Puerto Rico | Caribbean
Puerto Rico is fondly referred to "The Island of Enchantment" and rightfully so as it is not only home to magnificent beaches, but to tropical rainforests, magnificent mountains, and romantic botanical gardens. Blending Latin, European and American culture, with beautiful architecture, exquisite plazas and churches, "The Island" is steeped in Spanish traditions, rich in its festive embrace of life. With outdoor fun, great hotels and restaurants, fascinating history, first rate transportation and a welcoming population, Puerto Rico has it all, and them some! Puerto Rico is blessed with a balmy, beautiful climate year round.
San Juan is famous for its historic tours, shopping, elegant old hotels and casinos and first rate night life. Rincon, a surfing Mecca, has been rated one of the Top Ten Beaches in the Caribbean by The Travel Channel, and is becoming a hot spot for destination weddings due to the fact that it is a direct flight from NYC and it offers both five-star hotels and elegant, private villas for events. The off shore islands of Culebra and Vieques are also a draw with their bioluminescent bays and fine wedding offerings.
Couples from the U.S. will find Puerto Rico to be an exotic yet easy destination for a destination wedding as it is easy to get to, most people speak English, the currency is the U.S. dollar and no pass ports are required.
Networking at the Rincon Ocean Villa
DestinationBride.com has recently added marketing event planning to their menu of services to their advertising partners. We are producing photo shoots, promotional podcasts and planning familiarization trips and networking parties…which means….I am not only having a lot of fun, but I am discovering even more amazing places and meeting a higher volume of very cool purveyors of fine food, flowers, fashion and entertainment than usual!
I just completed a week of events at the Rincon Ocean Villa in Rincon, Puerto Rico. I first discovered Rincon a couple of years ago when I planned a 40th birthday party for a diamond importer. My impression at that point was that it was a funky little gem of a destination. I did not have much time to discover the last time I was there so I was pleased when I got a call on New Year’s Day from Glenn Tatangelo, the owner of the Rincon Ocean Villa, inviting me down to see the property. I suggested that we make it a party and bring down a group of destination wedding planners so that he could start building a sales team of sorts.