For a trip that combines exciting sports activities, sightseeing, and adventure, come to Puerto Rico’s enchanting east region! Athletes and fans alike will enjoy partaking in events at high-caliber sports facilities in this tropical locale.

In between events, groups can embrace diverse Puerto Rican gastronomy, picture-perfect beaches, pristine golf courses, and the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. forest system. 

View of the baseball diamond with an empty stadium at Roberto Clemente Stadium in Carolina, Puerto Rico.

Roberto Clemente Stadium is in the slugger's hometown of Carolina.

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Wyndham Grand Rio Mar golf course alongside the coast.

Sweeping ocean views along the golf course at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Golf Club.

Day 1: Welcome to Puerto Rico

Groups traveling to the east region should book their flights into Puerto Rico’s main airport, Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU). From here it’s a 30-minute drive to the town of Río Grande, or a 60-minute scenic route through the Island’s lush forests and diverse towns to coastal areas such as Fajardo and Humacao. Charter buses or rental vans are recommended for easy transportation.


A plate full of Puerto Rican fritters.

Your favorite fritura pairs perfectly with a cold drink.

Throughout the region, you’ll find accommodations offering warm hospitality and top-notch amenities, from the luxurious Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort and Wyndham Palmas Beach & Golf Resort to the historic, cliff-top El Conquistador Resort.

Once your group has settled in, it’s time to relax and get acquainted with the cuisine and culture of Puerto Rico in Loíza. Live Boricua (like a local) as you explore Puerto Rico’s hub of African culture and bomba music. Indulge in fried fritters and fresh fruit drinks at Piñones, a community famed for its seaside food kiosks.

A couple of people walk along a trail surrounded by lush green forest

El Yunque is the quintessential stop for nature lovers and hiking aficionados.

Day 2: Rainforests & Off-Roading in Río Grande

Fuel up with a hearty breakfast at the hotel or try a nearby restaurant for neighborhood eats. If you’re setting out from Fajardo, Las Vistas Café is a can’t-miss spot for arepas or pancakes. Staying around Río Grande? Try the Puerto-American menu at Ekelekua, vegan-friendly dishes at Degree 18 Juice Bar, or breakfast burritos at Lluvia Deli Bar and Artefacto.

Next, it's time for your team to fall in love with the natural splendor of El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. With trails for every ability level, hiking is one of the best ways to explore El Yunque—from easy, quarter-mile walks to challenging, 4-mile-plus climbs. Luckily,  there are plenty of waterfalls and natural pools to cool off in.

Man and son celebrating with their hands up inside an ATV going through the rainforest in Puerto Rico. The mother in another ATV and two other women on ATVs surround them.

Explore El Yunque on a heart-pumping ATV tour with Carabalí Rainforest Adventure Park.

Adventurous parties can feel the rush of adrenaline by ziplining through the forest canopy at Rainforest Zipline Park and Yunque Ziplining. Or, stay grounded and head to Carabalí Rainforest Adventure Park, an action-packed ranch with go-karting, jungle off-roading, and horseback riding.

If members of your group are 18 or older (the drinking age in Puerto Rico), kick back with a craft beer at Brew!!! Taller Experimental, a brewpub in Río Grande. In the evening, take in serene beach views and meander the Luquillo Kiosks, a group of almost 60 open-air kiosks that sell food, drinks, and souvenirs near the beach in Luquillo.

Set-up for the Puerto Rico Open at the Grand Reserve Golf Club in Río Grande, Puerto Rico.

The Grand Reserve Golf Club hosts the Puerto Rico Open every March.

Day 3: Golf Like the Pros

In Puerto Rico, golf aficionados will relish the chance to play some of the Caribbean's most celebrated courses. Grand Reserve Golf Club’s courses were designed by PGA professional Tom Kite and feature two 18-hole courses, one championship and one international. For March trips, guests can watch live as professional golfers compete in the Puerto Rico Open, part of the PGA TOUR.

Locals sit around El Verde BBQ and savor staple dishes

Sample authentic Puerto Rican cuisine and mingle with locals at the foothills of El Yunque. 

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort offers two championship courses—the winding river route or the oceanfront option. At Bahia Beach Golf Club, guests can tee up for world-class play on a par 72 course that incorporates water elements into a whopping 15 of its holes. Advanced tee-time reservations are recommended.

For dinner, savor comida criolla (creole food) at El Verde BBQ or sample Puerto Rican seafood dishes at Don Pepe, which has a second floor that groups can book for private events. 

a sailboat idles near Icacos islet.

Icacos is the largest islet in the Cordillera Nature Reserve. 

Day 4: A Day on the Water

The towns of Río Grande and Fajardo offer gorgeous beaches and watersports galore, plus the opportunity to explore idyllic nearby islands. Go for a sailing and snorkeling escapade to uninhabited Cayo Icacos with Caribe Bliss or Salty Dog Catamaran. Groups can captain their own vessels for the day with mini speed-boat rentals—no boating license needed.

Explore nearby reef ecosystems on a scuba-diving expedition with Sea Ventures Dive Center. Athletic groups wanting a mix of adventure and exercise will revel in the upper-body workout that comes with a day of kayaking. Explore on your own with a rented kayak or embark on a guided paddle around the Fajardo coast with Eco Adventures Kayaks.

For a unique team-building excursion, see if your group has what it takes to be castaways for a day with Coconut Revolution 101.

Two people kayak in Puerto Rico's Laguna Grande bio bay

Make the most of your glow-in-the-dark experience by visiting on a moonless night.

Keep the fun going with nighttime kayaking at Laguna Grande Bioluminescent Bay, which sparkles with millions of glowing microorganisms with every swoosh of your paddle. Tour providers such as Kayaking Puerto RicoEco Action Tours, and Pure Adventure can take you out. 

Cap off your day with dinner at a Fajardo restaurant such as La Estación, which is set in a vintage service station, or Sal & Pimienta by the Sea. Afterward, stop by La Esquina del Pirata, a pirate-themed bar in Fajardo with pool tables, dart boards, and live music.

Explore more Fajardo dining options

A group samples food on a Spoon Food Tour.

You'll taste a range of local foods on a Spoon Food Tour.

Day 5: Savor One Last Day in Puerto Rico

Make the most of your group’s last full or partial day with activities close to the San Juan airport. Stretch your legs and fill your belly before a long flight with a walking tour of Old San Juan restaurants with Spoon, or wander the grounds of the Spanish forts at the San Juan National Historic Site.

Savor one final adventure in this beach paradise with surf lessons at WOW Surfing School & Jet Ski or Caribbean Surf School. And don’t miss the chance to explore Puerto Rico’s sports legacy at the Puerto Rico Sports Museum in Guaynabo, just 30 minutes from the airport.


We know each sports group’s agenda is unique, so feel free to customize this itinerary to fit your needs. Squeeze in activities between practices or games, or add on a few days before or after your event to fully experience the beauty and culture of Puerto Rico!