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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

https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7995.msg2616327#msg2616327
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #240 on: October 28, 2014, 01:45:01 PM »
Half the fun was kayaking in pitch dark, and seeing the water light up while rowing! And bumping into everyone :)
Note; look deep into the water for fish...as they swim through they light up. So flipping cool!

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #241 on: October 28, 2014, 01:57:45 PM »
Half the fun was kayaking in pitch dark, and seeing the water light up while rowing! And bumping into everyone :)
Note; look deep into the water for fish...as they swim through they light up. So flipping cool!
I did the 5pm tour, so the way out was light and we were the first tour, the way back in was crowded and we were bumping into everyone. It definitely was fun!!
I enjoyed the 2hr kayak chill, the glow was cool, but was only for a short time. We had a great relaxing time.
The tour guides were funny too!

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #242 on: October 28, 2014, 02:49:51 PM »
Half the fun was kayaking in pitch dark, and seeing the water light up while rowing! And bumping into everyone :)
We had that on the way back. That's kinda my point that with the earlier tour you get to experience both.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #243 on: October 28, 2014, 03:48:32 PM »
We had that on the way back. That's kinda my point that with the earlier tour you get to experience both.
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #244 on: October 28, 2014, 05:32:03 PM »
+2

We did the twilight tour out and it was pitch-dark when we got there.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #245 on: October 29, 2014, 04:43:39 PM »
Which hotels are on the beach in San Juan or surrounding areas?  None of the Starwood hotels are on the beach in except for the one on the island?  Can someone recommend hotels with beaches?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #246 on: October 29, 2014, 04:58:43 PM »
Which hotels are on the beach in San Juan or surrounding areas?  None of the Starwood hotels are on the beach in except for the one on the island?  Can someone recommend hotels with beaches?

afaik Ritz carlton and el san juan have a beach
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #247 on: October 29, 2014, 09:18:02 PM »
Which hotels are on the beach in San Juan or surrounding areas?  None of the Starwood hotels are on the beach in except for the one on the island?  Can someone recommend hotels with beaches?
There are some in the condado area. I liked this area the best, it's the more upper-class neighborhood and is nice and clean (just a few homeless sitting on the corners). Don't think there are any starwoods hotels there though.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #248 on: October 29, 2014, 11:55:55 PM »
There are some in the condado area. I liked this area the best, it's the more upper-class neighborhood and is nice and clean (just a few homeless sitting on the corners). Don't think there are any starwoods hotels there though.
sounds like he is looking for a hotel in the city.
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #249 on: October 29, 2014, 11:57:16 PM »
sounds like he is looking for a hotel in the city.
It's right across the bridge from old San Juan. Maybe a 15 min walk. You can see the old city from there.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #250 on: October 30, 2014, 12:02:02 AM »
It's right across the bridge from old San Juan. Maybe a 15 min walk. You can see the old city from there.
Didn't know that. Now that you tell me I remember the location your talking about. But not familiar with the hotels over there
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #251 on: October 30, 2014, 11:39:19 AM »
What about the Sheraton in Old San Juan?  It looks like it's on the bay or beach?  I can't really see the pool though, is it nice?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #252 on: October 30, 2014, 11:53:32 AM »
What about the Sheraton in Old San Juan?  It looks like it's on the bay or beach?  I can't really see the pool though, is it nice?
It's on the bay.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #253 on: October 30, 2014, 12:03:55 PM »
Any recommendations for hotels on the beach with good rates on "family size" rooms/suites, either with chabad discount or otherwise?

thx

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #254 on: October 30, 2014, 12:05:14 PM »
Any recommendations for hotels on the beach with good rates on "family size" rooms/suites, either with chabad discount or otherwise?

thx
check chabadpr.com you can see which hotels have special rate
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #255 on: October 30, 2014, 12:08:55 PM »
The W in Vieques looks beautiful, and that island hold the Guinness world record for the most powerful bioluminescent bay in the world.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #256 on: October 30, 2014, 12:10:02 PM »
The W in Vieques looks beautiful, and that island hold the Guinness world record for the most powerful bioluminescent bay in the world.

lotta rules regarding touching those
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #257 on: October 30, 2014, 12:11:10 PM »
lotta rules regarding touching those
No need to touch  :D

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #258 on: October 30, 2014, 12:15:50 PM »
No need to touch  :D

who said anything about need??? holding bacteria that lights up is on my bucket list!
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #259 on: October 30, 2014, 12:21:37 PM »
who said anything about need??? holding bacteria that lights up is on my bucket list!
JK. Are their different rules on the Vieques one than on the Fajardo bay?