ASALTO NAVIDEÑO (Christmas Assault)

Escape To 🇵🇷Puerto Rico this December!

CHRISTMAS ASSAULT

(Asalto Navideño)

DEC. 8 – 12, 2022

5 Days / 4 Nights
Thursday – Monday

Join X in Motion on our signature trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico!  This December we’re celebrating the Holiday Season  the Puerto Rican way! That means PARTY!  (Parranda!) That means CHRISTMAS ASSAULT! (Asalto Navideño!)

No Passport Required!

THIS IS A HOLIDAY EVENT YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!

WHAT IS IT?

The Christmas Assault is a seasonal party that’s a Puerto Rican music tradition – think Christmas carols, but the songs are not religious, and the singing takes place late at night into the wee hours of the morning. We’ll go with the locals to visit friends and family, waking them up to traditional parranda songs, and sharing music, food and drinks!

Join X in Motion in San Juan this December as we celebrate the Holiday Season the Puerto Rican way! That means PARTY! That means CHRISTMAS ASSAULT!

Day 1.

THURSDAY, Dec. 8th

🙌🏼 🗺 Day #1 – Getting acclimated

▪️🥯☕️ Welcome Brunch

Raices Urbano, Calle Loíza

▪️🗺 🧭Get to know your ‘hood

Walking tour starting from Calle Loíza to Ocean Park & Miramar

🤫 Speakeasy Bar Crawl🥃 & Local Cuisine

▪️🤫🥃1st Speakeasy Ice Breaker

Bar La Unidad

(cool spot behind a gas station in San Juan)

▪️🤫🥃2nd Speakeasy

La Factoría

(signatures cocktails & light bites at one of the top bars in the world, in Old San Juan)

▪️🤫🥃3rd Speakeasy

El Bar Bero

(an old barber shop on Calle Loíza in Santurce. Relax, get a drink, some food & a cut) (🤣jk)

▪️💃 Salsa Dancing

Let’s Dance!  After Party Santurce –

Piso Viejo, Calle Loiza 1917

(live salsa band and Latin dancing)

 

Day 2

FRIDAY, Dec. 9th

🗺🧭 Day #2 – Adventure & Discovery

▪️🌅 Morning Walk & Stretch

Ocean Park & Condado

▪️🥃 🦇 Visit the Bacardi Distillery

▪️⛴🌊 Ferry to the Old San Juan

▪️🍱🧋🥪 Brunch in the Old San Juan

🗺🧭 Explore The Old San Juan

Princess Pathway, El Morro, Castillo San Cristóbal, San Sebastián

▪️🍍🍹Piña Colada Stop

Cool off with a signature Piña Colada at Barrachina

▪️🛀🏝😎 Relax and unwind at The Dream Inn

▪️ 🍗🍷🍱 Dinner at spot of your choice

▪️ 🥃 Santurce es Ley Street Party

Day 3

SATURDAY, Dec. 10th

Day #3 – All Day Adventure Day

▪️🌅 Morning Walk & Stretch

Santurce

▪️ 🗺🧭  SANTURCE es Ley!

Join us for an All Day Adventure!  Put on your walking shoes . . .

Starting from Ocean Park, Calle Loíza, La Placita, Santurce & street art, Calle Cerra to Distrito T-Mobile, a sprawling entertainment center.  Brunch along the way.  Then walk through Condado, maybe a quick swim at La Ocho Beach or jump the bridge, and back to Ocean Park to the hotel.

▪️🍗🥃🥘 Dinner at Asere @ 7:30pm

La Placita, Santurce

▪️🥃🪩 La Placita party in the street!

▪️💃🪘 Xmas Assault (Asalta Navideño) & Local After-Parties

Day 4

SUNDAY, Dec. 11th

Day #4 – Sunday Funday / Beach Hopping

▪️🌅 Morning Walk & Stretch

Las Marias

▪️ 🏝 Visit Isla Verde Beach

▪️🥟🚲 🏝 Head to Piñones. Explore the Piñones Trail and relax on the beach

Nighttime at Distrito T-Mobile

▪️🍗🥃🥘 Dinner at Sazon Cocina Criolla

▪️🍦 Dessert at Dulcinea (ice cream and churros!)

Day 5

MONDAY, Dec. 12th

Day #5 – Last Day!

▪️🌅 Morning Walk & Stretch

Ocean Park

▪️🏝 Beach / relax

Adios – hasta la vista, baby!

 

 

DO PUERTO RICO RIGHT – ROLL WITH A LOCAL!

PERSONAL HOST: XAVIER MARZAN

Xavier “X” Marzan grew up in San Juan before moving to New York. Through his travel company X-cursions in Motion, X regularly takes small groups to visit the beauty of Puerto Rico.  You’ll fall in love with the Island of Enchantment when you experience PR through the eyes of a true native.  We do it all – culture, nature, the coolest neighborhoods, traditional local cuisine, craft cocktails and pristine beaches!

REGISTRATION CLOSES NOVEMBER 25th

A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due by November 25th

xcursionsinmotion@gmail.com

[Space is limited. This trip is a designed for a  small group to enhance your experience]

5 Days * 4 Nights
$1,900 per person * $1,600 per person double occupancy
(all rooms have 1 Queen-size bed)

PACKAGE PRICE INCLUDES:

ACCOMMODATIONS at a boutique urban-chic hotel in the heart of San Juan, with roof deck, indoor fountain, and outdoor pool – located just steps from the beautiful sandy beaches of Ocean Park, and within walking distance of popular restaurants and bars. Each room has 1 Queen bed, private bathroom and A/C.
MEALS
Brunch on 3 days, including a “welcome to the island” meet & greet
Dinners on 2 nights at authentic local restaurants
ACTIVITIES
EXPLORE OLD SAN JUAN
Walk the Princess Pathway (an outdoor promenade pathway along the southern tip of Old San Juan) & conquer El Morro and Castillo San Cristóbal (both part of San Juan National Historic Site, 1 of 12 national parks in the US designated a World Heritage Site)
VISIT MUST-SEE NEIGHBORHOODS
Meander around the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan and sip the best Piña Colada on the Island at Barrachina Restaurant, known as the birthplace of this famous tropical drink
Enjoy live salsa music & dancing in the streets of La Placita, known as “San Juan’s favorite street party”
Hang with the locals at Watusi, a corner bar in Santurce, and walk this area known for its spectacular large-scale street art murals – Anthony Bourdain hung out here on his last trip to PR
SUNDAY FUNDAY
Vamos a la playa! Venture to Piñones, Puerto Rico’s largest mangrove forest. This unspoiled area has been called a natural paradise and offers secluded beaches away from tourist crowds, and The Piñones Trail, a boardwalk that takes you through the surrounding landscape. This is where locals go to relax and enjoy fresh Puerto Rican cuisine.
EXPERIENCE THE FAMOUS XMAS ASSAULT & LOCAL AFTER-PARTIES
ALL TRANSPORTATION WITHIN PUERTO RICO  to X in Motion sponsored events is included
** AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED ** 

The Flavors of Puerto Rico – some of our favorites . . . 

🌴Breakfast/Brunch

La Coffeetera

Steps from our hotel, and right next to the beach, this trendy restaurant has delicious coffee and amazing brunch food!

Cafeteria Mallorca

This place is over 60 years old in the heart of Old San Juan.  Best Traditional Puerto Rican Breakfast around, famous for its mallorca sandwich – soft, buttery grilled bread dusted with powdered sugar.  Delicious!

Kasalta

One of the oldest Spanish bakeries in San Juan featuring typical Cuban sandwiches and Spanish Mallorcas.  President Obama ate breakfast here – it’s that good!

Musa

Gastropub serving enormous portions of modern Puerto Rican cuisine in the heart of trendy Santurce.

🌴Dinner

Asere

Featuring Puerto Rican and  Cuban cuisine with African, Spanish, French and Caribbean flavors, as well as spectacular cocktails, this fine dining hot spot is located right in the heart of Santurce’s La Placita, where every night is an outdoor party.   The Spanish architecture and decor of the 2-story building is reminiscent of Cuba in the 1950s.

Santaella

One of the top restaurants in Puerto Rico, this place is known for its outstanding cocktails and authentic dishes crafted with fresh local ingredients served in a hip, swanky setting.

El Viejo Almacen

Argentinian style handmade pizza in the heart of San Juan.  A local favorite!

Los Pinos Café

This 24/7 restaurant is always packed for a reason!  Authentic Puerto Rican food at in the heart of the upscale Miramar neighborhood.  This is the Puerto Rican version of your best neighborhood diner and has something for everyone.

Email xcursionsinmotion@gmail.com or text/call 646-946-9199  for more details and to reserve your spot (ages 21 and over)