Gran Melia Puerto Rico
The electronic reservation site for the Gran Melia hotel has been closed. If you would like to make a sleeping room reservation for AWRA’s Summer Specialty Conference, please contact:
All conference functions will be held at Gran Melia Puerto Rico. It is a large, modern facility with plenty of space for networking, private meetings, and social events and has outstanding meeting halls and exhibition space.
Travel to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico and enjoy the year round comfortable climate, pristine beaches, rain forests, and mountains. Very few places in the world have as much to offer in as small an area as Puerto Rico. The population speaks their native Spanish and English, making travel and socializing a pleasure. San Juan, the capital of the island, is the centre of commerce and the main port of entry. It is the most populous and economically diverse region in the island, offering the island's major resorts and shopping areas. With the widest variety of accommodations, San Juan promises you a wonderful experience of diversity, culture and fun. This region has lots to offer visitors: archaeological and historical exhibitions, beautiful beaches, forests, mountains, and fine international dining. Visit the historic Old San Juan district, Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, El Yunque Rain Forest in Rio Grande, Rio Camuy Caves in Camuy, Condado Beach in San Juan or kayak along bioluminescent lagoon in Fajardo. We promise an exciting trip filled with island fun, wonderful places to see, and things to learn.
When traveling to tropical climates you will always need to use bug repellents and sun screen. You can go to www.cdc.gov and check out their “Travelers Health” page for any travel notices about Puerto Rico. You’ll also find more specific information on the best strength for bug repellents, etc.