Hours of Operation


Hours of Operation

Bank hours are generally weekdays from 9 to 5, though a few branches are also open Saturday from 9 to noon or 1. Post offices are open weekdays from 8:00 to 4:30 and Saturday from 8 to noon. Government offices are open weekdays from 9 to 5.

Most gas stations are open daily from early in the morning until 10 or 11 pm. Numerous stations in urban areas are open 24 hours.

As a rule, San Juan–area museums are closed on Monday and, in some cases, Sunday. Hours otherwise are 9 or 10 am to 5 pm, often with an hour off for lunch between noon and 2. Sights managed by the National Parks Service, such as Castillo San Felipe del Morro and San Cristóbal, are open daily from 9 to 5.

In cities, pharmacies are generally open weekdays and on Saturday from 9 to 6 or 7. Walgreens operates numerous pharmacies around the island; some are open 24 hours.

Street shops are open Monday through Saturday from 9 to 6; mall stores tend to stay open to 9 or sometimes even later. Count on convenience stores staying open late into the night, seven days a week. Supermarkets are often closed on Sunday, although some remain open 24 hours, seven days a week.


Puerto Rico observes all U.S. federal holidays, as well as many local holidays. Public holidays in Puerto Rico include New Year's Day, Three Kings Day (Jan. 6), Eugenio María de Hostos Day (Jan. 8), Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (third Mon. in Jan.), Presidents' Day (third Mon. in Feb.), Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day (last Mon. in May), Independence Day (July 4), Luis Muñoz Rivera Day (July 16), Constitution Day (July 25), José Celso Barbosa Day (July 27), Labor Day (first Mon. in Sept.), Columbus Day (second Mon. in Oct.), Veterans' Day (Nov. 11), Puerto Rico Discovery Day (Nov. 19), Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas.

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