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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

https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7995.msg2616327#msg2616327
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #800 on: August 09, 2023, 05:59:34 PM »
Has the island recovered From the various hurricanes? Or is there still a lot of destruction?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #801 on: August 10, 2023, 10:21:56 AM »
Has the island recovered From the various hurricanes? Or is there still a lot of destruction?

I was there in March, it's fine. At least in the places that I was

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #802 on: August 10, 2023, 12:48:03 PM »
Thanks. Where did you go?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #803 on: August 10, 2023, 03:54:12 PM »
Thanks. Where did you go?

Stayed at Hyatt regency. Mostly went to chabad and old town

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #804 on: November 21, 2023, 11:09:19 AM »
Has anybody ever gone to San Juan with a family of 7? Are any of the hotel options able to accommodate that or need adjoining rooms?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #805 on: November 22, 2023, 11:31:16 AM »
Just wrapping up a trip to San Juan. The resources on the Chabad website are great. The shnitzel sub was amazing and the perfect level of crisp. My wife loved the mushroom barley soup and shnitzel with rice (big portion!). Minyanim had 13-18 people each time. Got a great rate on the Fairmont using the Chabad link, and it's only a 7-8 movie walk away.

Also used the tour guide on his website (Marcelle), she's originally from New York, but sometimes acts Israeli with some of the personal questions :).... But she definitely knows her way around the island and gave us a tour of the rain forest, though it was unusually cloudy and wet day, so visibility was limited. Still very cool and good for non-active people like us.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #806 on: November 24, 2023, 12:40:44 PM »
Anybody have a good contact for a guide in one of the bioluminscent bays? Any other cant miss activities for a family?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #807 on: November 24, 2023, 03:58:53 PM »
Walking around old San Juan was a lot of fun! We had our Uber driver take us all the way to the end of the road to the fort, and from there we walked down to the main area. Lots of streets to wander in and around, with lots of cool architecture and fun shops. I also found that the Uber drivers themselves are a wealth of knowledge.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #808 on: November 25, 2023, 09:47:38 PM »
Has anybody ever gone to San Juan with a family of 7? Are any of the hotel options able to accommodate that or need adjoining rooms?
We had a great experience at Residence Inn San Juan Isla Verde. Family-friendly, very close to Chabad. maybe check it out

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #809 on: January 08, 2024, 07:46:52 PM »
How's Embassy suites?
Looks like a nice shabbas option especially with the large indoor area