San Juan, Puerto Rico
Located in the West Indies between the Dominican Republic and the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is a gateway to the rest of the Caribbean and an ideal place to recharge your entrepreneurial batteries. It is also the future site of a new 580,000-square-foot convention center that will open in 2002.
Where to stay: the Ritz-Carlton, San Juan Hotel & Casino is an upscale property with some of the island's top meeting rooms. Call (800) 241-3333.
Don't miss: a visit to the El Yunque National Forest on the central eastern part of Puerto Rico, a 28,000-acre Caribbean forest that's the largest of its kind in the United States.
Contact: Puerto Rico Convention Bureau,
(800) 875-4765, http://www.meetpuertorico.com.
Christopher Elliott is a writer in Annapolis, Maryland. Contact him at http://www.elliott.org.
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