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The Caribe Hilton Story

Our iconic beachfront resort has welcomed guests including celebrities and athletes since its doors opened in 1949. Today you can take a tennis lesson from an international professional instructor or savor the island’s official drink – the Piña Colada – at the place where it was invented.

Our Legacy

In 1945, company Toro Ferrer and Torregrosa won the competition with their concept of the future resort.

In December 1949, the resort celebrated the grand opening of the island’s first modern hotel.

From 1953 – 1972 we were among the top countries hosting international tennis competitions.

In 1954, bartender Ramón “Monchito” Marrero created the Piña Colada, soon to become an international favorite beverage.

In 1977, renowned artists like Carmita Jiménez performed at Caribe Hilton’s Club Caribe.

In 2004, Caribe Hilton was presented with a proclamation signed by Puerto Rico’s Governor Sila María Calderón, supporting the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Piña Colada.

President Barack Obama attended a fundraising event at our resort in 2011.

We reopened our doors in 2019 after a two-year restoration following the destruction of Hurricane Maria.

Tennis Court dedication ceremony in November 2019 with Olympian Monica Puig

Pina Colado Caribe Bar Area

Birthplace of the Piña Colada

Piña Colada Fest

How to make a Piña Colada

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