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Which area of PR to stay for 1st timers? Help please!

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Cleveland
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Which area of PR to stay for 1st timers? Help please!

Hi! We are young 50 somethings (4 to 6 of us) looking for a new adventure. Well traveled. Love beautiful long beaches, cool little towns with bars and restaurants, not too touristy. Would like a small home or condo on the beach with a pool. Would love to see Vieques and/ or Culebra (day trips), El Yunque, Old San Juan. Have been looking on VRBO for accomdations, just don't know where to stay. Will be flying in to San Juan, early November time frame. Thank you!

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1. Re: Which area of PR to stay for 1st timers? Help please!

Is there any area your looking to go to see?

Is there any area your looking to do a certain activity?

How long are you going for?

Do you want to travel around or stay in one spot?

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Would like to day trip to Vieques and Culebra, El Yunque, Old SanJuan....will have a rental car and can travel about, but will be staying in one condo or house. Love to get a taste of local flavor. Not big on glitzy night life. Thank you!

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Looking at the Luquillo area....any thoughts?

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4. Re: Which area of PR to stay for 1st timers? Help please!

Puerto Rico is a very diverse island. Where you go depends on the style of vacation you prefer.

In general, most visitors to the island gravitate to one of several areas: (1) San Juan (Condado / Isle Verde) which have Miami like urban beach front resorts. Lots of night life, restaurants, activity. (2) Old San Juan - great historic district, best restaurants, museums, shops - no beach (3) El Yunque Rain Forest region - Island atmosphere, several major beach resorts, island type activities - remote beaches, bio bay, rain forest, horseback, zip lines etc. (4) Rincon on the West Coast - Surfer world, laid back, chill. (5) Vieques and Culebra: Beautiful and isolated tropical islands for those who want to avoid civilization, bit of a hassle to get to.

From your post basing in the El Yunque area is your best bet. Resorts include from west to east Regency Bahia Beach ($$$$); Gran Melia; Wyndham Rio Mar; and El Conquistador. There are villas on the Rio Mar property which you can book through VRBO / Home Away which I would highly recommend. You are in the Luquillo area and in addition to the hotel beaches, Luquillo Beach and the Kioskos are right there.

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Sounds just right! Thank you very much!

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