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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 79571 times)

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #600 on: January 16, 2018, 04:11:42 PM »
Anyone know how San Juan is doing now with hurricane damage?
still out of power most of the island
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #601 on: January 16, 2018, 05:11:37 PM »
still out of power most of the island
Not worth going in February?
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #602 on: January 16, 2018, 05:14:14 PM »
Not worth going in February?
i dont see how...

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #603 on: January 17, 2018, 03:24:51 AM »
i dont see how...

I'm pretty sure the touristy areas have power, no?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #604 on: January 17, 2018, 06:28:21 AM »
I'm pretty sure the touristy areas have power, no?
IIRC some hotels are closed for renovations

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #605 on: January 17, 2018, 08:00:42 AM »
The San Juan Water and Beach Club is open
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #606 on: January 17, 2018, 08:14:20 AM »
But why go to somewhere thats still recovering. Rather wait until all is back to normal

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #607 on: January 17, 2018, 09:44:39 AM »
But why go to somewhere thats still recovering. Rather wait until all is back to normal
That may take years
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #608 on: January 17, 2018, 09:47:47 AM »
That may take years
+1 skip Puerto Rico
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #609 on: January 17, 2018, 09:56:00 AM »
That may take years
But if there are other destinations to go until then, then why bother.  PR is a beautiful place, so why go when you can only enjoy it halfways

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #610 on: January 17, 2018, 10:06:59 AM »
There are so many options. Unless you did them all and Puerto Rico is the one your missing.
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #611 on: February 12, 2018, 05:13:19 PM »
Im considering Puerto Rico. Hotels are mighty expensive. is there such a demand?
has anyone been there since the hurricane?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #612 on: May 16, 2018, 11:51:27 AM »
Im considering Puerto Rico. Hotels are mighty expensive. is there such a demand?
has anyone been there since the hurricane?

Did you get any info on this? Whats going on in San Juan these days.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #613 on: May 28, 2018, 09:41:43 PM »
Not really. Although the other side of the island should have electricity
And now Iím considering Puerto Rico again...

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #614 on: October 11, 2018, 12:58:01 AM »
Im considering to go in Feb , Do I need to worry about Zika?