San Juan Luis Munoz Marin Intl (SJU)
37250 Airport Station
San Juan, PR 00937 0250
*Do not book housing from these links – you will not get the group rate.
San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) is the largest airport in Puerto Rico, and a key gateway to and from the USA. There are hundreds of non-stop flights in and out of Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) every day. Less than five hours from Chicago, under four from New York City, and under three from Panama City. Just get on a plane, take a nap, and wake up in San Juan. And getting around once you are in Puerto Rico is just as smooth. Taxis are everywhere and your favorite rental car companies are all here.
Luis Munoz Marin International Airport is just 19 miles from the Resort, the San Juan International Airport offers convenient airline access via: American Airlines, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United, US Airways, Spirit Airlines, Iberia, Lufthansa, JetBlue, British Airways, Air Canada, and more.
A tourist information office is located in Terminal C and a Traveler’s Aid desk can be found on the first level of Terminal D. Make sure to keep your baggage claim ticket for proof at pick up.
OSA has appointed American Airlines the official airlines for the Advanced Photonics Congress. Discounted air travel is available. You may visit the American Airlines website at www.aa.com to search for available flights and use the authorization code 7173BS to receive your discount. This code is valid 9 July – 22 July 2013 at San Juan – SJU airport only. You may also call the American Airlines Meeting Services Desk directly at +1 800.433.1790 for assistance with reservations and ticket purchases.
Delta Airlines is offering discounted flights. Visit www.delta.com select Book a Trip, and click on Meeting Event Code near the bottom of the window that pops up. On the next window, enter the Meeting Event Code NMEFR to receive your discount. This code is valid 5 July – 26 July 2013 at San Juan - SJU aiport only.
NOTE: 10 customers may have to book a flight to the same meeting with this code for the price to become valid.
To get from San Juan Munoz Airport to your destination you have the option of renting a car, taking a taxi or limo or using one of the many door-to-door shuttles or courtesy hotel shuttles available at the Airport.
Dozens of taxis line up outside the airport to meet arriving flights on the lower level, so you never have to wait. There are set fares for destinations within San Juan; for other destinations, the cost of the trip should be determined by the taxi meter. The island's Puerto Rico Tourism Company (Transportation Division; tel. +1 787.999.2100) establishes the flat rates between the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport and major tourist zones, so make sure to ask your taxi driver. Taxi service from the airport is quite well regulated, with a dispatcher handing you a ticket detailing your costs. These also include baggage costs (50¢ for each of the first three bags, then $1 per bag) and a 10% to 15% tip is expected.
The above rate is provides as a guide to help you make transportation choices and are not guaranteed. They are subject to change. Please consult your taxi dispatcher on arrival for current fares and information.
Rio Mar Resort Shuttle:
Are you a guest of the Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa?
Take advantage of the Resort Shuttle: Scheduled shuttle transportation is available to/from the San Juan International Airport for a fee. Guests should contact the hotel concierge to make reservations for this service. Transportation provided by Dragonfly Adventures. For adults, a one-way trip is $37.50 without tip and a round-trip is $75 without tip.
Make a transportation reservation on-line or by phone at +1 787.888.6000, extension 83.
Car rental company desks are located on the first level in Terminal D/E. You will need to take a shuttle to pick up the car. The companies can also be contacted via the courtesy telephones in the arrivals area.
SAVE! Avis Rent-a-Car is pleased to offer low rates with unlimited mileage to participants attending Advanced Photonics Congress. For reservations call +1 808.327.3000 or +1 800.879.2847, refer to Avis Worldwide Discount #D004076. Reservations may also be made on the Avis website. World Wide Telephone Numbers
From Luis Munoz Marin - SJU (San Juan International) Airport
Upon leaving the airport, stay in the right lane.
Take the exit marked Carolina (Highway Route #26).
Stay in a left lane on Highway #26 for approximately two (2) miles.
Take left exit, heading east, to the city of Carolina, Highway #3.
Continue straight on Highway #3 for 15 miles.
Pass the town of Rio Grande and make a left at the traffic light at State Road #968 (in the town of Palmer).
Resort entrance will be on the right hand side, 3/4 mile from main road.
Hotel Parking Information: Hotel provides complimentary self-parking for all attendees.
Look forward to seeing you in…