A private bomba show for a group with vegigantes and cabezudos while visiting the town of Loíza.

A private bomba show for a group with vegigantes and cabezudos while visiting the town of Loíza.

Tips for Creating a Uniquely Puerto Rican Group Outing

We know they will have fun, but ensuring your attendees experience a uniquely Puerto Rican affair will guarantee they have the best Island experience. 

Here are some ideas for giving your event a uniquely Puerto Rican vibe.

Island Entertainment

Salsa and reggaetón music drifts through the streets of San Juan. It can drift into your function, too, with the help of our talented performers. Hire local pleneros to perform traditional plena music, which combines Afro-Caribbean beats with folkloric storytelling. For even more drama, treat guests to a vejigantes performance. Wearing brightly colored masks and costumes, these spirited performers will roam your event, dancing and interacting with the crowd.

Pina Colada at the Caribe Hilton Hotel

Puerto Rican Flavor

When the time comes to plan your meeting menu, give your guests a taste of authentic Puerto Rican cuisine. As the birthplace of the piña colada, no cocktail reception is complete without the creamy concoction; a deconstructed version using local rum, coconut cream, and fresh-squeezed juices is equally refreshing. For lunches and dinners, our seasoned catering professionals can set up stations of roasted pork, rice and beans, plantains, and other local specialties.

If a group dinner is on the table, we have many outstanding restaurants that cater to groups. Marmalade sources local seafood and produce for its hyper-seasonal, gourmet cuisine. Tropical-chic Santaella crafts modern takes on traditional Puerto Rican dishes, with a range of multi-course or family-style menus. Barrachina, Cocina Abierta, and Comedor are more great options.

A tour guide leads a group at an art museum in Bayamon.

A guided tour at Museo de Arte de Bayamón.

Cultural Activities & Offsites

San Juan is the perfect stage for exploring Puerto Rico’s deep cultural roots. Plan a group tour of Old San Juan, where friendly guides lead fun and educational walks through the colorful, cobblestoned streets. Book a group mixology class at Casa Bacardí, the largest premium rum distillery in the world. 

Learn more about incorporating mixology into your meeting

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