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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 170945 times)

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #740 on: November 26, 2021, 11:02:20 AM »
looking for a 2-3 hour snorkel tour. everything i see is 4-6 hours.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #741 on: November 27, 2021, 07:15:18 PM »
looking for a 2-3 hour snorkel tour. everything i see is 4-6 hours.
you can try wanderlust tours 7872431628

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #742 on: November 29, 2021, 11:36:04 AM »
hows the meals at chabad?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #743 on: December 05, 2021, 12:11:03 AM »
hows the meals at chabad?

The shabbos meals were great!

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #744 on: December 13, 2021, 01:21:26 PM »
We flew ACY-SJU 7am flight, uneventful. When landing in PR you need to fill out a health questionnaire online and get a QR code. Do it before you leave or you will be sitting around doing it there. one per adult.
We stayed at the Royal Sonesta, using chabad rate. I would definitely recommended the club room, poolside. It a direct access to the pool and includes free breakfast plus daily drinks at the bar free (5pm). Definitely worth extra $150. total was 1050 for 3 nights. The hotel is not luxury but the pool was nice and clean. Large hot tub as well. They also have a direct beach access which was great. To the right of the hotel on the beach is jet skiing and boating. Very convenient. Shabbos we were at chabad. The shul is very nice and spacious, the meals were great. We had a goy push the carriage back to the hotel. One thing in PR they are very strict with masks. Even outdoors many people were wearing them.
Overall the weather was amazing, great beach and pool.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #745 on: December 22, 2021, 11:48:30 AM »
New PR guidelines: https://www.discoverpuertorico.com/promise


No information on what ages (if any) it is (in)applicable to.

Anyone speak Spanish?

https://www.estado.pr.gov/es/ordenes-ejecutivas/

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #746 on: December 22, 2021, 11:55:47 AM »


Anyone speak Spanish?

Google translate does

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #747 on: December 22, 2021, 01:15:13 PM »
Google translate does

Awesome! Please download the pdf of the order and have google translate it please.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #748 on: December 28, 2021, 11:59:50 AM »
Whatís the nicest place to stay near SJU?
״וזה כלל גדול: שישנא אדם כל דבר שקר. וכל מה שיוסיף שנאה לדרכי השקר Ė יוסיף אהבה לתורה.״ - אורחות צדיקים

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #749 on: December 29, 2021, 01:12:09 PM »
Whatís the nicest place to stay near SJU?

Fairmont but its not top notch. Unless you stay in the newer rooms not in main tower.
chabad has rates at the royal sonesta. nice proprty on the beach. club rooms first floor have direct access to the pool area which is really nice. deff a more basic hotel

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #750 on: December 29, 2021, 01:30:53 PM »
Fairmont but its not top notch. Unless you stay in the newer rooms not in main tower.
chabad has rates at the royal sonesta. nice proprty on the beach. club rooms first floor have direct access to the pool area which is really nice. deff a more basic hotel
Ty. Stayed at the Hilton Embassy Suites which was overpriced but did the job
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #751 on: January 13, 2022, 07:38:37 PM »
Hi,  has anyone here stayed at the Hyatt grand reserve in PR? I'm wondering specifically if anyone has experience bringing frozen meals to the hotel? We were hoping to bring our own kosher food and heat it up at the hotel.  Does anyone have experience at the grand reserve in particular?

Thank you!

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #752 on: January 13, 2022, 10:00:02 PM »
Hi,  has anyone here stayed at the Hyatt grand reserve in PR? I'm wondering specifically if anyone has experience bringing frozen meals to the hotel? We were hoping to bring our own kosher food and heat it up at the hotel.  Does anyone have experience at the grand reserve in particular?

Thank you!
Yes. I was there a few weeks ago.

They do it through room service. There's a per meal fee, and there's a form to fill out. If you email them, they'll send it to you.

They were very helpful, though the service was pretty slow (especially on shabbos when we couldn't call every few minutes to check).

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #753 on: January 15, 2022, 10:25:50 PM »
New PR guidelines: https://www.discoverpuertorico.com/promise


No information on what ages (if any) it is (in)applicable to.

Anyone speak Spanish?

https://www.estado.pr.gov/es/ordenes-ejecutivas/

Anyone stayed in PR that's unvaxxed? did you have to quarantine?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #754 on: January 19, 2022, 09:17:36 PM »
Does anyone know what the current vaccination requirements are for Puerto Rico?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #755 on: January 20, 2022, 12:56:31 PM »
We are supposed to be going to Puerto Rico this Monday.  I called the Hotel there they said even if you have a negative Covid test if you are not vaccinated you will need to quarantine for seven days. Does anyone know if the quarantine is serious? or I donít need to worry about it?
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #756 on: January 23, 2022, 02:40:30 PM »
Wondering the same, please update.

Also, if I'll only be there for few days, can I board flight leaving PR?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #757 on: January 25, 2022, 01:42:41 PM »
There's a shacharis minyan currently at the Hyatt regency Grand reserve

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #758 on: January 25, 2022, 05:16:00 PM »
You donít need to quarantine. 7 day rule is not enforced as of my experience this past week.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #759 on: January 26, 2022, 01:14:41 PM »
You donít need to quarantine. 7 day rule is not enforced as of my experience this past week.
What about kids ?