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Car Rental, Parking, Taxis

Special Car Rental Rates

Avis has been designated the official car rental company for the ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2011 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Special meeting rates and discounts are available on a wide selection of GM and other cars at the San Juan, Puerto Rico International Airport. To receive these special rates, be sure to mention your Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number is D130903, when you call. To receive the best car rental rates available, call Avis direct at 1-800-331-1600 or go to the Avis Web page at: https://www.avis.com/AvisWeb/reservation/ReservationsInitializer?

The discount will be effective 6 February through 25 February 2011.


Taxis will be very accessible from the hotels and any other tourist area. Most of the hotels will have taxis on standby waiting for clients. In the case there are no taxis present at a specific time, personnel at the concierge desk at the hotel or the information desk at the PRCC will be able to assist in calling one.

A list of local taxi service telephone numbers:

Carolina Taxi: 787-762-6066
Major Taxi: 787-723-2460
Norte Taxi: 787-725-2870
Prefer Taxis de Carolina: 787-963-0722

Please access the following link for the tourist rates and zones. http://www.prconvention.com/eng/puertorico/transportation_taxis.asp

The following is a guide for approximate taxicab fares from the hotels in the conference block to the PRCC:

Meeting Hotel   Approximate Fare One-way from Hotel to PRCC
Caribe Hilton   $9-$11
Sheraton   None
Intercontinental   $15-$20
Condado Plaza   $9-$11
La Concha   $12
Marriott Courtyard   $15-$20
Verdanza   $15-$20


There are approximately 1800 parking spaces at the PRCC. Self-parking lots are conveniently located adjacent to the Convention Center. Cost for parking at the PRCC is $5 per day. Parking is also available at most of the conference hotels.

Local Public Transportation

The Metropolitan Bus Authority (or AMA, its Spanish acronym) operates in the San Juan Metropolitan area. Stops are marked by magenta, orange and white signs which read Parada. Buses run between certain hours, usually until 9:00 p.m.  One route starts at San Juan, passes by the Convention Center, then goes through the Condado area, Isla Verde and back. This particular bus is route C53, and the cost is $0.75 per ride. For information on bus schedules, call (787) 767-7979 or access the web site at  http://www.dtoprutas.com/demo10.php?capa=ama.