SAN JUAN -- Puerto Rico's cuisine is the focus of a new series of
gastronomy tours that begin in January. Puerto Rico Tourism Co. and
Encantada Tours of San Juan joined forces to offer three programs
that highlight typical Puerto Rican cuisine, according to Milton
Segarra, PRTC's executive director.
"We want visitors to immerse themselves in our culture," said
Segarra. "Our cuisine is an important part of that culture."
Here is a summary of the tours:
• A Taste of Ponce with a Nuevo Latino Twist is a three-night
package starting at $875 (from July 4 to 7, Sept. 12 to 15 and Nov.
14 to 17, 2002) and $915 (from Jan. 17 to 20, March 14 to 17 and
May 9 to 12). Included in the package are transfers; one night in
San Juan and two nights in Ponce; meals and wine; cooking
demonstrations, and museum visits.
• A Traditional Taste of the Island's West is a five-night plan
that begins at $1,200 (from June 3 to 8, Aug. 5 to 10, Oct. 14 to
19 and Dec. 9 to 14, 2002) and $1,300 (from Feb. 11 to 16 and April
8 to 13). The package includes one night in a San Juan hotel and
four nights in countryside paradors; transfers; meals and wine; a
bakery tour in Mayaguez, and museum visits.
• A Taste of Sophisticated San Juan is a four-night plan offered
on the first and third weekends of each month. The rate of $800 per
person covers a choice of accommodations, transfers, meals, wine
and visits to area attractions.
For additional information, visit the Web site at www.gotopuertorico.com.