Holiday Getaway in Puerto Rico

Take off for an incredible seaside vacation in San Juan during the festive winter months when this city gets into the spirit of the season. December is one big fiesta from Thanksgiving to Christmas as the cobblestone streets burst with holiday cheer thanks to exciting parades and fun festivals that feature arts and crafts. Visit local shops and dine on traditional Puerto Rican cuisine to top off your holiday island adventure.

Ave Carolina Things to See and Do

  • Las Mañanitas -

    Celebrate the Lady of Guadalupe festival in the streets of Puerto Rico at this pre-dawn festival that culminates in a procession and tasty breakfast. Join the crowds that gather each December as they kick off the festivities with the Mexican birthday tune "Las Mananitas" played by mariachis, and then continue the fun through the weekend at Plaza Las Delicias.
  • San Sebastián Street Festival -

    This annual celebration takes over the streets in Old San Juan in Mid-January for a fiesta filled with music, crafts, and traditional holiday Puerto Rican cuisine. Join in the party and pick up some handmade crafts and artistic treasures from one of the many booths lining the avenues.
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  • Gran Parada de Navidad (Christmas Parade) -

    Ponce de León Avenue comes alive during this yearly parade that celebrates the Christmas season. This is one of the biggest parties on the island every year, and the historic cobblestone streets of the Old San Juan are filled with sparkling lights, festive decorations, and holiday cheer.
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  • Made In Puerto Rico Restaurant

    Address: Isla Verde Mall, Carolina, PR
    Contact: 787-998-5506

    Taste traditional Puerto Rican cuisine at this fun destination that serves island favorites like plantains, mofongo, and flan. The atmosphere is fun and friendly, and live music and a bountiful buffet makes this the perfect sport for a memorable holiday meal.
  • Platos Restaurant

    Address: 2 Rosa St, Isla Verde, PR
    Contact: 787-791-7474

    Authentic dishes with a contemporary twist is the secret to success at this Puerto Rican eatery. From an incredible selection of seafood and house specialties like black bean risotto, everything is made from scratch with the freshest ingredients possible. Visit the lively bar for a holiday treat and sip mojitos and the signature coconut sangria.
  • La Fonda del Jibarito

    Address: 280 Calle Sol, Old San Juan, San Juan, 00901
    Phone: 787-725-8375

    Tucked away in the historic streets of Old San Juan, this local restaurant is the ideal spot to settle in for a tasty holiday meal. Feast on fresh fish and homemade beef stew inside the cozy dining room where you'll be treated like family by the friendly staff during the Christmas season or any time of year.
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  • Plaza las Américas -

    There's an incredible selection of retailers at the Carribean's biggest shopping center with over 300 stores to pick up gifts for the holidays. Along with department stores such as Macy's, you'll find local boutiques selling items unique to Puerto Rico that make the perfect Christmas presents for family and friends back home.
  • Plaza Carolina -

    This recently remodeled mall is a holiday shopper's dream with 240 shops selling everything from the latest fashions from the mainland along with island gifts that you won't find anywhere else. At Christmas time there are plenty of events to set a festive mood.
  • Puerto Rico Premium Outlets -

    Save big as you browse racks of incredible deals on the hottest fashions from huge names in the industry like Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, and Banana Republic. There are over 90 outlets to find the right Christmas gift for a loved one, and something special for yourself!
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Hotel Deals

  • Holiday Rates from $119.00 + tax

    • Includes: two daily full American buffet breakfast, parking for one car, two daily cocktails, Passport to Pleasure Discount Coupon booklet and WiFi
    • Room accommodations are: Studio apartments with one king size or two double beds, fully equipped kitchenette and balcony.
    • Terms & Conditions: Rates are based on single or double occupancy. Credit card to guarantee, cancellation policy 24 hours prior to the arrival date to avoid one night penalty, season rates may vary, unit accommodates up to four people, additional adults $35.00 + tax per person per night, children under 13 years old stay free with parents.
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Contact: 787-791-5151  Fax: 787-641-3583
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