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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 97658 times)

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #630 on: November 24, 2019, 05:51:54 PM »
Those who stayed at St Regis, did you go to Chabad for Kosher food? They charge a whopping $70 for food delivery since its so far? Making me second guess if its worth staying there.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #631 on: November 24, 2019, 06:04:12 PM »
Those who stayed at St Regis, did you go to Chabad for Kosher food? They charge a whopping $70 for food delivery since its so far? Making me second guess if its worth staying there.
You need to bring your own food or rent a car.
It's far.

Unfortunately there are no nice hotels anymore near Chabad.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #632 on: December 01, 2019, 09:09:01 AM »
Anyone ever stay at the coco beach and or margaritaville and have a preference

I am thinking of staying in margaritaville because they have a regular fridge and I am bringing food with me.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #633 on: December 14, 2019, 11:07:26 PM »
Can your bring meat and dairy??? No issues since it is basically US??

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #634 on: Yesterday at 08:24:29 PM »
Can your bring meat and dairy??? No issues since it is basically US??

brought meat no problem.

keep in mind when I visited 2-3 yrs ago that Chabad operated a small "grocery" store where you could buy quite a few stuff. in addition they also had a "restaurant" (meat & dairy). their hrs were limited but iirc there was pizza on sat night :)

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #635 on: Yesterday at 08:27:40 PM »
Can your bring meat and dairy??? No issues since it is basically US??
Strange thing. Twice my luggage with food "got lost" on different airlines to PR (Delta and JetBlue).  Clothing made it, food didn't.
Never had any issues when I took the food as carry-on.
Might just be my bad luck, but be careful.