From the soulful food to the hip-shaking music, the things that make Puerto Rico such a special place to visit are also what make it a captivating destination for meetings and events. Here are some ideas for giving your event a uniquely Puerto Rican vibe.
Salsa and reggaetón music drifts through the streets of San Juan. It can drift into your function, too, with the help of our talented performers. Hire local pleneros to perform traditional plena music, which combines Afro-Caribbean beats with folkloric storytelling. For even more drama, treat guests to a vejigantes performance. Wearing brightly colored masks and costumes, these spirited performers will roam your event, dancing and interacting with the crowd.
Puerto Rican Flavor
When the time comes to plan your meeting menu, give your guests a taste of authentic Puerto Rican cuisine. Because the island is the birthplace of the piña colada, no cocktail reception is complete without the creamy concoction; a deconstructed version using local rum, coconut cream, and fresh-squeezed juices is equally refreshing. For lunches and dinners, seasoned catering professionals can set up stations of roasted pork, rice and beans, plantains, and other local specialties.
If a group dinner is on the table, Puerto Rico has many outstanding restaurants that cater to groups. Marmalade sources local seafood and produce for its hyper-seasonal, gourmet cuisine. Tropical-chic Santaella crafts modern takes on traditional Puerto Rican dishes, with a range of multicourse and family-style menus. Barrachina, Cocina Abierta, and Comedor are other great options.
Cultural Activities and Offsites
San Juan is the perfect stage for exploring Puerto Rico’s deep cultural roots. Plan a group tour of Old San Juan, where friendly guides lead fun and educational walks through the colorful, cobblestone streets. Book a group mixology class at Casa Bacardí, the largest premium rum distillery in the world. Or stage a farewell event of historic proportions at San Juan’s iconic 500-year-old El Morro fort. Discover more only-in-Puerto Rico team-building ideas here.