The only reason for a trip into Aibonito is the Festival de las Flores (held between the last weekend of June and the first weekend of July), a cornucopia of blooming orchids, ginger flowers, rambling bougainvilleas and even miniature flamboyant trees. The festival has a permanent site on the outskirts of the town, just off PR-722 km 6.7, where up to sixty booths sell all manner of blossoming plants and workshops are held by local experts. Live music is also a big draw, with salsa and merengue stars flying in to attend, and there are plenty of arts, crafts and food stalls to complement the flora. Parking is free, and entrance is usually around $7.

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