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How to Get to ECoS 2017

The Engineering Community Summit (ECoS) on Saturday, September 24, 2016 will provide companies the opportunity to promote their work; give students, faculty, and engineering professionals the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in STEM related fields; and serve as a catalyst for strengthening relations between university, industry, and community.

Flying to Puerto Rico

Flying to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport  Most mayor airlines fly to Puerto Rico from the continental United States to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. You can fly non-stop to Puerto Rico from cities like Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Washington DC, Boston, Dallas, Philadelphia and New York. The largest airport in Puerto Rico is Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. Some of the airlines flying to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport are American Airlines, JetBlue, Spirit, Delta, American Trans Air, and United Airlines. Flights arrive to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (Airport Code: SJU) in the town of Carolina which is approximately a 2 ½ hour drive to our university in the town of Mayagüez.

You can get a flight from Luis Muñoz Marín Airport to the local airport in the city of Mayagüez just a few minutes from the university. Cape Air has daily flights to Mayagüez from SJU.

Flying to Aguadilla Airport The second largest airport in Puerto Rico is Rafael Hernandez (Airport Code: BQN) in the town of Aguadilla. Aguadilla is only 30 minutes from the University. The Aguadilla airport is mainly a cargo airport. Currently the airlines flying to this airport are JetBlue from John F. Kennedy (Airport Code: JFK) in New York and Orlando (Airport Code: MCO), United Airlines from Newark International Airport (Airport Code: EWR), and Spirit Airlines from Fort Lauderdale (Airport Code: FLL).

Approximate travel times to both airports 2 ½ hours from Miami 3 ¼ hours from Atlanta 3 ¼ hours from New York 3 ½ hours from Washington, DC 4 ½ hours from Chicago and Dallas

Other Links

Aguadilla Airport Telephone: 787-890-6075

Mayagüez Airport Telephones: 787-833-0148, 787-832-3390

Puerto Rico Tourism Company: URL: http://www.seepuertorico.com/ Telephone: 800-866-7827

Driving to University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez From San Juan Airport

Renting a car at Luis Muñoz Marín Airport: Once you arrive to San Juan International Airport you can rent a car at the airport.

The following companies have offices at the airport:

Hertz (787) 791-0840
Avis (787) 753-5926
Thrifty (787)-253-2525, (787)-791-2820
National Car Rental (787)-791-1805

Other companies have free pickup services and return for example

Charlie Car Rental 1-800-289-1227 and Dollar Rent-A-Car 787-725-5350. Be sure to ask for autoexpreso at the rental car company. AutoExpreso is an electronic toll collection system used on most tollways in Puerto Rico. The system uses passive transponders (similar to SunPass Mini in Florida) where payment status is indicated by a light at the toll plazas. AutoExpreso transponders can be replenished at Texaco, Puma, and Total stations in Puerto Rico or at designated replenishment lanes at select toll plazas.

In 2012, AutoExpreso became the exclusive form of payment on most of Puerto Rico’s tollways, with cash no longer being accepted.

Driving to UPR-Mayagüez from SJU:

Driving to Mayagüez is fairly easy. Getting out of the airport take road number 26 west (Baldorioty de Castro) towards San Juan/Bayamón. Once in 26 you will drive for about 10-15 minutes and you will see the exit for the 22 Highway south towards Bayamón. You will notice the exit. It’s marked with big red signs indicating that vehicles with flammable or explosive materials may not use the Minillas Tunnel. Once you take this exit you will go thru the Minillas Tunnel (short tunnel). Out of the tunnel stay on the middle lanes until you see the signs for Highway 22 in direction to Bayamón / Arecibo. The road will split into two directions to the left is Caguas and to the right is Highway 22. You should be now on Highway 22 also known as “Expreso de Diego”.
There are a series of tolls in Highway 22. Highway 22 will take you straight to Arecibo. Highway 22 will then become Highway number 2. Stay on Highway 2 traveling towards Aguadilla. Highway 2 will actually take you straight to Mayagüez and the University.
Once in Mayagüez, you will see a fairly large shopping center in your right side. You are getting close to UPR-Mayagüez. In this shopping center you will see K-Mart, SAMS Club, PepBoys and Home Depot. From this shopping center you are exactly 6 traffic lights (counting the one at the shopping center) away from the University.

Once you reach the 6th traffic light, which is in front of Walgreens you must stay on the left lane because Highway 2 will split up ahead. The split happens right on the 7th traffic light. Right after this 7th light there will be a left turn at the next light. Take this left turn and you are now in UPR-Mayagüez, Welcome…

For additional information, follow this link

From Aguadilla Airport (BQN) Mayagüez is located some 35 minutes away from Aguadilla (20 miles). Car Rental at Aguadilla Airport

Allied Car Rental 787-890-3010
Budget Car Rental 787-890-1110
Alamo Car Rental 787-890-3732
Hertz Car Rental 787-890-5650
National Car Rental 787-890-3732
E-Z Rent-A-Car Car Rental 787-890-3010
Enterprise Car Rental 787-890-3732
Dollar Car Rental 787-890-3352
Thrifty Car Rental 787-890-4070
Ace Car Rental 787-890-8929

Driving to UPR-Mayagüez from Aguadilla (BQN):

Driving to Mayagüez is very easy. Getting out of the airport head west on Hangar Rd toward Crown Rd, turn left onto Borínquen Ave/PR-107. Continue to follow PR-107, at the end of PR-107 turn right onto Highway 2 West. Highway 2 will actually take you straight from Aguadilla to Mayagüez and the University.
Once in Mayagüez, you will see a fairly large shopping center in your right side. You are getting close to UPR-Mayagüez. In this shopping center you will see K-Mart, SAMS Club, PepBoys, and Home Depot. From this shopping center you are exactly 6 traffic lights (counting the one at the shopping center) away from the University.

Once you reach the 6th traffic light, which is in front of Walgreens you must stay on the left lane because Highway 2 will split up ahead. The split happens right on the 7th traffic light. Right after this 7th light there will be a left turn at the next light. Take this left turn and you are now in UPR-Mayagüez, Welcome…

For additional information, follow this link

Hotel Suggestions

The following list is only a suggestion for reference and doesn’t represent an endorsement by UPR-Mayagüez , the School of Engineering, or the ECoS Committee.

Mayagüez Resort & Casino (~5 minutes) PO Box 3781 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00681 Phone (787) 832-3030 Fax (787) 834-3475 http://www.mayaguezresort.com/

Holiday Inn Mayagüez & Tropical Casino (~10-15 minutes) Road num. 2 Km. 149.8 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00681 Phone (787) 833-1100 Fax (787) 833-1100 www.holidayinn.com

Courtyard Marriot Aguadilla (~30-45 minutes) West Parade/Belt Road, Ramey Base ·Aguadilla, Puerto Rico 00603 Phone (787) 658-8000 Fax (787) 658-8020 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bqncy-courtyard-aguadilla/