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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 90790 times)

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Re: Hotel in Puerto Rico
« Reply #165 on: January 30, 2014, 10:02:54 PM »
Would like to stay at the intercontinental - would love to grab a good deal, or other recommendations on great deals.  Dates: March 25- April 2

I just named my own price on Priceline for $102 last week

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Re: Hotel in Puerto Rico
« Reply #166 on: January 30, 2014, 11:36:33 PM »
which hotel did you get?

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Re: Hotel in Puerto Rico
« Reply #167 on: January 31, 2014, 12:26:36 AM »
which hotel did you get?
intercontinental san juan

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #168 on: February 26, 2014, 10:00:56 PM »
Just booked at the Condado Plaza Hilton using Priceline for $122/night

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #169 on: February 27, 2014, 03:04:21 PM »
paid 175 a night through hotwire

march 25-april3

for 4 people per room

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #170 on: February 28, 2014, 11:17:13 AM »
We stayed at El conquistador resort in the Las Casitas Villas. Place was quite, nice, fantastic service by the staff, amazing scenery and great rooms. We did not use points, so I dont have any information about that.
We took along prepared meals from Pomegranate and it worked out great. We did not get any kosher food in San Juan but the local Walmart had basics like cereals, chips etc.
There are a lot of attractions and things to do, beautiful beaches which you get to via ferry, hiking the El Yunque, atv rentals by the rainforest, and kayaking in the bio bay. We did some water sports like para sailing, jet skiing etc.
Trip was really great and would definitely recommend it

We did the same a few weeks ago. I thought the service and ambiance at Las Casitas was infinitely better than the main resort, which is just huge and nice to have access to. Everyone I've spoken with who has visited Las Casitas received an upgrade to a casita, which has a full kitchen, and living room/dining room. We did priceline name your own price at $237(5 star resort) for a weekend in February and were upgraded the day before check in. This resort is great value for families and couples, and mirrors some of the views you'd find on the lush Island of Kauai. Parking is free. Starbucks and Haagen daaz in the Main resort. South Casitas are more recently updated than the north casitas, but are a further walk from the resort facilities. 40 Mins from San Juan and close to Bio Bay and El yunque rainforest.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #171 on: March 13, 2014, 02:06:55 AM »
We did the same a few weeks ago. I thought the service and ambiance at Las Casitas was infinitely better than the main resort, which is just huge and nice to have access to. Everyone I've spoken with who has visited Las Casitas received an upgrade to a casita, which has a full kitchen, and living room/dining room. We did priceline name your own price at $237(5 star resort) for a weekend in February and were upgraded the day before check in. This resort is great value for families and couples, and mirrors some of the views you'd find on the lush Island of Kauai. Parking is free. Starbucks and Haagen daaz in the Main resort. South Casitas are more recently updated than the north casitas, but are a further walk from the resort facilities. 40 Mins from San Juan and close to Bio Bay and El yunque rainforest.
I never saw 5star on priceline only 4 star - did u put in for a suite? I went in aug 2012 & stayed in main resort for 90$ using priceline . Maria del
Mar is another amazing resort on that side of island - doesn't have same views but had much nicer grounds & rooms 

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #172 on: March 13, 2014, 02:55:22 PM »
I never saw 5star on priceline only 4 star - did u put in for a suite? I went in aug 2012 & stayed in main resort for 90$ using priceline . Maria del
Mar is another amazing resort on that side of island - doesn't have same views but had much nicer grounds & rooms

Yep. 5 star regular room in Fajardo area.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #173 on: March 13, 2014, 03:38:17 PM »
Yep. 5 star regular room in Fajardo area.
Cool never noticed it. Is there a pricline name your price thread?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #174 on: March 19, 2014, 03:17:37 PM »
I am going to San Juan PR ansd want to rent a vehicle large enough for 6 adults. Is there a specifi company that is best - and should I use a specific credit card for bonuses, discounts etc?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #175 on: May 09, 2014, 06:02:33 PM »
Confirmed with OU Kosher that the Milk in PR is in fact under FDA auspices and is fine to drink (Cholov Stam obviously)

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #176 on: May 18, 2014, 02:46:50 PM »
Anyone here been to vieques island?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #177 on: May 23, 2014, 11:32:16 AM »
Has anyone been to the Courtyard by Marriott San Juan Isla Verde, Puerto Rico? Any reviews? Thanks

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #178 on: July 30, 2014, 11:39:07 AM »
Is puerto rico too hot to visit in August?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #179 on: July 30, 2014, 11:41:56 AM »
Is puerto rico too hot to visit in August?

No.  Constant temperature year round. Though late August is hurricane season