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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 117654 times)

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #390 on: February 14, 2015, 11:44:27 PM »
Guess it is a new fee. No extra drink tokens for us. You pay the fee. They give you two tokens for free drinks and 2 plastic glasses. After the tour you turn in the tokens to get the drinks.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #391 on: February 17, 2015, 02:01:04 PM »
Anyone here stayed at the Hyatt House in San Juan?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #392 on: March 02, 2015, 01:16:17 AM »
I'll be there tomorrow night iy"H.

What are the best few hikes/drives/sights in the rainforest?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #393 on: March 03, 2015, 02:11:11 PM »
Trip notes from Puerto Rico- We went from 2/17-2/23.  The weather was beautiful!! It was 85 degrees during the day and 75 during the night.  It only rained a few times at night.  We stayed in San Juan at the Sheraton convention Center for a few days.  When we left the airport, there's a taxi line and a person comes up to you to see how many people and luggage you have.  We had our 2.5 yr old and 5 month old, so they ordered us a van and I was able to install both car seats.  We brought our own food with us and were able to eat breakfast at the hotel(cereal, yogurt, fruit...)  One day we took a bus(10 min) to Old San Juan and walked all around, really cool city.  We brought our 2.5 yr old and 5 month old so we were able to bring the strollers on the bus.  We went to Kosher In Paradise for dinner, it was pretty good, but a hole in the wall.  After a few days at the Sheraton, we went to the Embassy Suites in Dorado.  The hotel was pretty good, but the pool was gorgeous!  It's also on a beach, so we switched off between the pool and beach.  We brought food with us and were able to eat breakfast at the hotel.  There's a walgreens and CVS about 15 min walk from the hotel, so we walked there to get some more food/junk.  Overall we had an amazing time.  The food options weren't so great, so make sure to bring a sandwich maker, or mini grill and food.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #394 on: March 20, 2015, 06:09:50 PM »
I was there recently. Stayed in Fajardo, and went to Vieques, Culebra, El Yunque, and Old San Juan. I'm not much of a TR writer, but I'll be glad to answer any questions I can.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #395 on: March 25, 2015, 12:11:28 PM »
Anyone stayed at the Radisson?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #396 on: March 30, 2015, 10:15:52 AM »
Points hotels (besides the RC) that are walking distance to Chabad?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #397 on: March 30, 2015, 10:21:23 AM »
Points hotels (besides the RC) that are walking distance to Chabad?
IC and courtyard by marriot

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #398 on: March 30, 2015, 10:24:59 AM »
IC and courtyard by marriot
Thanks! Looks like a decent use of IC free nights. (Decent as in the property, not as in point/dollar value.)

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #399 on: March 30, 2015, 12:48:03 PM »
From my personal experience, I would recommend anyone that goes to PR to go to Vieques and Culebra. Besides checking out Old San Juan and El Yunque, I don't think PR has much to offer. It didn't even feel like being on an island to me. But Vieques and Culebra are really nice. If you can't find accommodations on those islands, you can stay in Fajardo and take the ferry.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #400 on: March 30, 2015, 12:50:23 PM »
From my personal experience, I would recommend anyone that goes to PR to go to Vieques and Culebra. Besides checking out Old San Juan and El Yunque, I don't think PR has much to offer. It didn't even feel like being on an island to me. But Vieques and Culebra are really nice. If you can't find accommodations on those islands, you can stay in Fajardo and take the ferry.
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i know you had a good experience on Vieques but IMHO there is a lot to do on the main Island as well

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #401 on: March 30, 2015, 12:59:01 PM »
Like what? And I actually enjoyed Culebra more than Vieques :)

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #402 on: March 30, 2015, 01:00:50 PM »
Like what? And I actually enjoyed Culebra more than Vieques :)
you can have the island relaxing feel and you can have the city/old city feel seeing the culture

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #403 on: April 11, 2015, 10:17:03 PM »
Which hotel has the best pool for a toddler?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #404 on: April 13, 2015, 08:02:08 PM »

when are you going ?

Do they change pools monthly?