The birds are singing and the sun is shining here in Puerto Rico. We know what you’re thinking – sunny skies and warm weather is the norm in Puerto Rico, even during the winter. You’re right, but there are so many exciting events coming up and things to do this Spring it becomes hard not to notice the changing seasons (even if it feels like forever summer). Spring is the best time of the year to visit the island because the busy winter season is coming to an end and the weather is still in the mid-80s, well below the sweltering summer heat. Keep reading to find out our top things to do this spring!

Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit

March 3 to 5

Catch the gnarliest waves on the island with your fellow dudes and dudettes at the 31st Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit. The competition is taking place at Dome’s Beach in Rincon, which is famous for having waves that surfers love. About 75 competitive surfers from the Caribbean, United States, and Central and South America will be competing throughout the 3-day event. This event is fun for families and surfers and non-surfers alike. You can watch the competition or check out the food and artisan stands nearby.

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Sangria Fest

March 4

This event has it all: the best Sangria around the island, wine, and tapas from some of San Juan’s best restaurants. Celebrate one of the best drinks ever invented at the 10th Sangria Fest. The Guinness World Records has even recognized Sangria Fest as the largest Sangria tasting event in the world! With a reputation like that, it’s not hard to see why this event is the perfect way to enjoy a night of the town.

 

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Mar y Tierra Culinary Fest

March 11

Who says you have to decide between your love of seafood and steak? The Mar y Tierra Culinary Fest doesn’t believe you should. Seafood lovers and steak aficionados come together in this event that celebrates the best of surf and turf in Puerto Rico. Good music, prominent restaurants, and refreshing drinks make this the ultimate foodie event in San Juan.

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Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest

March 23 to 26

Let the music move you at the annual Heineken Jazz Fest. Enjoy music from up-and-coming jazz performers as well as famous artists in this celebration of latin jazz music. Even if you don’t consider yourself a jazz fan, this event is the perfect way to immerse yourself into the culture of the island.

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Ponce Artisan Fair

March 31 to April 2

Shopping, history, and culture combine at the 43rd annual Ponce Artisan Fair. With over 100 kiosks, artists, workshops, vendors, and food, this event has something for everyone. This is the perfect place to find that special gift for someone or the perfect item to commemorate your trip to the island.

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Taste of Rum

April 1

Puerto Rico is known for a variety of things; It’s white sandy beaches, delicious Caribbean food, and world famous rum! This is the birthplace of the piña colada, after all! This weekend, Rums of Puerto Rico is hosting its 8th annual Taste of Rum festival. A ticket will get you an all access pass to food and rum tastings, live entertainment, and educational seminars.

 

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Free Admission to Forts

April 15 to 16 and April 22 to 23

Head over to Castillo San Felipe del Morro (aka El Morro) and Fort San Cristobal on these two weekends to celebrate National Park Week. Visiting the forts of Old San Juan is an absolute must-do, especially when you have two chances to go visit them for free! This is perfect for families, history lovers, or anyone looking for a little extra culture on their vacation.

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Saborea Puerto Rico

May 18 to 21

Saborea is without a doubt the biggest and best culinary festival of the year. Foodies and non-foodies alike should head over to Escambrón Beach where they can find over 30 restaurants and plenty of wine, beer, spirits and Puerto Rican rum to keep you full and happy all weekend long. With three different events happening over the course of the three-day festival, there is an endless amount of ways to eat, drink, and dance your weekend away.

Things to do this spring

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