Discover Puerto Rico

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Hotels80
Convention center55,742 sq. m
Guest rooms15,000
Guest rooms at one hotel600 guest rooms
Special event venues20
Average room rate$195.00
Restaurants690
Daily food cost$66.00
Occupancy rate11%
Tax rate11.5%

Discover Puerto Rico

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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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Getting here

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

Nearby


Local Attractions

Night Kayak

Recreation
Explore one of the most wonderful nighttime nature experiences kayaking through the bioluminescent bay in the Natural Reserve at Laguna Grande in Fajardo, located on the east side of the island, an hour drive from San Juan. Paddle through dense mangrove forest channels under the stars in a two-person clear bottom kayak and learn about the fragile and unique eco-system where the microscopic sea plankton Pyrodinium bahamense can produce fluorescent light when disturbed. Although you’ll be able to play with the water and watch the interaction with the organism, to protect their habitat, swimming is not allowed. You’ll be picked up and dropped off at your hotel for what is about a five-hour excursion. There are two other bioluminescent bays located around Puerto Rico that are also worth checking out.
Fajardo, PR

San Juan National Historic Site

Historical landmark
The San Juan National Historic Site includes the Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Castillo San Cristóbal, most of the city walls, la Puerta de San Juan, and the Fort San Juan de la Cruz. El Morro, a UNESCO site and a true testament to the wonderful history of Puerto Rico, is the most recognized landmark in the island and a must-see if you are short on time during your visit and trying to choose must-see attractions. The construction of El Morro began in the 16th century with the purpose of protecting the entrance to the San Juan harbor by the Spanish conquistadores. It served as a defensive position in the New World and was witness to many battles against foreign powers and pirates. From the fort, the views of the city and the ocean are stunning. Before leaving, make sure to fly a kite on the enormous green fields outside of El Morro, take a deep breath, and relax under the magnificent blue skies — this is a treasured experience. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with an entrance fee of $7 per person (children under 15 enter free). Paid admission to El Morro also gets you admission to San Cristobal as well, just save your receipt.
501 Calle Norzagaray
San Juan, PR 00901

Toro Verde Adventure Park

Park
Explore one of the world’s most beautiful rainforests at Toro Adventure Park. This ecotourism park offers multiple thrilling ways to experience beautiful landscapes, including the mountains of Orocovis. Zipline through the canopies, test your balance and skill on an obstacle course and prove your strength rock climbing. Toro Verde Adventure Park has it all and situated just an hour from San Juan, the park is an easy full-day excursion. Toro Verde is home to the longest zip line in the U.S. and third longest in the world. “The Monster” is sure to thrill and give riders one-of-a-kind landscape views of the Orocovis region. For those wanting more, fly like a bird at a speed of 100km/h on “The Beast” zip line. There are also zip line canopy tours which offer a series of eight zip lines, suspended bridges, and walkways. For team building or just a test of skill and balance, try Toro Adventure Park’s Bull Maze. The obstacle course provides 35 challenging obstacles to master while suspended in the air. Finally, add to your day of fun by trying out the rock-climbing wall or rappelling down the “Wild Bull.” Know Before You Go Check the Toro Adventure Park website for the latest information, seasonal hours of operation and attraction-specific restrictions. Each attraction has minimum age and height, and maximum weight restrictions. Tours are individually priced but combo packages are available. Dining is also available on site.
PR-155
Orocovis, PR 00720

El Yunque National Rainforest

Park
This natural treasure is an excellent destination if you want to be immersed in nature. You can visit for a hike on one of its many trails, bathe in natural pools beneath waterfalls, or just relax and enjoy the scenery. There are also attractions for thrill-seekers who wish to fly through the rainforest by zipline or explore by horseback. El Yunque is the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest Service and its name is a reference to the Yikiyú god, praised by the indigenous Taíno people. With an average rainfall of 120 inches a year, El Yunque has a very diverse ecosystem, hosting hundreds of unique plant and animal species, including the island’s famous coquí frog. Getting There Head to the Río Grande area, east of San Juan, via PR-66 to PR-3 and then following PR-191. Traveling to El Yunque from San Juan will take you approximately 45 minutes. If you’re driving, GPS the address to the following destination: El Portal Visitor Center, PR-191 Rio Grande, PR 00745 for an exact route. Transportation Tour guides depart from most major hotels in San Juan. It is recommended to reserve a tour with your hotel or tour provider in advance to confirm availability. Alternatively, many visitors decide to rent cars for a day and visit on their own, which is also relatively easy. The drive is less than an hour from San Juan to El Yunque. Operating Hours The forest is available every day (except for Christmas) from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. El Portal Visitors’ Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. While the forest has no entrance fee, admission to some of the optional attractions will have a cost of $4 for adults and $2 seniors, with children under 15 years entering for free. Additional Tips Dining options are available nearby allowing for a full day of exploring. Daily rain showers are expected in El Yunque (it’s a rainforest), so bring your ponchos or umbrellas and an extra set of dry clothes. The rain is often brief but intense. Hiking boots are also a must for some of the wetter trails. Most importantly, if your visit isn’t part of a guided tour, make sure to plan ahead because once you’re in the forest, cell and data service for most providers is spotty at best.

Castillo San Cristobal

Historical landmark
Built in the 16th and 17th centuries to defend the island against pirates and other invaders, the forts of El Morro and Castillo San Cristobal can be yours for an event of epic proportions. Stone ramps and vaults, barracks, courtyards and promontories with sweeping ocean views are just some of the enchanting spaces to be discovered. Both forts are operated by the U.S. National Parks Service as part of the Puerto Rico National Historic Site, and our team at Discover Puerto Rico can assist you with securing space for your event here.
501 Calle Norzagaray
San Juan, PR 00901

Casa Bacardi

Museum
Casa Bacardi San Juan Stir things up with an event at Casa Bacardi, the largest premium rum distillery in the world. Ideally suited for small or medium-sized groups, the oceanfront pavilion can accommodate up to 200 guests, while multiple meeting rooms and a restaurant can serve as breakout meeting spaces. Work with the Bacardi event team to customize special activities, such as behind-the-scenes tours and mixology classes that are sure to engage attendees. Located just across the bay from San Juan, Casa Bacardi is convenient to the city’s top attractions and accommodations. Visitors are greeted with a Welcome Cocktail at the bat-winged Pavillion and you can choose between three tour options: Historic Tour, Rum Tasting, or Mixology Class. In the gift shop, you can even bottle your own premium rum directly from the barrel. Casa Bacardí Carretera 165 KM 6.2, Cataño
PR-165
Cataño, PR 00949

Bioluminescent Bays

Park
Have you ever seen water that glows when you touch it? Get ready to awe your loved ones with an unforgettable after-dark treat. Puerto Rico is home to three of the world’s five bioluminescent bays, which are inhabited by microorganisms called dinoflagellates that light up in response to movement in the water. To experience this amazing phenomenon, head to La Parguera in Lajas in the south, Laguna Grande in Fajardo in the east, or take a trip over to Mosquito Bay in Vieques, which holds the Guinness World Record as the brightest bioluminescent bay on the planet. Puerto Rico’s Bioluminescent Bays There are only five bioluminescent bays in the entire world, and Puerto Rico is lucky enough to have three of them packed into one 100-mile-wide and 35-mile-long Caribbean island. Bioluminescent bays are truly a natural wonder! These bays are full of tiny plankton that make the water light up at night — a natural glow emanating from a dark marine masterpiece that you need to see to believe. It may be one of the coolest scientific experiences you’ll ever have. Mosquito Bay The first bioluminescent bay is Mosquito Bay in Vieques. This is considered the brightest bio bay in Puerto Rico and its neon blue light is truly one-of-a-kind. A kayaking tour on the bay is especially breathtaking — like paddling among the stars. La Parguera La Parguera, a small fishing town in the southwest part of Puerto Rico, provides hundreds of mangroves that are an ideal setting for the bioluminescent bay’s creatures. In La Parguera, you can take a tour of the bay on a boat with a glass floor– this ensures that you don’t miss out on the magic but also saves you the effort of paddling. Fajardo On the far east coast of Puerto Rico in the town of Fajardo, you’ll find the third bio bay, which is located within a natural reserve. Enter through an awe-inspiring mangrove forest, and then once you’re on the water, you’ll discover just why these bio bays are so rare, so important to preserve and such a big part of Puerto Rico’s natural beauty! Whether you’re kayaking on the bioluminescent bays or taking a serene boat tour to look, make sure you pick an evening where the moon is hardly visible since the moonlight makes the brightness more difficult to see. And don’t forget to take mental pictures of this once-in-a-lifetime experience while its happening, because photography just won’t do it justice!

Old San Juan Walking Tour

Recreation
Flavors of San Juan Flavors of San Juan is the top-rated food tour company in Puerto Rico according to TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Airbnb. On the Old San Juan Food Tour, you'll explore the historic heart of the capital, learn about the history and culture of Puerto Rico, and stop at five different restaurants to sample local cuisine and drinks. Come hungry because they don't skimp on portions! If you just want to grab a drink, take the Rum Runners Craft Cocktail Tour and enjoy unique rum-based cocktails at three Old San Juan bars you probably wouldn't find on your own. Spoon Food Tours Spoon Food Tours offers a variety of experiences for travelers looking to sample both modern and traditional Puerto Rican cuisine and cocktails. You can take a morning or sunset walking food tour of Old San Juan, where you'll learn about Puerto Rico's history, architecture and gastronomy, stopping at nine restaurants along the route. Or opt for the Sip & Savor Cocktail Tour to sample cocktails and bar bites at five bars around Old San Juan. Spoon Food Tours also offers a San Juan Drive Around Food Tour which takes you to culinary destinations outside of the Old City as well as a Flavors of Puerto Rico Cooking Class where you can learn three traditional recipes. Get Shopped Despite the name, Get Shopped offer three culinary experiences in Old San Juan. The Mofongo and Mojito Tour features a walking historic tour of Old San Juan which culminates with a three-course meal where you'll actually get to make your own mofongo. For the coffee-lover, go for the Secrets of Espresso tour which focuses on several of the historic churches of Old San Juan, with stops at two coffee shops to sample hot and cold coffee beverages. On the Rum, Mixology, and Salsa tour, after a brief walk around the Old City where you'll learn about Puerto Rico's rum history, you'll get to sample a classic piña colada, learn to make two tropical cocktails, and finish with a salsa dancing lesson.
San Juan, PR

Convention centers

  • 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. m
      Total meeting space10,219 sq. m

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Additional information

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.