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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 #420 on: May 12, 2015, 06:05:38 AM »
With that little time, I'd cut out Bacardi and spend some more time in Old San Juan and the castles. Bacardi wasn't that interesting to me.

(I might be biased as I want to see some nice pics from the castles and I won't gain anything by him getting a free drink ).

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #421 on: May 26, 2015, 02:45:12 PM »
Has anybody stayed by the el conquistador? How was it? A neighbor just gave me a terrible review.
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #422 on: May 26, 2015, 03:22:56 PM »
Has anybody stayed by the el conquistador? How was it? A neighbor just gave me a terrible review.
a quick search found me this
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7995.msg748773#msg748773
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #423 on: May 26, 2015, 03:36:43 PM »
he stayed in the villas, not the hotel.
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #424 on: July 01, 2015, 10:00:48 PM »
I stayed at Las Casitas.  Enjoyed it immensely.  The propery on El Conquistador is lovely.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #425 on: July 01, 2015, 11:42:12 PM »
I stayed at Las Casitas.  Enjoyed it immensely.  The propery on El Conquistador is lovely.
that's the El conquistador's villas? Or a different place?
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #426 on: July 02, 2015, 07:52:50 AM »
They are on the same property about a 2 minute walk. Not sure if el conquistador has their own villas. I found this one br on vrbo. It was 249 a night last winter when the rooms were all in the 400s.
Was fine for my husband and myself.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #427 on: July 16, 2015, 12:22:58 AM »
Is anybody in sju or will be tomorrow morning that wants a full bottle of frozen milk?
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #428 on: July 16, 2015, 12:27:08 AM »
Is anybody in sju or will be tomorrow morning that wants a full bottle of frozen milk?
Going in 2 weeks. Wanna hide it somewhere in the airport for me? ;)

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #429 on: July 16, 2015, 12:30:08 AM »
Going in 2 weeks. Wanna hide it somewhere in the airport for me? ;)
What do you think this is, a toaster oven?!

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #430 on: July 16, 2015, 01:11:02 AM »
Going in 2 weeks. Wanna hide it somewhere in the airport for me? ;)
What do you think this is, a toaster oven?!
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #431 on: July 21, 2015, 08:15:45 PM »
Besides the embassy suites, anybody know if there any hotel options, where a standard room will have 2 separate bedrooms in it ? I don't want to book 2 rooms, if I don't have too.
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #432 on: July 21, 2015, 08:19:01 PM »
Besides the embassy suites, anybody know if there any hotel options, where a standard room will have 2 separate bedrooms in it ? I don't want to book 2 rooms, if I don't have too.
Why not try a condo on homeaway?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #433 on: July 21, 2015, 08:28:25 PM »

Why not try a condo on homeaway?
I prefer to not have to spend money, and stick to using points.
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #434 on: July 27, 2015, 08:36:46 AM »
Is there a national emerald aisle at SJU ?
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #435 on: July 27, 2015, 09:49:25 AM »
Is there a national emerald aisle at SJU ?
check flyertalk, iirc yes
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #436 on: July 27, 2015, 06:06:28 PM »
Is there a national emerald aisle at SJU ?
No.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #437 on: July 27, 2015, 07:31:54 PM »
Thanks for that answers, I ended up booking with Charlie's rental using Chabad. Seems to be the cheapest. Anybody have recommendation's on activities that can be done with a 4 month yr. old ?
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #438 on: July 27, 2015, 07:43:34 PM »
Thanks for that answers, I ended up booking with Charlie's rental using Chabad. Seems to be the cheapest. Anybody have recommendation's on activities that can be done with a 4 month yr. old ?
I also booked with Charlie's. They were by much cheaper than most and bring you to and from the airport. What dates are you going? And are you looking for activities with a 4 month old or 4 yr old? Your post was a drop unclear ;)

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Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #439 on: July 27, 2015, 10:53:10 PM »
I also booked with Charlie's. They were by much cheaper than most and bring you to and from the airport. What dates are you going? And are you looking for activities with a 4 month old or 4 yr old? Your post was a drop unclear ;)
Sorry, he's 4 months old BL"A. I'm going next week B"H.
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