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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

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #300 on: December 05, 2014, 11:03:56 AM »
im going to be in the SJ area for 2 days of the following what should be my priority?
El Yunque Rainforest
Old San Juan area/Forts
ATV/Horse back riding
Can i do all that in 2 days and still have time to stay on beach??
How ling do i need for the rainforest and for the Old SJ area?

Thanks

Don't forget about Bioluminescent bay at evening and the Bacardi rum tour.

these you wont find anywhere else
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #301 on: December 05, 2014, 11:08:16 AM »
Thanks

im doing bio day from vieques
I'll have to squeeze the Bacardi tour in there.
Approx how long is tour?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #302 on: December 05, 2014, 11:50:03 AM »
Thanks

im doing bio day from vieques
I'll have to squeeze the Bacardi tour in there.
Approx how long is tour?

I want to say budget for 2 hours.  Also, I didn't find the fort to be that amazing.  I would skip it.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #303 on: December 05, 2014, 01:15:29 PM »
why did you decide on that area?

Very nice looking and reasonable vacation rentals.  Right next to Waldorf Astoria El Conquistodor resort, which has an amazing waterpark.  Not far from San Juan.  Not planning on relying on Chabad for food as options are limited and prices are high.  Just going to bring alot of meat and cheese and buy everything else there at Walmart.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #304 on: December 05, 2014, 01:37:03 PM »
Very nice looking and reasonable vacation rentals.  Right next to Waldorf Astoria El Conquistodor resort, which has an amazing waterpark.  Not far from San Juan.  Not planning on relying on Chabad for food as options are limited and prices are high.  Just going to bring alot of meat and cheese and buy everything else there at Walmart.

u stayed there over shabbos as well?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #305 on: December 05, 2014, 02:20:49 PM »
im doing bio day from vieques

Staying at the W? Post a TR please :)

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #306 on: December 05, 2014, 02:22:21 PM »
u stayed there over shabbos as well?

Haven't stayed there yet.  I am booked for January.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #307 on: December 05, 2014, 02:43:04 PM »
Haven't stayed there yet.  I am booked for January.

me too. yeshiva week by any chance?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #308 on: December 06, 2014, 07:52:50 PM »
I'm travelling to PR in January with 3 kids (btwn 1-9yrs old). Will probably stay in Isla Verde for a few nights over shabbos, but am considering staying somewhere else for remaining 2 days.

1. Can anyone suggest some hotels/areas that would have great facilities for kids? (Does it make sense to book a couple of days at the Waldorf El Conquiscador just for their water park? Are the Rio Grande hotels worthwhile for their facilities?)

2. Can anyone recommend activities and attractions that would be good and feasible for young kids (around San Juan and elsewhere)?

thank you

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #309 on: December 06, 2014, 09:25:14 PM »
Staying at the W? Post a TR please :)

Yes. Is it worth the 20K points per night?
will post when i get back

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #310 on: December 07, 2014, 04:43:50 PM »
me too. yeshiva week by any chance?

Yup - week of the 18th.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #311 on: December 08, 2014, 06:32:08 PM »
I'm travelling to PR in January with 3 kids (btwn 1-9yrs old). Will probably stay in Isla Verde for a few nights over shabbos, but am considering staying somewhere else for remaining 2 days.

1. Can anyone suggest some hotels/areas that would have great facilities for kids? (Does it make sense to book a couple of days at the Waldorf El Conquiscador just for their water park? Are the Rio Grande hotels worthwhile for their facilities?)

2. Can anyone recommend activities and attractions that would be good and feasible for young kids (around San Juan and elsewhere)?

thank you
Gran Melia was very nice. Check it out
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #312 on: December 09, 2014, 02:53:48 PM »
I'm going Presidents week in February with my wife and 2 kids( 2.5 yr and 5 month old) We're staying at the Sheraton in San Juan and Embassy Suites in Dorado.  We plan to do the beach and pool the whole time, but are there any activities in the evening for kids?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #313 on: December 09, 2014, 03:55:18 PM »
I was wondering the same thing (though we'll be there one month earlier).  We're also doing a few days in San Juan, and I'm trying to decide where to go for the remaining two days. How did you decide on the Embassy Suites/Dorado. Did you consider the Grand Melia or Wyndham in Rio Grande?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #314 on: December 09, 2014, 09:18:09 PM »
will be in PR from 1/15 - 1/18 and was thinking about renting an Apt in the Isla Verde area (near Chabad).

can ppl share with me what are some reasons why i wouldn't want to be in that area and/or where else should i be staying for those days?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #315 on: December 09, 2014, 09:23:39 PM »
what did you think of it?
Was a little dated, but decent and clean. Was extremely good for Shabbos (kitchen in the room), and excellent location regarding both Chabad and the beach.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #316 on: December 09, 2014, 09:28:21 PM »
Was a little dated, but decent and clean. Was extremely good for Shabbos (kitchen in the room), and excellent location regarding both Chabad and the beach.

can you please clarify what you're referring to. i only mentioned an area, not specific place.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #317 on: December 09, 2014, 09:46:51 PM »
can you please clarify what you're referring to. i only mentioned an area, not specific place.
You asked about ESJ Towers.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #318 on: December 09, 2014, 09:55:00 PM »
You asked about ESJ Towers.

I did? I not recall, but thanks anyway.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #319 on: December 09, 2014, 10:08:46 PM »