to Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is definitely a must-go destination. This Caribbean island is known by its beautiful beaches, its major tropical rainforest “El Yunque”, its historic city of Old San Juan and the friendliness of its people. Yet it is mainly known by the warm, caring hospitality it provides to all of its visitors, making them fall in love.
Ranked as one of the Top 10 Caribbean Destinations in the 2018 Trip Advisor Travel’s Choice Destination Awards, taking a trip to Puerto Rico is just a breeze! Located in the Caribbean between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the island of Puerto Rico is a tourist destination that doesn’t require major planning or extensive traveling time.
Take a look at the estimated flight times between Puerto Rico and some of the US major cities:
Miami – 2 ½ hrs.
Atlanta – 3 ½ hrs.
Washington DC – 3 ½ hrs.
Chicago – 4 ½ hrs.
Dallas – 4 ½ hrs.
Los Angeles – 8 hrs.
Puerto Rico is a US territory; therefore no passport is required for US citizens to visit the island. There are daily flights to Puerto Rico from most major US airports. Check your preferred airline for details.
Named in honor of King Phillip II, El Morro is a 16th-century fortress. Rising 140 feet above the sea, it's 18- foot thick walls provided the greatest defense to the city. Filled with dungeons, tunnels, outposts, ramps, and barracks, it is adorned with “garitas”, the circular boxes that once served as watchtowers.
On February 1949 El Morro was designated a National Historic Site, with the distinction of being the largest fortification in the Caribbean. It was restored in 1992, in honor of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Puerto Rico by Christopher Columbus, and it is administered by the National Park Service.
You don’t want to miss running alongside this historic jewel, in time to capture a glimpse of the fantastic ocean views it has to offer!
Old San Juan
Getting to Old San Juan is easy, just a 15 min. drive from the Airport. Once in Old San Juan, it’s best to walk through this enchanting city for streets are narrow and parking is scarce. Use one of the many public parking available and enjoy the walk.
Where to Stay
In Old San Juan you’ll find many hotels and restaurants to meet everyone’s likes and needs. They are just a few blocks away from our event area. You can also stay in Condado, Old San Juan’s neighbor. This modern touristic area will be part of our 21k route.
If you are participating at the Lola Challenge weekend, you might want to take advantage of this exclusive offer and stay in Old San Juan
• Just a few minutes away from our Lola Challenge Weekend event, the Sheraton Old San Juan is perfectly located in front of the San Juan Bay. Sheraton Old San Juan offers comfort at a great value, with a rooftop pool and even its own Casino. You’ll find a great atmosphere in the surrounding areas, with many restaurants, unique shops, and the new Bahía Urbana park.
Enjoy a special rate for the Lola Challenge Weekend event. Rooms available from $159.00 + tax per room/per night. This offer is available until July 24, 2023.