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In 2019, San Juan will get a brand-new convention
district. The five-acre District Live! will open adjacent
to the Puerto Rico Convention Center with a 6,000-
seat concert and entertainment venue, a 170-room
luxury hotel, as well as a long list of attractions and
event locations. A 44,000-square-foot plaza will
feature the Caribbean’s largest LED screen and
outdoor stages for festivals and performances.
Don’t leave Puerto Rico without trying mofongo, a
Puerto Rican dish of fried green plantains often topped
with chicharrón (pork crackling). Mofongo can also be
filled with a shrimp or chicken fricassee, but any way you
try it, you’ll fall in love with this rich culinary tradition.
ToroVerde — About an hour’s drive from San Juan, this
new ecological adventure park has the longest zipline
in the world, plus hiking trails, suspension bridges, and
other adrenaline-pumping activities.
Casa Bacardí — Visitors can choose from three types of
tours — mixology, history, and tastings — at Puerto Rico’s
famous rum distillery.
Host at a hacienda — Many of Puerto Rico’s traditional
haciendas, or plantation homes, can host private group
functions. Plan a pig roast at Hacienda Don Carmelo,
where attendees will also have a chance to get up close
with the island’s famed Paso Fino horses.
Off the Top
• More than 1. 3 million square feet of meeting space
around the island, including the 600,000-square-foot
Puerto Rico Convention Center (PRCC)
• More than 15,000 hotel rooms
• 1,517 weekly direct flights to four airports, including Luis
Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), about seven
miles from the PRCC
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What makes Puerto Rico a top choice for incentives? Here,
groups can bond on hikes and ziplines, explore idyllic beaches
and tropical rainforests, all while experiencing what makes this
island authentic. It’s also a study in contrasts — Puerto Rico has a
modern infrastructure, but its history is still present throughout,
like in the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan. And as just one of
a few islands in the Caribbean that can offer passport-free travel
and ease of access for U.S.-based groups, Puerto Rico wins the
superlative for near-perfect incentive destination that is anything
Convention headquarters San Juan’s Puerto Rico Convention Center is the largest
and most technologically advanced in the Caribbean, offering space for groups with
up to 10,000 attendees.