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Info for the jewish traveler
http://www.chabadpr.com/


Hotels   (feel free to add suggestions)
   Before booking any hotel check the Chabad website they have very good rates for the popular hotels that are close to them

   Ritz Carlton

   http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/SanJuan/Default.htm
        DDF'r Hotel Review
        http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7995.msg462832#msg462832
   St. Regis
   http://www.stregisbahiabeach.com/
       DDF'r Hotel Review
       http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7995.msg161581#msg161581
   El San Juan
   http://www.elsanjuanhotel.com/default-en.html
   Gran Melia
   http://www.melia.com/en/hotels/puerto-rico/coco-beach/gran-melia-puerto-rico-golf-resort/index.html
         DDF'r Hotel Review
         http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7995.msg927319#msg927319


Preferred Car Rental
   http://www.chabadpr.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/2370163/jewish/Charlie-Car-Rental.htm


Kosher food
  Old San Juan
   Kosher in Paradise, Israeli style. With panini, falafel and more.  They can deliver to your hotel for a fee
   261 Fortaleza Street.
   787-244-3399
   Chabad (next to The Ritz and El San Juan)
   http://shop.chabadpr.com/   (please someone add info regarding this)


Things to do

   Bioluminescent Bay
   http://www.pureadventurepr.com/adventure_trips/bio_bay_lagoon_tour_excursion/
 
   El Yunque rainforest
   http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g147324-d1448148-Reviews-The_El_Yunque_Rain_Forest-El_Yunque_National_Forest_Puerto_Rico.html

   ATV/Horseback Riding
   http://www.carabalirainforestpark.com/atv.php

   Casa Bacardi Distillery Tour- Rum Factory
   http://www.casabacardi.org/

   Explore Old San Juan-
   Castillo de San Cristobal- Old Forts in Old San Juan

   http://www.nps.gov/saju/index.htm

   Vieques and Culebra
    2 small islands with fabulous beaches that, IMHO are more interesting than the main island. (and Vieques has its own biobay)

  Mini Boat Adventure
  http://www.kayakingpuertorico.com/pages/island_hop_snorkel.html


Trip Reports:

   http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7995.msg651144#msg651144

   http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7995.msg1063469#msg1063469

Author Topic: Puerto Rico Master Thread  (Read 70264 times)

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #60 on: March 12, 2013, 11:42:43 AM »
Which other hotels would you recommend in PR in addition to the St. Regis. The St. Regis is 30k per night when I want to go for a total of 120k points. Don't have enough points yet for that.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #61 on: March 12, 2013, 11:47:40 AM »
Which other hotels would you recommend in PR in addition to the St. Regis. The St. Regis is 30k per night when I want to go for a total of 120k points. Don't have enough points yet for that.

I've stayed at La Concha and really liked it (as did the vast majority of tripadvisor). Its a Renaissance, so uses Mariott points.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #62 on: March 12, 2013, 12:16:15 PM »
Which other hotels would you recommend in PR in addition to the St. Regis. The St. Regis is 30k per night when I want to go for a total of 120k points. Don't have enough points yet for that.
Not sure if the Ritz takes points or not...  I stayed there and thought it was very nice.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #63 on: March 12, 2013, 12:38:37 PM »
Not sure if the Ritz takes points or not...  I stayed there and thought it was very nice.
If u goto the riz u can get the chabab rate which is so cheap compared to the reg rate

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #64 on: March 12, 2013, 02:13:45 PM »
I stayed in El San Juan and it was really nice.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #65 on: April 14, 2013, 09:45:50 PM »
my first trip report.
I stayed in PR with my wife and 13 month old. we stayed at the Sheraton Convention center which was really nice and away from the beaches. stayed in club lever overlooking the little airport and the cruise port. Chabad had minyanim every day for both Shachris and Minch/Marriv. food at chabad is quite pricy but nothing else available for dinner there. We ate at the new Falafel place in old San Juan and it was pretty good. its was $8.50 for a falafal plate which was pretty good. the special fries with sauce and cheese was great too. they sell popcorn at the same place but its not cholov yisroal. we didn't do too much in PR except the boat ride and tour of the Bacardi rum distillery. There are many activities available but without a babysitter we just relaxed most of the time. everything is mostly in spanish and its a very different feel then the USA even though no passport needed to go.
very nice place to just go and relax for a few days.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #66 on: April 14, 2013, 10:57:30 PM »
my first trip report.
I stayed in PR with my wife and 13 month old. we stayed at the Sheraton Convention center which was really nice and away from the beaches. stayed in club lever overlooking the little airport and the cruise port. Chabad had minyanim every day for both Shachris and Minch/Marriv. food at chabad is quite pricy but nothing else available for dinner there. We ate at the new Falafel place in old San Juan and it was pretty good. its was $8.50 for a falafal plate which was pretty good. the special fries with sauce and cheese was great too. they sell popcorn at the same place but its not cholov yisroal. we didn't do too much in PR except the boat ride and tour of the Bacardi rum distillery. There are many activities available but without a babysitter we just relaxed most of the time. everything is mostly in spanish and its a very different feel then the USA even though no passport needed to go.
very nice place to just go and relax for a few days.

There is a Kosher falafel place in OSJ?  WHen did it open, and under what Hashgacha?  Sorry if I missed it on this thread previously....

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #67 on: April 15, 2013, 01:42:59 AM »
If u goto the riz u can get the chabab rate which is so cheap compared to the reg rate

+1. It's well worth the money spent there. I think this is one of the nicest hotels I've ever been to.
Hotel, spa, and casino, ON THE BEACH! can't beat that... and it's a ritz, which means amazing service (at least
in my experience)

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #68 on: April 15, 2013, 10:23:36 AM »
If u goto the riz u can get the chabab rate which is so cheap compared to the reg rate
How do you get the chabad rate and how much is it?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #70 on: April 15, 2013, 01:49:29 PM »
There is a Kosher falafel place in OSJ?  WHen did it open, and under what Hashgacha?  Sorry if I missed it on this thread previously....

Here is the link with more information (and a menu) of the Kosher felafel place in Old San Juan -- apparently opened by Chabad PR

Enjoy!

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #71 on: April 15, 2013, 01:59:53 PM »
Here is the link with more information (and a menu) of the Kosher felafel place in Old San Juan -- apparently opened by Chabad PR

Enjoy!
Link?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #74 on: April 15, 2013, 05:44:57 PM »
Hi, if someone would be kind enough to chime in on security and safety in the area near the Chabad house and surrounding, it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.