Why Lin-Manuel Miranda Wants You To Visit Puerto Rico

BY JST NEWS

Following the tragic Hurricane Maria in 2017, Lin-Manuel Miranda has been working hard to help bring attention and aid to Puerto Rico. During a press conference on Tuesday, the broadway star announced the partnership between NYC & Company and Discover Puerto Rico.

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Meant to cultivate tourism between NYC and Puerto Rico, the new collaboration is targeted toward sharing marketing resources between the two destinations while providing hurricane recovery. The Hamilton creator said:

“As a first generation New Yorker with parents from Puerto Rico and family on the island, I’ve always felt a special connection not only to my life in upper Manhattan but with my roots and summers spent in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico. I do not exist without both or either. Today’s public commitment and bond between these two places that I hold so dear could not be more meaningful.”

In addition, Miranda will also reprise his role as Alexander Hamilton in a three-week run of Hamilton in San Juan at the University of Puerto Rico. Shows will run from Jan 8-27, 2019, tickets sales will raise money for hurricane recovery.

After the hurricane, Puerto Rico has reopened many of its hotels and restaurants, including restoring its pristine beaches. It’s also made advancements in travelers’ experiences by investing in new technology. Some cool nature-oriented activities to book are: three bioluminescent bays which is the only rain forest in the U.S., and one of the world’s biggest underground cave systems. Don’t forget, the Bacardi Rum Distillery is a must-see for rum lovers!

The activist said, “there’s nothing better for your soul than a trip to Puerto Rico.” We think so too.

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