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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 #360 on: January 11, 2015, 12:17:15 PM »
Has anyone been to the Courtyard by Marriott San Juan Isla Verde, Puerto Rico? Any reviews? Thanks

Bump.... Anyone stayed here?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #361 on: January 11, 2015, 12:25:09 PM »
Sorry- i know its a couple weeks after you asked but I just saw this. I really liked the hotel and it was a very pleasant experience. I didnt think that the beach next to it was very nice but the pool made up for it.

I know that this post is a couple years old, but seems to be the only info here

What time of year were you there? Was it busy? Did you get upgraded? Was the pool busy?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #362 on: January 13, 2015, 08:07:51 PM »
anyone ever rented from E-Z rent-a-car before? i am getting a quote of $11.44 per day (incl all taxes/fees) from orbitz for a Nissan Sentra or similar? seems crazy cheap and am a little skeptical.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #363 on: January 15, 2015, 10:16:29 PM »
Is anyone staying at the El Conquistador during Yeshiva week (week beginning 1/18/15)?  We will be staying in the area and are looking for someone who would be kind enough to allow us to purchase tickets to the water park.  Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #364 on: January 16, 2015, 11:18:32 AM »
Does anyone know of any drivers or cab companies in Puerto Rico to drive me, wife and 2 toddles from airport to hotels and back?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #365 on: January 16, 2015, 11:22:34 AM »
Does anyone know of any drivers or cab companies in Puerto Rico to drive me, wife and 2 toddles from airport to hotels and back?
from the airport. they have strict protocols and price is agreed by the cab station before you leave the airport.
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #366 on: January 16, 2015, 03:32:24 PM »
anyone ever rented from E-Z rent-a-car before? i am getting a quote of $11.44 per day (incl all taxes/fees) from orbitz for a Nissan Sentra or similar? seems crazy cheap and am a little skeptical.

now having rented from them - am telling everyone to stay away (as well as Allied Car/trunk rental), no matter the cost. they are toxic.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #367 on: January 16, 2015, 04:17:50 PM »
now having rented from them - am telling everyone to stay away (as well as Allied Car/trunk rental), no matter the cost. they are toxic.
care to explain?
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #368 on: January 17, 2015, 06:57:57 PM »
care to explain?

i think this explains it. what made me miss it was that on orbitz, its only listed as EZ car rental NOT allied.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/allied-car-and-truck-rental-san-juan-2

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #369 on: January 28, 2015, 08:34:24 PM »
Recommendation for rental car directly from the airport?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #370 on: January 28, 2015, 08:36:54 PM »

Recommendation for rental car directly from the airport?
its way cheaper from locations 10 minutes outside the airport. $20 cab ride will save you a lot.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #371 on: January 28, 2015, 09:11:56 PM »
Costco travel got me a rate of about $10/ day with taxes at an on airport location. Think it was dollar. Highly recommend.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #372 on: January 28, 2015, 09:30:48 PM »
how did you get a rate of $10 a day.  It is giving me a rate of $28 day. 
I just want a place that wont hassle me with long waits and telling me the car is scratched when it comes back.

I see Chabad PR mentioned Charley's rentals.  I had a reservation with payless for $11 day but it had awful reviews.  Got that one on priceline, so cancelled the reservation.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #373 on: January 28, 2015, 11:10:57 PM »
You went through costco? It was weird because when I played with the times of pickup it went from like 26 dollars to 10.
Don't go with an off name car rental. Did it once in Miami what a nightmare and took about 3 hours to pick up the car. I kid you not

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #374 on: January 29, 2015, 12:33:47 PM »
I got a very good rate too with Dollar. Everyone's rates seem to fluctuate alot even up to the day of rental. Best to check a comparison site periodically and look for price drops.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #375 on: January 29, 2015, 04:53:38 PM »
If I want to be as near the kosher falafel and pizza place as possible which hotel would be best to stay at?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #376 on: January 29, 2015, 06:29:52 PM »
If I want to be as near the kosher falafel and pizza place as possible which hotel would be best to stay at?
Depends what you're looking for in a hotel, but the Sheraton is a 5 minute walk.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #377 on: January 29, 2015, 06:35:02 PM »
Have hyatt points so thinking about hyatt house. Google maps says 10 min drive from chabad. Know anything about that hotel?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #378 on: February 03, 2015, 01:23:03 PM »
What's the cheapest car rental place in Puerto Rico?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #379 on: February 03, 2015, 01:55:37 PM »
#TYH