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San Juan

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  • Old San Juan, San Juan

    Old San Juan

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    San Juan Things to Do

    The of the top of attractions of Old San Juan can easily be seen on foot for the most part. While Old San Juan could be considered to include the far outer edges of El Morro, San Felipe Castle to the west and San Cristobal Castillo to the east, Old San Juan is usually considered to be the 7 or 8 square blocks of streets mostly established in a grid...

  • Hotel El Convento

    Hotel El Convento

    San Juan Hotels

    Let me begin by saying that Hotel El Convento is absolutely beautiful. The colonial-era architecture...

  • Metropol, San Juan


    4 out of 5 stars

    San Juan Restaurants

    Metropol is the worst restaurant in Isla Verde. My husband, my son and me went there and they served us a fish full of worms. We notify them and they said nothing at all and after all this we have to pay 74.00 for the food. Not Recommended. NONE


Isla de Vieques

  • Caracas Beach, Isla de Vieques

    Caracas Beach

    Isla de Vieques Things to Do

    Can there be more a more beautiful beach on the world? Can be,possible. But if you have been to Caracas beach it means you can consider yourself lucky enough to visit one of the World's existing wonders in "Beaches" class. No need to look and spend more for more beautiful. it is simply beautiful enough.Wear a snorkelling gear and just enter the...

  • The Crow's Nest

    The Crow's Nest

    Isla de Vieques Hotels

    Just wanted to add a picture of our room. we had one of the standard suites..this is the living...

  • Go to Bio bay in a dark night for sure, Isla de Vieques

    Go to Bio bay in a dark night for sure

    Isla de Vieques Warnings and Dangers

    Do not take the expensive Bio bay tour if it is full moon, or close to full ,especially if the sky is bright with no clouds and a lot of stars. The magical bio effect is lost too much under light. Try to get the tour when it is as dark as possible,rainy, no moon etc.. Don't forget,swimming is not allowed anymore and it erases most of the magic.


El Yunque National Forest

  • El Yunque, El Yunque National Forest

    El Yunque

    El Yunque National Forest Things to Do

    El Yunque is the only rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System. Comprised of some 240 different species of trees, it is actually a series of forests, each one determined by its altitude. More than 100 billion gallons of precipitation fall each year which creates the jungle-like ambience of lush foliage, sparkling leaves, shining wet rocks, and...

  • Rainforest Inn

    Rainforest Inn

    El Yunque National Forest Hotels

    I love the El Yunque rainforest. I've always wanted to live here. It is incredibly peaceful. Every...

  • La Mina Falls & La Mina Trail, El Yunque National Forest

    La Mina Falls & La Mina Trail

    El Yunque National Forest Things to Do

    We spent the morning in El Yunque hiking down La Mina trail to the falls. El Yunque National Park isn't super big, and only really has one road through it, so to make the most of your trip there it's best to try to do a hike or too. La Mina Trail is a popular one, because at the end you're rewarded by being able to swim in a pool beneath a...



See all 49 Ponce Tips
  • Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce

    Museo de Arte de Ponce

    Ponce Things to Do

    This art museum was the main reason I became interested in a daytrip to Ponce to start with--its art is really great! It has a wide selection of both European and Puerto Rican exhibits. When we were there they had a traveling exhibit about the Vienna Secessionists, which was fascinating. Their crown jewel is "Flaming June" by Sir Edward Leighton....

  • Holiday Inn Ponce & Tropical Casino

    Holiday Inn Ponce & Tropical Casino

    Ponce Hotels

    3315 Ponce Bypass, Ponce, Puerto Rico, 00728, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Plaza las Delicias, Ponce

    Plaza las Delicias

    Ponce Things to Do

    Plaza las Delicias is a really fun square/park in Ponce. There are fountains and benches and trees like in any park, a cathedral, the iconic Parque de Bombas (a revamped old fire station) that has become a symbol of Ponce, and 16 lion sculptures, each painted in a different way by local artists. I have a particular affinity for lions, so it was...



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  • Bio Bay Kayak Tours, Fajardo

    Bio Bay Kayak Tours

    Fajardo Things to Do

    The bio bay is probably one of the main reasons to visit Fajardo. There are multiple companies that give the tours, but they are all more or less the same, charging $45-50/person, giving guided tours in double kayaks, and having some snacks and refreshments at the end. You paddle through a channel bordered by mangroves and then out into the...

  • Las Casitas Village & Golden Door Spa
  • Bakery With Great Pizza, Fajardo

    Bakery With Great Pizza

    Fajardo Restaurants

    We stopped at this months-old bakery for some pizza, which was subtly delicious -- thin crust, tangy sauce, good cheese. The coffee (I ordered a latte, but though they use an espresso machine, it seemed more like a cafe con leche (no foam, mellower coffee flavor)) was ideal. The owners were very friendly. We came back the next day for breakfast. I...


Isla Culebrita

  • Hiking on Culebrita, Isla Culebrita

    Hiking on Culebrita

    Isla Culebrita Things to Do

    On the island you can find two hiking paths. One which crosses from the Southern beach to the Northern side of the island and one that forks off to the top of the lighthouse. These hikes are quiet easy; and particularly the one to the lighthouse offers splendid views over Culebrita and the neighboring islands of Culbebra, Esperanza and Puerto Rico,...

  • Turtle Nesting, Isla Culebrita

    Turtle Nesting

    Isla Culebrita Warnings and Dangers

    The island of Culebrita is a turtle nesting ground; therefore no camping, open fires or pets allowed on the island. Also there are specific regulations where to drop the anchor of your boat or yacht.

  • Snorkeling in Culebrita, Isla Culebrita

    Snorkeling in Culebrita

    Isla Culebrita Things to Do

    The entire island is surrounded by stunning reefs with crystal clean seas. The best snorkeling reefs one can find on the Southern Island between Culebrita and the island of Culebra. Remember when you go snorkeling here that this is a fragile ecosystem and once it is broken it will take years to repair itself.



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See all 11 Rincon Tips
  • cars, Rincon


    Rincon Local Customs

    most places out of san juan don't have stop sign or stop lights,so u are suppose to stop and let cars in, as a courtesy. if u don't horns will be sounding at u. also they are good at running stops signs if there are any. so watch. most places don't have street signs. so u will get lost. locals are very friendly tho. they will help u. puerto ricos...

  • Villa Cofresi Hotel

    Villa Cofresi Hotel

    Rincon Hotels

    Rd. 115, Km 12.0, Rincon, 00677, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Taino Divers, Rincon

    Taino Divers

    Rincon Warnings and Dangers

    I have delt with Taino Divers on two trips to Rincon, and was surprised by the previous post. I have not only felt safe and well served by the owner and staff at TD, but have thoroughly enjoyed my interaction with everyone in that organization. I have taken my wife and teenage children with me, and their opinion is also very positive. Give Taino...


Isla Verde

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  • Car Rentals, Isla Verde

    Car Rentals

    Isla Verde Transportation

    All the major car rental companies have locations here at the airport. One local company, however, with what I have always found to be reasonable rates is Target. This one, however, is right outside Muñoz Marín Airport.Since I first wrote this tip several years ago, other rental car companies have opened offices in Puerto Rico. I just used...

  • Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort

    Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach...

    Isla Verde Hotels

    We chose this place because it's less than one kilometre to San Juan Airport and we were getting in...

  • Carjacking, Isla Verde


    Isla Verde Warnings and Dangers

    Unfortunately, this is a major concern in the entire metropolitan area. Be cautious when entering or leaving your car for people approaching you, especially if you are pulling into a driveway, or even parking in a lonely spot on the street.Also, BE AWARE, because of this problem, the police outside of downtown San Juan tolerate drivers going...



See all 8 Condado Tips
  • Good local food for the money!, Condado

    Good local food for the money!

    Condado Restaurants

    This local restaurant in the Condado area, is located just south /around the corner from At Wind Chimes Inn where we stayed. It not only boasts free parking (a sacred commodity in San Juan) but it also offers a large variety of local favorites at good prices. That's not all, Bebo's is one of the cleanest restaurants around. While it lacks decor,...

  • Quality Inn El Portal San Juan

    Quality Inn El Portal San Juan

    Condado Hotels

    76 Condado Ave, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00908, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Looks Can Be Deceiving, Condado

    Looks Can Be Deceiving

    Condado Restaurants

    This is a really cool looking place, but everything about it screams tourist trap. The fancy lighting and everything makes it seem like the food is going to be amazing, when in all actuality, food averaged 6.2 out of 10 for all of us.HQ - "While sitting in plush leather chairs, I have found a little piece of American flavor within the borders of...


El Morro

See all 1 El Morro Tips
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    Guardian on the Cliff

    by grandmaR Updated Jan 20, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    If you are coming in by cruise ship early in the morning or leaving in the evening, there are absolutely spectacular views to be had of El Moro and the harbor in general. At noon, especially if it is cloudy, it isn't so photogenic.

    I wanted to visit El Moro when we came here in the fall of 2005, but it was too far away from everything to be feasible. It is a long walk in to the lighthouse from the street. (There is a lighthouse there in addition to the fort.) Instead we visited Ft. San Cristóbal which is also a National Park Service site.

    According to Guardia Nacional de Puerto Rico - Historia y Tradiciones
    by Jose Angel Norat, 1987. In 1584, the construction of the Moro Castle, on the east entrance to Puerto Rico Bay, next to the town of San Juan was begun. This fortress was completed by 1608 and was heavily fortified and armed with large cannons. Typical of most important Spanish cities, walls were constructed around the city, with large gates that were sealed at sunset. Shortly after the completion of El Moro, the fortress of San Cristóbal were begun close to El Moro, as well as smaller fortresses around the bay, for it's defense. There is a story that while El Moro was being constructed, the King Philip was found staring into the western horizon one afternoon from his palace, El Escorial. Someone who had been observing the King for a while, approached him and asked him what he was trying to see, so intensely. The King answered, "I am trying to see the walls of El Moro in Puerto Rico. We have spent so much money on the construction of that fortification, that I calculate that we should be able to see it from Madrid."

    Coast Guard escort boat El Moro over the bow Foredeck of the ship with El Moro in the backgroun Other side of the harbor on entry Lighthouse on the cliff
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    • Architecture
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    • Sailing and Boating

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See all 1 Yauco Tips
  • Plaza de Yauco

    by cocolopez Updated Oct 6, 2004

    If you are a coffee lover then you must make a stop here. Yauco makes 40% of the coffee in Puerto Rico. I would recommend going into a 'reposteria' (bakery) for a 'cafe con leche' or 'cafe prieto'. This coffee is great with fresh made bread and butter!

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If you're looking for an escape to a tropical paradise in the North Atlantic where you can find a great hotel Puerto Rico has you covered. Swim in the bay at Vieques, go surfing or whale-watching in...