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Address: Puerto Rico
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Biking, Swimming
Description: Puerto Rico's largest mangrove forest.

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Nice beach combined with great local food options at modest prices

Every vacation to Puerto Rico has a mandatory stop at Pinones. If we fly in and arrive mid morning we get our rental car and head directly to Pinones beach, about 10 minutes from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Every vacation to Puerto Rico has a mandatory stop at Pinones. If we fly in and arrive mid morning we get our rental car and head directly to Pinones beach, about 10 minutes from the airport for a swim in one of the many beaches and then hit one of the many kiosks for cold coconut water and local fritters,... More 

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New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The best meals I had in PR were in Pinones. Eat along the beach, stop at carmin's for lunch and visit the many kiosks on the weekend. Amazing experiance.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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101 reviews 101 reviews
43 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We like to ask locals for advice on eating like a local, and we were directed to Pinones. So when our hotel doorman asked for our destination to tell the cab driver and we said Pinones, he did a double take and said, "are you sure?" A little more questioning revealed that this is not a tourist place at all,... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Alcapurias,bacalaitos, coco water, ocean view what else can you ask for!!!!!!!!!! Liked and loved the area. ☀️🌴🌊

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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If you have access to a car while visiting San Juan, take the short drive to Pinones. There is a beach area for swimming (we didn't swim here but others were swimming), as well as a long Boardwalk. Parking can be at a premium during the weekend, but it is worth the effort eat at one of the local BBQ... More 

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Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Unique place. Good sea food, a lot of drinks and beers at a good price over the street. A lot of fritters that are very good in taste like Bacalaitos, Alcapurrias, Pinchos, Mofongos, Piononos, etc. At the beach. Long street beside the beach

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Isla Verde, Puerto Rico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Take the road to Pinones that parallels the airport. You will find numerous food stands that serve the local treats. Plenty of stands that go on for about 4 to 5 miles. If you go out on a weekend be prepared to sit in traffic but the food is delightful. I have eaten there many times and never got sick.... More 

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Watersmeet, Michigan
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We got bus #45 to Pinones from Isla Verde on a Sunday. (If you take the bus, you may have to wait when you wish to return, so be prepared to walk or take a taxi.) If you want to see the souvenir shops and all the kiosks, stay on the main road for a while. We found Asado Lechonera... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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237 reviews 237 reviews
43 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We rented a beach house in Loiza as we traveled from the airport on highway 187 very curvy road hugging the Puerto Rico eastern shoreline with beautiful beaches, you will pass the Pinones area that is lined with kiosk or shacks that peddle local fried food and beverages. The kiosks fuel for the grills is pallet wood, on top of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We rented kayaks in order to explore the mangrove forest. It was a very unusual experience paddling through such a specific ecosystem. There are small crabs climbing the branches all around you and lots of iguanas hiding in the forest. It wasn't too physically difficult and I don't know where else you would have such an experience. We also had... More 

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