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Top Slow Pitch Travel Tips for Puerto Rico

By ISPS, 04/28/23, 7:45AM EDT


For those traveling to the BORICUA OPEN, here are the top travel tips for Puerto Rico



Top Slow Pitch Travel Tips to Puerto Rico

If you're planning to travel to Puerto Rico for the upcoming BORICUA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS, here are some helpful tips to make your trip go smoothly.


Most importantly, be aware of the COVID requirements when traveling. Travelers entering Puerto Rico MAY have to present a NEGATIVE covid test. Make sure you check current travel requirements before departure. (

Top Slow Pitch Travel Tips to Puerto Rico for the Boricua Open Championships

  1. Check COVID Requirements: Keep yourself updated on current travel requirements, such as presenting a negative COVID test. Visit the CDC website for the most recent information.

  2. Pack ISPS-approved gear: Ensure you have all necessary slow pitch gear approved by ISPS, including bats, balls, and other equipment.

  3. Contact your airline: Inquire about sports equipment luggage policies and fees.

  4. Embrace the local culture: Be respectful of customs and traditions, and remember that not everyone speaks English.

  5. Visit Old San Juan: Don't miss the oldest city on US territory.

  6. Hit the beach: Explore popular beaches like Isabela, Luquillo Beach, Balneario de Boqueron, and Playa Jobos.

  7. Discover El Yunque National Forest: Enjoy hiking trails, waterfalls, and scenic lookouts in this subtropical rainforest.

  8. Savor local cuisine: Try traditional dishes like mofongo, arroz con gandules, lechon, and asopao.

  9. Pack essentials: Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable walking shoes, and a camera.

  10. Enjoy yourself: Make the most of your trip, create great memories, and have a fantastic time at the Boricua Open Championships in Puerto Rico.

  11. Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, especially during outdoor activities and games.

  12. Learn basic Spanish phrases: Familiarize yourself with common phrases to help you navigate your trip and communicate with locals.

  13. Use local transportation: Take advantage of buses, taxis, and ride-sharing apps to explore the island.

  14. Stay safe: Be aware of your surroundings and follow common safety practices, such as not leaving valuables unattended.

  15. Try local sports: Immerse yourself in the local sports culture by participating in or watching traditional games like dominoes, handball, or basketball.

  16. Attend cultural events: Look for festivals, live music, and other cultural events happening during your stay.

  17. Visit historical sites: Explore Puerto Rico's rich history by visiting sites such as Castillo San Felipe del Morro and Cueva Ventana.

  18. Respect the environment: Practice responsible tourism by not littering, respecting wildlife, and staying on designated paths.

  19. Exchange currency: If needed, exchange your money into local currency at reputable locations like banks or authorized exchange offices.  If coming from the USA, you will be able to use US Dollars as Puerto Rico is a US Territory and uses the US dollar.

  20. Keep emergency numbers handy: Make a note of important contact information, such as the local police, your embassy, and emergency medical services.


When packing, be sure to include any necessary ISPS-approved gear for slow pitch. This includes approved bats, balls, and other equipment that meet ISPS standards. Make sure you connect with your airline and find out their sports equipment luggage policies and fees (if any).


Puerto Rico is a fun and vibrant place, so be prepared for a little culture shock. Be respectful of the local customs and traditions, and be aware that English is not universally spoken. However, most people in the tourism industry will be able to speak at least some English.

The BORICUA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS are a great opportunity to see some amazing slow pitch action while enjoying all that Puerto Rico has to offer. Make the most of your trip and enjoy yourself.


Make sure to schedule some time to visit OLD SAN JUAN. A must-see when in Puerto Rico, this is the oldest city on US territory.


Beaches are definitely a top activity while in Puerto Rico. Check out some of the most popular beaches: ISABELA, LUQUILLO BEACH, BALNEARIO DE BOQUERON, and PLAYAJobos.


If you want to explore more of Puerto Rico’s natural beauty, El Yunque National Forest is a must-visit. This subtropical rainforest is full of hiking trails, waterfalls, and scenic lookouts.

Puerto Rico is known for its delicious food. Be sure to try some traditional dishes like mofongo (a mashed plantain dish), arroz con gandules (rice and pigeon peas), lechon (roasted pork), and asopao (a soup made with chicken or seafood).


Whatever you do, make sure to have a great time at the BORICUA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS. Puerto Rico is a wonderful place full of friendly people, great food, and beautiful scenery.


Puerto Rico is a beautiful island with plenty of activities to keep you busy during your stay. Be sure to pack your sunscreen and insect repellent, as well as comfortable walking shoes if you plan on doing any exploring. And don't forget your camera to capture all the amazing sights!


By following these simple tips, you're sure to have a great time at the BORICUA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS in Puerto Rico.


Finally, have fun! Puerto Rico is a beautiful country with plenty to offer visitors. Enjoy your time here and make some great memories! Have a fantastic trip!



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