Situated in the southern municipality of Salinas, Puerto Rico’s Albergue Olímpico – named after the influential former president of the island’s Olympic committee, German Rieckehoff – is a popular destination for field trips and family outings.
A prominent feature of the Albergue is the gaze, a museum dedicated to Puerto Rico’s rich sporting history in international competitions. Temporary and permanent exhibits detail famous events of the past century and celebrate the national teams’ exploits throughout the years. Other displays commemorate individual athletes’ feats and triumphs in world tournaments.
The surrounding area’s warm and dry climate offers an appropriate setting for the varied sporting facilities available within the Albergue Olímpico.
Its spacious grounds also host many other attractions to be enjoyed by the general public, such as several water parks and a miniature golf course.
A botanical garden, rife with native plants and falling waters, offers visitors a relaxing spot to better appreciate nature.
Although most amenities are available to the public at large, others, such as the use of equipment, gazebos, and overnight stays, have to be reserved in advance.