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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 170236 times)

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #640 on: January 02, 2020, 12:59:18 PM »
When is Yeshiva Week this year?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #641 on: January 03, 2020, 08:02:51 AM »
When is Yeshiva Week this year?
Think it depends on the community/schools, but anywhere from Jan 16/17-27

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #642 on: January 21, 2020, 01:08:42 AM »
Recommendation for scuba diving for a good price too?
And anything else to do welcome
Keep calm and move on

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #643 on: January 21, 2020, 02:22:44 PM »
And does anyone know what the story with the earthquakes arethere?
Keep calm and move on

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #644 on: January 21, 2020, 03:36:07 PM »
And does anyone know what the story with the earthquakes arethere?
Not sure if there have been any last few days but have not felt anything in and around San Juan and Rio Grande.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #645 on: January 22, 2020, 04:36:10 PM »
is it possible to get around without a car?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #646 on: January 22, 2020, 06:23:32 PM »
is it possible to get around without a car?
Uber

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #647 on: January 22, 2020, 06:43:41 PM »
Anyone do a really great zipling tour in El Yunque?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #648 on: January 22, 2020, 07:13:41 PM »
Anyone know best way to get from san jaun to culbera to go for a day?
And do you need to bring your car there?
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #649 on: January 22, 2020, 07:14:01 PM »
Does anyone know good place to go scuba diving for a good price?
Keep calm and move on

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #650 on: January 22, 2020, 08:21:04 PM »
thinking of going with my 2 daughters is it safe? I will be going without my husband.  if  I don't drive is it still worth it to go? can I uber everywhere? are there any cheap hotels?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #651 on: January 23, 2020, 02:31:19 PM »
Was the pool and beach quiet during the day? I try to only swim not mixed

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #652 on: January 23, 2020, 06:36:44 PM »
can anyone answer my questions please?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #653 on: January 24, 2020, 11:56:16 AM »
Recommendation for scuba diving for a good price too?
And anything else to do welcome
I recommend the Bio luminescent bay kayaking at sunset or night time. There are many companies that offer this. I used http://islandkayakingadventure.com/
I also did a full day snorkel trip https://www.eastislandpr.com/tours/culebra-snorkeling-tour/ unlimited Rum and coke on board and they also give Non kosher lunch but they had kosher potato chips which they gave us sealed bag to accommodate our kosher needs.
both were amazing activities.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #654 on: January 27, 2020, 02:56:09 PM »
Can Anyone suggest a home with private pool, ive checked airbnb vrbo and booking.com, but most looked nasty or shared a pool with complex(i dont want to stay at hotel as theres no kitchen and no private pool)

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #655 on: January 27, 2020, 05:37:55 PM »
Can Anyone suggest a home with private pool, ive checked airbnb vrbo and booking.com, but most looked nasty or shared a pool with complex(i dont want to stay at hotel as theres no kitchen and no private pool)
Hyatt House San Juan has kitchens in some (all?) rooms. Will not help for the private pool.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #656 on: January 28, 2020, 02:42:40 PM »
Can I take a 1 year old on the kayak tour of bio luminescent?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #657 on: January 28, 2020, 05:03:01 PM »
Can I take a 1 year old on the kayak tour of bio luminescent?
A lot of mosquitoes so not even sure you would want to
#TYH

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #658 on: January 28, 2020, 11:11:41 PM »
But officially there's no zika

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #659 on: January 29, 2020, 02:57:26 PM »
Can I take a 1 year old on the kayak tour of bio luminescent?
I highly doubt a kayak is possible with a one year old.
There are some pontoon type boats that go out to the bio luminescent bay. You can look into that to see if its an option for a 1 year old.