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Old 07-09-2017, 03:58 PM
 
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The friendliest people in PR live on the mountain. A lot of people in the cities (San Juan, Ponce) are stressed out and ready to pick a fight with whoever comes across. In the small towns of the mountain, people are more laid back, and a whole lot friendlier. Barranquitas is such a town. It is small, rural, cool throughout the year, and has an annual arts and crafts festival that draws people from around the island. Aibonito is very nice too.


If you're looking for a relaxing and friendly atmosphere, any of the towns within the outline will work. And major cities are just an hour away.

Who ever reads this post would imagine most people in San Juan or Ponce function like defensive folks living in american ghettos.

The bottom line is that people are people. You find really nice and politite ones, like the majority who live in Puerto Rico, and you find lemons, not many, but still......

What I do find in Puerto Rico is that they are friendly with strangers, however different from past times, they rarely invite you into their homes unless you're family, or close friends. Spanish may ease them up more, but not always.
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:50 PM
 
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I appreciate your tips about living in PR. I'm thinking of living there because my daughter and family are moving there, to Dorado. I'd like to live in the mountains but not too far away, maybe half and hour at the most.

I'm going there in a few weeks for a week to look around, so any suggestions would be great.

I'm 76, in good health, and speak Spanish.

Do I need to own a car, or are there public transportations that could take me from my village to Dorado or San Juan when I need to go?

You up for chatting about this?

Lanny AT lcotler.com
707-367-1812
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:37 AM
 
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Lanny, I have family in Vega Baja ( near Dorado) and they still don't have electricity since hurac√°n Maria hit.
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:05 PM
 
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Heard Rincon is a surf town where living is cheap when I lived in Hawaii. How cheap to buy or rent a house/Apt on or close to beach? Is there a marina or moorings close by? Wondering about availability of shopping, healthcare, etc...
Is it a good place to retire on a small income? Is it a good place to operate a beach rental type of business? How about a Bar/Rest or Guest House? something pick up some extra money for not too much investment?
How about things to do other than surf, which I don't do? How is the fishing? Are there Art/music festivals, other cultural events, Farmers/crafts markets?
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:43 PM
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there's a marina in rincon and one in boqueron too

the coastal communities got hurt by the hurricane. not sure what prices are but a lot of beachfront property was ruined.

shopping, there's a mall in mayaguez and one in aguadilla. supermarkets and bakeries are plentiful.

healthcare? i got stitched up at the hospital in isabella once. good for first aid. real healthcare is in hospitals in mayaguez like Bella Vista and that would be a drive. not sure what they got in aguadilla nowadays. not a place to go to if you expect to need care in my opinion. unfortunately.

the town was packed with tshirt shops and beach glass jewery shops and other touristy stuff. not sure how many survived but it seemed saturated.

you need a boat to go fishing in rincon.

rincon has all kinds of cultural stuff. markets at night at the plaza. craft markets and artist stuff. although all my knowledge is pre-Maria.

i think you should visit before you jump. good luck
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:39 AM
 
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you get what you pay for
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:37 PM
 
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you get what you pay for

Before the Hurricane, everything was great........it is expected that it is going to take time to get back to what it was......always looking for a chance to knock them down, right......!!!!
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:43 PM
 
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Before the Hurricane, everything was great........
Really? I heard they had massive debt they couldn't pay back, and crime everywhere. Before the hurricane.
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