2014 Diagnostic Pathology Update
Hotel & Travel Information
July 20, 2014 to July 25, 2014
Caribe Hilton, San Juan, PR, USA
Hilton Caribe 1 San Geronimo Street San Juan, PR 00901 (787) 721 0303 The Resort Admire ocean and tropical garden views from the Caribe Hilton hotel, winner of the 2012 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. Set on a secluded tropically landscaped peninsula, boasting 17 acres of lush foliage, this San Juan resort is ideally situated between Old San Juan and contemporary Condado.
Rates: Single/Double $182.00/night (includes a $10 per night resort fee)
Rates are subject to a 9% tax
Hotel Reservation Information
Check in: 4:00 pm Check out: 12:00 pm
Reservations:For reservations call (800)468-8585 and reference our GROUP CODE: USCA14. You can also book online at Hilton Caribe
Discounted Room Rates will be available until June 18, 2014.
$15 Self Parking
$20 Valet Parking
The closest airport is the San Juan Airport, known officially as San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (Some websites only refer to it as the San Juan Airpoert). The Luis Munoz Marin International Airport is located only 7 miles from the Caribe Hilton.
Delta Airlines is offering discounted airfares for attendees traveling to our meeting. For assistance with reservations contact Delta Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-328-1111 or visit the Delta website. When booking online, select Meeting Event Code and enter the meeting code in the box provided on the Search Flight page. Be sure to use our File Number: NGAHS
American Airlines is offering discounted airfares for attendees traveling to our meeting. For assistance with reservations go to the American Airlines website or contact American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-433-1790. Be sure to use our Authorization Number: 7374AA
IMPORTANT: For online ticket purchases, please include our Authorization Number in the Tour Code box of all tickets issued for this group.
Avis Car Rental
USCAP has partnered with Avis to provide rental cars at a discounted rate. If you wish to reserve a car please contact the Meetings and Convention Department at 1-800-525-7537. They can ensure that you maximize your rental dollars. Please mention AWD# D005275 when you call.
To book your resesrvation online, please visit Avis.com
The group discount is 25% and is available from 7 days before until 7 days after the event dates with unlimited free mileage.
Cab service is available to/from the airport at one way rates of approximately $25.00.
For more information about Puerto Rico and things to do while there, please visit See Puerto Rico.
Do I need a passport?
U.S. residents: No passports are required.
International Residents: If you’ll be visiting from another country other than the United States, a visa is required to enter the island. These requirements are standard and are the same as for entering the United States. The purpose and extent of your visit will determine which visa to apply for. If you are just coming in as a tourist, the standard 90-day non-immigrant visa will be your key to paradise.
Will my cell phone work?
Yes, your cell phone should work in San Juan and most of the cities.
Will I need to convert money?
The U.S. dollar is the only currency utilized on the island.
Do I need to know Spanish?
Both Spanish and English are the official languages of Puerto Rico. In the big cities and in the islands of Vieques and Culebra, you can get by without a word of Spanish. The people who work in the tourist trade—waiters, shopkeepers, guides, etc.—usually speak fluent English. The police are another issue: it’s not easy to find an English speaking cop. The farther away you move into the less urban interior of the island, the more you’ll need to have some command of the language.
How’s the weather?
Check it here--bring your summer clothes! Temperatures will be in the upper 80’s, lower 90’s!
Puerto Rico’s Holidays
Note that a majority of businesses will be closed on these two days during the meeting.
July 21 Conmemoración del Natalicio de Luis Muñoz Rivera
(Luis Muñoz Rivera's Birthday)
The birthday of Don Luis Muñoz Rivera (1859–1916), a prominent journalist, poet, and politician
July 25 Conmemoración del Estado Libre Asociado
(Commonwealth of Puerto Rico)
On July 25, 1952, Governor Luis Muñoz Marín proclaimed that the Puerto Rico constitution was in effect.