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Puerto Rico Offers Technically-Advanced Convention Center

 

Puerto Rico offers everything a planner needs to have a successful meeting – the Caribbean’s largest and most technically-advanced convention center, top accommodations, authentic activities, fine dining and sophisticated meeting and event venues. Couple that with “bucket list” experiences such as kayaking, zip lining, and hiking a tropical rainforest it is no wonder Puerto Rico continues to be positioned as one of the most sought-after global meeting destinations. And it can all be found on an exotic tropical island in the Caribbean with no passports required for U.S. visitors. Find out how Puerto Rio turns meeting lists into bucket lists below. Learn more at Meet Puerto Rico.

The Puerto Rico Convention Center’s design suggests a wave in motion with colors reflecting the Caribbean’s vibrant palette. At 600,000 square feet, it’s the largest meeting facility in the region offering the latest technology, accommodating groups of 10 to 10,000. Soaring interior and exterior function spaces can be customized for any event.

Puerto Rico continues to serve as the Caribbean region’s leader in airlift with over 1,800 weekly non-stop and direct flights from the Mainland U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe and the Caribbean via the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, managed by Aerostar Airport Holdings which recently completed a $150 million, three year renovation.

Several of the Island’s traditional haciendas, or plantation homes, serve as outstanding venues for group functions – Hacienda Don Carmelo provides a venue where the Island’s famed Paso Fino horses demonstrate their talents or Hacienda Campo Rico offers the surroundings of a former sugar cane plantation with activities such as ATV tours and horseback riding.

Teams can combine bucket list items such as horseback riding and riding on the beach in Puerto Rico. Other outdoor experiences include hiking in the Reserva Natural de Humacao or snorkeling and horseback riding at La Parguera Natural Reserve home more than 60 species of birds.

Groups can enjoy the culture, food and music of Puerto Rico during Carnival and enjoy the festivities including the colorful traditionally masked clown-like vejigantes dancing with balloons to supposedly ward off the evil spirits.

Kayak racing on three of the world’s five remaining bioluminescent bays is another bucket list experience. See the waters light up naturally as the oar glides through Laguna Grande or Bio Bay, located in a natural reserve on the Northeast tip of Puerto Rico or in Vieques or La Parguera.

Teams can combine bucket list items such as horseback riding and riding on the beach in Puerto Rico. Other outdoor experiences include hiking in the Reserva Natural de Humacao or snorkeling and horseback riding at La Parguera Natural Reserve home more than 60 species of birds.

Attendees experience the beauty and adventure at Toro Verde Ecological Adventure Park. Soar the tallest zip line according to the Guinness Book of World Records and enjoy breathtaking views of Puerto Rico. A bucket-list item - there are more miles of zip-line cables in here than any other park in the world.

As the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean, Puerto Rico’s restaurants offer distinctive experiences. Many top restaurants offer a chef’s table dining experience with local favorites such as mofongo. Group cooking demonstrations can be enjoyed by larger groups along with chinchorros (local restaurant hopping). Remember – the Pina Colada was created here.

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