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Old 02-23-2009, 05:35 PM
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What is recomended to do in San Juan?

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Old 02-24-2009, 04:08 AM
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Here are a few tips:

Visit our tuorism department site it can help:
Also you can buy “Frommer’s Caribbean Ports” can find it on Borders is a great help

. You can visit the El Yunque Caribbean National forest in Rio Grande is the only rain forest on the island, also a beautiful place you can see our national parrot and well most people even tell stories about OVNIS and things, I don’t really know much about OVNIS but the tourist guide should know a few… If you want a beautiful place or natural adventures, el Yunque is the place, also they have a few cultural shopping opportunities near by.

• Here is some info of el yunque :


• the luminescence bay is a good natural option, check out my old post about it.

• Old San Juan is as for now a walking place (San Juan Peatonal) you can get a Taxi to get you near some places but is most close for cars since they want to protect its “Adoquines” and history. But there are a few trolleys or buses you can use free of charge.

• Most of the places in San Juan are walking distance; remember you can always use the free of charge trolleys if you don’t want to walk.


o El morro a Spanish fort and also is not expensive place beautiful, rich in history.

o Also there is “La Fortaleza” our gobernator house and is not far from el Morro.

o Capilla del Cristo: a Christian beutiful spanish chapel open on Tuesday only

o San Juan Cathedral: here is where “Juan Ponce de Leon” body is,he is the one that died looking for the fountain of youth.

o Fort of San Cristobal: a huge Spanish fortress part of el morro.

• The Bacardi rum company is not a bad tour, but is to far from the port, maybe you will not have the time.

• If you have the time, and want to try Puerto Rican food, there is one restaurant, the second best in old San Juan; the “Parrot Club” prices are more or less $28 for person depending on what you order, is in the “Fortaleza street” walking distance from the port, if you are with carnival.

• “Café Puerto Rico” is also a restaurant but less expensive and more Puerto Rican is in old San Juan in the “plaza colon in old San Juan”

• As for shopping most of cultural shopping you can do it in Old San Juan, there is a store in “El morro”.

• Most people in the island don’t speak English but they can understand it so have a little patience.
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