Does the city of San Juan have a visitor's pass that will allow entrance to several museums or attractions in old San Juan? Thank you
Are the hotels overly packed and touristy in Mid June. Im hoping to come down on my honeymoon and want to stay in the Rtiz, but i heard San Juan can be overly busy and I dont know if thats the feeling I want on my honeymoon,
Anyone have any idea on this?
My friends and I are going to Puerto Rico in June. We land in San Juan at 2030hrs, and factoring in all the delays and messing around I figure we won't be able to do much that night except sleep. I need a hotel for one night, then we're driving to around El Yunque to stay. I'm reading about San Juan Airport Hotel and it looks passable... Is there a better option that offers a quick, late-night shuttle from the airport or is this the best choice? Any help is much appreciated!
Hubby & I will be in SJ on a Fri/Sat in June before a cruise that leaves Sunday. We want to see the rain forest on Saturday won't arrive until Friday afternoon. We're trying to decide which tour to take OR rent a car for day and venture off ourselves. We'll be staying near Old San Juan at the Coral Princess Hotel. Would love ideas and advice. Thanks, Marilyn
Hello, I have purchased airline tickets to arrive in San Juan May 8 and depart 12th. We would like to enjoy the beach and the culture. I am looking for hotel recommendations in Isle Verde area. We do not need a full resort, just a quiet relaxing place, hopefully under 150/night.
Hi, I am traveling to Puerto Rico this Christmas season with my husband, 3 year old son, parents, mother-in-law and sister-in-law. I really prefer to rent an apartment/condo since it's more economical than staying at a hotel plus I get to enjoy the benefits of not being in a cramped hotel room. I'm looking at reviews and listings on Homeaway.com and VRBO.com. Does anyone have any advice or recommendations? I admit this is my first time so I'm really nervous. Any suggestions on how to go about picking a nice place would be appreciated:)
Hello there; I need help, I am a student visiting San Juan for studies and I need a place to rent for those 3 months. I have looked online but truly don't find much if anything outside of hotel stays which for three months... yah too much$. My school is in Hato Rey area but I've been told to stay best by Miramar, Condado, perhaps Santurce (some areas) Anyone know anything renting for the summer? Ideas? It will be very much appreciated. Also I am looking to rent a car for that time frame.
Hi We will be in San Juan for one night 26th Feb and then again 2 nights 10th and 11th March post cruise (ex FLL)...I am looking at staying at Hilton property as gold members to maximise benefits and currently looking at Double Tree by HIlton..does anyone know anything about this property. We do not have very long in San Juan...probably the afternoon and evening of the 26th Feb but will have travelled from Honolulu so will probably be shattered and then perhsaps 1.5 days on the 10/11 March ...we are not night time people so happy to get out and about during the day, so if you have any recommendations or must sees in a short period of time I would love to hear from you and thank you in advance
We are celebrating our 60th wedding anniversary by taking all of our family from a city near Chicago (15 people, including us) to the island of Vieques from December 23 to December 30, 2012. We made this decision before we started looking at the cost of air fares. The fare to San Juan from here is usually around325 round trip. Imagine our surprise to find fares ranging from around 1200 to 800 for the same trip on Kayak if we go Dec 23 – 30. We were not only surprised but shocked because we are definitely not in the Donald Trump financial range. Our question is, are the fares liable to go down as Christmas approaches or are they liable to go the other way? Should we leap at the chance to buy them at the present very high prices or speculate that the airlines are just pegging them so high now because the dates are so far away? Another question is whether calling the airlines directly and explaining our situation might get us a significant break. All answers and/or comments are welcome. Thank you very much.
We are a group of 27 ages 1-78 celebrating my parents 50th anny in 2 weeks. We are staying in a house on the Wyndam Rio Mar property. We would like to visit Old San Juan for the day but need to find a shuttle company or someone that has carseats/boosters. Also someone that is not too expensive as we do not want a TOUR, only transportation to and from. Thanks!
Hi all, I'm planning to go to Puerto Rico for four full days by the end of June or beginning July. I was interested mostly in spending time in a nice beach, visiting the Old San Juan and, if possible, going to Vieques. Please does anyone know: 1) Which is the best beach in the San Juan area? Are there better beaches in other parts of the island worth visiting? Is is possible to reach them by public transportation? I don't drive, so unfortunately renting a car is not an option. 2) Is the Vieques visit possible in such a short time frame? If so, which is the most reasonable and decently priced way to go there? If you had to pick between San Juan and Vieques for the full stay, which one would you recommend? Thank you!
I will be in San Juan, staying at the Caribe Hilton...I will be down there with three friends (all single males in their late 20's/early 30's)....Looking for some good places to go out. Bars/clubs etc..in that area..I can google something, but want to hear more from similar people who were there. Thanks!
We are going to be in San Juan on the night of our anniversary, stopping via a Caribbean cruise. Can someone recommend a fun, festive, restaurant in Old San Juan that is unique and offers local cuisine? We don't want a super trendy fusion type of place, just somewhere with genuinely good food, drinks and cool atmosphere....?
We are planning ofn going to PR for the first time in late October. Looking for suggestions on what area to stay in. We are looking for laid back beach properties. Not into all inclusives, want to eat like the locals. We don't need night life either. Just looking for a quiet week where we can enjoy the water. Looking for a safe, clean place to stay - open to b and b's , hotels, guest houses, self catering. Not really fussy, but would like it to be on the water or as close to it as possible.Thanks in advance for your tips!
We are great believers in public transit and have successfully taken the bus with luggage from numerous airports around the word to our final destination. Can anyone comment on my plan to do so from SJU to 312 San Francisco Street in Old San Juan? We propose to take Route B40 to Rio Pedras transfer station, then take the M, ME or A9 bus to Covadonga and then walk. Our luggage has wheels! Thanks in advance.
Two friends and I are planning a girls getaway to San Juan and we had chosen the memorial day long weekend. I've just found out that it's "urban fiesta" in the San Juan area that weekend. Does anyone know how big this event is and if it's spread over the entire city, similar to what happens in South Beach? We're planning a reunion and are looking for a nice relaxing vacation spot....not sure if that's what we'll get on this weekend. We wanted to stay in Condado area and go into Old San Juan.....will it be a crazy weekend? Any opinions would be really helpful!
My husband and I get only 1 vacation a year and it usually lands during spring break (second week of march). We would like to plan a romantic getaway for 2. I was wondering if San Juan, Puerto Rico gets crowded with college kids during that week?
Hello We are leaving San Juan on a cruise and would like to know what is the best way to get from the airport to the cruise ship(carnival).. Is it a long way and we have been quote30/person round trip.. Is this reasonable
I am asking this question because I am a nervous mother and my 20 year old daughter just informed me she is going to San Juan, Puerto Rico for spring break. She is traveling with friends, but she will be arriving on a different flight than her friends, since she'll be departing from a different airport. If she meets them at the hotel, what is the safest and most reliable transportation from the airport to her hotel? Would it be those white vans? (Second question - should I be putting my foot down and saying Puerto Rico during spring break is no place for a 21 year old girl?? Not sure I can stop her, but I thought I should ask the question anyway...)
Coming there on business for the first time and staying at Caribe Hilton. I know a lot of the questions I can ask at the hotel when I arrive. But from my hotel I think Old San Juan is east of the hotel, is that a good area for good night life like dancing, clubs etc. And how safe is Old San Juan at night?
I'm reading more than I want to about recent crime issues in PR. I'll be a first time visitor to SJ. Is walking after dark a concern? Driving with a family? Carrying a camera?
I will be in Puerto Rico for one day 1st January 2012. Normally I get a lot of shopping done at mall de americas and another one at Carolina. Does anyone know if the malls will be opened on New Year's Day 2012? If so which ones? Thanks.
Does anyone seem to know if there is a map/schedule of the bus routes- from what i read there arent any real "times" but curious if there is some sort of list of what buses go where or how that works there. Also are there any taxis that i should stay away from- i know in some countries they say dont use this one- they are independent and will over charge you...... Any recommendations on what you must have in PR food wise? anyone else have any information that might be helpful to a small girl traveling alone???
I'll be going to San Juan on a cruise in january and cannot wait to eat some authentic Rican food! =D so I was wondering if anyone knew of a great local place to eat. thanks!
Dear All, Please could you tell how much does it cost taxi or shuttel to get from Int. Airport to Rio Grande part or exectly to RIO MAR BEACH RESTOR HOTEL thx
has anyone done the 1/2 day Mucaro zipline rainforest, and out of the 3 restaurants which one is family friendly, and most imrtant good Shipwreck bar and grille, marks at the Melia or Calypso Cafe.
I already have reservations for another hotel but I'm considering El Convento Hotel in Old San Juan. Does anybody know whether it charges extra fees for a 3rd and 4th person per room? I'm trying to avoid any surprises so I went to their web site but the total cost displayed is the same for 2, 3 or 4 persons. So I'm wondering if these are hidden fees that will pop up at check in and throw my budget off. Any info. will be greatly appreciate.
I want to stay on the beach somewhere close to San juan. Is there anywhere that isnt completely tourist on the beach but close to the city to be able to explore, would be great to also know any suggestions on places to stay or rent for a little as possible andy other suggestions are welcome, thank you!!
I will be renting a car in San Juan and I was wondering if I can use my own auto insurance from California or is it better to use the rental company's insurance? Does anybody know if it's acceptable to bring quenepas (fruit) back home to the US? If so, what methods are available? Where's the best location(s) to find them?
Two travel questions, would it be worthwhile to rent a car for a day to drive around the island? Also, what would be the best way to get from Old San Juan to El Junque? (inexpensive) Thanks!