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  • 1. Walking

    A few pieces of general information might help make planning for your trip to Puerto Rico easier, so I have added a few tips here. I've never been to Puerto Rico when it wasn't hot and humid, and the...

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  • 2. El Yunque Rainforest

    One of the main things I wanted to do when we were in San Juan was to visit this rainforest. It is unique in the Caribbean and in the National Park/Forest system of the US. You should stop at the...

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  • 3. Forts

    El Moro is the predominant fort that most people notice as it is a big landmark in the harbor, especially if you approach or leave by cruise ship. It also has it's own site on Virtual Tourist. But...

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  • 4. Plazas

    Located in Old San Juan's main square on San Jose' Street is PLAZA DE ARMAS or ARMS SQUARE. It features four statues representing the four seasons and has served as a social meeting place for...

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  • 5. "Adoquines"

    Since I was a child I had always wondered about these "blue brick streets" and while on my last visit to Old San Juan I asked my mom. Mom told me that the cobble stoned streets in Old San Juan are...

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  • 6. Cats of Old San Juan

    Cats seem to be everywhere in San Juan, namely around "El Convento" in Old San Juan. The cats are friendly, so no need to fear then. They are not feral cats,...

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  • 7. La Casita - "Little House"

    The best place to obtain tourism information-- maps, advice-- is "La Casita" or "Little House" which is an attractive yellow building with a Spanish tiled roof...

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  • 8. Car rental insurance

    You can use your own auto insurance. And, it is actually better to use your own insurance especially if you have history and had been with that insurance for a...

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  • 9. La Perla Barrio

    Or Barrio La Perla (BAHR-ree-o lah PER-lah) is the neighborhood between El Morro (near the cemetery) and the harbor. Formerly it was a squatters community made...

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  • 10. Great Guide To Travel in Puerto Rico

    http://Puerto-Rico.ws/Map Puerto Rico has been designed for the visitors to the island to help design and a trip of a lifetime. If there's any place tropical...

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  • 11. Luggage storage

    Like many people taking a cruise that started and ended in San Juan, I had a period of several hours in between when I disembarked from the cruise and when we...

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  • 12. CAMERAS AND TAKING PICTURES

    Puerto Rico has loads of beautiful, historical and interesting things to take pictures of, so I suggest taking along a digital camera and plenty of rechargeable...

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  • 13. MONFONGO

    Just about every place you are going to eat in San Juan is going to offer you some type of Monfongo. Monfongo is basically smashed plantains mixed with spices...

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  • 14. Internet Access

    On Board the cruise ship they have an internet cafe to keep you connected to school, work or loved ones. The cafe has a number of workstations available for...

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  • 15. language for the gringos

    While living in PR as a teacher, my friend got her Master's degree - her experience in school was that needing Spanish depends on your professor - some used...

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  • 16. San Juan/Condado. See all my PR tips "ct-traveler"

    WHAT I WISH SOMEONE HAD TOLD ME BEFORE MY TRIP: #1...Condado (San Juan) will be at its peak in 2-5 years when construction on hotels (etc) is complete....

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  • 17. A BIT ABOUT SAN JUAN & PUERTO RICO

    San Juan is the capital of Puerto Rico, a Commonwealth of the United States of America. It is also the oldest city within U.S. territory. Puerto Rico is the...

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  • 18. TRIBUTE TO CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

    Famous as the discoverer of America, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS sailed from Spain in 1492 and landed in the West Indies.In his second voyage to the New World, on...

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  • 19. ALCALDIA ( CITY HALL )

    San Juan's City Hall or ALCALDIA Construction started in 1602 and completed in 1789. Intended by its builders to be an exact replica of the one in Madrid, the...

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  • 20. EL CAPITOLIO

    The Capital Building or EL CAPITOLIO was built in the 1920's to house the offices of Senators in one wing and those of representatives in the other. Inside you...

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  • 21. CEMENTERIO DE SAN JUAN

    San Juan Cemetery or CEMENTERIO DE SAN JUAN is located between El Morro and the rocky cliffs above the Atlantic and is considered one of the most picturesque of...

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  • 22. SAN JUAN TOURIST INFORMATION

    Located in the center of town is the SAN JUAN TOURIST INFORMATION. La Casita or ( Little House) is home of the "Centro De Informacion Turistica".Jeri and I went...

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  • 23. Puerto Rico Websites

    www.gotopuertorico.comThis is the main tourism website of Puerto Rico.www.travelandsports.comFor what to see and do in Puerto Rico. Website is in various...

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  • 24. Avoid rush hour traffic if possible

    With the major roadways into and out of San Juan or any other major cities in Puerto Rico, try to avoid rush hour traffic. It's basically a semi-standstill...

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  • 25. Tourist information office

    The Little House ( ''La Casita '' )home of the Puerto Rico Tourism ,Co.Information Center. Open monday - wednesday 8.30 am -8 pm.Thurs & Friday until 5.30...

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