Echoes of Loiza: Art, Folklore, and Bomba Rhythms Excursion

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Discover the magic of Loiza on this captivating day tour. Explore breathtaking landscapes, indulge in local flavors, and immerse yourself in the rich heritage of this destination with a local guide.

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Highlights

  • Experience the strengthening powers of bomba rhythms
  • Witness the history of the town through a creative lens
  • Transport back in time with a visit to Parque Maria de la Cruz
  • Discover the fascinating cultural impact of Vejigante
  • Learn a new skill with a bomba dance class

Description

Start your day with a captivating visit to Parque Histórico Cueva Maria De La Cruz. This cave is a remnant of the pre-columbian days of the Arawak indigenous people. You will learn about indigenous cultures, including the cacique, Luisa, who the city is named after. Marvel at Ceiba trees which surround the cave. Follow your guide inside of the cave and hear a story about the creation of Puerto Rico as an island in the Caribbean sea. Witness millions of years of geological formation with a visit to this cave. Visit Samuel Lind, a well-renowned artist born and raised in Loiza. He welcomes visitors to his art studio which doubles as his home. His artwork depicts every aspect of Loiceño and Taino culture and how they are intertwined. Visitors have the opportunity to speak with Samuel Lind himself and immerse themselves in the life he depicts through his paintings and sculptures that have been placed in exhibitions worldwide. Witness the Vejigante, a brightly-colored character part of the Loiceño folklore used during festivals. Receive a lively presentation from Pedro La Viera, the official spokesperson for the Vejigante masks of Puerto Rico. Listen as he explains the process of turning a coconut into a vibrant Vejigante mask. You will learn how the masks are created, their unique uses, and why they are important to Loiceño culture. Enjoy a traditional Bomba dance lesson. Learn the rhythms of bomba and appreciate the freedom of the dance style.

Includes

Light refreshments Transportation from the designated pickup locations Professional guide and driver Entrance to the cave, art studio, and bomba lesson

Important Information

  • Activities in this tour are not suitable for everyone. This tour requires moderate activity, such as walking, going up a set of stairs, and participating in a dance lesson
  • Participants must be able to have balance and should wear comfortable shoes
  • Participants are not allowed to be intoxicated or under the influence of any drugs during the tour
  • Parents must be responsible for their children. Participants must follow directions from the tour guide at all times
  • It is recommended that you eat before the start of the tour

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