October is a great month to visit Puerto Rico for there are plenty of things to do and events to attend to. The best part is that October is still considered low season, and great deals can be found for both airfare and hotel. For spending a warm October where you may go swimming or surfing on beautiful beaches right before a costume party, the Island of Enchantment would make an excellent destination. Here is a list of the most popular events during the first week of October.
Sept 28-Oct 31: Soul Screams: The Haunting of Castillo Serrallés – In the spirit of this year’s Halloween, the famous Castillo Serrallés in Ponce, former residence to the Serrallés family, becomes a haunted house like no other on the Island. Admission is $10 per adult plus taxes. Discounts are available for children under 10 years old and groups of 12 or more. Tickets are available through Ticketleap. It is required to have an excellent health condition to attend. Soul Screams will open every weekend until October 31 at 6:30 p.m.; except Saturday, October 6, 13, and 20, when it will be closed.
Oct 4-21: Oktoberfest 2012 at Casa Bavaria – Located in the heart of the mountains in Morovis, Casa Bavaria will be celebrating the 16th edition of the traditional Oktoberfest, where German traditions meet local ones. Visitors may enjoy authentic German dishes and listen to the Polka Meister band, coming directly from Germany, as well as a local Salsa band, among many others. Casa Bavaria opens only Thursdays to Sundays, and admission is free of charge. Tip: Request the homemade almond cake for dessert.
Oct 6: Sangria Fest – Be part of the fourth edition of the official world’s largest Sangria event as certified by Guinness World Records, to be held at Paseo del Litoral in Mayaguez. Attendants will be able to taste the best sangrias from Puerto Rico, wines from different regions of the world and tapas from the best restaurants on the Island. Live music and entertainment will be available. Tickets are available through Ticketcenter.
Oct 6-7: Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit at Middles Beach, Isabela – This will be the second of three events which will decide the Men’s and Women’s Champions of the Professional Surfing Association of Puerto Rico annual championship for the 2012 – 2013 season. Eighty or more contestants are expected, including competitors from the Mainland East Coast, California and Hawaii. Nighttime entertainment will be available on both Friday and Saturday night at many festive venues in the Isabela area. Admission to the surfing competition is free of charge.
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