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Old 01-20-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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I want to take a long trip to Puerto Rico, and want to visit the following places that have been outlined in some of these forums: How do I get to each one of these places from San Juan, separatedly?: (1) Guajataca Bay, (2) Las Cavernas de Camuy, (3) Palomino Island, and Cana Gorda, in Guanica. Please be explicit because I am not familiar with the Island. A million thanks,
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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I want to take a long trip to Puerto Rico, and want to visit the following places that have been outlined in some of these forums: How do I get to each one of these places from San Juan, separatedly?: (1) Guajataca Bay, (2) Las Cavernas de Camuy, (3) Palomino Island, and Cana Gorda, in Guanica. Please be explicit because I am not familiar with the Island. A million thanks,
This site will help you:

Puerto Rico maps are up-to-date maps and directories for tourist and business travel - TravelMaps.com

Guajataca bay: North west
Las cavernas de Camuy: Las Cavernas de Camuy, Puerto Rico Sightseeing and Tours :: Caribbean Edge
Palomino Isalnds: Palomino Island

Cana Gorda in Guanica Southwest area from travel maps.

The best approach is to ask your hotel info center and they can provide more specific routes and the latest on traffic and construction. Usually no one gets lost in the island. if you take HWY #2 goes around the island... But ask, just to be safe...
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:23 AM
 
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If you are renting a car, request one with an on-board GPS Navigation system. Otherwise, you could buy a portable one for under $200 before you leave. These not only have maps/addresses/directions but also points of interest such as tourist attractions/restaurants/gas stations/banks/etc. It also gives you the benefit of easily getting to other unplanned destinations that you might hear about once you're there.
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:22 PM
 
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This site will help you:

Puerto Rico maps are up-to-date maps and directories for tourist and business travel - TravelMaps.com

Guajataca bay: North west
Las cavernas de Camuy: Las Cavernas de Camuy, Puerto Rico Sightseeing and Tours :: Caribbean Edge
Palomino Isalnds: Palomino Island

Cana Gorda in Guanica Southwest area from travel maps.

The best approach is to ask your hotel info center and they can provide more specific routes and the latest on traffic and construction. Usually no one gets lost in the island. if you take HWY #2 goes around the island... But ask, just to be safe...
THANK YOU VERY MUCH for all the information you provided. Please accept my belated thanks, as I was out of the country.
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Jerzey
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Culebra has Flamenico beach rated #1 in US that's small Island off PR, stay at Mamacita's Guest House beautiful, also Isabella has the place called Mar de Haui bungallows on the beach there beautiful and not to pricey or Monte Cristo in Isabella beautiful beaches and 3 hour horse back riding..Rincon is great to party surf etc. Luquillo they all have the most beautiful beaches best food is on the eastern part of Island though.. You get the real deal there.. Just rember PR uses tax now nothing is cheap any more..just some ideas..later
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Jerzey
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then again theres always Puerto Rico Vacations | Puerto Rico Tourism Company | Puerto Rico Tourism & Travel No Pr isn't racially integrated only the Americans that have fell in love with the island have stayed. Coast Guard people stay once there they don't come back as well as many others oh and of course Asians open there chines restaurants and speak perfect Spanish. East is very American, West thank God is still very cultured with deep PR ethnicity a lot of people still don't speak english and maintaing the culture. PR and Mexico two different worlds!! You want exotic Puerto Rico best bet..and they speak more english then in mexico.. But if you want Mayan history I guess Mexico..They're both beautiful and different can't compare them though.
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:58 AM
 
Location: NYC
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If you are renting a car, request one with an on-board GPS Navigation system. Otherwise, you could buy a portable one for under $200 before you leave. These not only have maps/addresses/directions but also points of interest such as tourist attractions/restaurants/gas stations/banks/etc. It also gives you the benefit of easily getting to other unplanned destinations that you might hear about once you're there.
Have u ever driven in Puerto Rico? A GPS won't cut it if you are going to explore the island. However, you could use the GPS as a compass, but that's about it.

Traffic is horrible in Puerto Rico, streets don't follow logical patterns like here in the US. Everything lacks organization.

I am just warning that you have to have common sense while driving without depending too much on a GPS.

-Ed
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:41 AM
 
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Have u ever driven in Puerto Rico? A GPS won't cut it if you are going to explore the island. However, you could use the GPS as a compass, but that's about it.

Traffic is horrible in Puerto Rico, streets don't follow logical patterns like here in the US. Everything lacks organization.

I am just warning that you have to have common sense while driving without depending too much on a GPS.

-Ed
Have you actually looked at the recent GPS maps for Puerto Rico? They are very extensive and have virtually all roads right down to those in small interior towns! If you want an example, go to Garmin's Cartography page and try their map viewer for City Navigator North America 2008. Obviously the major cities have all the streets and tons of markers for restaurants/banks/attractions/etc but feel free to zoom down to street level in some small interior towns and you will see they have all the detail for them as well. Obviously they may have none or only a few points of interest markers but virtually all the streets/roads are there! Furthermore, I'm only using the Garmin map above as an example because it is easy to go to their website and check out but they aren't even considered the best GPS maps. Nevertheless, they are popular and they certainly are more than detailed enough to navigate you from one place to another.

As for "Traffic is horrible in Puerto Rico, streets don't follow logical patterns like here in the US. Everything lacks organization." Yes, all of that is true and is simply yet another reason why a GPS can be helpful.

Lastly, in regards to "you have to have common sense while driving without depending too much on a GPS." Well yes, that is obviously just common sense and applies to anywhere, not just Puerto Rico. But that in no way means a GPS isn't useful.

In closing, your assertion that "a GPS won't cut it if you are going to explore the island. However, you could use the GPS as a compass, but that's about it" is clearly wrong and does a serious disservice to anyone considering it. The GPS maps for PR are now very good, even in the remote areas, and could be very helpful to someone unfamiliar with the island.
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