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Suggestions for San Juan 3pm-11pm?

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Suggestions for San Juan 3pm-11pm?

Mariner of the Seas January 8th 3pm-11pm. Any suggestions on what to do with that time frame?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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1. Re: Suggestions for San Juan 3pm-11pm?

Stay in Old San Juan, where the cruise will dock. You'll need more than that time to see all of it! You can walk it all. Get a map from the Casita or main tourism office close to the piers and plan your tour then, or do your homework in the internet and pre-plan it. The highlights are the Fortresses: El Morro and San Cristobal, as well as the Paseo la Princesa, the San Juan Door, The SJ Cathedral and tha various Plazas. Great shopping af all sorts!

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2. Re: Suggestions for San Juan 3pm-11pm?

My husband and I will be in Puerto Rico for a 24 hour plane layover Jan 8th too. A few months ago I asked what to do during the 24 hours and walking old San Juan appeared to be the most popular suggestion. I'll be interested to see what the other suggestions are too.

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3. Re: Suggestions for San Juan 3pm-11pm?

Plenty to see and do in Old san Juan as the first poster states.

This would be my choice especially if you have not been before.

Just grab a map of OSJ and explore - not that big, so easy to navigate and plenty of places to stop and chill.

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4. Re: Suggestions for San Juan 3pm-11pm?

You can consider a evening visit to El Yunque for a night hike, www.adventourspr.com.

Good luck.

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5. Re: Suggestions for San Juan 3pm-11pm?

If the ship departs at 11pm from SJ I would not risk going out of the SJ area in the evening at all. By the time you disembark it will be more like 4pm, thrn you should be on the ship at about 10pm. That is a total of 6 hours, not enough to see all that is to see at Old San Juan anyway. The advantage also is having your cruise ship walking distance from everywhere in OSJ!!!

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6. Re: Suggestions for San Juan 3pm-11pm?

When you get off the cruise ship, walk over to the visitor's information center in front of cruise ship pier one It's a small pastel colored building with Spanish-style roof tiles in front of the small park. They serve complimentary delicious rum pina coladas.

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7. Re: Suggestions for San Juan 3pm-11pm?

Any idea of hours the casita is open? On our two most recent trips to SJ is was closed. Most recently that was in Feb of 2007.

Thanks.

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8. Re: Suggestions for San Juan 3pm-11pm?

I was unable to find any information on the hours, but each time I was there it was open during the weekdays.

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9. Re: Suggestions for San Juan 3pm-11pm?

If you have already seen OSj, and there are planned excursions by your ship o the outskirts, take one of them. They'll make sure you get back on time to board.

If you feel like spending the day (if it rains) at a mall, go to Plaza las Americas, the largest shopping center in the Caribbean. The taxi ride will cost around $15, and you'll be able to get the return one easily.

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Visit/ spend 2 hrs. the MAP - Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico at De Diego Ave., Santurce.

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Rent a taxi by the hour and let the taxi driver show you the San Juan, Isla Verde & Condado areas, and perhaps make a stop at the new "La Concha Hotel or at the Condado Plaza's Casino.

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10. Re: Suggestions for San Juan 3pm-11pm?

I am doing something similar to the original poster. I will be coming from SJU airport. Best option is to take a cab to Old San Juan and spend some time there? Any suggestions on what to do with luggage? Not in the mood to lug it around everywhere.

Thanks for the tips.