Old San Juan Old San Juan is very expensive so be aware that restaurants will charge up to 50% more than on other places in Puerto Rico. It can only be visited by appointment. Facilities include a golf course, marina, spa, tennis courts, pools, water park, and a wide variety of bars. The spectacular display of micro-organisms, which whenever the water is disturbed is best seen at night and left our family in awe of mother nature. If you are driving late at night, running red lights after slowing or stopping to check for cross-traffic is generally tolerated by the police because of the risk of carjacking, as long as you don't do it in a dangerous fashion i.
Roads that are only one-and-a-half lanes wide are common, so do like the locals do and beep before driving into blind curves. Students and seniors ages 60—74 pay 75¢ per trip. Though rain can occur from late May to early October, August in particular can be a wet month. Furthermore, streets in the old town date from the 1500's, thus are very narrow and most of them are one-way. I bet it must be a catchy soundtrack since some of my friends have done the same… repeat! There are also two trails that lead you straight down to La Mina waterfalls. Puerto Rico is an archipelago located in the Caribbean, made up of one main island and a few smaller islands and keys. These are usually inexpensive, clean and comfortable and owned by trustworthy people.
Drug stores are plentiful and very well stocked. Helpful Tip: Rent a Car We rented a car from for the length of our stay, and were extremely glad that we did. You can, however, find freshwater streams and ponds in the rain forest that are safe to swim in. Also a wide variety of imported goods from all over the world are available. The temperature in Puerto Rico fluctuates from a balmy 71 degrees in the winter to a warm, but not intolerable, 89 degrees during the summer, making it a hot spot for tourists pretty much year-round. Take the weather into account As I mentioned in the tip for bringing a plastic bag with you, the weather can change drastically. Spend the Afternoon at Palomino Island No need to leave the island to enjoy the best water activities Puerto Rico has to offer.
The effort is always appreciated. Try Local Fare at the Luquillo kiosks As you drive out from El Yunque, take the local highway east to Luquillo, home to 60+ different roadside diners. The mountains drop precipitously to the sea on the west coast. They will ask you if your car insurance covers Puerto Rico and not just the 50 states. Know your budget Puerto Rico is not cheap, but traveling the island on a budget is still possible. Kioskos is the Spanish word for the English word kiosk.
During our visit, we were told that many beach areas used to have prominent signs alerting the tourists to such danger, but were subsequently removed as the Puerto Rican government felt they were hurting tourism. To the west, Puerto Rico is separated from Hispaniola by the Mona Passage which is about 120km 75 mi wide and as much as 3,300m 2 mi deep. A stored-value multi-use farecard may be used for travel on buses as well as on trains. That plastic bag may save your electronics. The capital and largest city in Puerto Rico is San Juan, which is also home to the world famous Bacardi rum. Stay at El Conquistador Resort Book your stay at , a Waldorf Astoria Resort that offers five unique villages, each with panoramic views of ocean waters.
The easier way is to call the local público stand the day before and ask them to pick you up at an agreed time your hotel or guesthouse can probably arrange this, and unlike you, they probably know which of the multitude of companies is going your way. Pay close attention to the signs to ensure that you do not bite off more than you can chew. The beach at Piñones is a particularly well-kept secret; the numerous food stands lining this lovely beach west of Isla Verde offer a dizzying variety of cholesterol-laden traditional Puerto Rican foods such as bacalaítos fried codfish fritters , empanaditas fried pastry dough stuffed with meat, potatoes, or plantains , and chicarrones crispy fried pork skins. However, you should also be aware that summer is the rainy season in the Caribbean. Avoid drawing a lot of attention to yourself and be polite at all times.
Culebra coaxes visitors from all over due to its beautiful beaches and nature reserves. There are sandy beaches along most of the coast. This is just a partial list of the information that we offer on PuertoRico. During the rainy season, storms can blow in within a few hours. Outside the capital of San Juan, you are likely to hear Puerto Rican Spanish, a dialect infused with elements of the indigenous Taino people.
There's plenty to do outside the metropolitan areas. Know Puerto Rico is a U. When spending the day walking in the hot tropical sun it is important to stay hydrated. Take a few hours to truly explore this fortress— the lighthouse, the many garitas wall-mounted turrets or sentry boxes , the Cannon Water Battery, and the Old Tower— all perfect settings for a fun photoshoot. When you travel to Puerto Rico — like the U. Off the main highways, roads in Puerto Rico quickly become narrow, twisty and turny, especially up in the mountains. Language Spanish is the main language.
While you can roam through most of the grounds, you are not allowed to climb the stairs or walk around the top of the castle. It is no longer in operation. Guests can expect a high level of service, even at lower-quality properties. They're much faster and less congested than the regular highways, and it's worth using them if in any kind of hurry. You can find some hotel bargains here, and you'll find some quality options, too. Also, it is helpful to know in advance that the U. Let me know if you need any more info.