Monday, April 5, 2010

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We arrived in San Juan at approximately 7am. We weren't planning to do a disembarkation tour, but my plans fell through with my co-workers and it was a rainy day to pay $100 for beach access. The Courtyard Marriott offers rooms at a discounted rate during the day for $100 per room - like a day pass. The Caribe Hilton offers something similar for $45 per person. checking other hotels as well.

Anyway, it was a good thing I double-checked with my coworkers before we left the port. Instead of catching a cab and being stuck somewhere, we caught a tour for like $20pp. That kept us out of the rain, ensured a place for our luggage, and the rain even let up enough for us to enjoy the fort and a courtyard lunch in Old San Juan. And the tour concluded at the airport, so no additional taxi fare. A nice day on the beach would have been nice but honestly it all worked out great nonetheless.

What a fantastic vacation! Thanks Heather and Emil for joining us!


Puerto Rico Web Sites ( Lonely Planet Review, Frommers Reviews, Cruise Critic Review, Destination360 Review, Go To Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Puerto Rico Travel Maps,, Marriott Condado San Juan, Trip Advisor - San Juan Hotels, Caribe Hilton San Juan )

El Yunque References ( El Yunque National Forest, El Yunque on Your Own, Frommers Reviews, Puerto Rico Tropical Tours, AdvenTours, Golden Heron EcoTours, Island Walkers, Castillo Tours, Viator, Javier of San Juan Happy Tours, Victor of Countryside Tours )

Courtyard Marriott (Google Maps)
    Address: 7012 Boca de Cangrejos Avenue, Isla Verde, Carolina, 00979 Puerto Rico
    Phone: 787-791-0404

Caribe Hilton
    Address: 1 San Geronimo Street, San Juan, 00901 Puerto Rico
    Phone: 787-721-0303

Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel & Casino
    100 Brumbaugh Street, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00901
    Phone: (787) 721-5100

Hilton Conrad
    999 Ashford Avenue|San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
    Tel 888-722-1274
    PR 787-721-1000

La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort
    1077 Ashford Avenue, San Juan, 00907 Puerto Rico
    Phone: 1 787 721 8500
    Toll-free: 1 877 524 7778

San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
    1309 Ashford Avenue, San Juan, 00907 Puerto Rico
    Phone: 1 787 722 7000
    Toll-free: 1 888 817 2033

Holiday Inn Express
    1 Mariano Ramirez Bages Condad, San Juan, 00907 Puerto Rico
    Desk: 1-787-7244160


As far as previous years go, a friend recommended Erin Go Bragh, but they were booked for the day last year.