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Getting from Wyndham Rio Mar to San Juan

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Getting from Wyndham Rio Mar to San Juan

We're going to be staying at the Wyndham Rio Mar next month and I see its quiet a distance from San Juan. The hotel excursions are charging anywhere from $24-$75 to get to into the city depending on what you are trying to do (Rum Factory, Outlet Shopping, Historical San Juan, etc..)

Are there any cheaper ways to get to San Juan? Looks the hotel is not on the bus route either.

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1. Re: Getting from Wyndham Rio Mar to San Juan

Rent a car.

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2. Re: Getting from Wyndham Rio Mar to San Juan

Definitely rent a car at the airport. You can rent a car here for $20-$25 a day. The hotel charges $20 per day parking fee, the villas have free parking. The only other option is to take a taxi as there are no buses available.

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3. Re: Getting from Wyndham Rio Mar to San Juan

We rented a car from Thrifty from Wednesday through Monday. Our credit card carried collision and if you bring or fax proof of liability insurance through your normal car insurance it will cost you only about $160 for that amount of time, plus $15 a day for self parking.

Money well spent given the cost of transportation there and back, the freedom to explore the El Yunque that entrance is right across the road, the ability to hit a grocery store or Wal Mart to stock up on water, drinks, snacks etc ( a liter of water at the resort is $6, a Medalla or Budweiser is $6.50, a good beer is $9.) Buy a cheap cooler.

Plus the ability to eat at restaurants other than at the resort will more than pay for the car rental itself.

MAKE SURE You notifity your credit card that you will be travelling to Puerto Rico and have enough credit for a $500 hold from the car rental place. Multiple people we stuck in line trying to get a freeze off their credit card in order to rent the car.

They also charge $0.95 a day to use the toll speed pass, you really dont have a choice since the tolls in PR dont take cash. You will need it to go to the Wyndham from San Juan. If you make the trip to San Juan from the Wyndham give yourself an hour, traffic getting through the lights on Route 3 is a slow process, even at 8 pm on a Saturday.

Hope this helps, have fun!

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4. Re: Getting from Wyndham Rio Mar to San Juan

A car is important to participating in a number of attractions near Rio Mar such as the rain forest; horseback or ATV's at Hacienda Carabali; eating at the Kioscos; zip lines; bio bay; Luquillo Beach etc. All of which are short drives from the hotel.

Get a quote from Avis. I have never had a problem with insurance proof or credit card holds there.

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