Hello fine folks of tripadvisor. This is my first post here. I love to travel and often read hotel reviews here but never took advantage of the forums before. I thought I'd give it a try. So my father and I have decided to spend Christmas in Puerto Rico this year. I'm 37 and he's 65. We are from New Brunswick, Canada. We found a cheap flight (about $500 return) and are very excited about discovering Puerto Rico. We arrive on Dec. 21st and leave on the 28th so we have one full week there. So far, I have only booked 2 nights at a hotel (a deal I came across on Travel Zoo for the Condado Hilton in San Juan) and now wondering what else to do for the rest of the trip.
So I'm wondering how many days do you think would be good for staying in San Juan? Is it a good idea to rent a car and drive around the rest of the island? What other parts of the island would you recommend? Any tips on where to stay besides San Juan? Any must see things or activities you would recommend?
Basically, any tips you can give would be greatly appreciated for us first time visitors to Puerto Rico. Thanks!