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I am traveling alone to PR next week and need to get from SanJuan to Farado for the ferry on 21st Dec Morning (Must reach farado before 7am)
If anyone wants to carpool (I can drive) or share a taxi for this ride. Do Contact me :)
Ill be traveling alone next week to PR and I don't have a driving license in US. So, público seems to be the best and the only option for me to commute around PR.
So my first question is - How reliable are Públicos?
Additionally, how hard or easy is it to get a Publico from places like El Yunque to OSJ. Even if it means taking the Publico back alone.
2. Which bio-bay is better? The one in Fajardo or the one in Isla de Vieques?
3. As I mentioned I'm traveling alone, hotels will cost me a lot. Any cheaper but safe hostel recommended?
Say about $60 or less per night budget?
Ill have an extra day in OSJ. Let me know if anyone's interested to hang out in the night.
Edited by: vijaypatil3
Edited by: vijaypatil3
I am looking for places in Puerto Rico to have a beach wedding for a reasonable price and I am not having any luck. If anyone has any information as to where a great place would be, please let me know. It is a small wedding so even something that is a little remote is nice as long as transportation is easy (for the elder).
I am planning to visit PR. I know that swimming was prohibited in Fahardo Bio Bay several years ago, but is it still possible in Vieques? The different websites give the different information.
At last, is it possible just to rent a car in Vieques and go yourself, without the tour operator?
Thank you for advice.
My boyfriend and I are thinking of doing a trip to Puerto Rico in April or May for 6 or 7 days (we haven't decided yet). We are both in our twenties, interested in snorkeling, swimming in beautiful beaches, and rainforest. Based on our itinerary, here are the activities we would like to do: snorkeling, swimming in playa flamenco (that's the one on culebra, correct?), swimming around isla verde, day trip to El Yunque, a biolumninescent tour (probably in fajardo?), and a tour around old San Juan.
I am having trouble deciding what part of Puerto Rico to stay in. Here are the options I was thinking about:
Option 1: Stay in either Isla Verde or somewhere in San Juan for the entire trip.
-Arrange transportation through the tour company for the bioluminescent tours (it looked like some of them charge $25 to pick you up/take you back to San Juan, anyone done this or recommend any comp... more »
Hi all, I'm in Puerto Rico for the next two weeks before I head off for Cuba, and I am looking for a book store where I can find a Lonely Planet Cuba book, any leads out there? The Borders that use to be here is closed since the entire company went out of business, fyi. Thank you in advance for your helpful comments!
I'm a first time traveler to Puerto Rico, taking a solo trip next week. I'm an early thirties American woman who doesn't speak more than a smattering of Spanish and has some but not extensive travel experience. I'm really excited about this trip but have run into a snag in my planning.
I found a one-way rental through Avis, and thought I could drive from San Juan to Fajardo, drop off the car, get on the ferry to Culebra, and pick up another car to get back. Alas, nothing is so simple! The Avis office is actually in Ceiba, just under 10 km south of Fajardo on PR 3.
So I'm trying to figure out if there are likely to be early morning (like 7 am) taxis or buses to Fajardo or if once I drop off the car, my only option is to walk the 10 km to the ferry. And if that is the only option, is it a stupid idea for safety reasons (I don't mind the walking itself)? The other option ... more »
Hi, My girlfriend and I will arrive in PR on monday morning via a ferry from Dominican republic. I have heard there is no real bus system around the country is this true?? also does anyone know of a good cheap rent a car place in San Juan. I dont care if the car is not new, just cheap REnt a bomb type thing)!! we have 5 days total and then my girlfriend flys out, where would you reccommend visiting?? we both like the beach, surfing, kiteboarding and nice sunny weather etc. I was think going west but it seems a bit far away for only a few days. so now i am thinking north coast or east.
any help would be great,
Hello. I am 22 years old. I am going to Jaco Beach, Puerto Rico alone on 18th of December. My friends wanted to go with me, but they have exams until 25th of December. The reason that I can not change day is I got cheap package for 18th of December only for one week. I have never traveled alone, and I do not want to try it ;) I hope I will find a partner to go with me to Central America!
Part 2 of my Vieques blog mostly involving bikes and beaches on south side
Hi! Alrighy, so, I need some help.
I am 17 years old, traveling to San Juan for my 18th. I am planning to book the flight from the 15th to the 22nd of July in 2013, but my birthday is July 16th, so I will be 18 on the trip. :/ I wanna book the flight, but I don't know if I can book it as adult. :/ I mean, I still have some talking to do with my parents, and I have relatives down there so I don't need a hotel.
But If I were going, would I book it as adult? Please help!
I'm 21 years old, male, I've done a lot of travelling alone and with a group but I have never been to Central/South America or the Caribbean alone before. I was supposed to go to Puerto Rico with 2 friends in December for a week but now they have both pulled out and left me. I still want to go. I'm wondering if that would be a good idea - safety wise, excitement wise, things to do etc.? I'm very open-minded and I love to travel. Also, I speak very basic Spanish which may be an asset in PR.
I'm putting together an itinerary and am hoping for advice on a few things:
I'll be in PR between Dec 23 and Jan 4, traveling alone, not renting a car, budget accommodations where I can find them, and am thinking about 3 days exploring Old San Juan, a stop in Fajardo for the bio bay on the way to Culebra, Vieques, or possibly both. I am leaning towards Culebra instead of Vieques, as I like that it sounds more laid back.
I understand the bio bay is best during the new moon. I checked the moon phase calendar and it doesn't look like any of my possible days are very ideal for the bio bay, but would you recommend I do it anyway? I think the full moon is Dec 28, so the days I could do Fajardo would be right before and after that. How much does the moon phase matter in terms of one's experience of the bio bay?
Or, I could just try to go to the bio bay in Vieques instead of the ... more »
I know this is a travel not political site, but this is on the boundary. Are folks in PR surprised by the outcome of yesterday's referendum on Statehood/Commonwealth/Independent status? Is tthe vote for statehood expected to result in any actual change?
Relatedly, as someone on the US (mainland) banch just asked, should PR now be moved out of the Caribbean branch and into that one?
I am a 20 year old student traveling solo to Puerto Rico. Seeing you guys are so helpful on LonelyPlanet, I hope that you can help me out, too.
The thing is I can't drink,I don't drive.....and I can't swim (And I DO think those things shouldn't stop me from visiting PR), so what is the best option to get the most out of my 4 day trip in PR?
My initial plan was- to stay in San Juan of course! but even then I have to choose between Old San Juan or places near the airport. I was more inclined to stay in Old San Juan because it has a lot of cultural attractions. There are so many reviews for the hotels in PR, and I've been reading them on TripAdvisor,hotel.com,Expedia..etc. Still, it is so hard to choose. Given that I won't be driving, what would be good place(s) to stay? (my budget is under 150 per night)
And here's what my plan looks like so far:
Day 1: Old ... more »
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