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Island Treasure

Time to

From top: No. 14
at the Golf Links
at royal Isabela
and No. 17, one
of the world’s
most strategic
and memorable
par 3s

Meet the Caribbean’s shining
new golf star: Royal Isabela.
By Larry Olmsted


photos by Joann Dost/courtesy of royal isabela

Kelly Slater sealed his tenth world championship by winning the 2010 Rip Curl Pro
Search surfing competition in Isabela, Puerto
Rico. Widely considered the greatest surfer ever,
Slater has spent a lot of time on the island’s northwestern shore at Isabela and other famous surfing
spots such as neighboring Aguadilla and nearby
Rincón, which was famously singled out in the
Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ Safari.” Slater, also a fanatical
two-handicap golfer who has hinted at Senior PGA
Tour aspirations, now has another reason to like
Isabela. Since his last visit, this world-class surfing
destination has also become a world-class golf
Royal Isabela, Puerto Rico’s latest and greatest
golf course, sprung from another sport popular on
the island: tennis. Local brothers Charlie and

Stanley Pasarell were both professional players,
with Charlie the world’s top-ranked American in
1967. Passionate golfers as well, their collegiate
careers and touring travels allowed them to experience many of the world’s top courses and regions.
The Pasarells inherited a family farm in Isabela,
one of many occupying a gorgeous stretch of
oceanfront cliffs, beaches, and jungle, and when
development seemed imminent, the brothers protected and expanded their legacy, buying up dozens of parcels to create the planned Costa Isabela
community, which spans more than 2,000 acres.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - March 2013

US Airways - March 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Musical Pilgrimages
Hub Crawl: Denver Airport
Wine & Dine: Chef's Tables
Wine & Dine: Artisan Cheeses
Great Escapes: Cypress Inn
Adventure: Washington, DC by Bike
Great Escapes: The Gathering in Ireland
Adventure: Puerto Rico Golf
Charlotte EDC
Great Escapes: Barcelo Hotels and Resorts
Gear Up: The Smart Kitchen
Travel Feature: The Rome Less Traveled
US Airways Feature: Order Up!
Great Tastes: Phoenix Dining
From Philly, With Love
Route of Discovery: San Luis Obispo, California
Atlantic 10 Conference
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - March 2013