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


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


Banco Popular in two locations:

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

100 Paseo de Colon, Suite 1
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901

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
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


Puerto Rico accepts US dollars and all major credit cards


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


Many plazas have free wi-fi and many restaurants, cafés, bars, and hotels offer it to their customers.

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.


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.


The Sheraton Hotel has a casino