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Offline bellabella

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« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2010, 09:28:04 AM »
We are seriously thinking about going to puerto rico. Excuse my ignorance but can you get around without a car? If I don't speak fluent spanish will I have an issue? Where is the best place to stay in terms of great food, shopping, beach and family activities? thanks

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« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2010, 02:04:28 PM »
Bella:

If you're traveling with kids stay at an efficiency.  The ESJ Towers is two minutes from the airport and everything is at your fingertips.  http://www.esjtowers.com/

If you want to stay at a resort then try the Caribe Hilton, a little out of the way, but everything is on the "compound".  http://www.hiltoncaribbean.com/index.php?destination=sanjuan

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« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2010, 02:06:31 PM »
We are seriously thinking about going to puerto rico. Excuse my ignorance but can you get around without a car? If I don't speak fluent spanish will I have an issue? Where is the best place to stay in terms of great food, shopping, beach and family activities? thanks

I don't know how much the island has changed in the last 13 years, but when I was there in '97, you most definitely need your own wheels, but be prepared to sit in traffic going into San Juan. Outside of San Juan, there weren't too many people who spoke English. Almost anywhere along the northern coast is great. If you stay in San Juan, Condado has great beaches. Isabella (far west from San Juan along the northern coast) has probably some of the most pristine beaches on the island. Other fun places to visit: Boqueron, El Rincon, Ponce, El Yunque (rain forest), Arecibo (space radio telescope), and Guanica (Phosphorescent Bay), just to name a few. Vieques and the other island off the northeast coast are supposedly amazing, but I've never been.

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« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2010, 02:14:46 PM »
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Eddiestjohns:

Darling, it beats the many other rumors.  

Oh, and I'd prefer to be the Goddess instead of the Minister.  ::)

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Offline Marlene

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« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2010, 08:19:54 PM »
Mas.

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« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2010, 08:21:02 PM »
Mas.

Offline Marlene

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« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2010, 10:20:12 AM »
Q VIVA PUERTO RICO!

Offline NYC Native

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« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2010, 11:31:46 PM »
"None of the photographs on this post are the product of PhotoShop manipulation. So what’s the blue luminescence you see around these swimmers and kayakers? That’s the result of the natural properties of Puerto Rico’s Laguna Grande."









 




http://www.sailtime.com/location?l=puerto_rico&page=base_links
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« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2010, 09:45:32 PM »
El Yunque National Forest, formerly known as the Caribbean National Forest, is located on the island of Puerto Rico. It is also the name of the second highest mountain peak in the Forest. El Yunque is the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System.

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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2010, 10:27:06 PM »
The 1,000-foot reflector dish of the Arecibo radio/radar telescope rests in a mountaintop sinkhole in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, set 450 feet beneath the structure supporting the dome, which houses a system of reflectors used to focus radio waves picked up by the telescope's dish. It is the world's largest single-dish radio telescope and most powerful radar.





     


 
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Offline Marlene

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« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2010, 10:40:15 PM »
Impresionante!   ::)



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« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2010, 10:05:57 AM »
Mas.

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« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2010, 11:02:31 PM »
Our wonderful Puerto Rican friend and musician Paoli Mejias

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-ND5OcSz6U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG4nzpQQr1Y

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« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2010, 12:35:37 AM »
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