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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 #200 on: August 20, 2014, 11:25:18 AM »
I'm at  the sheraton in Old San Juan now. Not so fantastic.
How many days are you planning on staying?
Try sherraton hotel and casino 10k spg a night

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #201 on: August 20, 2014, 11:53:44 AM »
I'm at  the sheraton in Old San Juan now. Not so fantastic.
Is it that bad? I'm booked there in 2 weeks.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #202 on: August 20, 2014, 11:54:15 AM »
How many days are you planning on staying?
Try sherraton hotel and casino 10k spg a night
Will be here for another week. I'm non refundable until sunday, maybe I'll switch then. It's much better there?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #203 on: August 20, 2014, 11:54:57 AM »
Will be here for another week. I'm non refundable until sunday, maybe I'll switch then. It's much better there?
what u doing in puerto rico for so long?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #204 on: August 20, 2014, 11:56:53 AM »
Is it that bad? I'm booked there in 2 weeks.
Its not terrible, no. Just very...average and plain. Great service so far, though, and my room was very clean.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #205 on: August 20, 2014, 11:58:07 AM »
what u doing in puerto rico for so long?
I just got here. A week is so long??

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #206 on: August 20, 2014, 11:59:24 AM »
Its not terrible, no. Just very...average and plain. Great service so far, though, and my room was very clean.
Oh <relief>. We're gonna be there for a short weekend and I mostly just wanna see the island.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #207 on: August 20, 2014, 12:25:07 PM »
Oh <relief>. We're gonna be there for a short weekend and I mostly just wanna see the island.
Ya, for that it should be just fine.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #208 on: August 20, 2014, 03:11:49 PM »
Ya, for that it should be just fine.
I'd love to know how the hotel was during Shabbos (Food preparation, doors, etc.), I'd appreciate if you can report back after Shabbos on your experience.

Also, is there anyway around the $20 parking? Perhaps there's available parking in the area?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #209 on: August 20, 2014, 11:30:55 PM »
I'd love to know how the hotel was during Shabbos (Food preparation, doors, etc.), I'd appreciate if you can report back after Shabbos on your experience.

Also, is there anyway around the $20 parking? Perhaps there's available parking in the area?
We arent going to be here for shabbos, we are going to a hotel near chabad with a full kitchen for those two nights. Sorry...

About the parking, i tried circling for a while, but there is extremely limited parking in the area. I've never found a spot yet...i eventually gave in and used the.hotels parking. At least it's $20 for 24 hours, not just overnight, so you can come and go as much as you want. There are two lots very close by but they dont really come out cheaper.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #210 on: August 20, 2014, 11:36:13 PM »
We arent going to be here for shabbos, we are going to a hotel near chabad with a full kitchen for those two nights. Sorry...

Which is that?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #211 on: August 20, 2014, 11:42:06 PM »

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #212 on: August 20, 2014, 11:49:25 PM »
We arent going to be here for shabbos, we are going to a hotel near chabad with a full kitchen for those two nights. Sorry...

About the parking, i tried circling for a while, but there is extremely limited parking in the area. I've never found a spot yet...i eventually gave in and used the.hotels parking. At least it's $20 for 24 hours, not just overnight, so you can come and go as much as you want. There are two lots very close by but they dont really come out cheaper.
Thanks for the info. Is there a non-automatic door to exit the hotel?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #213 on: August 21, 2014, 12:06:30 AM »
Thanks for the info. Is there a non-automatic door to exit the hotel?
I don't remember. I'll check tomorrow morning and report back.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #214 on: August 24, 2014, 09:26:22 PM »
Thanks for the info. Is there a non-automatic door to exit the hotel?
Didnt look like there was one, certainly not in the front of the hotel. Truth is, though, i think you would probably be able to go in and out through the casino or one of the restaurants. I guess just call the hotel...

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #215 on: September 21, 2014, 12:41:55 PM »
any all inclusive hotels anyone can suggest?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #216 on: September 21, 2014, 08:50:40 PM »
Is the el San juan a nice hotel?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #217 on: September 21, 2014, 09:45:13 PM »
Is the el San juan a nice hotel?
Really depends on what you are comparing to, it's a very subjective question. But yes, it's a fine hotel. Nice, clean, etc.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #218 on: September 21, 2014, 10:16:21 PM »
A lot of the recent reviews said there's a major bug problem

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #219 on: September 22, 2014, 12:22:49 AM »
A lot of the recent reviews said there's a major bug problem
Don't know about that. But my friend stayed there 3-4 weeks ago and had no problem.