian

Road 4466 playa Jobos, ISABELA, PR Open Mon, Wed, Thur, 9 - 5 Fri 9 - 4, Sat 12 - 3 closed Sunday & Tuesdays

Pre-school, Kindergarten, First Grade and Extended Care 8 am to 5:30 pm Rd 110 Km 8.5 (next to Jimmy’s Pizza), Aguadilla 787.890.0339 escuelamicaelpr@gmail.com www.escuelamicael.org www.laislareaderpr.com | 35


La isla #21  

A local magazine Puerto Rico May/June 2013 Music, Restaurants, Nightlife, Sports, Art, Photographs, Events, Cine, Real Estate

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