Updated Thursday, April 2, 2020 – Discover Puerto Rico is extending its offerings of virtual activities through April 30 with two news ones every week that will be revealed weekly on its social channels, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

This week’s schedule includes:

Friday, April 3: Bomba Class with Sheila Osorio and Marcos Peñazola Cruz from 6:00 – 6:30 pm EST.

  • Learn the moves to this traditional Afro-Puerto Rican dance, which was born in the Puerto Rican town of Loiza with Sheila Osorio from Academia de Bomba Talleres N’zambi and musician Marcos Peñazola Cruz, president of Tambores Calientes.
  • Via Instagram Live @discoverpuertorico

Get your clients inspired for their next Puerto Rican vacation once the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic subsides, by enjoying this virtual weekend escape being created by Discover Puerto Rico, the Island’s destination marketing organization. Salsa music and dancing, mixology, and cuisine will all be featured as your clients escape to the Island this weekend, March 27-29, virtually.

A salsa lesson will be offered on Friday, March 27, featuring Tito Ortos and his partner Tamara Livolsi, choreographers to the stars. On Saturday, March 28, Roberto Berdecia, bartender and co-founder of La Factoría, will lead a cocktail making class. Sunday, March 29, roll up your sleeves for a cooking demo with Puerto Rican Chef Wilo Benet from Wilo Eatery & Bar.

This is the dish you will learn to make with a virtual cooking lesson sponsored by Discover Puerto Rico this weekend.
This is the dish you will learn to make with a virtual cooking lesson sponsored by Discover Puerto Rico this weekend.

“We take great responsibility in helping stop the spread of COVID-19, so we’re not encouraging travelers to visit us right now as everyone needs to stay safe in their homes. Instead, we want to extend an important part of our culture – our salsa music and dancing, our mixology, and our delicious cuisine – to uplift people during these challenging times. We encourage travelers to daydream about our Island now and consider a visit later when the time is right. In the meantime, we’re excited to join them in their living rooms for this virtual getaway,” said Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico.

Weekend Line Up Includes:

  • Salsa Dancing | Friday, March 27 from 8:00 – 9:00 PM ET
  • Making Cocktails | Saturday, March 28 from 7:00 – 7:30 PM ET
    • Cocktail mixing class with Roberto Berdecia, bartender and co-founder of the famous La Factoría.
    • Via Instagram Live @discoverpuertorico
  • Cooking Demo | Sunday, March 29 from 7:00 – 7:30 PM ET
    • Cooking demo with Puerto Rico chef, Wilo Benet from Wilo Eatery & Bar.
    • Via Instagram Live @discoverpuertorico

For more information on this fluid situation, visit Recommend’s Coronavirus Updates Center at recommend.com/coronavirus.