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The workshop will be held at the Rincon Beach Resort (in Añasco, near Mayaguez):


We are very grateful to our local hosts in securing this beautiful beach resort for the workshop which is near many touristic destinations in the exotic island of Puerto Rico (see attached brochure).

Attendees are invited to stay at the Resort, although there are other accommodation options in the area.

Special room rates have been agreed at the Rincon Beach Resort. The price is $159 (i.e. $130 plus 9% tax plus 11% resort fee) plus a $5 service charge, added once per room, for double or queen/king rooms. This rate will also be honored 3 days before and 3 days after the workshop (if you plan to extend your stay).

The workshop code can be obtained from the project office and you need to e-mail or call the hotel to make the reservation (you cannot use the code with on-line reservation):

  • Phone: +1- 787-589-9001 (Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm)
  • Fax: +1- 787-589-9040 or +1- 787-589-9020
  • Email: [email protected].

Rooms at this special rate are limited and it is recommended to book ASAP.

Cancellation policy: Credit card is required to make the reservation (no payment will be extracted); full refund will be made if cancelled up to 3 days before the arrival date in the reservation; first day charged if cancelled later than that. Early booking is expressly recommended.

Rincon can be reached by the nearby Rafael Hernandez International Airport (BQN), near Aguadilla which is well connected with some U.S. cities (like JFK and Newark airports in New York and Fort Lauderdale in Florida) and is a 2.5 hour highway drive from the international San Juan airport (Luiz Munoz Marin) that is also connected with several cities in Europe (see map below).


Other accommodation


There are other hotels which are close to the venue (A)  but not in walking distance (10-15 minutes by car)

(2) Rincon of the seas, room rates at $165, weekends from $99.

(3) Villa Cofresi should be cheaper than Rincon of the seas. Room rates at $125 - $155.

(4) Lazy Parrot is a small inn, clean but not on the beach. It's recommend  for those with a cheaper budget and some adventurous mood. Room rates at $99 - $165.


Special events

Dinner & lunches

We are hoping to organize dinner in a restaruant not far from the Rincon Beach Resort for which transport will be organized by coach.

The dinner will be  hosted or self-payed and is likley not to exceed $30/person.

Lunches are planned to be offered in the Rincon Beach Resort but need to be self-payed. Coffee-break costs are included in the workshop fee.


We hope to be able to take workshop participants to the a bio-luminiscent bay, which will inlcude a boat trip of about 1 hour. The costs for the boat trip are in the range of $5 per person. More information will be made available closer to the time of the workshop.