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What I Learned in Puerto Rico

1. You are never more than five minutes from a Burger King. Unless of course you are looking for Burger King. Then they mysteriously disappear.

2. People with cat allergies need not apply. Old San Juan is filled with felines.

3. That speed bump you just hit? Yeah, that was a giant lizard.

4. Proper driving skills are not necessary. Just get in your car and hope for the best.

5. And on second thought walking is often faster than driving. Probably safer too.

6. There really is no reason to call anyone in Puerto Rico. Phone calls go unanswered and messages unreturned.

7. Be everywhere five hours early. Better yet camp out the night before. Unexpected early closures are common.

8. Wear bug spray. All day long. Even when you sleep. If you wake up to go to the bathroom, put more on. There is no such thing as too much bug spray.

9. Drink rum. It’s cheaper and tastier than water.

10. Do I even have to tell you? Wear sunscreen people! I swear the moon can burn you by night, so wear it when you sleep!



A quick thank you to our excellent hosts Neal and Noyda at the Coqui Del Mar. Spacious lodging complete with a full kitchen for under $100/night in the Caribbean, yes people, it can be done!


Farewell Puerto Rico, you will be missed.

Posted by Jennylynn 19:51 Archived in Puerto Rico Tagged tips_and_tricks

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What would you say were the highlights of the trip? My friend and I have settled on this destination for next year. Any tips other than supplied? I think we will be doing a lot of tours and not much driving personally. Thanks

by CanaGerm

Highlight was definitely the Rio Camuy Caves, the rainforest was great, but if you miss it, thats ok. I heard the two small islands off the Eastern coast of Puerto Rico are incredible, Cuelbra and Vieques (I think thats how they are spelled). I really wish we would have had the time to visit them. Also, Puerto Rico has some of the most vibrant bioluminescent bays in the world. If you go, plan it around the time when the moon is not visible (the opposite of full??) because the light from the moon can make the water less brilliant at night. I would also recommend staying in multiple locations on the island as the commute between towns can be lengthy. You'll maximize your travel time this way. Hope that helps!

by Jennylynn

Thanks Jennylnn. Excellent things for me to keep in mind.

by CanaGerm

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