June 16, 2009

Free Wireless in PR

Category: Puerto Rico — Biella @ 1:55 am

San Juan is not teeming with free hot spots but there are certainly a few one can tap into.
Perhaps my favorite place to get wireless is a newish coffee shop on Avenida De Diego in Santurce by the name of Hacienda San Pedro. Their coffee is good, roasted in the shop and a cup of cappuccino is only 1.65.

The other place to get free wireless, which is hard to believe, is Starbucks. Their cappucinos are more like 3+ and usually you have to pay for wireless. For some reason and this has been the case for 5 years now, in every Starbucks I have been to here, including the airport where I am now struggling to stay awake, have provided free wireless with a company called Blue Cenntenial.

The thing is when you fire up your computer, you would never know it was free because you are directed to a log in (or sign up page) where you think that they will of course ask for your credit card information. Well when you sign up, you give your information, which can be fake and under the credit card section, there is sort of nothing there, you finish your transaction and vaulla, free account. They don’t bother to tell you on the page or in the shop this is the case, so you just gotta know. If you don’t have a computer and are bored in the airport, you can also play Galaga, which are located at nearly every gate.

So for those in PR needing free wireless, two coffee shops that reside on the opposite side of quality both have it.


  1. Biella,

    Voilą is spelled “voilą”, not “vaulla” (or, as seen recently on teh intarweb, “walla”). Absolutely no offense meant, I love it when people borrow from French, but it always make me cringe a little when I read “voilą” mispelled in creative ways :)

    I guess it is ok to drop the acute accent on the trailing a if your keyboard layout do not make it easy to type.



    Comment by EtienneG — June 16, 2009 @ 10:39 am

  2. Galaga at the gate?! Now I have to visit PR sometime.

    Comment by Joey Hess — June 16, 2009 @ 11:50 am

  3. Almost at EVERY gate. I am serious. Micah and I always play before leaving. I was too damn tired to do so today! :-)

    Comment by Biella — June 16, 2009 @ 12:18 pm

  4. Thanks Etienne

    no offense taken at all. I did not think I was spelling it and was too tired to check.

    So merci!

    Comment by Biella — June 16, 2009 @ 12:33 pm

  5. That accent in “voilą” is a grave accent, not an acute accent.

    Comment by Seth Schoen — June 17, 2009 @ 2:40 pm

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