2016 World Candle Congress (WCC)
6000 Rio Mar Blvd
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico 00745
+1 (787) 888-6000

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa is nestled in a lush garden setting on 500 acres located between the Atlantic Ocean and El Yunque Caribbean National Rain Forest. You can enjoy relaxing ocean views from your balcony, or take a walk along over a mile stretch of beach. There is plenty to do including a night in the Rio Mar Casino, playing a round on two golf courses, walking on miles of trails, or dining in five eclectic restaurants and lounges.

NOTE: The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar is now SOLD OUT. However, right now door are the Wyndham Villas condominiums and they have rooms available. They are offering a two bedroom unit for $400 plus tax, and a check out cleaning fee of $85 – OR the unit can be divided to be a LOCK OFF, which means one side would be like a Hotel room with just 2 beds, and a bath, for $150 plus tax.  The other side would be $250 per night plus tax, and it has 1 king bed, living, dining, kitchen, 1 bath. To arrange accommodations, contact-
Nina Garcia Morales
Office: (787)888-9000 www.theoceanvillas.com

Hotel Reservations

NCA and ALAFAVE have obtained a special group rate at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar of $169 single or double per night, exclusive of applicable taxes and resort fee of $22.50. This room rate is applicable over the conference dates as well as three days before and after the World Candle Congress and Trade Show, based upon availability. 
You must reserve your room by Friday, March 11, 2016 and make sure to let the reservations agent know you are with the World Candle Congress in order to receive the discounted rate. Please note, there may be additional charges for extra guests beyond 2 per room. Click here to reserve your room online. Or, you can call the hotel direct at +1-787-888-6000 and reserve your room over the phone.

Hotel check-in time is 4:00 p.m., checkout time is 11:00 a.m.

NOTE: Your registration to attend the conference is separate from your hotel reservations.

Cancellations/ No-Shows
For reservations made on an individual basis, a credit card may be given to guarantee the guest room reservation. The credit card will not be charged until the guest checks out of the hotel. Cancellation of individual reservations shall be accepted by the hotel, without penalty, up to 72 hours prior to the guest's arrival date. Any cancellations due to medical emergencies that can be verified shall not be charged a penalty.

Getting There
San Juan Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (IATA: SJU, ICAO: TJSJ) is located 3 miles south of San Juan and is serviced by American Airlines, British Airways, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Iberia Airlines, US Airways and others. Taxis, shuttles and car rentals are available at the airport.

Special Offer: Delta Airlines Discount
NCA and ALAFAVE are pleased to announce a partnership with Delta Airlines, which is offering special discount airfares to attendees. Discounts vary depending on the class of ticket purchased. The discount is up to 10% off the fare for both domestic and international flights. 

Please note the following:

  • Not all fares are eligible for a discount; fare rules determine eligibility.
  • Discounts vary, depending on the class of ticket purchased, and apply to round trip travel only.
  • Not valid with other discounts, certificates, coupons or promotional offers.
Visit the Delta Airlines website and click the Advanced Search link. Complete the required fields, and enter the appropriate meeting code:
  • When traveling between all countries, enter Meeting Event Code “NMM28”
You may also call Delta Meeting Network® Reservations at 1.800-328-1111. (Please use the same phone number to make changes to an existing Delta Meetings Network reservation.)

Transportation/Taxi Services
The average taxi fare from the airport to the resort is approximately $80 one-way; however, we have arranged a special rate for transportation services. To take advantage of this offer, click here
San Juan Luis Munoz International Airport also offers rental car services and the hotel is approximately a 30-minute drive east.

Attire & Weather
The average April temperature ranges from morning lows of 77 degrees to afternoon highs of 83 degrees. Rain chances increase in April but are quick and short-lived, and mainly occur in the late afternoons. 

Although the outside temperature is pleasant, meeting rooms can become chilly so we recommend bringing along a light jacket or sweater.

For Foreign Travelers
If you are traveling to the United States from another country to attend the 5th World Candle Congress, you should be familiar with current policies and procedures regarding travel to the U.S.A. Please consult the following resources about U.S.A. visa policies and security procedures before planning your trip: www.travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html

If you require a letter of invitation to obtain a visa, please contact Corinne Pike at cpike@candles.org

For US citizens traveling to Puerto Rico, it is exactly the same as traveling within the U.S. All you need is a driver's licence or other valid form of photo ID.