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23 THINGS TO DO IN PUERTO RICO (DECEMBER 26 - JANUARY 04)

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

January–March  • nature

Meet the beautiful sea mammals off the west coast of Puerto Rico

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

December 31 • event

Celebrate the New Year Caribbean style!

Festival de las Máscaras de Hatillo

Festival de las Máscaras de Hatillo

December 28 • event

A colorful parade of masks and costumes kicks off the holiday season in Puerto Rico

Cabo Rojo Salt Flats

Cabo Rojo Salt Flats

all year round • nature

Pink ponds are framed by turqoise ocean waters and the blue skies

Caribbean Cruises

Caribbean Cruises

December–May • activity

You will fall in love with the sun-kissed countries of the Caribbean

Bioluminescent Bays

Bioluminescent Bays

all year round • nature

Swimming or kayaking in bioluminescent waters can be your most memorable experience in Puerto Rico

Guajataca Tunnel

Guajataca Tunnel

all year round • event

The historical tunnel now hosts a weekend crafts market

Tanama Cave Tubing

Tanama Cave Tubing

all year round (best November–April) • activity

A fun activity in the karst region of Utuado

Rio Camuy Caves (Cavernas de Camuy)

Rio Camuy Caves (Cavernas de Camuy)

all year round (best December–May) • nature

The largest cave system in the Western Hemisphere includes about 200 caves and caverns

El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest

all year round • nature

Take a soul-refreshing trip to enchanted jungles

Snorkeling

Snorkeling

all year round • activity

Discover the incredible marine life of coral reefs and mangrove coves of Puerto Rico

Cueva Ventana

Cueva Ventana

all year round • nature

One of the most beautiful hikes in Puerto Rico

Waterfalls and Swimming Holes

Waterfalls and Swimming Holes

all year round • nature

Escape tropical heat in the cool waters of jungle waterfalls

Ceti

Ceti

July–December • food

The favorite fish delicacy of the Arecibo region

Kayaking in Bio Bay

Kayaking in Bio Bay

all year round • activity

The illuminated water brings kayaking in Puerto Rico to the next level.

Noche Buena

Noche Buena

December 24–25 • event

You can satisfy your sweet tooth during Puerto Rican Christmas

Kayaking and Canoeing

Kayaking and Canoeing

all year round • activity

Get lost in Puerto Rico's natural beauty

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

all year round (best in November–May) • nature

Discover the avian world of Puerto Rico

Sailing

Sailing

November–July (best November–January) • activity

Due to steady 10-15 knot wind virtually year-round, Puerto Rico is a paradise for sailing ethusiasts

Surfing

Surfing

September–April (best October–February) • activity

A dream destination for any surfer, Puerto Rico has a lot to offer to novices as well as pros

Diving

Diving

December–August • activity

Explore the deepest secrets of the Caribbean and discover its underwater world hidden from the plain sight

Kiteboarding

Kiteboarding

December–April | June–August  • activity

Water sports, especially kiteboarding, is a must-try in Puerto Rico

Fishing

Fishing

all year round (best August–September) • activity

Warm and rich with nutrients, Puerto Rican waters allow great fishing all year round

14 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

San Sebastian Street Festival

San Sebastian Street Festival

unconfirmedJanuary, 2024 • event

A vibrant carnival full of music, dances and street parties

Ponce Carnival (Carnaval Ponceño)

Ponce Carnival (Carnaval Ponceño)

out of rangeFebruary 10-13, 2024 • event

Bury the sardine and party with vejigantes in Ponce

Festival Indigena Jayuya

Festival Indigena Jayuya

out of rangeNovember 17–19, 2023 • event

Immerse yourself in indigenous culture in the mountains of central Puerto Rico

Festival Casals

Festival Casals

out of rangeMay 25–June 8, 2024 • event

The premier cultural event in Puerto Rico and the largest classical music festival of the Caribbean

Festival de Santiago Apóstol

Festival de Santiago Apóstol

out of rangeJuly 24–August 4, 2024 • event

A religious fiesta that blends Spanish traditions with African heritage

Festival de la Piña Paradisíaca

Festival de la Piña Paradisíaca

on holdJuly 7–10, 2023 • event

Try all things pineapple and get to know a picturesque coastal community near Lajas

Festival de la Novilla

Festival de la Novilla

out of rangeJanuary 15, 2023 • event

The agricultural event has become a massive fiesta celebrating country lifestyle

La Campechada

La Campechada

out of rangeFebruary 18–19, 2023 • event

City streets turn into a theater, an art gallery or a circus

Día de Reyes

Día de Reyes

out of rangeJanuary 6 • event

One of the most colorful holidays in Puerto Rico is especially anticipated by children

Baby Turtles

Baby Turtles

out of rangeApril–August • nature

Hatching season is a special time of the year in Puerto Rico

Las Mañanitas

Las Mañanitas

out of rangeDecember 12 • event

A massive religious celebration and candle-lit procession in Ponce

Noche de San Juan

Noche de San Juan

out of rangeJune 23 • event

A massive midnight ocean plunge marks the feast of St. John in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Comic Con

Puerto Rico Comic Con

out of rangeMarch 29-31, 2024 • event

The largest comic convention in the Caribbean

Semana Santa (Easter)

Semana Santa (Easter)

out of rangeMarch 24–31, 2024 • event

A religious holiday marked by processions and family gatherings

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