Carolina, Puerto Rico Meeting Planning Overview
Set along Puerto Rico's northeast coast about midway between San Juan and El Yunque National Forest, Carolina is a major industrial center known for its sugar production. It's also the home of Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, which serves as the main airport in Puerto Rico. Meeting attendees gathering in Carolina appreciate its convenient airport-adjacent location, as well as its beachfront resorts, proximity to San Juan, and much more.
Carolina's 12-acre, oceanfront El San Juan Hotel serves as the city's largest event venue, with 40,000 square feet of meeting space. Situated along the pristine Isla Verde Beach about five minutes from the airport, the 388-room hotel features a newly redesigned 11,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, 5,000 square feet of prefunction space, nine meeting rooms, three boardrooms, and 19,000 square feet of outdoor event space, including a patio under a 200-year-old banyan tree. Hotel amenities include 16 restaurants and bars, shopping, tropical pool areas, a spa, and a fitness center, among other features.
The area's recreational highlights include Carolina Beach, beloved for its gentle waters, water sports, and plentiful vendors, as well as its nightlife and entertainment. Visitors are within a short drive of Old San Juan, as well as El Yunque rain forest, which features extensive trails and a diverse ecosystem.