IGLTA 40th Anniversary Convention

The team at Discover Puerto Rico is excited to welcome you to Puerto Rico for IGLTA’s 40th Anniversary Convention on October 4-7, 2023.

This page has everything you need to know to plan your trip and explore the many LGBTQ+-friendly places around Puerto Rico before and after the convention. 

Host hotel

The Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino is a beautiful 4-star, eco-certified upscale casino retreat with modern rooms and an outdoor pool with a beautiful sunset view of San Juan Bay.  

Our host hotel is central to everything you’ll want to explore in San Juan. Here are sample times/costs (Uber as of October 2022) from the host hotel to: 

  • Old San Juan 8 minutes/$7 
  • Condado Gay Beach 8 minutes/$5 
  • Kweens Klub 5 minutes/$5 
  • La Placita 5 minutes/$5 
  • Lote 23 8 minutes/$6 
  • Casa BACARDI 17 minutes/$12 
A couple poses by a boat

Every year, Puerto Rico celebrates PRIDE with two massive parades.


The beaches in Puerto Rico are frequently mentioned as among the best in the world. For LGBTQ+ travelers looking to escape to beautiful beaches and serene turquoise waves, there’s no place better in the Caribbean than Puerto Rico. The beaches here are as LGBTQ-friendly as they are Instagram-ready. 

Discover Puerto Rico’s Top LGBTQ-Friendly Beaches

Couple has dinner


When you taste the cuisine of another culture, you begin to unlock its secret and feel the love of its people. Nowhere is that truer than in Puerto Rico, where a unique blend of Native Taíno, African, and Spanish cuisines has spun into our unique gastronomy.  

LGBTQ+-Friendly Restaurants in San Juan 

LGBTQ+ Guide to Food Trucks

Queer Q&A with Paxx Caraballo Moll, Trans Chef


San Juan is the colorful heartbeat of LGBTQ+ nightlife in the Caribbean, with a large queer community, trendy clubs, queer mixologists, and bars serving the best rum in the world. 

LGBTQ+-Friendly Nightlife in San Juan

Queer Q&A: Ien Grave

Queer Q&A with Nicky Fas, Lesbian Mixologist

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