It’s time to plan for Puerto Rico. When you plan your event in our Island paradise, your attendees can look forward to turquoise deep dives, warm weather all year, endless non-virtual happy hours and safe ways to connect with one another. As a U.S. territory, Puerto Rico offers the allure of an exotic locale with a rich, vibrant culture, without needing a passport or currency exchange. Accessibility to the Island has never been easier, with direct flights from domestic locations like New York, Charlotte, Dallas, Atlanta, and Detroit, to name a few.
Lodging options range from luxurious beachfront resorts to magical historic inns, and everything in between. High standards of health and safety have been implemented throughout the Island, including local measures developed by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), alongside U.S. Travel Association (USTA) guidelines.
The highly anticipated Distrito T Mobile, opening in 2021, is an exciting option for groups. Featuring an exhilarating urban zipline, large high-tech open air plaza, a production studio and a brand new Aloft hotel – this entertainment district is destined to be the most vibrant and popular setting for events, conventions and networking in the Caribbean. A highlight of this entertainment complex will be the offering of traditional food, music, beer and rum, where attendees can become immersed in the local flavors and sounds of the Island.
Puerto Rico offers an abundance of options for hybrid meetings, which will continue to be important in the coming months. The Puerto Rico Convention Center is the largest and most technologically-advanced venue in the Caribbean, and also one of the greenest - with 20,000 solar panels and many other sustainable initiatives. Their new hybrid production studio will offer ways to engage attendees both virtually and in-person. Managed by leading venue management company ASM Global, the Puerto Rico Convention Center boasts Venue Shield, ASM’s environmental hygiene protocol, and was recently awarded the only GBAC Star Rating in the region - an outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation.
Outdoor options will continue to be an attractive alternative. Home to one of the world’s largest dry forests, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System, hundreds of underground caves, 18 golf courses and so much more, Puerto Rico delivers profound outdoor experiences, like kayaking the iridescent Bioluminescent Bay or zip lining through a canopy of emerald green to the sound of native coquí tree frogs.
The culture is equally impressive, steeped in European architecture, eclectic flavors of Spanish, Taino and African origins and a rich history – and welcomes visitors with genuine, warm island hospitality. Explore the authentic local cuisine, the beat of captivating music and dance, and the bustling nightlife, which blended together, create a unique energy you won’t find anywhere else. Take an exotic departure with your next meeting or event in Puerto Rico, the only island destination offering seamless accessibility, ease of transportation, and truly unforgettable island experiences your attendees will never forget. Find out more at DiscoverPuertoRico.com/meetings.