We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rio Grande to San Juan for nightlife - Transportation option

Which Puerto Rico hotels are on sale?
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
See hotels
Fredericksburg...
posts: 2
Rio Grande to San Juan for nightlife - Transportation option

We are heading to the Wyndham in Rio Grande this weekend for a bachelorette celebration. There will be ten women. We are hoping for some nightlife, but it doesn't need to be too crazy. Is Richie's an option, or should we plan on heading into old San Juan one night? If the latter, are there car services, how much is a taxi, or should we plan on driving rental cars? Thanks for any help you can provide!

8 replies to this topic
San Juan, Puerto...
posts: 2,796
reviews: 115
1. Re: Rio Grande to San Juan for nightlife - Transportation option

For good nightlife (clubs, bars, etc) you need to head out to San Juan. Since there are 10 people and is just one night, 2 taxis would end up being cheaper and more convenient than renting. Arrange with hotel, or talk to the drivers and see what you can come up with.

Fredericksburg...
posts: 2
2. Re: Rio Grande to San Juan for nightlife - Transportation option

Thank you, appreciate your response. Do taxi drivers negotiate rates, or is it metered?

King of Prussia...
Destination Expert
for San Juan, Ponce
posts: 5,321
reviews: 40
3. Re: Rio Grande to San Juan for nightlife - Transportation option

I doubt that drivers will be willing to negotiate because it's a set fare (see the taxi website below).

Beings that you'll only be there for the weekend, why not stay in San Juan instead? It makes sense. Think about all the money you'll save in taxi and/or car rental, plus all precious time that won't be wasted traveling back and forth (Rio Mar is located 45 minutes east of San Juan). My suggestion is to book a hotel in San Juan.

http://www.cabspr.com/

Edited: 2:21 pm, May 01, 2013
San Juan, Puerto...
posts: 2,796
reviews: 115
4. Re: Rio Grande to San Juan for nightlife - Transportation option

The taxi fare is fixed, but perhaps you can arrange for a cab to wait for you or drive you to different places, hence some negotiation might help. The hotel might be able to find a van that can hold all ten of you.

I also thought that perhaps you should stay in SJ instead. But then i thought that perhaps you want a nicer beach away from the city, or close proximity to the rainforest/biobay/etc for activities. If you did not prepay, then I encourage you to look up the areas of Condado and Isla Verde. Both are by the beach and have plenty of restaurant options and nightlife. Search the forum for what the differences are to help you make a decision.

San Juan
posts: 4,464
reviews: 11
5. Re: Rio Grande to San Juan for nightlife - Transportation option

Check Rio Grande Taxis (the ones with a small parrot painted at the doors)- telephone 787-485-2725; 787-967-4119 they have vans and some women taxi drivers.

Also, there is a taxi stand right in front of the hotel's parking lot.

Edited: 10:34 pm, May 02, 2013
6. Re: Rio Grande to San Juan for nightlife - Transportation option

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This post was determined to be inappropriate by the TripAdvisor community and has been removed.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

Our staff may also remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. Thanks for being a part of the TripAdvisor travel community!

Removed on: 12:05 am, November 01, 2013
 
Armonk, New York
posts: 1,044
reviews: 70
7. Re: Rio Grande to San Juan for nightlife - Transportation option

Richies is a better bet for visiting during the day. The view from there is one of the best on the island. It is great for a drink and relaxing. Food, IMO, is overpriced. In the evening it is pretty quiet and local.

San Francisco CA
posts: 2,362
8. Re: Rio Grande to San Juan for nightlife - Transportation option

just saw this is old

Edited: 4:33 pm, November 01, 2013
Reply to: Rio Grande to San Juan for nightlife - Transportation option
Get notified by e-mail when a reply is posted