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Staying in Old San Juan - Rental Car for biobay in Vieques?

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Staying in Old San Juan - Rental Car for biobay in Vieques?

Hi Everyone,

We will be staying in Old San Juan at the El Convento three nights in a little more than two weeks. We want to do the biobay tour on Vieques the second night we are there. Because we also want to visit the rainforest that day, I was thinking it made the most sense to rent a car from Old San Juan, use it for the day to explore, then drive out to the dock to take the biobay tour in Vieques. When we got back, we would drive back to Old San Juan, use the El Convento valet to park the car ($20 bucks they said) and return it the next morning.

Does this plan sound ok? Do you think the drive back at night is safe? We are used to driving in the city as we come from the San Francisco area. What should we be aware of when coming back that late at night?

Thanks so much!

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1. Re: Staying in Old San Juan - Rental Car for biobay in Vieques?

That sounds like a great plan!

It gives you a lot of flexibility to come and go as you please.

The drive back at night is fine. Mostly highway and large roads with lights. No issues.

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2. Re: Staying in Old San Juan - Rental Car for biobay in Vieques?

Can you get back to the mainland after taking the biobay tour on Vieques? I may be wrong about this (and I'm sure someone else has better info) but it is my understanding that there is no ferry back to the mainland that late in the evening. You would have to spend to the night on Vieques. Because we already have a room booked in Luquillo, we decided to take the biobay tour to Laguna Grande instead.

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3. Re: Staying in Old San Juan - Rental Car for biobay in Vieques?

Delily-

East Island has a tour from Fajardo (on a power catamaran) that takes you to Vieques and back the same night.

Great way to see the Vieques BioBay.

puertoricodaytrips.com/eastwind-vieques-biob…

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4. Re: Staying in Old San Juan - Rental Car for biobay in Vieques?

Thanks Flowerfarm, that looks like something I need to check out!

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5. Re: Staying in Old San Juan - Rental Car for biobay in Vieques?

If you go to the bay the tour should give you transportation. However, Vieques has beautiful beach!!! www.gotopuertorio.com

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