San Juan Park Hotel
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After a great complimentary breakfast at the hotel, we check out and begin our drive to El Yunque Rain Forest that is just southeast of San Juan.
The GPS takes us up this road, and into the Caribbean National Forest, there was the sign saying we were there. Then the road ended as there was a gate and road closed sign across it. So we …
We are up at 6 and on the road before 7, finally on our way to visit Old San Juan. The traffic is light and at Aricibo we go onto the toll highway. They are still crazy drivers around here, with slow cars in the left lane, but no where have we seen the road sign "keep right except to pass". As we get closer the road is three and …
... we collapsed on the beds for a while and had a rest. It had been a very fun but very exhausting day. I forced myself to get up and go up top to watch the ship leave port. Our cabin would be on the wrong side for good views, and I knew we’d be sailing right by the first fort we visited. I was very glad I went to watch the sailaway, because the views were great. Although my camera battery died just as we were leaving, so I had to use my cell phone for most ...
... ride. You're speeding along one direction and then bam, you're off in another. Mud was flying everywhere and we were getting splattered regularly. At long last we arrived at the place our hike would start to the rappel cliff. What a hike it was. Everything was so slippery you really had to watch your footing. At some points they had rope attached from tree to tree to give you something to hang onto. Over rocks, under rocks (good thing ...
... for its local food, and The Santa Elena Battery building which was the formal army storage area back in the day. I had tasted some local, authentic dishes and snacks such as Arroz Con Pollo (chicken and rice) or Mofongo (mashed plantains with garlic), and fresh Pina Coladas. I spent the night in the main square, renting an old villa in the community.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSan Juan Park Hotel
We found this great hotel at the last moment of our searches. We were going to stay at a big chain, and so glad we stayed here. The room was clean, ceramic floors, clean and stocked washroom. Not to mention a great price. There is free laundry on the 4th floor! Yes, we would stay there again.
Front desk friendly and helpful as to where to park, catch the bus, eat and get to the rain forest..
Breakfast is included, not just a bun and banana, there was cereal, toast to be made, with butter and jam, 3 juices, coffee, fruit and a choice of 2 different buns and a muffin to choose from. We left full.
Nice neighbourhood too!
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