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  • Writer's pictureTyzza Macias

Puerto Rico Rocks into 2024: The Ultimate Countdown Destination


Photo: Courtesy of Discover Puerto Rico

Are you ready for the most electrifying New Year's celebration yet? Puerto Rico is gearing up for its third consecutive year as the first countdown destination for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2024," and this year's event promises to be bigger, bolder, and more spectacular than ever before. With the stunning Dayanara Torres returning as co-host and the reggaeton sensation Ivy Queen performing live, Puerto Rico is the place to be as we bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new with a burst of vibrant Boricua energy.


Once again, DISTRITO T-Mobile will set the stage for this historic broadcast and Spanish countdown. Located at the Puerto Rico Convention Center, this state-of-the-art entertainment complex has become synonymous with unforgettable New Year's celebrations. With its exceptional cultural offerings in dining, art, music, and technology, DISTRITO T-Mobile provides the perfect backdrop for this star-studded event.


Mariela Vallines Fernández, executive director of the Puerto Rico Convention District Authority, couldn't be more thrilled: "We are pleased that after two fantastic years, ABC and Dick Clark Productions chose us to host the historic Spanish language countdown on our beautiful Island. We look forward to sharing the spirit of our destination and our world-class venue, DISTRITO T-Mobile, with the world again."


The countdown in Puerto Rico will take place at 11:00 p.m. EST/12:00 a.m. AST, making it the inaugural countdown destination on the show's multi-destination broadcast. Visitors and residents alike will be treated to a multisensory experience like no other, thanks to the venue's cutting-edge digital display system, creating a 360-degree spectacle that will leave everyone in awe.


But that's not all, DISTRITO T-Mobile offers unique experiences, including culinary delights and entertainment that can be booked via the DISTRITO T-Mobile website. Whether you're a foodie looking to tantalize your taste buds or a music lover searching for the perfect rhythm, there's something for everyone at this entertainment haven.


Hosting the event alongside Ryan Seacrest is none other than the multi-talented Dayanara Torres, who's excited to return as co-host. "Last year was spectacular, we had so much fun, and I know ringing in 2024 will be even more special, full of music, dancing, and the best energy," she exclaimed.


And speaking of energy, the "Queen of Reggaeton" herself, Ivy Queen, will be setting the stage on fire with her live performance. Get ready for an explosive show that will have you dancing your way into the New Year.


Puerto Rico's New Year's celebration has evolved into an extension of the Island's world-renowned holiday season. It's a time of year that encapsulates the vibrant Boricua culture, from its delectable food to its mesmerizing dance and music traditions. This event showcases the very essence of Puerto Rico, and you won't want to miss it.


For U.S. citizens, Puerto Rico offers the perfect getaway. No passport, currency exchange, or international phone plan is required when visiting this tropical paradise. It's the ideal destination for those seeking a blend of unique cultural experiences, award-winning beaches, world-class cuisine, natural wonders, and thrilling adventures.


The numbers don't lie: Puerto Rico is on the rise. The Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan has seen an eight percent increase in passenger activity year-to-date compared to the previous fiscal year, with a total of 5.6 million passengers. Lodging revenue has surpassed the previous record by a staggering 39 percent, totaling $8.9 billion as of Q1 2023. The leisure and hospitality sector in Puerto Rico employed 93,600 people as of September 2023, marking the highest number on record.


Join the countdown celebration as the clock ticks down to the grand New Year's celebration in Puerto Rico, you're invited to join in the festivities. Whether you're watching from the comfort of your living room or planning a trip to this enchanting island, one thing is certain: Puerto Rico is the place to be as we rock into 2024. So mark your calendars, get ready to dance the night away, and welcome the New Year with a bang, Puerto Rico style. This countdown destination is about to make history once again, and you won't want to miss a single moment of the action! Happy New Year!

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