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20 Year Old First Time to PR

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20 Year Old First Time to PR

Hi! I am going to be staying in Old San Juan from Nov 4-7th! I am a 20 yr old guy going alone for cultural tourism, to go to some fantastic beaches and be a little adventurous! I am thinking about booking a guided tour of El Yunque and Luquillo Beach but other than that can anyone give me any tips on things I NEED to do and some great places where I can grab a bite of some REAL Puerto Rican food! I want to get as much in as I can for my 3 days there. **I won't have a car whilst there because I am too young to rent, so anything within taxi, bus range will be helpful :)**

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1. Re: 20 Year Old First Time to PR

You could spend 2 days just walking Viejo San Juan. There are tons of great restaurants, museums, etc... Guided tours can be found if you prefer some structure. Without a car, you will probably need to look for excursions that include transportation. A few ideas would be a zipline/hiking company, el yunque tour, snorkeling company, rock climbing, etc...

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2. Re: 20 Year Old First Time to PR

For real Puerto Rican food, go to Cafe Manolin in the OSJ. It's where the locals go.


The Isla Verde beach is about a 15 minutes taxi ride from OSJ. (You take the bus too but it takes much longer.) While there, go to Metropol for delicious authentic food. Mi Casita is also good.

Also, the legal drinking age in PR is 18. So -not underestimating how strong they are made in PR- don't miss out on:

-Metropol's excellent mojitos

-Barrachina's delicious piña coladas

-Douglas' Pub (OSJ) beautiful layered shot (can't remember the name, sorry).

Have fun!

Edited: 22 August 2014, 18:04
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