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Jan 2014 San Juan Puerto Rico- Beaches -Diving spots-

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Jan 2014 San Juan Puerto Rico- Beaches -Diving spots-

Trip is 4 days, arriving in San Juan late. What resort would be recommended to stay- calm beaches, access to local diving. Prefer not to rent a car. Any site recommendations welcome. Is it worth spending a day in the town of San Juan?

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1. Re: Jan 2014 San Juan Puerto Rico- Beaches -Diving spots-

"Is it worth spending a day in the town of San Juan?"

Definetely.

Plus, if you prefer not to rent a car, you'll have to stay in San Juan anyway because you will need a care anywhere else. For a calm beach, consider Isla Verde. Intercontinental, El San Juan, Water and Beach Club, Marriott Courtyard - Isla Verde, and Ritz are all on the beach. Others hotels are within walking distance to the beach. Intercontinental and El San Juan have the best location in terms of restaurants and shops within walking distance.

I'm sorry I can't help with the diving question.

Edited: 10 December 2013, 16:27
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2. Re: Jan 2014 San Juan Puerto Rico- Beaches -Diving spots-

If you cannot rent a vehicle then you are severely limited in regard to diving. There are no diving areas in the Metro San Juan area. Most of the reefs offshore have been severely damaged. The Metro area is very big with well over 1.2 million people and high rise buildings overlooking the beaches and it is very urbanized with big city issues like traffic congestion and crime. If you want something on the quieter side, you'll have to look elsewhere.

Edited: 10 December 2013, 17:10
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3. Re: Jan 2014 San Juan Puerto Rico- Beaches -Diving spots-

Diving in metro area is limited to the "El Escambron beach area", and is mostly for teaching purposes (Scuba dogs). Not great diving.

But, since you are limited in time, if you stay at Isla Verde area, there are many other water sports possibilitites. You could do "kite surfing lessons", rent a jet ski, maybe paddle boarding, kayak as well.

In El Condado area you can also do kayaking and paddle boarding.

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