Useful Information

Bank
Post Office
Office of Tourism
Currency
Cell Phones
Wi-fi
Drinking Law
Smoking
Time Zone
Casinos

Emergencies:

Since Puerto Rico is part of the United States, all you need to do to summon help is dial 911.  The closest local hospital is:

Ashford Presbyterian Community Hospital

1451 Ashford Ave
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907
787-721-2160

Bank:

Banco Popular in two locations:

206 Calle Tetuan
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901
787-725-2636
M-F 8:00am – 4:00pm
455 Calle Comercio
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901
787-724-3650
M-F 9:00am – 5:00pm
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Post office:

100 Paseo de Colon, Suite 1
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901
787-723-1246

M-F  8:00am – 4:00pm
Sat.  8:00am – 12:00pm

Office of Tourism:

Visitor’s Center

Puerto Rico Tourism Company
Edificio Ochoa
500 Calle Tanca
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901
800-223-6530
Hours:
M-W, Sat. 8:30am – 8:00pm
TH 8:30am – 5:30pm
F 8:30am – 6:30pm
Sat. 9:00am – 8:00pm
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There is also a small visitor’s center located in the LMM International Airport. Phone #787-791-1014

Currency:

Puerto Rico accepts US dollars and all major credit cards

Cellphones:

The following major cell phone carriers work in Puerto Rico: AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon.

Wi-Fi:

Many plazas have free wi-fi and many restaurants, cafés, bars, and hotels offer it to their customers. In addition to that the following places also offer internet access:

Seafarer’s House
161 Calle O’Donnel
$5.50 per hour
M – W 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Th – F 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Longer hours when cruise ships are in port
Diner’s Internet
311 Calle Tetuán
$5 per hour

Drinking Law:

The legal age is 18 years old. It is against the law to drink outside. You must be in a bar, restaurant, home, hotel, etc. Cops can and will fine you on the spot.

Smoking:

As per lawn 66 which took effect in 2006, Puerto Rico is smoke free.  The only places you may smoke are: outdoors, in hotel rooms specifically designated for smokers, your own home, and your own car provided there are no children present. Police can and will fine you on the spot.

Fines:1st offense $250
2nd offense $500
subsequent offenses $2000

Time Zone:

Puerto Rico is in the Atlantic Standard time zone. They do not practice daylight savings time.

Casinos:

The Sheraton Hotel has a casino

 

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