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      last-minute Puerto Rico adventure

      Puerto Rico Dec 26, 2016 at 5:12 AM

      we have an opportunity to go VERY last-minute to Puerto Rico. Where in PR would you go if you wanted a semi-budget but more important clean and safe way to enjoy the beach/sea/water not too tough to get to? It's the 26th and we'd be leaving the 28th so there's not a lot of time to plan. I looked around and can easily dig into specific locations but trying to figure out which one so far has been an adventure. We may stay a night or three in San Juan to see the city.
      We have about a week including New Year's Eve.
      Any other tips (airport transfer, getting around, rental car if needed, hotels, activities, food, etc, etc). I have no problem doing my research on food, hotels, etc.
      Thanks in advance for any tips. I'll also be off to try to find PR pages to browse.
      Steve

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    • Driving through the Forest

      by sandy0329 Online Now Feb 26, 2012 at 11:57 AM

      My husband is unable to do any hiking. Is there a driving trail through the El Yunque National Forest?

      1 Answer Feb 26, 2012 at 12:08 PM
    • Where to eat in El Yunque

      by ltaylor57 Online Now Dec 8, 2009 at 1:57 PM

      We have heard that there is a great little food stand at the end of the road in El Yunque. Does anyone know about this and could give a bit more information? thanks.

      3 Answers Dec 8, 2009 at 6:41 PM
    • transportation

      by lithpenard Online Now Sep 29, 2007 at 2:52 PM

      does anyone know of public transportation to el yunque from san juan (like a bus)? i want to get there but i don't want to go on a guided tour. any thoughts?

      3 Answers Sep 30, 2007 at 6:29 AM
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      Transportation from San Juan

      by grandmaR Online Now Sep 8, 2005 at 12:45 PM

      I'm starting (probably not before time) to research our stops on our
      October cruise.

      We get to San Juan on Friday arriving at 1300 (1 p.m.) and leaving at 2100 (9 p.m.). There are two things that I want to see - El Yunque Rainforest, and El Moro fort in town.

      The tours that are available that I might be interested in are
      a) A 5 hour Rainforest Tour31 @ starting at 1330.
      b) Old and New San Juan City Tour for 3 hours39 @ also starting at
      1330.

      Obviously I can't do both tours. The rainforest hours are 7:30 am to 6 pm. If I took the Old San Juan tour first which ends at 1630 (4:30 pm) would it be too late to get to the rainforest afterwards?

      The websites and Frommer's "Caribbean 2005" say it is about 28 miles from Old San Juan (14 miles of that on an expressway) and takes about 45 minutes to drive. Someone else has told me that it will take an hour and a half on twisty ill marked roads to get there.

      The Insight Guide to Caribbean Cruises says that this is normally a
      half day organized tour including a photo stop at El Luquillo Beach,
      but that "it is a relatively easy place to reach independently by taxi
      or even by bus."

      Is there a good way to negotiate a taxi for a tour to El Yunque?

      If I take a taxi out there how will I get back or will I need to
      pay for the taxi to wait? About how much will that cost?

      1 Answer Sep 11, 2005 at 6:41 AM