Welcome To San Juan
A warm welcome to InterContinental San Juan. It is our pleasure to receive you here in sunny and gorgeous Puerto Rico. The Concierge staff are here to ensure you have a wonderful stay, and return many times to stay with us.
The beachfront InterContinental San Juan is located on Isla Verde and is a great setting for both business and pleasure. With two miles of the best sparkling beach of the area, perfect weather, amazing restaurants, natural beauty, fun and adventure, sizzling nightlife and great shopping your stay will sure be a memorable one. San Juan International airport is just three miles away. Old San Juan and the main financial and business districts are just a few minutes away.
Old San Juan is steeped in Spanish colonial history and was built by the Spaniards during the early 1500's after its discovery in 1493. A morning visit to this Fortress City is a wonderful way to start the day, catapulting you back in time. Venerable churches, fortresses, classic colonial buildings and city squares are already being washed with the morning sunlight. Walking Old San Juan is the best option; the narrow streets and original Spanish architecture give you a glimpse of what life was like during the 1500s and 1600s. El Morro Castle sits at the highest point of our city and is a great place to start. Survey the city and then wander down.
Have a Puerto Rican 'fonda' style lunch at Cafe Puerto Rico, and from there take the Ferry Boat at the harborside of Old San Juan and cross the San Juan Harbor. From here take a taxi to the Bacardi City Tour where you will enjoy a complimentary tour of the Bacardi Rum Distillery, with 127 acres of sugar cane plantation, tropical gardens, an open air pavilion and an excellent museum. This is not just to tantalize you: along the way you can also sample Puerto Rico's finest rums.
In the evening when a glorious sunset gives the city an orange glow, Old San Juan acquires a heavily romantic atmosphere, and a feeling of possibility fills the air. A great area to go at this time is the SOFO (South of Fortaleza) District, known for the great variety of restaurants and live entertainment on offer. Sit, eat and see what the night has in store for you, the perfect way to celebrate a perfect day.
Average temperatures around 82-85 degrees Fahrenheit year round. Light clothing and resort wear is recommended.
Puerto Rico is a US territory and electricity is 110 volts, 60 cycles. Europe/UK visitors are recommended to bring adequate adapters
Casual elegance is the appropriate dress code in evenings. Most places do require long pants and button down, collar shirts for gentlemen, and no beach wear at night time. Same attire for ladies applies: skirts, blouses, dresses, slacks but no shorts. Dress jeans are acceptable.
Puerto Rico's languages are Spanish and English. While Spanish is the island's primary language, English is widely spoken, especially in the tourist areas.
You will find most religious denominations with English services on weekends. Predominantly, Puerto Rico has a large Catholic population, however there are many Protestant churches present as well.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Puerto Rico is the only place in the world you can visit three brilliant biobays as we house the 'Phosphorescent Bay' at La Parguera, 'Las Croabas Bay' and 'Mosquito Bay'.
El Yunque Tropical Rainforest
This is the only rainforest that belongs to the United States. A must when visiting Puerto Rico. Enjoy hiking and swimming at La Mina Falls trail.
Old San Juan, the Fortress City
An ancient city built during the colonial period. Two Forts, El Morro and San Cristobal, city squares, enclosed by the ancient city walls and preserved by the U.S National Parks Service. Enjoy restaurants, clubs, art galleries, jewellery stores and Museums. An ideal place to wander in wonder.
A true gem of our island, enjoy walking the City Square, Parque De Bombas, (oldest fire house museum) and the Ponce Cathedral. Driving time approximately one and a half hours from our capital through the mountain region.
Rio Camuy Caves Park
This incredible park has extraordinary subterranean caverns carved out by the Camuy River over a million years ago. Lovely trails gently descend through a lush ravine to the awe-inspiring caverns below.
WHAT TO PACK
US Dollars, ATM Cards
Casinos are located in many of the large hotels. Most open at noon and close at 4am daily. Dress is generally informal, although slacks and a collared shirt are preferable for men in the evening. Only those 21 and over are permitted to play in the casino
Taxis are readily available within most parts of Puerto Rico. Driving is like that in the mainland U.S. Distances are marked in kilometers (one km. equals 0.6 miles). A valid American state-side driver's license is legal to use in Puerto Rico, so car rentals are a great way to get around.
Even though most visitors may be accustomed to the sun, Puerto Rico's sun is much stronger than in the USA. Please ensure that you apply plenty of sunscreen protection and hydrate properly.
InterContinental San Juan
- 5961 Isla Verde Avenue
- San Juan , 00979
- Puerto Rico
- Front Desk +1-787-7916100
Distance 1.5 MI / 2.41 KM WEST to Hotel
Taxi Charge (one way): $0.00 (USD)
Train Charge (one way): $0.00 (USD)
Ferry Charge (one way): $0.00 (USD)
Exit Airport west on Route 26 toward San Juan, exit right on Route 187, then left on Route 37 (third light); hotel is located on right.
EXIT AIRPORT WEST ON ROUTE 26 TOWARD SAN JUAN, EXIT RIGHT ON ROUTE 187, THEN LEFT ON ROUTE 37 (THIRD LIGHT); HOTEL IS LOCATED ON RIGHT.