Puerto Rico Journals

Long Weekend in Puerto Rico

An October 2006 trip to Puerto Rico by cocopud

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Quote: Four days/three nights in Puerto Rico at the Westin Rio Mar.

Wydham Rio Mar Beach Resort

Hotel | "Westin Rio Mar Beach Resort"

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The hotel was very nice, and we got it at a good price. The only thing we were disappointed in was the food. Not very many restaurant choices and when we ordered room service one evening, everything we wanted was unavailable.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 24, 2007

Wydham Rio Mar Beach Resort
6000 Rio Mar Boulevard
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico 00745
(787) 888-6000

El Yunque National Forest

Attraction | "El Yunque"

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We got up early one morning and headed to the rainforest, but got there before the ranger station opened so we couldn't stop for information, but that was no big deal. We headed on down the road and stopped along the way at the tower and some waterfalls by the side of the road and hiked around them for a little bit. Then we went down to the main waterfall and hiked down to it. Not a bad little hike, and it was nice and peaceful, started to rain a little, but then it stopped. We did not go in the water there, but we did try to go in at some of the other waterfalls, but it was just too cold and rocky.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 24, 2007

El Yunque National Forest
Road 191, Off Highway 3 To Luquillo Beach
Palmer, Puerto Rico 00721
(787) 888-1880

Old San Juan

Attraction

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The last day of our trip we headed to Old San Juan before our flight. We didn't have much time, but we did have time to get to the fort, walk the old town and have lunch. I loved the fort, really cool old place to explore. If we ever go back, we will try to stay one night in Old San Juan. We choose to stay outside of the city because we didn't want to have to drive around there and we like to go out and explore.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 24, 2007

Old San Juan
Old San Juan
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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We always rent a car where ever we go, and I must say that driving in Puerto Rico was one of the scariest places we have driven (we've been to Ireland and driving on the left hand side of the road in the right side of the car and using a stick with the left hand along the little tiny walled roads was not as stressful as our drives in Puerto Rico).The major roads were no problems at all, except for the funeral that we got behind so all the cars were stacked up behind all the people walking to the cemetery and then everyone was cutting through the gas station, so that took a little while, but the worst part was in the interior of the country.We drove from the rio grande area to the other...Read More