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Puerto Rico port of call?

Franklin, Tennessee
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Puerto Rico port of call?

I talked to a travel agent today about staying in San Juan (on beach) for a week and she said she consuders it more of a port of call...your thoughts?

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1. Re: Puerto Rico port of call?

We've lived here since 2003. We find new things to do every week.

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2. Re: Puerto Rico port of call?

She's mistaken. Puerto Rico is a large island in the Caribbean with a rich cultural heritage. Old San Juan has over 500 years of history with blue cobblestone streets and colonial Spanish architecture and charm. There is so much to see and do in the old city which also happens to be situated on an island. The cruise ship ports are located in OSJ. It's a small part of the larger island. The rest of Puerto Rico is there for exploring with countless beaches, towns, natural and historical attractions and a vibrant economy. I've been to PR numerous times and I still find new and exciting things to see and do while I am there. Unfortunately, a week is not enough time to spend there. Time goes by to quickly.

Edited: 21 February 2012, 01:37
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3. Re: Puerto Rico port of call?

Check this website: www.seepuertorico.com

Edited: 21 February 2012, 01:38
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4. Re: Puerto Rico port of call?

Thanks for the feedback.

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5. Re: Puerto Rico port of call?

Wow... That person should be embarrassed to call herself a "travel agent" when she knows so little about an island that happens to be such a popular destination.

Puerto Rico is certainly not a "port of call". San Juan is (in the cruise world anyway). Puerto Rico is an entire island. There's plenty to do anywhere you stay. Don't worry, you won't be bored there.

Edited: 21 February 2012, 13:13
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I have only been to Puerto Rico as a port of call and felt it wasn't nearly enough time to wander around and soak up the culture. I have planned a land trip for this May to go back and experience the eastern side of the island and the eco tourism it has to offer. I feel like I haven't really been to Puerto Rico because I have never been outside of Old San Juan.

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Itis evident that your travel agent has never been to Puerto Rico... Just look at this forum (TA) , the Calendar of Activities taking place the month you are planning your trip, www.prdaytrips.com , or www.seepuertorico.com and the see by yourself the "tons" of things you may be able to enjoy while in PR! Activities in PR never end...

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She said she's been there, but I think her idea of fun and our idea of fun are completely different! We like to experience the local culture and enjoy outdoor activities so we're headed to PR!

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I agree the Puerto Rico and even just San Juan is way more than a cruise port stop.

We were first considering doing a cruise out of San Juan, but then wouldn't have had time to explore Old San Juan, do biobay, visit the El Yunque rain forest etc. and instead of a cruise decided to just fly to Puerto Rico and stay in old San Juan. We were intrigued by the hotel El Convento there that was originally a convent build in the 1600 (four star hotel now) and just really wanted to spend a few days there -- sort of slip into another era and do a few day excursions too. On top of the activities we mentioned, we'll do some beach time too. San Juan has lots of clubs and casinos too for those intereted. We're with out 16 year old and won't be doing casinos or clubs, but I understand that is very popular here too -- plenty to do though without that. (This will be our second vaction to San Juan. Last time we stayed a week and really enjoyed it.)

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10. Re: Puerto Rico port of call?

Puerto Rico is also a golfers paradise with numerous championship golf courses throughout the island.