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Puerto Rico (Read 607 times)


A Dance with Monkeys

    Where should I stay when visiting Puerto Rico next month? DW wants to be on the beach.
      I was there about 2 years ago and stayed at the Ritz in San Juan for 2 nights. It was nice, of course. It was the end of our trip, and we just wanted to hang out at the pool and the spa. A huge iguana hung out with us at the pool for about half a day. We didn't venture out much in San Juan, so I don't have much to compare to in that area. If you have time to explore, check this out... http://www.biobay.com/cd/webhtml/right.htm It was AWESOME! We spent most of our time on Vieques while we were in PR. It's not fancy, but we had a good time renting a Jeep and checking the place out. The Bio Bay was worth all the hassle to get there (have to ride the ferry or take small plane- we did the plane). We stayed here, www.innonthebluehorizon.com and it was very nice. This doesn't really address the request for the beach, but it's my 2 cents... Big grin Have fun! Modified to fix the links...
        I went in 2000. Stayed with some friends in a loft on top of their houses with no walls, just a roof. I wouldn't recommend this one - especially with El Yunque 2 miles from the house we were at.
          We stayed at the El Conquistador Resort & Golden Door Spa a few years ago. Incredible, but not cheap. A bit of a hike from the airport.


          Imminent Catastrophe

            Stayed at the Caribe Hilton a few times. It's pretty nice, and walking distance to the Old Town and Castillo del Morro. If you like Pina Colada, it was invented there (the hotel, not the castle).

            "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

             "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

            "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

             

            √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

            Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

            Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

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              You can stay with my uncle if you want. He runs a bank in Arecibo. Most likely, you will stay in San Juan or very close to San Juan. The Caribe Hilton is ok.... I haven't been there in a few years, though, and it was getting kinda shopworn. Hopefully it has been redone. I've also stayed at a place called the Normandie. Old art deco. Looks really cool from the outside. I can't recommend it though. Dirty for the price. El Morro and San Cristobal are fun to look through. The Puerto Rican frogs will drive you nuts. Coqui! The little bastards have made their way to Hawai'i. Grrr. No, I didn't take them. Side note: The Caribes were the bamf bully tribe in that part of the Caribbean (hence the name). The other group on Puerto Rico were the Taino. The Caribe kicked their ass. Way way back, I'm part Taino. Figures.

               


              just a simple cat

                Stay until March 1st and you can run this: http://www.worldbest10k.com/new/

                 

                 

                  Very nice place in Dorado (north shore ) I think it was the Hayat.Breath taking surf ! Big money ,but wife scored on expidea or some such. We used the Hilton in San Juan for a day layover off a cruiseship nice private beach ,close to downtown .


                  A Dance with Monkeys

                    Going back.

                     

                    Where should I run?


                    Imminent Catastrophe

                      Going back.

                       

                      Where should I run?

                       

                      Well, duh, that depends on where you stay. I've run from the Caribe Hilton to Castle Morro. It's nice, about 5 mile RT. RIght next to the Hilton is Parque Louis Munoz Marin, it's about a .9 mile loop.

                      "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                       "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                      "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                       

                      √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                      Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                      Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014


                      A Dance with Monkeys

                        Staying at the Caribe Hilton Smile

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                          Jeepers crap.   this is an ancient thread.

                           

                          My parents LOVE LOVE LOVE the Caribe Hilton.

                           

                          mab411


                          Proboscis Colossus

                            Going back.

                             

                            Where should I run?

                             

                            Away from the Caribes, apparently.

                            "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people


                            A Dance with Monkeys

                              Yes. Away. Then back.

                              gusgordon


                              Taint of Steel

                                Going back.

                                 

                                Where should I run?

                                 

                                Hotel TM.   I can't deal with the heat & humidity there, so that's where I run.  It overlooks the beach in Isla Verde, at least.

                                 

                                There is a park somewhere b/t the Caribe Hilton & Viejo San Juan.  I see people running around it.  But I've been told to avoid that area at night.

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