The Puerto Rico Convention Center
The Puerto Rico Convention Center is the largest and most technologically advanced in the Caribbean.
100 Convention Boulevard
San Juan, Puerto Rico
For further visitor information about the PRCC, you may contact Puerto Rico Tourist Information at: 1-800-866-7827.
You can find information for restaurants, shopping areas, entertainment and attractions in the main lobby.
If you drive to the meeting, self-parking lots are conveniently located adjacent to the convention center with capacity for 2,215 vehicles. Current rates apply. The Puerto Rico Convention Center has ample parking facilities to accommodate event attendees with two parking lots on either side. The lots are covered with solar panels offering both energy and protection for cars from the hot sun and rain.
The convention center has an on-site business center that is conveniently located in the lobby. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Services and products include computer rental, printing, secretarial service, copying, fax transmission and receipt, small package shipping, office products, and other services.
DINING AT THE CONVENTION CENTER
The following food options can be found in various locations throughout the convention center. Expect a variety of food from American-style lunches to Puerto Rican dishes like a Mofongo Bowl.
Alto Grande Café – Located in the Main Lobby
Opens at 07:00 and offers bakery and breakfast selections, sandwiches, wraps, soups, cookies, brownies and soft drinks throughout the day.
Espresso Bar – Located on the 2nd and 3rd Floor Foyer Areas
Opens at 07:00 and offers espresso, select coffees, latte, cappuccino and tea.
Lobby Bar Lounge – Located in the Main Lobby
Opens at 11:00 and features nachos, a variety of appetizers, sliders, cocktails, wine and Cava by the glass, domestic and imported beer, soft drinks and spring water.
Mexican/Puerto Rican Movable Cafe – Located near the Exhibit Hall
Open for lunch only. Themed selections will change daily. Soft drinks and water.
Barbeque Movable Café – Located on the Third Floor Terrace
Open for lunch only. Offering burgers, barbecued meats, and side items. Selections will change daily. Soft drinks and water.
Sustainability Efforts at the PRCC and during the Meeting
The Puerto Rico Convention Center (PRCC) was built in 2005 and continues to do its part to maintain a clean environment, research new methods to achieve sustainability, and promote environmentally friendly practices. The facility has an extensive recycling program, energy, and water conservation, and several other initiatives that benefit its clients, employees, visitors, suppliers, community, and the world. Some key elements you will notice at the Puerto Rico Convention Center include: • Automated control systems for air conditioning and lighting of the facility, as well as the incorporation of natural lighting to reduce overall energy consumption. • Use of lighting materials that consume less energy. • Landscaping with native plants and other flora that require less maintenance and require less water. • Eco-friendly policies and green standards, including the use of green products such as recycled paper products and ecofriendly cleaning supplies in the use and maintenance of the facility. • Established waste reduction and recycling programs. For more information about specific sustainability programs in place at the PRCC, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help further support the environment while attending the meeting in San Juan, make sure you bring a refillable and reusable water bottle. Water will be available in bulk so you may refill your bottle as needed throughout the meeting. If you do not have a water bottle, the ASLO Student Committee is selling water bottles. You may log in to your conference registration record to purchase a water bottle, if you have not done so already. The dining establishments in San Juan will not offer straws with drinks. By not requesting a straw, you can do your part to not put plastic back into the environment. Additionally, feel free to bring your own bamboo utensils to San Juan rather than using plastic utensils.
Building and development around the PRCC
A spectacular business and entertainment area is being constructed near the convention center. For a look at what is planned and will be open for business in the near future, please go to: