Guayama Plaza Mall (9 miles - see map)
Directions: Take Carr. 53 east (away from San Juan) - go through toll booth
up to stop light. Go to next stop light (hospital on right). Go to next stop
light (Projects on right). Go to next stop light (empty corners) and the road
is newer - turn left at this light. Go to next stop light and turn right - mall
is on left side)
Ponce Caribe Mall (22 miles - see map) Highway 2 at Km 29.7.
Directions: Take Carr. 53 west (back toward San Juan) - go through 1st toll
booth. Stay in the left lane and follow signs to Ponce for Carr. 52 (away from
San Juan). You'll pass Salinas, Coamo/Sta. Isabela, ... until you come into
Ponce. Follow Carr. 52 to the left (airport is on your far left side) and then
follow it back to the right until you come to Carr. 12 (exit #104A). Stay in the
right lane and take next exit to Carr. 2 (past hospital on your right). Stay in
left lane of exit and turn left. Go 3 miles (about 5 lights) - mall is on your
Old San Juan (40 miles - see map)*
Directions: Take Carr. 52 west (back toward San Juan) - go through 1st toll
booth. Stay in the right lane and follow the signs to San Juan for Carr. 52.
You'll head a few more mile to the expensive toll-booth. Continue on Carr. 52
up the mountain passing Cayey as you come down the first side of the
mountains. You'll drive on for a 8 more miles and then come down the rest
of the mountain into Caguas passing the next to last toll-booth (non-paying).
After Caguas you'll come to the last toll-booth (non-paying). A few miles
after this toll-booth Carr. 52 will turn into Carr. 18 on the outskirts of San Juan
(see intermediate map). About 3 more miles you'll pass Avenida Piñero
(exit 5A) and then pass Avenida Roosevelt and the Plaza las Americas Mall
on your left hand side. Get into the right lane & follow the freeway to the right
onto Carr. 22 toward San Juan. Get into the middle lane and as you pass
Carr. 1 get into the left lane (be sure to be in the left lane as you go into
the tunnel). At the end of the tunnel you'll be in the left lane and it will
loop you around onto 26. Follow 26 all the way to Old San Juan (see detailed map).
Parking garage is near Calle Comercio & Calle la Puntilla (street parking is
very limited and it is difficult to traverse the streets in Old San Juan).
*Please note that lots of walking is required.
Plaza las Americas (50 miles - see map) Hours - M-Sa 9a-9p; Su 11a-5p
Follow directions above to Old San Juan but take exit 3B at Avenida Roosevelt.
The mall is on the right hand side just after you pass back under Carr. 18.
Costco - there are 3 Costcos on the island. The best thing is to stop on your way
from San Juan. The nearest to the hosue is in Caguas. There is one not too far
from the San Juan Airport and on the way to the house.