Useful Information

Post Office
Office of Tourism
Cell Phones
Drinking Law
Time Zone


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. 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.


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


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