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PUERTO RICO ANNUAL EVENTS

 

17 - 20 Jan 2009 (annual)
Old San Juan, San Juan
The street of San Sebastián in Old San Juan is the focus for a big festival every year in January. A carnival atmosphere pervades the block as fairground rides, food stalls and live music take…
For more information please call Puerto Rico Tourist Office,
Phone:+1 787 721 2400


Ponce Carnival

Jan - Feb 2009 (annual)
Ponce
Devilish vejigantes patrol the streets in their masks and colourful costumes at Ponce's annual carnival. Lively street parades and parties provide the final chance to celebrate before the long…
For more information please call Puerto Rico Tourist Office,
Phone:+1 787 721 2400


Maricao Coffee Festival

Feb 2009 (annual)
Maricao
Under President Roosevelt, Puerto Rican coffee formed part of every White House breakfast. The people of the island's important Maricao Coffee district celebrate the end of the annual harvest…
For more information please call Puerto Rico Tourist Office,
Phone:+1 787 721 2400


Casals Festival

Feb - Mar 2009 (annual)
Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré, San Juan
Classical music pours out of the Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A Ferré at the yearly Casals Festival. The festival was started by the world-renowned Spanish cellist Pablo Casals when he moved to…
For more information please call Puerto Rico Tourist Office,
Phone:+1 787 721 2400


PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open

Mar 2009 (annual)
Coco Beach Golf & Country Club, Rio Grande
Puerto Rico's first PGA Tour event, the Puerto Rico Open is held at the Tom Kite-designed Coco Beach Golf and Country Club. The event is dedicated to Juan "Chi Chi" Rodriguez, the country's…
For more information please call Puerto Rico Tourist Office,
Phone:+1 787 721 2400


Saborea: A Culinary Extravaganza
Apr 2009 (annual)
Isla Verde Beach
If three days of eating the finest Caribbean specialities and drinking rum on sunny tropical shores is your idea of fun, head down to the idyllic Isla Verde beach in Puerto Rico for the…
For more information please call Puerto Rico Tourist Office,
Phone:+1 787 721 2400


Heineken Jazzfest

May 2009 (annual)
Tito Puente Amphitheater, San Juan
The annual Heineken Jazzfest brings together some of the biggest names in Latin jazz at the Tito Puente Amphitheater in San Juan.
For more information please call Puerto Rico Tourist Office,
Phone:+1 787 721 2400


San Juan International Billfish Tournament

Aug 2009 (annual)
San Juan
The San Juan International Billfish Tournament is held at the peak of the deep sea fishing season. The famous nautical event attracts experienced deep-sea anglers for a week-long tournament…
For more information please call Puerto Rico Tourist Office,
Phone:+1 787 721 2400


Le Lo Lai Festival

Oct 2009 (annual)
Puerto Rico
In October the Le Lo Lai Festival celebrates Puerto Rico's Spanish, Taino Indian and African heritage with folk music shows at venues across the island. From bomba to salsa, the weekly musical…
For more information please call Puerto Rico Tourist Office,
Phone:+1 787 721 2400


Bacardi Distillery Tour
Daily
Bacardi Rum Distillery, Cataño
The Bacardi Rum Distillery in Cataño is the largest in the world. The free tour of the 'Cathedral of Rum' shows how sugar cane is placed in vast fermentation vats and transferred as liquid…
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Phone:+1 787 721 2400


Pablo Casals Museum

Daily; not Mon or Sun
Pablo Casals Museum, San Juan
The Pablo Casals Museum in Plaza San José in Old San Juan is a goldmine of memorabilia about the famous Spanish cellist Pablo Casals. Casals moved to the island where his mother was from in 1956.
For more information please call Puerto Rico Tourist Office,
Phone:+1 787 721 2400


Plaza de Armas

Daily
Plaza de Armas, San Juan
San Juan's residents gather to meet, chat and discuss in the Plaza de Armas. Home to the City Hall and four grand statues representing the seasons of the year, the main square was originally a…
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Phone:+1 787 721 2400


Mona Island

Daily
Mona Island
Mona Island, sometimes called the Galapagos of the Caribbean, is a rarely-visited natural wonder. A paradise for nature lovers, it is inhabited by rare mammals, giant lizards (Mona iguanas)…
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Phone:+1 787 721 2400


Luis Muñoz Rivera National Park

Daily
Luis Muñoz Rivera National Park, San Juan
A paradise of landscaped gardens, trees and fountains by the sea, the Luis Muñoz Rivera National Park was the first urban park in Puerto Rico, built in 1929. It is named after the famous poet…
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Phone:+1 787 721 2400


Old San Juan

Daily
Old San Juan, San Juan
The only walled city in the Caribbean, Old San Juan was founded by the Spanish in 1521. The fortified walls hold a maze of narrow cobbled streets lined with brightly painted 17th and…
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Phone:+1 787 721 2400


San Felipe del Morro Fortress

Daily
San Felipe del Morro Fortress, San Juan
Its impressive history and restoration make the San Felipe del Morro Fortress at the western end of Old San Juan a must-see. A thrilling labyrinth of tunnels, dungeons and barracks, the…
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Phone:+1 787 721 2400


San José Church

Daily
Iglesia de San José, San Juan
Until he was moved to the San Juan Cathedral in 1913, Juan Ponce de León was buried for 300 years inside the San José Church in Plaza de San José. It was built by Dominican friars as the…
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Phone:+1 787 721 2400


Museo del Indio

Daily; not Mon or Sun
Museo del Indio, San Juan
Remarkable exhibits such as ceramics and archaeological findings depict the lives of the indigenous people from the Caribbean region at the Museo del Indio (Museum of the Indigenous People).…
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Phone:+1 787 721 2400


San Juan Arts and Crafts Market

Mon, Tue, Sat, and Sun only
Mercado de Artesanía, San Juan
San Juan's Arts and Crafts Market is held around the attractive yellow La Casita building in the Plaza de la Dársenas between Saturday and Tuesday every week. Visitors can pick up good quality…
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Phone:+1 787 721 2400


Plaza de San José
Daily
Plaza de San José, San Juan
The Plaza de San José in Old San Juan holds the remarkable bronze statue of San Juan's founder Juan Ponce de León, made from a British cannon left behind from Sir Ralph Abercromby's attack on…
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Phone:+1 787 721 2400

Shopping in Puerto Rico

Daily
San Juan
Puerto Rico is a shopaholic's dream, with designer boutiques, discounted retail outlets and numerous traditional crafts on offer. Old San Juan's Calle del Cristo is the main shopping street of…
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Phone:+1 787 721 2400


Parque de las Palomas

Daily
Parque de las Palomas, San Juan
Thousands of pigeons have adopted Parque de las Palomas (Pigeon Park) as their home in Old San Juan. The park is nestled up high on top of the city wall and provides stunning views of the…
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Phone:+1 787 721 2400

Puerto Rico Tourist Office
Location:Puerto Rico
Address:La Princesa Bldg, #2 Paseo La Princesa, Old San Juan, PR 00902
Phone:+1 787 721 2400

 








 

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