Media Pre & Post Press Trips

Media attendees have the opportunity to request to participate in either a pre or post conference press trip as part of their conference registration. These space-limited tours will take media beyond the borders of San Juan to explore various points of interest throughout Puerto Rico.

The three experiences that will be offered are the Central Mountain Region, the East Coast Adventure Trip, and The Pearl of the South.

ALL PRESS TRIPS ARE FULL.

Health & Safety Guidelines

All attendees will be required to follow the health and safety protocols as set out by the government of Puerto Rico, as well as local and venue protocols. Click here for the most up-to-date Travel Guidelines for visitors.

Pre-Conference Press Trip Information

The Central Mountain Region Tripthe East Coast Adventure Tripand The Pearl of the South Trip will each be available as a pre-conference press trip. The following information applies to all pre-conference press trips.

Trip Dates: April 30th to May 3rd

Arrival Date: Must be in San Juan no later than 12pm on April 30th for press trip departure. If arriving a day early, hotel accommodations may be available at the Sheraton Puerto Rico at the conference rate of $205 per night.

Participation: Each trip is limited to 5 qualified travel media only. Guests are not allowed on press trips.

Post-Conference Press Trip Information

The Central Mountain Region Tripthe East Coast Adventure Tripand The Pearl of the South Trip will each be available as a post-conference press trip. The following information applies to all post-conference press trips.

Trip Dates: May 6th to May 9th

Departure Date: Attendees will return to San Juan at about 1pm on May 9th. Departure flights should be scheduled after 3pm on May 9th from the San Juan International Airport. 

Participation: Each trip is limited to 5 qualified travel media only. Guests are not allowed on press trips.

Sign-ups for press trips will open to registered media on February 1, 2022.

Central Mountain Region

Away from the coast is la Cordillera Central, Puerto Rico’s interior mountain region, which runs from east to west through 15 municipalities. With a history and culture rooted in agriculture, this region has diverse vegetation and produces most of the island’s coffee, which you can taste at several haciendas.

Queso Vaca Negra Tour Experience

Quesos Vaca NegraAn idyllic hamlet of rolling hills and sprawling farms, Hatillo has a long history as a hub of Puerto Rico’s dairy industry. In fact, twenty percent of the milk produced in the entire territory comes out of this 42-square-mile (108-square-kilometer) municipality. Hatillo sits on Puerto Rico’s north shore, with Arecibo to the east, Camuy to the west, and Lares and Utuado to the south. SJU airport is about an hour’s drive east.

Vaca Negra is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves all things cheddar, gouda, and the like. Owned and run by a microbiologist with strong ties to the local dairy industry, the cheese-making company operates out of a small factory in Hatillo. The facility includes a charming café that’s open to the public, where you can enjoy sampler plates of the delectable edibles and purchase wedges to bring home. This experience will allow you to create your own cheese while learning about Vaca Negra’s local products.

Ziplining at Toro Verde

Ziplining at Toro Verde

Toro Verde Adventure Park is located in the town of Orocovis, about an hour and 45 minutes from San Juan and hidden between rolling mountains covered in dense forest. The area boasts some of the most breathtaking mountain views on the Island, which you’ll see flying beneath you, if you choose to go ziplining. Since the park opened in 2009, its network of ziplines and suspension bridges has steadily expanded, and now includes two enormous ziplines, The Beast at nearly 1.5 kilometers and The Monster, the second-longest zipline in the world, at 2.5 kilometers. During this activity, you will enjoy a zipline experience in the heart of Puerto Rico.

Tour Cuevas de Camuy Park

Cuevas de Camuy Park

Camuy is a town on the northwestern Atlantic coast, with one big claim to fame: the Río Camuy Cave Park. Boasting the most extensive cave network in the Western Hemisphere, the Río Camuy Cave Park is home to the world’s third-largest underground river. For decades it attracted hundreds of visitors each week, both locals and tourists. 

The cave system stretches over 10 miles below the city’s bustle, where you can find over 220 underground caves and caverns. Through thousands of years, the Camuy River has shaped the stalactites, stalagmites, and sinkholes you can see at the park, where you’ll learn all about the different ecosystems that can be found in the area.

East Coast Adventure Trip

Puerto Rico’s east region offers secluded beaches, a legendary rainforest, museums, gardens, and island excursions.

This region of the Island — comprised of 15 towns, two small islands, and a legendary rainforest — offers a great combination of coastal and inland life such as scenic views, leisurely beaches, rivers, great museums, botanical gardens, art galleries, roadside chinchorros, and upscale restaurants. 

Day Trip to Culebra

Snorkeling in Culebra

Acclaimed for its white-sand beaches and active reef, Culebra is one of the major islands in Puerto Rico’s archipelago. It is located 20 miles off the coast of Fajardo, on the east side of Puerto Rico, and can be reached by a small plane or boat. The whole island is about 10 square miles and is divided into six barrios (districts). Culebra is surrounded by more than 20 cays bustling with marine life, making it an absolute haven for underwater adventurers and casual beachgoers alike. You will board a power catamaran to Culebra to enjoy and snorkel the beautiful reefs of the Island. See the famous Flamenco Beach and enjoy snacks, rum drinks and a deli-style lunch buffet.

Yunque Ziplining

El YunqueExperience nature and adrenaline in the Yunque Ziplining adventure tour, which takes place in the lively town of Luquillo located in the northeast of Puerto Rico. A 45-minute drive from San Juan takes you to a secluded and private rainforest tucked in the mountains with unique views of El Yunque Rainforest, the only tropical rainforest in the US Forest System. Feel the buzz through the forest canopy in our 6 scenic ziplines, enjoy an exhilarating and easy rappel (optional) and an educational 10-minute hike in the rainforest. This adventure-filled 3-hour outing includes safety equipment and certified bilingual tour guides. Your tour ends at a typical countryside house where you can relax, enjoy the beautiful scenery and refuel your energy with refreshing local juices and snacks.

Carabalí Rainforest Adventure Park

Carabali RainforestWhether you want to relax on a leisurely getaway, or you prefer to follow the trail to adventure, you will find something to love in Río Grande. The town, known as the home of the famous El Yunque rainforest, is an enchanting palette of greens and blues with panoramic views of Puerto Rico’s best attributes.

Nested in the foothills of El Yunque is the Carabalí Rainforest Adventure Park, a place where the whole family can enjoy different activities throughout the day. At this action-packed ranch you can choose to take a peaceful horseback ride or a race along trails on an ATV while you can enjoy views from El Yunque.

The Pearl of the South

Get to know the island’s hub of culture and history. Immerse yourself in the south region’s colorful architecture, historic art, and stunning natural beauty.

Puerto Rico’s southern region is comprised of 11 towns that offer visitors remote beaches nestled up to the calm waters of the Caribbean and marinas for boating excursions. This area is a natural destination for outdoor recreation such as water excursions and sightseeing.

La Parguera Bio Bay Experience

The bioluminescent bay at La Parguera, located in Lajas at the southwestern corner of Puerto Rico, is the only one where motorboats can come in and out. This guided tour will provide you with the opportunity to take an after-dark boat ride for an evening dive or spend the night contemplating the organisms that make the bay glow.

Downtown Ponce Walking Tour

Downtown PonceKnown as the “Pearl of the South,” the Ciudad Señorial of Ponce is located on Puerto Rico’s south coast and is distinguished by its historical and cultural attractions. It is the second-largest city on the Island (after San Juan) and it’s also known as the “Museum City” due to its abundance of museums. This downtown tour will allow you to explore and learn the city’s historical landmarks, including a visit to Castillo Serrallés and the iconic El Vigia.

Tour at Hacienda Buena Vista

Hacienda Buena VistaImagine breathing in the crisp morning air on a verdant mountainside as you wander through a centuries-old plantation house overlooking gorgeous scenery. Now picture the rays of the sun on your face as you inhale the sweet notes of freshly milled coffee.

Once a fully-operating coffee hacienda, Buena Vista now functions as a museum managed by the conservation nonprofit Para la Naturaleza and Puerto Rico’s Conservation Trust. The estate is one of the best-kept reminders of the glory days of Puerto Rican coffee and they also produce local cacao once a year. This visit includes a tour of the Hacienda to explore the history and importance of the island’s coffee industry.

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