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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 #280 on: November 20, 2014, 07:50:03 PM »
Lucky for you there are plenty of other nice apartments available in the same complex:

http://www.vrbo.com/398502
http://www.vrbo.com/594413
http://www.vrbo.com/281418
http://www.vrbo.com/489295
http://www.vrbo.com/293922


I know. I would love to stay there, but my "boss" wants to be in/near the city.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #281 on: November 24, 2014, 10:39:36 AM »
Does anyone know what the story is with Verizon cell phone/data service in Puerto Rico? Is it just like the U.S.? Or will I get charged for roaming? It is not clear after speaking with representatives and researching online?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #282 on: November 24, 2014, 11:03:06 AM »
Does anyone know what the story is with Verizon cell phone/data service in Puerto Rico? Is it just like the U.S.? Or will I get charged for roaming? It is not clear after speaking with representatives and researching online?
IME there's no roaming charges.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #283 on: November 24, 2014, 07:01:43 PM »
IME there's no roaming charges.
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Yup just like US

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #284 on: November 25, 2014, 12:56:42 PM »
Does anyone know a way to purchase a "day pass" for the El Conquistador water park for someone who is not a guest at the resort?  It looks like this was an option years ago but their website now says only guests can get in.  Any advice would be appreciated.

Bump.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #285 on: November 25, 2014, 12:58:37 PM »
#TYH

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #286 on: November 25, 2014, 03:14:07 PM »
did you try calling?

I did and they said they no longer sell day passes to non guests.  Hoping to connect with someone who will be staying at the resort during Yeshiva week who would be willing to let us purchase tickets through them.  Would also love to hear from anyone who has had success doing this in the past.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #287 on: November 25, 2014, 04:01:29 PM »
I may be there (PR, but not that hotel) for Yeshiva week. Depends when yeshiva week is??

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #288 on: December 03, 2014, 10:27:38 AM »
I may be there (PR, but not that hotel) for Yeshiva week. Depends when yeshiva week is??

iirc, yeshiva week is jan 18 - 25

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #289 on: December 03, 2014, 10:49:30 PM »
What's yeshivah week?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #290 on: December 04, 2014, 01:05:24 AM »
What's yeshivah week?

Like it sounds. A week (or a bit more) when Yeshiva's have sort of a mid-winter break, can be in late January or early February.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #291 on: December 04, 2014, 12:21:15 PM »
Like it sounds. A week (or a bit more) when Yeshiva's have sort of a mid-winter break, can be in late January or early February.

Sounds more like "no-yeshiva week". Where I come from, they call it midwinter vacation.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #292 on: December 04, 2014, 05:15:52 PM »
ESJ Towers

what did you think of it?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #293 on: December 04, 2014, 05:17:09 PM »
Although now I wouldn't recommend staying in that part of town unless you want to be near Chabad for shabbat. Not the nicest part of PR.

what area do you suggest?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #294 on: December 04, 2014, 06:27:22 PM »
We just booked a beautiful looking 3 bedroom apartment in Fajardo through VRBO.  At $155 per night its a small fraction of what a comparable option in a hotel would cost.

why did you decide on that area?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #295 on: December 04, 2014, 06:29:35 PM »
I know. I would love to stay there, but my "boss" wants to be in/near the city.

what are the advantages to being in the city?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #296 on: December 04, 2014, 06:51:01 PM »
what are the advantages to being in the city?

kosher food
Then again, my "boss" has never been there before, so she probably doesn't have the best sense of the pros and cons.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #297 on: December 04, 2014, 07:42:00 PM »
kosher food
Then again, my "boss" has never been there before, so she probably doesn't have the best sense of the pros and cons.
Kosher food is nothing to stay in old San Juan for.
If you want a more downtown area as opposed to a report, then I found condado to be the nicest.

The daily minyan and chabad (possibly kosher food as well, if you order in advance) is in Isla Verda. Not the most beautiful place.

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #298 on: December 05, 2014, 10:25:56 AM »
im going to be in the SJ area for 2 days of the following what should be my priority?
El Yunque Rainforest 
Old San Juan area/Forts
ATV/Horse back riding
Can i do all that in 2 days and still have time to stay on beach??
How ling do i need for the rainforest and for the Old SJ area?

Thanks

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #299 on: December 05, 2014, 10:34:57 AM »
Don't forget about Bioluminescent bay at evening and the Bacardi rum tour.