Why Choose Our Destination?
With its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, Puerto Rico has much to offer visitors. Its infrastructure is as sophisticated as it is extensive, with more than 14,000 hotel rooms, excellent transportation and far-reaching support services. Featuring a diverse culture, molded by Spanish, African, Indian and U.S. influences, the Island offers a central location where North American, Caribbean, Latin American and European visitors will feel equally at home. For meetings and conferences, Puerto Rico offers the most sophisticated technology and telecommunications available anywhere in the Caribbean. Satellite feeds, high-speed Internet, video conferencing and many other services are readily available across the Island. Here at Discover Puerto Rico we are your one-stop shop for all your meeting’s needs. We will take care of the planning, promoting and managing, it doesn’t matter if you are planning a retreat for twenty people or a convention of 2,000 plus. We can coordinate the hotel and other supplier RFPs, provide guidance with off-site events and group activities and connect you to local businesses and professionals who understand your needs and are committed to making your event a success. We can also help promote your meeting, assist with your on-site needs and create excitement about your program – and Puerto Rico.
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There are various options for getting to and around Puerto Rico. With hundreds of direct flights landing at San Juan’s Airport every day, and more than 10 cruises coming and going weekly, getting to the island is only a matter of choosing your preferred mode of travel. Two international airports in Puerto Rico offer flights to and from major cities in the United States, international destinations and other Caribbean islands. Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (San Juan) The largest one is the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, commonly known as the San Juan airport (SJU), and it is in Isla Verde, near the Carolina district. More than 20 airlines, including American, United, Southwest, Spirit and Frontier fly in and out of this hub with regularly scheduled service. Puerto Rico has daily nonstop flights to major cities throughout the U.S., totaling more than 588 flights on a weekly basis. Nonstop flights are available to Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Hartford, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Newark, New York (JFK), Boston, Chicago (ORD), Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit, and Minneapolis. American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United, Frontier and Spirit all fly to and from Puerto Rico. San Juan is the leading gateway to the Eastern Caribbean. Several airlines operate over 100 daily flights to over 20 destinations in the Caribbean. There are 28 flights to Latin America: 18 flights to Panama City, 3 flights to Bogotá, and 7 flights to Caracas. Rafael Hernández Airport In Aguadilla, there is the Rafael Hernández Airport, a smaller international airport featuring commercial airlines such as Jet Blue, National Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and private charters. Jet Blue also arrives at La Mercedita, a smaller airport in the southern city of Ponce. Cruises If you are flying into San Juan to depart on a cruise from the terminal in Old San Juan, it is a short trip from the airport to the port. You’ll find taxis on the ground level, and the ride is about 15 minutes, depending on traffic. Cruise options in Puerto Rico are expanding as well, and new service is being introduced in Ponce and other ports. Puerto Rico is an easy getaway for U.S. travelers because you don't need a passport to visit Puerto Rico, the currency is U.S. dollars and there's no need for international calling plans to keep your phone/data service active.
Distance from airport
- Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU)
8.05 km from city center
- Mercedita Airport (PSE)
45.06 km from city center
- Borinquen Airport (BQN)
106.22 km from city center
San Juan National Historic Site
Toro Verde Adventure Park
El Yunque National Rainforest
Castillo San Cristobal
Old San Juan Walking Tour
Puerto Rico Convention Center an AEG Managed Facility
The largest convention center in the Caribbean. As host of one of your Smooth Meetings, The Center offers ease and convenience in its 580,000 square feet of space, and can host up to 10,000 attendees.
- Exhibit Space10,219 sq. mTotal meeting space10,219 sq. m
Puerto Rico is also home to the Puerto Rico Convention Center, the largest convention facility in the Caribbean. The Center has been host to more than 1,500 events and has welcomed more than 1.5 million delegates. Facility highlights include: • 152,700 square feet of exhibition space • 39,000 square foot ballroom, the largest in the Caribbean • 36,200 square feet of meeting rooms (15 rooms, divisible into 28 breakout rooms) • Video-conferencing, simultaneous language translation, production control balcony • On-site services including business center, food and beverage, security and more • A 503-room hotel property located within steps to the Center Located just thirteen minutes from the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, the 580,000 sq. ft. Center can host conventions and tradeshows for up to 10,000 delegates. With its wave-like roofline, the Center features a 152,700 sq. ft. Exhibition Hall, a 39,000 sq. ft. Ballroom and 28 meeting rooms.