Companion Program

Join Hospitality Chairwomen, Judy Long, Sue Stone and Joanne Wilton in the Companion Suite at the El Conquistador, where a complimentary light continental breakfast will be served beginning at 08:00 for registered companions Monday – Friday, June 27 – July 1.

Old San Juan “At Your Leisure” Shuttles

As noted in the Social Program information, registered companions, too, will have an opportunity to select a roundtrip transfer into Old San Juan for sightseeing, lunch, shopping…or all three! Please plan to include an excursion “into town” to take advantage of this “melting pot of cultures,” including those of the Caribbean, Spain, Africa and North America. Puerto Rico’s unique heritage is evident in its food, music, language, architecture and arts & crafts.

Please note that the return to the hotel leaves plenty of time to prepare for the Welcome Reception on Monday evening, as well as the Awards Presentation or Celebratory Banquet on Wednesday evening (if you have selected to attend either or both of those events).

For more information on visiting Old San Juan, please visit these recommended websites:
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Date:Monday, June 27 and Wednesday, June 29
Time:09:00 departure from the El Conquistador – 10:15 arrival in Old San Juan
14:45 departure from Old San Juan – 16:00 arrival at the El Conquistador
Fee:Complimentary, but advance registration is required. One per registered attendee. Please select which day you would like to visit Old San Juan. Onsite date selection will be limited.

Catamaran Sail and Snorkel with Buffet Lunch

Set sail aboard a catamaran for a delightful day in the Caribbean waters and discover the island’s abundant living coral reefs. If you’ve never snorkeled before, here’s your opportunity to learn the sport in a fun and relaxing setting. Brightly colored tropical fish dart in and out of the coral reefs, while schools of shimmering silver fish move in near-perfect unison. An unforgettable experience!

Date:Tuesday, June 28
Time:Meet at hotel marina 08:45; sailing begins 09:00. Approximate return to hotel 13:00.
Fee:$96.50 (including the snorkel and sail staff, equipment and guide, lunch buffet, open bar featuring piña coladas, rum punch, sodas, iced tea and juices)
Recommended attire:swimwear, water socks/shoes, t-shirt, sun block, hat, shorts or other beachwear, towel, sunglasses.
Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Minimum attendance:35 persons

Excursion to Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve and Lighthouse Tour – Thursday, June 30

Acquired by the Island’s Conservation Trust, its coral reefs, beaches, lagoons, mangroves and dry forest distinguish the peninsula. Explore the peninsula along a network of trails and boardwalks, study exhibits at a nature center, and enjoy the view from the lighthouse observation deck.

The lighthouse, a neo-classic structure dating back to 1882, includes a richly decorated cast-iron stairway leading to the stone central lantern.

Date:Thursday, June 30
Time:Meet in hotel lobby at 13:15 for a 13:30 departure. Hotel return: 16:00.
Recommended attire:good walking shoes, hats, sunscreen and sunglasses.
Minimum age:8 years and up (under 18, must be accompanied by an adult).
Minimum attendance:8 persons

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