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Car Rental or Bus?

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Car Rental or Bus?

Planning a trip to SJ in February. Looking to stay in Isla Verde. We will basically want to walk around Old San Juan, Isla Verde, and Ocean Park areas and visit the casinos. So, was unsure of whether to rent a car or just use the bus system. Also, might want to go to El Yunque. Is there a bus or tour transportation for that?

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To my knowledge there is no public transportation to El Yunque, most visitors come either with a tour group or by car. Renting a car is the best option, as it’s cheapest and allows you to hike the trails at your own pace. It usually takes a little over an hour to drive the 25 mi. from San Juan to the park. From San Juan, take Hwy. 26 east to Hwy. 3. About 4 mi. past Río Grande, turn right on the small Rte. 191 and follow signs up the hill. Alternatively, from Isla Verde take Rte. 187 east through Piñones until it intersects Hwy. 3. This route takes about 10min. longer, but offers scenic ocean views. Although the park is easily navigable without a guide, those who can’t rent a car may want to book a tour from San Juan .

Walking around Isla Verde is easy as everything is so close to everything else.

You could also take a cab from Isla Verde to Old San Juan, but get a price first before you get in the cab.

Be careful in Ocean Park, stay close to the beach, do not wander inland.

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dolphingvp: Thanks so much for the helpful information! Any suggestions for tour companies or websites for El Yunque tour?

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