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Old 05-11-2017, 05:11 PM
 
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We're having our honeymoon at Puerto Rico and would love to hear some advice and recommendations since we've never been there before.

Trip info:
6/13-6/17 and staying at the The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan

Interested to do list:

1. El Yunque Rainforest Guided Hiking with Waterfall Tour
https://www.viator.com/tours/San-Jua...ur/d903-9406P5
or
El Yunque Rainforest Half-Day Trip from San Juan
https://www.viator.com/tours/San-Jua.../d903-4170YUNQ

2. Old San Juan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
https://www.viator.com/tours/San-Jua...r/d903-4170RUM

3. Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Adventure Tour from San Juan
https://www.viator.com/tours/San-Jua...n/d903-9406P17


Questions:
1. Should we book transportation from the airport to the hotel or take Uber?
2. Anything we should be concern about?
3. Anything we must do (restaurant, places, etc)?
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:26 PM
 
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I would expect the Ritz would have a shuttle to pick you up, if not take a cab. Should be only 25- or 30- dollars. I don't believe Uber has taken hold in PR. A tour of OSJ will no doubt give you some historical background but wandering around on your own is a must. Lots to discover at your own pace... and the forts have guided walks by Rangers which are worthwhile but there's a lot to be said for exploring on your own.
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:07 AM
 
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true Dat.
.first time I went for 12 days...rented a car, had two books on what to see in PR..
stayed in viejo San Juan, saw all the forts..walked the old city...then went down Ruta 3 to rio Grande and all the little towns..picked up old Ruta 1 went on to Ponce, then Mayaquez, Boquerón, San German, Lajas,Anasco, Cabo Rojo, Rincon, Aguada, Aguadilla Isabela...Vega Baja, Dorado, etc....then spent the last few days in Luquillo before flying out of SJ.

Stayed for the most part at Paradores ...and with some relatives..

When I return the rental car, the woman checked the mileage and kiddingly asked me if I drove back to the mainland. :-)
She said most people only stay in one place, or visit with relatives in the old hometowns...
I wanted to see as much as possible in the time I was there.
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Old 05-12-2017, 02:06 PM
 
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I would expect the Ritz would have a shuttle to pick you up, if not take a cab. Should be only 25- or 30- dollars. I don't believe Uber has taken hold in PR. A tour of OSJ will no doubt give you some historical background but wandering around on your own is a must. Lots to discover at your own pace... and the forts have guided walks by Rangers which are worthwhile but there's a lot to be said for exploring on your own.
we took quite a bit in san juan, it's a lot cheaper than taxis. one thing to note is that uber is not allowed to pick you up at the airport but there are no restrictions on drop off. uber is also not allowed to use hotel passenger pick up and dropoff areas at hotels by law. despite these oddities it is a good way to get to the airport and around san juan.
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Old 05-21-2017, 10:18 AM
 
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Pick up a copy of QUE PASA, given freely in tourist offices and at the airport in the tourist booth. Its sold in some supermarkets too. It has great information on restaurants, cost of taxis, things to do, easy reading history, tours, entertainment.etc. YELP is a great help too if searching for local food. Don't miss the phosphorescent bay in Fajardo, best on moon less nights. Best to book a tour.

Want a real Puerto Rican treat? Head for LA PLACITA DE SANTURCE. Starting when the sun goes down on Thursday to Sunday nights. It's where the locals hang out. Great food in many restaurants, from gourmet Puerto Rican to simple food. There is music galore. It's very safe, but super crowded. .
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Old 05-21-2017, 10:37 AM
 
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We're having our honeymoon at Puerto Rico and would love to hear some advice and recommendations since we've never been there before.

Trip info:
6/13-6/17 and staying at the The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan

Interested to do list:

1. El Yunque Rainforest Guided Hiking with Waterfall Tour
https://www.viator.com/tours/San-Jua...ur/d903-9406P5
or
El Yunque Rainforest Half-Day Trip from San Juan
https://www.viator.com/tours/San-Jua.../d903-4170YUNQ

2. Old San Juan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
https://www.viator.com/tours/San-Jua...r/d903-4170RUM

3. Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Adventure Tour from San Juan
https://www.viator.com/tours/San-Jua...n/d903-9406P17


Questions:
1. Should we book transportation from the airport to the hotel or take Uber?
2. Anything we should be concern about?
3. Anything we must do (restaurant, places, etc)?

All taxis at the airport have FIXED RATES. It's $15 plus $1 per suitcase to ISLA VERDE. The Ritz Carlton is in Isla verde unless going to the one in Dorado, which is much more.

The Bio bay kayak tour is great. Moonless nights are the best.

If in Isla verde, the first restaurant tourists try is THE METROPOL. Basically Cuban food, its OK. Mi CASITA is another joint favored by tourists with strange Puerto Rican food as an enticement. No local Puerto Rican's eat here unless from NY. Up the line you have ENTRE VINOS, no piña coladas here, but wine and beer for the Puerto Rican elite who go there. Very good food, decour and service. CEVICHE HOUSE is very, very good. PIZZAIOLA , Brazilian pizza is too. All are within walking distance from Ritz Carlton, ask. If taking taxi Negociate price before you get in.
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Old 05-25-2017, 06:31 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for your feedback and suggestions. Have a great day!
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Old 05-26-2017, 07:14 AM
 
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Have a great time!
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Old 05-30-2017, 04:09 AM
 
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One word: concierge. The Ritz has an excellent one!
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