Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Port Chat > Caribbean Port Chat
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-16-2006, 07:03 AM
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 934
We will be on Radiance of the Seas cruise beginning 11/25/06. First port is San Juan. We have been there before, but have never been to the Rainforest. The ship is offering an excursion. It is almost 5 hours long.

Has anyone been to the Rainforest recently? Is it worth seeing? We are debating between that or just going to El Moro fort.

Thank you!
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-18-2006, 06:47 AM
NancyN's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Wickliffe, OH
Posts: 2,555
The El Yunque Rainforest is worth seeing indeed, but I am not sure I would choose to do it via a ship's motorcoach tour. Much of the 5 hours will be spent getting to and from the rainforest and since you will be traveling on a bus, you will miss the most interesting aspects of the rainforest. Renting a car, stopping at various portions of the rainforest and hiking into the interior is really the way to appreciate it.

Free Cruise Tickers
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-19-2006, 04:34 PM
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 934
NancyN, thank you for the info. It is nice that we can, if we wish, get a refund on the excursion and tour on our own. We will definitely consider that!

  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-20-2006, 05:18 PM
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 94
El Yunque is beautiful. I went to Puerto Rico this summer (not on a cruise) and there are many walking paths withing the rainforest, some taking 1.5 hours to complete. There is even a waterfall you can swim under. I suggest you go on your own if possible. Also, there is an El Yunque tourist information booth (if you are driving) - but you have to pay to get in there. You don't need to go there as there is another information center and plenty of maps once you are up in the forest.
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-14-2006, 04:29 PM
Chef Ken's Avatar  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bloomington, MN
Posts: 2,259
El Yunque is nice but drive there. Experience some of the culture on the way if you are up for it. Stop at a road-side stand for fresh fruit, sample local cuisine etc., otherwise it's just another forest.

When you stop, watch your vehicle and your belongings and watch for cars pulling out in front of you with very little notice. You may see their arm come out as a signal that they are going to cut in front of you. Don't get mad, its the way it is!
Closed Thread

cruise, el, excursion, forest, juan, port, puerto, rain, rainforest, review, reviews, rico, san, worth, yunque

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thing to do in Puerto Rico sue7045 Caribbean Port Chat 6 10-27-2009 05:55 PM
Parking in Puerto Rico MiketheKid Caribbean Port Chat 6 04-01-2008 07:48 AM
Puerto Rico Lid4 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 21 03-06-2008 12:56 PM
What are the best things to do in Puerto Rico ? tanyababanya Caribbean Port Chat 3 01-01-2007 11:12 AM
St. Thomas / Puerto Rico Caribbean Port Chat 1 03-03-2003 06:24 AM

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:47 PM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2