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What to do during a cruise stop

Utica, Ohio
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What to do during a cruise stop

My husband and I will be stopping in Puerto Rico during a cruise, our stop is about 8hrs and trying to find the best things to do while there. Monkey Island kayak tour sounds fun and so does the zipline but not sure how far they are from the cruise dock and if there's enough time. Any suggestions?

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1. Re: What to do during a cruise stop

With a stop this short you don't have time to go out of San Juan. Old San Juan is a must do: visit the spanish forts, the museums and walk around to see the architecture.

You could take a tour and go to the rainforest, but it will be very fast paced and you will not see much.

Monkey island is too far for the time you have.

You can do the zipline by the rainforest or in La Marquesa park in Guaynabo, but you will not have time for much else. And you will have to negotiate for a taxi to take you there and come back.

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2. Re: What to do during a cruise stop

Yeah, you'll definitely have a better time if you stick with Old San Juan. Traffic in the greater San Juan area is unpredictable and could eat up a quarter of your time off the bat.

The forts in Old San Juan (San Felipe del Morro and San Cristobal) will add up to at least 2-3 hours. If you add in the museums at the Instituto de Cultura and the cathedrals, you'll only have 2-3 hours left for a sit-down lunch and some shopping before returning to the ship.

If you wanted to hit the beach, Escambron is only a 10-minute cab ride or 30 minute walk from the docks along a picturesque road by the old city walls.

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3. Re: What to do during a cruise stop

What is the time you arrive in port? Some cruise ships arrive in OSJ at 7:00 am. The forts and most stores don't open until 9:00. Decide what your preferences are.

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