Getting Around Puerto Rico

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  • You can arrive in Puerto Rico...

    by Delta70 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    You can arrive in Puerto Rico by airplane or cruise line. All major USA airlines plus some European and Caribbean airlines fly to Puerto Rico.
    it can be on a rental car or through taxis which have fixed rates established by the Puerto Rico Tourism Department.

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    the best form of...

    by stopatnothin Written Aug 25, 2002

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    the best form of transportation is having your own car to drive because the attractions are scattered throughout the island .
    there are also many people who have rented bikes and done their own tour . my advice on bike riding on the island - you had better have strong legs .

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  • There are excellent air...

    by Pegasus74 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    There are excellent air connections to San Juan's Luis Munoz Marín International Airport which is about 10 miles from Old San Juan, just east and south of Isla Verde.

    Your two feet are the best means of exploring Old San Juan and the immediate vicinity. There's a free tourist trolley within the old city - look for the 'parada' sign indicating where the bus stops are. Getting farther afield can be tricky. Public bus/van service is cheap but less than reliable, leaving taxis and car rentals your best options. This is a good option if you have too much money to spare.

    Alternatively, you can consider signing up for excursions offered by local tour operators, such as Castillo. They may not be the least expensive way to see the island, but you won't have to waste your limited time making arrangements yourself, and that is more often than not advisable if you know nothing about Spanish.

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  • It all really depends on where...

    by echoprs82 Written Aug 24, 2002

    It all really depends on where you live, the best way really is by airplane, unless you live right next to PR, then I would take a boat.
    When getting around PR, I suggest a car, and do what the PRicans do... BEEP YOUR HORN A LOT!! ( just kidding).

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    You definitely have to fly...

    by lilcoqui Written Aug 24, 2002

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    You definitely have to fly here, do not attempt to swim. Just kidding. Many people go to Puerto Rico as part of a Cruise, but a one day stop it is not enough to say you experienced Puerto Rico.
    Unfortunately we can't rely on our public transportation, Taxis are OK if travelling close by. But if you really want to explore rent a car and good luck.

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    by Delta or American Airlines...

    by Perucha Written Aug 24, 2002

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    by Delta or American Airlines from the US mainland
    Getting around here is sad for me, it has to rent a car and I don't have international driving license! To travel around island of Puerto Rico either u have to rent a car or go by tour. Taxi is available only in the city.
    Public transportation is by AMA bus - but only limited area. In Old San Juan city, they have free bus to take u around (ask Tourist Information for schedule and map).

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  • Avoid the taxis........try of...

    by pacus3rd Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Avoid the taxis........try of use the bus,the service is nice and cheaper,you can take the bus from the airport to all the metropolitan area.......
    Or rent a car......but the tarfic here are heavy......
    in a country of 4 millions of people,we have in the island 2.5 millions of cars!!!!!!
    Can you imagine this ..... :))))

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  • Sugestion.......Rent a car.Or...

    by pacus3rd Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Sugestion.......Rent a car.
    Or use the collective transportation system,Buses(AMA)
    Authorithy Metropolitan Of Autobus.
    The Metro system will be working in the 2001.....
    The cost of the bus in PR is 50 cents with air conditioner and a verry nice fleet.
    The taxis are expensive here.

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    You can fly to Puerto Rico...

    by Dodin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    You can fly to Puerto Rico from pretty much anywhere.
    Rent a car. Drive assertively. Do not be shocked when you see how my compatriots drive. Do not flip anyone. there are two major highways- one on the north and one on the south. You can drive around the island on either.

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    Most people arrived in San...

    by Luis_Alberto Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Most people arrived in San Juan on a cruise ship, or fly directly from many cities in the USA. San Juan is about two and half hours from Miami.
    The best way around the island, is probably to rent a car. Puerto Rico is not a very big island, you can see a lot in a few days.

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    by Pierangelo Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    LAS TORTUGA ADVENTURES: the Rio Espiritú Santo is located near the city of Rio Grande and north of the Caribbean National Forest. Known as Puerto Rico's only navigable river, begins in the Sierra de Luquillo and ends up in the Atlantic Ocean. As in all estuarine zones, this slow moving river is abundant with animal life. The lush vegetation makes for an exciting tour down the river and back. Your eco-guides will accompany you giving notices about the forest trees and pointing out some of the inhabitants on this beautiful river. Here lives the Manati, but it is disturbed (and sometimes killed!) by the water sky. If you are interested on Kayak contact the stong man Gary Horne (tel.787 725 5169) or his tall and blond wife.

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    One way roads

    by joiwatani Written Sep 19, 2011

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    %sThe roads in San Juan especially at the tourist district are all one-way streets. Sometimes the streets are blocked without advance notice.

    My daughter Rainier walking on a narrow street One way only and cars are parked on the street! One of the tiled streets in San Juan This street is blocked One of the streets in San Juan
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    Cruise Ships

    by b1bob Updated Feb 24, 2005

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    San Juan is a popular port of call for cruise ships of many lines and nationalities. When I was touring old San Juan, I caught a Carnival Cruise making port.

    If they could see you now...

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