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Old May 30th, 2008, 04:49 PM
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Day Trip from San Juan?

I am visiting my sister in San Juan (Condado) for a weekend in June and since she doesn't have a car, we want to take advantage of my rental car and go somewhere for a day. Suggestions?
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Old May 30th, 2008, 05:29 PM
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We kinds of things do you enjoy? There are tons of things to do ...

* El Yunque rain forest
* biobay in Fajardo or Vieques
* beaches: Luquillo, Seven Seas
* Pinones boardwalk, beach & mangroves
* Guavate (Cayey) for lechon
* kayaking in Fajardo or Humacao
* Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve
* zipline in Guaynabo
* Cabo Rojo
* Ponce
* Mayaguez - zoo, tropical agriculture research station

So much to do. And much of it is free. Just grab a map, get in your car, and go!

Take a look at our travel blog for more ideas ... www.PuertoRicoDayTrips.com

Hope this helps!
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Old May 30th, 2008, 06:14 PM
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For a day trip consider:

El YUnque rainforest + afternoon at Luquillo beach and then if the moon phase is right do the bio bay from Fajardo

or

Head south Ponce

or

head into the mountains maybe around Guavate

You could head west to Rincon or cabo Roja - but that would be a long drive - consider staying overnight to make the drive less of a hassle

more ideas at my travel blog / guide www.visit-the-coqui.com
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Old Jun 6th, 2008, 03:05 PM
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If we go to Vieques for the day, on the 9 AM ferry (Saturday), what would be the best beach there for snorkeling and swimming? And I know we'd have to rent a car on the island - any recommendations on that? Thanks!
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What about Culebra for the day and take a bus to Flamenco instead of renting a car there? Very pretty place although I know it would take some effort to get to Fajardo to the ferry....
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The effort to get to Fajardo for the ferry is the same whether you're heading to Culebra or Vieques ... both ferries leave from the same terminal.

We've been to Flamenco beach on Culebra and Sun Bay beach on Vieques. Both are beautiful. Personally, if I had to choose just one, I'd go to Flamenco on Culebra. That is a breathtaking crescent of white sand with sparkling turquoise water. Just like a postcard. And the snorkeling to good there, too.

In either case, if you're just plan on going to one beach for the day, don't bother with a rental car. There are ample taxis available right when you get off the ferry. The fare is only a couple bucks per person. It's hardly worth the hassle of renting a car just for the day, IMO.

Also, if you're going to either island via ferry on the weekend in June (or July) plan to arrive at the ferry in Fajardo at least an hour (or more) before the ferry is scheduled to depart. It gets very crowded on summer weekends, and once they sell out tickets, that's it. They only sell a set number of tickets per trip.

There's some info that may help in our travel guide ...

ferry info - http://www.puertoricodaytrips.com/20...fajardo-ferry/

Flamenco beach - http://www.puertoricodaytrips.com/20...lamenco-beach/

Hope this helps!
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Old Jun 8th, 2008, 04:15 PM
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Thanks for all the help! We have a car to use so transportation isn't a problem. Now I'm interested in the Vieques BioBay tour given by East Wind Cats. Has anyone used them? Of course they have the regular snorkeling trips during the day, but the BioBay trips leave Fajardo at 5 PM and return about 11 PM.
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