For Sports Fans, Puerto Rico Is Paradise

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The tropical island team at Meet Puerto Rico is ready to help planners get set for success.
The tropical island team at Meet Puerto Rico is ready to help planners get set for success.

In paradise, everyone wins. Stunning weather. Gorgeous beaches.  Turquoise waters. World-class accommodation. Sizzling nightlife and casinos. Culinary delights. Breathtaking natural attractions. Hundreds of non-stop domestic flights daily from the U.S. mainland. Olympic autonomy and venues for almost every Olympic sport with seating from 10 to 20,000. All on a tropical island. In the Caribbean.

Sporting Facilities and Complexes That Take First Place

Puerto Rico is the proud host of high-profile sporting events like the PGA Puerto Rico Golf Open, Ironman 70.3 San Juan, the World Baseball Classic, the Corona Extra Pro Surf Tournament and the Pan American Games. Many of the world’s top athletes have already discovered that Puerto Rico belongs in the winner’s circle for group sporting, spectator sports and as a sports training destination. In fact, almost any sporting event, meeting or congress in the sports market can find its ideal venue here amongst 270 miles of sensational coastline and unspoiled golden beaches, tropical rainforests, bioluminescent bays and cool mountains.

Dozens of purpose-built facilities – from world-class arenas to weightlifting coliseums to Major League double-tiered ball parks cater to athletes and spectators of sports such as baseball, basketball, swimming, diving, tennis, hockey, weightlifting, martial arts, gymnastics, boxing, volleyball, track and field, soccer, equestrian, and even handball. There are more than 100 tennis courts, not to mention 16 championship golf courses designed by the biggest names in the game like Jack Nicklaus, Arthur Hill and “Chi-Chi” Rodríguez. The Atlantic and Caribbean compete for the attention of snorkelers, scuba divers, sailors, windsurfers, deep-sea fishing competitors and enthusiasts. With an average yearly temperature of 82°F (28°C), Puerto Rico offers an idyllic setting for outdoor athletic events and training programs. It’s win/win for planners, competitors and sports fans.

Going for the Gold

Puerto Rico is proud to be a U.S. Commonwealth but also celebrates Olympic autonomy. As home to more than 30 sports federations recognized by the International Olympic Committee, the island is able to host both U.S. National and International Olympic events. Planners can choose from 14,000 guest rooms, including top-name hoteliers such as Hilton, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Sheraton and 36 on-site villas at Caguas Sports Complex. There’s a comfortable bed for every athlete, fan and budget.

The tropical island team at Meet Puerto Rico is on their mark, ready to help planners get set for success. Escape the conventional. MeetPuertoRico.com

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