In honor of National Plan Vacation Day (Jan. 25), Discover Puerto Rico, in partnership with JetBlue andHyatt Grand Reserve Puerto Rico, is giving travelers the chance to ditch the wintertime blues and experience the Puerto Rican sunshine for themselves.
Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 25 and running through Feb. 8, enter the “Sunshine to Spare Sweepstakes” to win a trip for two to Puerto Rico complete with roundtrip airfare courtesy of JetBlue and a 3-night stay at the beautiful Hyatt Grand Reserve Puerto Rico. The trip can be redeemed for travel to plan a vacation within the next year.
“Take National Plan Vacation Day as a friendly reminder to not leave vacation days on the table this year. When you’re ready to take your next vacation, keep in mind that Puerto Rico is the perfect destination to trade-in the cold winter months and lack of sunlight for a warm getaway with plenty of vibrant sunshine,” said Leah Chandler, Chief Marketing Officer of Discover Puerto Rico. “We encourage travelers to get outside and explore the Island’s unique offerings under the Puerto Rican sun, whether that’s a day at the beach, walking through the streets of historic Old San Juan, or hiking in El Yunque, the only rainforest in the U.S. Forest Service.”
The sweepstakes comes on the heels of the Island’s Sunshine to Spare partnership with the Pantone Color Institute to create a first-of-its-kind color inspired by the hue of Puerto Rican sunlight. The resulting color, “Puerto Rico Sunshine,” created by Pantone, was developed based on the findings of Puerto Rican physicist and professor at the University of Puerto Rico Hector J. Jimenez, Ph.D. Conducting scientific calculations that used the sun’s temperature and modeled atmospheric filters at four select points on the island, as well as factoring in the known sensitivities of the human eye, Dr. Jimenez was able to calculate the RGB values of both the sunrise and sunset on a typical January day in Puerto Rico.
Sunshine in a Can
Experience this warm and energizing color with limited-edition Puerto Rico Sunshine from ECOS Paints, a leading manufacturer of non-toxic, VOC-free paint made with sustainable ingredients. The paints are handcrafted in small batches and tinted to order by their manufacturing and production team based in South Carolina, and available to order from every state in the U.S.
Fun Fact: Sunshine has been proven to increase the release of the “happy hormone,” serotonin. Brightly painted walls have also been shown to boost energy levels and spark creativity.
About Discover Puerto Rico:
Discover Puerto Rico is a newly established private, not-for-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) whose mission is to make Puerto Rico visible to the world as a premier travel destination. The DMO brings prosperity to the people of Puerto Rico by collaboratively promoting the Island’s diversity and uniqueness for leisure and business travel, and events. It is responsible for all global marketing, sales, and promotion of the destination and works collaboratively with key local governmental and non-governmental players throughout Puerto Rico’s visitor economy and the community at large, to empower economic growth. To discover all the beauty the Island has to offer, visit DiscoverPuertoRico.com.