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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 #480 on: August 09, 2015, 07:28:41 PM »

charlie car rental would be $151 for 4 days for under 25 yr old.
anyone find anything cheaper for underage?
With the Chabad code, or without ?
National, $48 for 3 days.
How'd You find such a cheap price ?
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #481 on: August 09, 2015, 07:36:09 PM »
With the Chabad code, or without ?
thats w/o.
they said to use the chabbad corp they would charge 33 a day and no underage fee....

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #482 on: August 09, 2015, 08:05:31 PM »
Then the price makes sense.
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #483 on: August 09, 2015, 09:24:44 PM »
thats w/o.
they said to use the chabbad corp they would charge 33 a day and no underage fee....

I'm pretty sure it was 20 per day. I'm 25 though.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #484 on: August 09, 2015, 11:12:51 PM »
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #485 on: August 09, 2015, 11:13:11 PM »
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #486 on: August 09, 2015, 11:23:17 PM »
Yes
Nice. Than I guess it is a pretty similar experience.

The motor boat tour I saw advertised seemed like it wasn't anything near the water level and the closest you can get was by agitating the water with a stick.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #487 on: August 09, 2015, 11:54:58 PM »
Nice. Than I guess it is a pretty similar experience.

The motor boat tour I saw advertised seemed like it wasn't anything near the water level and the closest you can get was by agitating the water with a stick.
Did use a stick, but had the option of sticking hands or feet in the water.
Which we did.  ;D
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #488 on: August 10, 2015, 12:56:21 AM »
I'm pretty sure it was 20 per day. I'm 25 though.
Chabad corp code is not 20 per day. Unless I just got ripped off. I just rented from Charlie's @ $25 per day online and I called and asked about Chabad rate and it came out to more expensive then their online deal (which came out to $171 total for 5 days)

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #489 on: August 10, 2015, 12:59:22 AM »
Did use a stick, but had the option of sticking hands or feet in the water.
Which we did.  ;D
Didn't do the motorboat but I can't imagine it has the same effect as a kayak where every touch of the oar makes the water glow and you can float with your feet hanging into the water and kicking around. As an aside I just went tonight in Vieques with Jak Watersports and it was amazing. They have clear bottomed kayaks so you can see each individual glow like little stars in the water under the boat

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #490 on: August 10, 2015, 01:15:32 AM »
I had my feet in the water for as long as I pleased.

Cupped the water in my hands to see individual sparks as well.

I'm glad you enjoyed the kayak tour, I wanted to do that at first but ended up really glad we took the motorboat.
We had a great time.

My point merely is, for those looking to go in the future, you can go on the motor boat and still get the full experience...
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #491 on: August 10, 2015, 01:32:47 AM »
Didn't do the motorboat but I can't imagine it has the same effect as a kayak where every touch of the oar makes the water glow and you can float with your feet hanging into the water and kicking around. As an aside I just went tonight in Vieques with Jak Watersports and it was amazing. They have clear bottomed kayaks so you can see each individual glow like little stars in the water under the boat

Nice! How did it go with the ferry?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #492 on: August 10, 2015, 09:03:09 AM »
Nice! How did it go with the ferry?
Ended up flying and I'm so glad I did! A friend who went right before me told me that the ferry was terrible and his wife was nauseous the entire day after. Decided to splurge the $34 pp on flights from ceiba (near fajardo) and it was such an amazing experience. Worth the money just for the flight (aside from the fact that it takes 10 min and you can show up 15 min before the flight as opposed to the ferry which ends up being a 3 hour ordeal). It's just 6 people on the propeller plane. No security, they didn't even ask me for id! Pilot had his arm dangling out the window. Was really a lot of fun, plus the views were simply amazing. Hopefully I'll post some pics when I get around to a tr

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #493 on: August 10, 2015, 09:04:17 AM »
I had my feet in the water for as long as I pleased.

Cupped the water in my hands to see individual sparks as well.

I'm glad you enjoyed the kayak tour, I wanted to do that at first but ended up really glad we took the motorboat.
We had a great time.

My point merely is, for those looking to go in the future, you can go on the motor boat and still get the full experience...
Thanx good to know. My sister wanted to do it but wasn't sure about the whole kayak thing. I will recommend this to her. What company is it?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #494 on: August 10, 2015, 09:32:19 AM »
We used Bio Island iinm. Shouldn't be too hard to find online.
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #495 on: August 10, 2015, 09:40:11 AM »
I might have left my kayak and had a little swim in the bio bay. It also might have been one of the coolest things I have experienced.

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« Reply #496 on: August 10, 2015, 09:40:41 AM »
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #497 on: August 10, 2015, 10:43:50 AM »
I ended up renting from budget.
I got a camaro for 4 days $200.
They charged underage bec I didn't have military id

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« Reply #498 on: August 10, 2015, 12:55:47 PM »
Ended up flying and I'm so glad I did! A friend who went right before me told me that the ferry was terrible and his wife was nauseous the entire day after. Decided to splurge the $34 pp on flights from ceiba (near fajardo) and it was such an amazing experience. Worth the money just for the flight (aside from the fact that it takes 10 min and you can show up 15 min before the flight as opposed to the ferry which ends up being a 3 hour ordeal). It's just 6 people on the propeller plane. No security, they didn't even ask me for id! Pilot had his arm dangling out the window. Was really a lot of fun, plus the views were simply amazing. Hopefully I'll post some pics when I get around to a tr
34 RT?!

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #499 on: August 10, 2015, 07:34:39 PM »
34 RT?!
Each way, but no extra for luggage. Officially you get 25 pounds although my wife & I each had 35 and they didn't even say anything