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Thanksgiving Vacation with Kids

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Thanksgiving Vacation with Kids


We are planning a vacation in Puerto Rico for this coming November: from November 20 - November 29.

Is this plenty enough to visit the most and the best of the island, do "the must-do and must-see activities/attractions?

What area should we stay at that would be central to beach and mountains...some place safe, modern, nice and clean, kids-friendly environment? Price not a factor. Condo or house for rent are ok too.

Please advise and thanks.

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1. Re: Thanksgiving Vacation with Kids

There is no big difference on where to stay close to the beach and mountains as well. Puerto Rico is only 111 miles long and 39 miles wide, so regardless how far, you can always drive back to your hotel in a couple hours as much. Traffic in some areas, not distance, it is what sometimes causes delays.

Beyond the San Juan area, hotels with enough amenities beyond small inns for just sleeping are in Dorado and, Rio Grande in the North coast, and Fajardo in the West coast. Farther, in Ponce in the South coast, and Mayagüez in the West. There is another in Caguas, South of San Juan.

San Juan is still where you will find more options. However, if you plan to stay more time in other areas of the island then you should consider the other options. You could also stay here and there for all your stay even if that means checking in and out and gathering your belongings every one or two days. Consider the hassle of doing that against driving away from San Juan and backtracking to your hotel everyday.

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Juan Carlos Ortega

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2. Re: Thanksgiving Vacation with Kids

Can anyone outline an itinerary for our stay from November 20 - November 29 to make sure we see and do most, if not all the "must-sees and must-dos" activities on the island?

Many thanks and looking to your suggestions

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3. Re: Thanksgiving Vacation with Kids

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.

The must see's are clustered around the El Yunque region and Old San Juan. With kids, I think basing in one of the resorts in the El Yunque region may be best with a day trip or two to Old San Juan.

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4. Re: Thanksgiving Vacation with Kids

which resort(s) would you suggest in El Yunque region?

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