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Travel w 2 children cruise or stay on island

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Travel w 2 children cruise or stay on island

Hello, we have never been to Puerto Rico before and decided to go since flights were cheap. So now we are trying to decide if we should stay there (San Juan) or take a cruise that ports from there. We love to snorkel and hang at the beach. I have been reading things about the beaches near San Juan as not being good for snorkeling or swimming. If we stay on the island we have to stay at a Marriott property and wonder is they are in good places for above activities. Please help.

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Darcie

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1. Re: Travel w 2 children cruise or stay on island

The courtyard in Isla verde is very nice. Nice beach, shops and grocery walkable. Draieable to the rain forest. Drive or take a bus to Old San Juan. Lots to do.

Edited: 03 December 2012, 21:08
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2. Re: Travel w 2 children cruise or stay on island

We have cruised out of San Juan the last 10 years. Number 11 will be in 2 months. We find it lass expensive than staying in San Juan and the beaches and sights compare favorably to PR except of course you have to see Old San Juan while on PR.

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3. Re: Travel w 2 children cruise or stay on island

The Metro San Juan area has an excess of 2.1 million people and it is urbanized with big city problems. Many people who are unaware of this become overwhelmed by the city when they get there, just so you know. In regard to snorkeling, it is almost nonexistent in the San Juan area and most coral reefs in PR are in decline and suffer from bleaching.

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