Thinking about a month long PR trip
Replies: 10 - Last Post: May 7, 2013 2:30 PM Last Post By: blkgrlwithwings
Jan 16, 2013 12:36 AM
Thinking about a month long PR tripHey,
So I am thinking about heading to Puerto Rico for a month for some travelling and R&R. I don't know much about how easy it is to travel around and I plan to do this solo and on a budget. So my question is: How likely is it for me to get around either hitchhiking or busing?
Also are there any hostels or something similar to this for cheap accommodation. I would like to spend no more then $20 per night.
Im fluent in spanish so I am not concerned with the language barrier. I plan to go diving and bum on the beach, maybe go hiking, see some waterfalls. Go dancing in the nightclubs..etc.
Please anyone give me insight. I really know nothing about PR.
Jan 16, 2013 5:15 AM
1Puerto Rico is not a budget destintation. Prices are pretty similar to the states in all the tourist areas such as OSJ and Vieques. Doubt very much you will get anything for 20$ anight
Public transport is poor as well and only really useful for short distances. Everyone hires cars to get around.
Think you ought to rethink you plans and perhaps look at somewhere like Nica or Guatemala
Jan 17, 2013 6:24 AM
2Yazzman13 is right. The only Caribbean country offering what you're looking for is the Dominican Rep.
Jan 17, 2013 11:05 AM
For dancing check out the nuyrican cafe. i stayed in old san juan and had tons of nice things to eat, for cheap also. Check out airbnb for room. you might be able to find for a bit more than that price. I hear renting a car is the best bet as busses are unrelieble. but if you arent in a rush, you wouldnt have any trouble with the bus i dont think. in osj theres a trolley that takes you around that whole area. tyr to check out the rainforrest. I didnt have a chance to do it but i hear its nice. I did do the bio bay and that was awesome. I didnt drive to that though, i had a tour guide and he charged me only 80 compared to these other places that charge in 100 plus.
Hope this helped girl!
Jan 17, 2013 11:05 AM
Jan 24, 2013 11:43 PM
5Thanks for the posts
I've already been through CA and SA so I was kinda hoping to do something else. But I definitely thought it would be a little more expensive. I travelled for a month in Cuba 2 years ago and that was fine.
As far a Dominican goes, I never really thought about going there as I heard it is not safe to travel there solo but I'm up for suggestions. I just wanna get to the sun and sand and beach!!
I thought about renting a apartment for a month on one of the beaches in PR and just chilling there...maybe that would be easier then travelling around to much
Feb 5, 2013 6:58 AM
6Puerto Rico is both an expensive Caribbean Island and at the same time the cheapest of all those islands. Puerto Rico is actually the cheapest of all the Caribbean Islands in the sense that camping is widely available and there is a wide choice of some very nice campgrounds and campsites. Nights are usually quite warm as well, so you don't need to pack that much gear.
The catch is that getting around by bus is difficult if you are camping, but rental cars are fairly inexpensive.
Feb 8, 2013 8:06 AM
Feb 12, 2013 1:06 PM
8You can get by pretty cheaply in san Juan. there is a hostel in the old city on Tanca street. the buses get to anywhere in the city for .75 (the only map I know of however, is online at http://labochinchosa.com, the government doesn't print maps). The bars in Santurce at the Placita are wicked cheap. I wouldn't go to many other places in Santurce, except along de Diego, for safety reasons, however. There is a supermax on de Diego and one in Old San Juan for groceries. There are plenty of public beaches in San Juan, especially in Ocean park in Isla Verde. You can stay a whole summer there and not get bored.
Feb 25, 2013 1:36 PM
I was in the us virgin islands a couple years ago and stayed at an eco/treehouse lodge on maho bay on st. johns. They have tons of little places on the beach. It is a short drive to town. The town itself was fun. I did a quick google search and found this site for you to reference, http://www.maho.org. you may want to check to make sure they are still around. The place has tons of boardwalks and the staff was real friendly. I stayed in the tent cottages. If you are staying for a month you should contact them to see if you can volunteer. they may give you a discount or work something out. good luck and safe travels.
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