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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 172711 times)

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #180 on: August 01, 2014, 08:37:44 AM »
No.  Constant temperature year round. Though late August is hurricane season

Is it rainy otherwise?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #181 on: August 01, 2014, 09:12:12 AM »
It's always rainy

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #182 on: August 01, 2014, 09:26:27 AM »
It's always rainy
always as in year round?
because i was there in jan. and bright sun every day
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #183 on: August 01, 2014, 11:52:35 AM »
I was there in July
But I heard from people that there is always a hour of rain

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #184 on: August 01, 2014, 11:59:10 AM »
I was there in July
But I heard from people that there is always a hour of rain


But the rest of the day is sunny, no?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #185 on: August 01, 2014, 12:08:25 PM »
Yes

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #186 on: August 01, 2014, 01:47:45 PM »
I was there in July
But I heard from people that there is always a hour of rain

Classic Caribbean. A few minutes of rain but the rest of the day is beautiful

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #187 on: August 01, 2014, 01:55:43 PM »
Is puerto rico too hot to visit in August?
I was there late July/early August had very nice weather. Didn't rain once.

#justsaying

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #188 on: August 01, 2014, 03:27:34 PM »
It's always rainy
I went last year summer with jetblue 90% off Sale...
First day rained/storm all day (all main roads closed from flooding) . Rest of the 5 day trip was beautiful.
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #189 on: August 17, 2014, 12:42:54 PM »
Has anyone ever stayed at the Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel & Casino? Or at the Four Points?

Also, I would love to hear any ideas of activities to do in PR that are infant-friendly that haven't yet been mentioned in this thread.

Thanks!

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #190 on: August 17, 2014, 06:03:45 PM »
Has anyone ever stayed at the Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel & Casino? Or at the Four Points?

Also, I would love to hear any ideas of activities to do in PR that are infant-friendly that haven't yet been mentioned in this thread.

Thanks!
I actually just stayed at the sheraton hotel and casino pretty nice hotel and the casino adds a nice touch . I passed by the sheraton old San Juan looks okay it's nice that it's right off the bay and it's in old san
Not sure of activities that are infant friendly

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #191 on: August 17, 2014, 10:26:57 PM »
I actually just stayed at the sheraton hotel and casino pretty nice hotel and the casino adds a nice touch . I passed by the sheraton old San Juan looks okay it's nice that it's right off the bay and it's in old san
Not sure of activities that are infant friendly
Thanks. Anything cool to do in old san juan? We'll be staying there in the end. Leaving tues morning.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #192 on: August 17, 2014, 10:40:07 PM »
Thanks. Anything cool to do in old san juan? We'll be staying there in the end. Leaving tues morning.
Walk to the bay there's always huge cruise ships,there's a few cute shops there too.
There's a fortress there which is the main attraction costs $5 a person pretty stupid in my opinion or you could just hop on a trolley that goes arnd the town for free.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #193 on: August 17, 2014, 11:47:51 PM »
Walk to the bay there's always huge cruise ships,there's a few cute shops there too.
There's a fortress there which is the main attraction costs $5 a person pretty stupid in my opinion or you could just hop on a trolley that goes arnd the town for free.
Sounds good, thanks.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #194 on: August 18, 2014, 10:47:19 AM »
Sounds good, thanks.
Make sure to stop in to the small shops. I found very interesting souvenirs.
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #195 on: August 18, 2014, 08:58:48 PM »
Make sure to stop in to the small shops. I found very interesting souvenirs.
Cool, any in particular?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #196 on: August 18, 2014, 09:08:15 PM »
Cool, any in particular?
In the old city there are many souvenir shops. I stopped in to many of them. I don't remember any in particular
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #197 on: August 19, 2014, 02:11:44 PM »
I am putting together all the info for the wiki. if you have any specific hotel which you think that should be included pls pm the details. or any specific info which you think i should include that was helpful on your trip.
Thanks
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #198 on: August 19, 2014, 02:37:12 PM »
St Regis is fantastic. Highly recommend

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #199 on: August 20, 2014, 11:15:43 AM »
St Regis is fantastic. Highly recommend
I'm at  the sheraton in Old San Juan now. Not so fantastic.