Though a traditional Christmas may seem like snow-capped pine trees, icicles dangling precariously from rooftops, ice-skating on the frozen pond, and whipped hot-chocolate in every caroler’s hand, there is an entirely different way to do things. A Christmas spent in Puerto Rico will be unlike any other in that the warm tropical climate and the gentle breaking of the ocean will fill your holiday dreams with sand and “aguinaldos” (traditional Christmas carols).
Seeing the locals trade in their Santa hats for the signature “pavas” or straw hats is probably the best way to mark the beginning of Christmas season in Puerto Rico.
Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Puerto Rico Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Puerto Rico.
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