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Alternatives to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Puerto Rico after María

By on December 19, 2017

After the recent impact of Hurricane Maria on the island, it is not a problem for people in Puerto Rico to celebrate the traditional New Year’s Eve party on December 31 with their loved ones.

Here are some of the several options around the island to say goodbye to the year 2017 and receive 2018 among friends and family:

The VC Lounge at the Condado Vanderbilt hotel will be offering a series of bottle services, such as the Silver service, that will include express entrance, VIP table, seating for 4 guests, a small plate station and 1 bottle of Moet Vintage Champagne for the cost of $350. In addition, the VC Lounge will feature live music from Ramón Vázquez with Blue & Red Band, DJ Iván and Milton Robles and the Plenanova pleneros. Also, diners can enjoy an asopao at the end of the night. For more information, you can call (787) 721-5500 or visit

In the Spicy Lobby Bar within the Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort hotel from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. They will offer a la carte tapas, cocktails, local and imported beers and a wide selection of wines. The cost will be $85 per person or $ 180 per couple, and it includes two glasses or a bottle of Vallformosa Cava Brut. To delight the environment, there will be live music by Grupo Innovación, Don Periñón, Plenéalo and the house DJ. For additional information, you can call (787) 999-6300

The “Blow it Away” celebration at the La Concha Resort hotel will be at the Lobby Bar, Solera & Sereno, where, starting at 8:00 p.m., diners can say goodbye to 2017 by dancing to the music of DJ Tatiana, Triumvirato, Countdown, and La Tribu de Abrante. The cost of this activity will be $ 25 per person. To reserve a table or a lounge area in the Lobby Bar, you can do so through, or for Solera or Sereno. For additional information, call (787) 721-7500 or visit

The Intercontinental Hotel in San Juan will celebrate with live music from of Plenéalo, Grupo Karis, and Mulenze Orchestra in the Salón Preciosa. Prices start at $129 per person, including unlimited drinks and dinner buffet. Meanwhile, at the Q-Bar & Lounge there will also be live music with The Barcodes, Pleneros del Sabor and Grupo Somos. Prices start at $300 per table for 4 people, including a bottle of champagne. Both prices do not include taxes and gratuity. For tickets and reservations, you can call (787) 791-6100.

The San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino will hold the “Red Coral Lounge, New Year’s Eve Party” with live music from Manolo and his Friends and Arnaldo Vallellanez. The ticket price is $130, but after December 28, the ticket will be $ 160. This includes “Open Bar” and asopao at 3:00 a.m. Prices do not include taxes. For information and tickets, call (787) 722-7000.

For the eighth consecutive year, the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, in the Convention Center area, brings the “Illusions” event with access to four different rooms, including presentations from Joseph Fonseca, NG2, Algarete, Ale Croato, DJ LM (resident DJ of Club Brava), DJ Víctor Carmona, DJ Kapi, DJ Vanrive (resident DJ of Club Brava), DJ Warner, DJ Phred. Tickets start at $110 plus taxes, from December 18 to December 29, and at $145 on December 30 and December 31, including multiple all-inclusive bars and asopao late at night, and $199 with the dinner package. For more information, you can call (787) 993-3606.

Meanwhile, the Sheraton Hotel of Old San Juan will celebrate “Jolgorio 2018” with a Puerto Rican gastronomic buffet and live music that includes welcome cocktail, “Open Bar”, champagne and asopao at midnight. For adults, the entrance has a cost of $139 plus IVU and for children of 6-12 years $ 69.50 plus IVU, none is refundable. For more information you can call (787) 721-5100 ext. 3750 or at (787) 289-1966 or visit

At the Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa hotel in Guánica, the New Year will be greeted with a grand celebration of live music, fireworks and a buffet-style Puerto Rican banquet that will include the traditional suckling pig, midnight toast with sparkling wine and, to finish, an asopao. The cost of the dinner and celebration of New Year’s Eve will be $ 100 per person and $ 50 for children from 6 to 12 years old. This price includes taxes and tips, not drinks. Those who want to attend only the celebration without dinner, may do so for a cost of $50 per person, which does not include taxes, tips or drinks. For more information, you can visit or call (787) 821-0505.

In addition, Mayagüez Resort & Casino will receive 2018 with the “Super Farewell Parade of the Year” from 7:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. with buffet dinner and asopao at 1:00 a.m. The activity will feature the participation of “A Son de Guerra, tribute to Juan Luis Guerra” and the group “A Puro Fuego, tribute to Olga Tañón”. Tickets have a cost of $ 100 per person, price does not include IVU. For tickets and information, you can call (787) 832-3030 ext. 3200/3210.

Meanwhile, another option is the “Bye, Bye 2017” activity at The Latin Roots in Old San Juan, which requires reservation and advance payment of $ 95 per person, includes buffet style dinner, glass of sangria at the entrance and a bottle of wine per couple. The event will feature the participation of Jacinto, Raúl Armando, Grupo Sin Nombre and El Misil in Tribute to the Conjunto Quisqueya. For reservations, you can call (787) 975-1200.

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