Holidays on the island.......LA FERIA opens today and runs through 3 Kings Day January 6th 2017
http://www.puertoricodaytrips.com/la-feria/ for a great article about the event.
Park is only open during the holidays from November to January; CHECK FOR DATES AND TIMES
Do you know someone who loves amusement parks or carnivals? Then La Feria – The Park will be right up their alley. This annual carnival runs from mid-November through early January (just after Three Kings Day).
While it’s not the largest amusement park some people may have been to, it is the largest one in the Caribbean. So, for us, it is HUGE FUN! This family-friendly fair is full of amusement park rides and games, food and refreshments, live music and shows, holiday light displays and even a petting zoo. There is something for all ages.
This is a traditional carnival with a Puerto Rican flair---lots of music, food and games.
The rides (and most of the employees) are brought in from the States, so many of the workers spoke English.
The idea behind this park is that you pay one price to get in, and then you can go on the rides as many times as you want all night. There were lots of rides for the younger kids, and a decent amount of rides for older kids and adults.
But most of the non-kiddie rides needed an extra ticket that you have to buy inside the park. These extra tickets were usually $2 each, but a few were $3 or even $5 per ride. There were a number of adult rides that were included in the park pass, so you can enjoy the evening without paying extra.
The games of chance allow you to try and win a variety of stuffed animals and other prizes and are a few bucks per play. There are all sorts of other fun things to buy like temporary tattoos, T-shirts and jewelry.
Not to be overlooked is the food. They have the usual fair fare like pizza, cotton candy, candy apples and popcorn. But there was also some more local stuff, like pinchos and empanadillas. There were some unusual things like deep-fried Twinkies, Oreos and Milky Way bars! Beer and mixed alcoholic drinks were also available.
Included in the price of admission are live music shows and a small circus show featuring acrobats. The live music stage was open-air, had a small dance floor and was standing only (no seats). The circus show was under a small tent and it had seating. On the night we went the live music started at 8pm and the acrobat show was at 9pm. They don’t post show times anywhere. So you will need to be flexible.
The admission prices for the 2015/2016 season :
- Monday to Thursday: adults $18.50, kids (3-11 years) $14.50, Seniors (65+) $9.50, Family (2 adults + 2 kids) $60.50.
- Friday to Sunday: adults $20.50, kids (3-11 years) $16.50, Seniors (65+) $10.50, Family (2 adults + 2 kids) $62.50.
- Handicapped people and seniors (60+ years) are reduced price
- Parking is $5.
- Prices include tax
If you want to leave the park and return later, get your hand stamped on the way out.
GPS COORDINATES: 18.416277,-66.07281