Romance at home:

Looking for a sensuous way to spend some time with your partner while you’re in self-isolation?

Tourism Puerto Rico is taking to the airwaves and offering all of us complimentary online salsa lessons on Friday, March 27 from 8:00 p.m. ET – 9:00 p.m. ET. The salsa lesson will kick-off with a brief overview of basic salsa steps from notable salsa dancers, Tito and Tamara, and turn into a salsa dance party, so people can have a little fun from the comfort of their homes.

To participate, log into Zoom for free via https://zoom.us/j/293759126 (Meeting ID #293-759-126) at 8:00 p.m. ET. All you need is an internet connection and a webcam to show off your best moves to other participants. No experience is necessary! 

Homefront recommends pairing your dance lesson with a nice bottle of Tempranillo and some empanadillas. A sure-fire recipe for forgetting about what’s going on in the outside world for a while!

Thank you, Puerto Rico!

A little background:

As you may know…Salsa originated with the Puerto Rican’s in New York City. It is a Latin dance associated with the music genre of the same name which is an amalgamation of American Jazz and Cuban mambo, paschanga and casino dances that were popular in clubs and ballrooms of Havana in the ‘50’s.

Here are 4 things to look forward to when you visit Puerto Rico:

  1. El Yungue National Forest:  Plan a soul refreshing escape to an enchanted rain forest.
  2. Cueva Ventana: Have a hiking adventure with trained biologists who act as guides! At the cave, which is one of the most popular destinations, you’ll find pre-Columbian petroglyphs and stone engravings and lush flora and fauna.
  3. Taíno Art: While visiting you can learn about some authentic Taíno petroglyphs preserved after several centuries. In the past, the island’s indigenous inhabitants created stone markings often representing gods, deities, human figures, animals, or elements of nature.
  4. Hang Ten: Whether you’re an aspiring surfer or a pro, Puerto Rico has some of the best surfing in the Caribbean with warm waters year-round and conditions ranging from easy two foot waves over sandy beaches to reef barrels with reef breaks. The best surfing on the island is around the northwest coast, from Isabela to Rincón, but if you only have time to explore San Juan you’ll still find spots with exciting waves. From October to February swells are at the peak, and during the summer things tend to be calmer.
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