We could all use a weekend getaway right now.

Salsa music, dancing, mixology and cuisine—what else could possibly sound better? And though that may not happen physically for quite some time, thanks to technology, we can all make plans to be in Puerto Rico as early as this weekend.

The beautiful people of Puerto Rico have graciously extended an invitation for folks everywhere to escape to the island this weekend— virtually. And because we all need to be uplifted during these challenging times, it may end up being just the cure that the doctor ordered. 

From March 27 to 29, you’ll be able to learn to salsa, make delicious cocktails, and enjoy a cooking demo hosted by Puerto Rican talent— the first virtual weekend escape being offered by a destination.

Here’s the incredible lineup of events that you can join.

Friday, March 27

From 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET you’ll be immersed in local culture by taking salsa lessons directly from choreographer to the stars Tito Ortos and his partner Tamara. As the director of the San Juan City Salsa Dance Program, Tito participates with Tamara every year in congresses around the world, and both work as judges for the World Salsa Summit, Euroson Latino and the World Salsa Championships.

Saturday, March 28 

We all sure could use a cocktail right now, couldn’t we? Thankfully during this class you can imagine yourself on a beach sipping delicious mixed drinks while you learn from Roberto Berdecia, bartender and co-founder of the famous La Factoría, at 7:00 p.m. ET. La Factoría in Old San Juan, celebrating its fifth year as one of the World’s 50 Best Bars and featured in the music video of the hit song Despacito, offers incredible cocktails harnessing local flavors, some of the best hospitality on the island and an authentic atmosphere that seeps out of the distinguished bar walls.

Sunday, March 29 

Empanadillas, pasteles, mofongo… oh my. During this cooking demo from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. ET,  Puerto Rican chef Wilo Benet, from Wilo Eatery & Bar, will teach you how to make traditional dishes in the comfort of your kitchen. Chef Benet defines his culinary style as contemporary global cuisine—a concept that combines classic Puerto Rican ingredients with Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Spanish, Italian, French and Arab influences.

For more information on this virtual Puerto Rican escape and how to participate, visit DiscoverPuertoRico.com.

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