Puerto Rico is located in the Caribbean and therefore tropical, which means a chance for rain or showers on any given day. Luckily in the tropics, the rain comes and goes very quickly, (unless it is during the hurricane season, July-November) and then the sun comes out again. If you are visiting Puerto Rico and there is rain in the forecast, here are a few ideas for things to do in San Juan, Puerto Rico when is raining:
Puerto Rican Restaurant - Go to a Puerto Rican restaurant and try some typical dishes, like mofongo, alcapurrias, bacalaitos and arroz con gandules.
Puerto Rico Museum of Art - The Puerto Rico Museum of Art is located on De Diego Avenue near the Condado Area, and has a great collection of Puerto Rican art.
Plaza las Americas: Plaza las Americas or Plaza, as it is known in Puerto Rico, is the largest mall in the Caribbean. Plaza also has restaurants and movie theaters.
Fine Arts Cafe Cinema: Fine Arts Cafe Cinema is the nicest movie theater in Puerto Rico with comfortable seats, and shows mostly foreign movies. They sell wine and beer along with pop corn, soda, cold sandwiches, and sushi.
Casinos: Try your luck at one of the resort casinos in the tourist areas of Isla Verde and Condado. Casinos at the hotels are always open.
These should keep you entertained on a rainy day in San Juan. Even if there is rain in the forecast that does not mean that it will rain all day, so enjoy these ideas for a few hours and return to your scheduled events once the weather has cleared. Enjoy your time in Puerto Rico.
The government of Puerto Rico has launched a new project to diversify its tourism by creating a network of inns (posadas) and guest houses in traditional downtown areas around the island. The hotels in the posadas program must have a minimum of seven rooms and a maximum of 75 rooms. Hotel operators are required to build alliances and agreements with local businesses to supply merchandise, food services, laundry and other operations. The goal is to multiply the economic impact in these areas.
The first inn, La Posada San Blas in Coamo, Puerto Rico, is a 19-room inn in the urban center of Coamo and It includes a bar, a courtyard, a gallery and a dining room. The next inns to open will be Posada Ojo de Agua in Rincón, which will begin construction early next year, and inns in the areas of Orocovis and Vega Baja. These posadas will strengthen the cultural, architectural and historical offerings of the urban centers.
A new benefits program, aimed at promoting the island of Puerto Rico as a tourism destination, has started in Puerto Rico. The “PUR Puerto Rico,” program, by the The Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association, is an upscale marketing platform that includes hotels, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Clients get access and accumulate PUR benefits with a card sent either by mail, email, or information centers at hotels, casinos, restaurants, and other participating establishments.
The program has more than 1,500 sales points in Puerto Rico. There are electronic terminals where clients can buy entertainment offers and pre-paid products as well as recharge their card with cash. Hilton Hotels and Casinos, the American Society of Travel Agents, the Restaurant Association and shopping centers, have already committed their support for the The PUR program.