Enjoying The Puerto Rico Festivals

Whenever you think of Puerto Rico, sandy beaches, a lot of sunshine, some great music, amazing arts and interesting folklore is what comes to your mind. With the astounding cultural diversity there, you can find a vast difference in the ways of the people here.

With a desirable climate all year round, it is just the right place for all tourists. Transport to and from Puerto Rico has never been a problem as there are many flights in and out at regular intervals just to keep up with the increase in the number of visiting tourists. It is also considered to be one of the best places in the Caribbean for a honeymoon.

Entertainment for the tourists is available in many forms all around the year and the best part is that many people visit just to be part of the many festivals that showcase the many cultures that prevails in this amazing place.

The most famous events are held during the Patron Saint Festivals or Fiestas Patronales, in the memory of the patron saint of each municipality. The festival features a beautiful parade, with a lot of games and other live entertainment and also some of the best regional food.

The Festival La Casita entertains the tourists good Puerto Rico musicians and dance troupes. Painters and sculptors depict their work at the Puerto Rico Tourism’s “La Casita” Tourism Center in San Juan.

Art lovers can have a field day if they visit the Museo de Arte de Ponce. The museum has a very fine collection of European and Latin American art.

The most popular festival is however the St. Lucia Jazz Festival. It is held in the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia every year and is responsible for most of the tourists. Today, the Jazz festival is marked in many calendars and attracts many international and local acts playing jazz, R&B and calypso.

Some of the notable past performers of the event are Herbie Hancock, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, George Benson, The Isley Brothers, Santana, UB40, Lauryn Hill, Luther Vandross, Smokey Robinson and Courtney Pine.

Apart from all these attractions, you can take the time to enjoy some of the very good cruises with all the culture in a very different setting. With the help of your hotel, you can also try to set up something and get a good and cheap cruise and enjoy yourself. If you simply want to enjoy your vacation in peace, you can take your pick from the Puerto Rico resorts and relax and rewind before you head back home.

Source by Kamalesh Jayaraman