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What to do when at port form 3pm to 11pm?

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What to do when at port form 3pm to 11pm?

Hello,

Our cruise ship does not port in San Juan until 3pm and leaves at 11pm. Does anyone have any ideas on what to do while visiting? We've never been to Puert o Rico before, and it seems a little late in the day for the beach.

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1. Re: What to do when at port form 3pm to 11pm?

San Juan's historic district is one of the jewels of the caribbean, you will not see anything like it or close to it in the lesser antilles, the only city that compares to San Juan is Havana, Cuba and to a lesser degree Cartagena in Colombia.

Forget the beach, you will have plenty of that in the lesser antilles. Historic sites, parks and centuries old architecture and the best restaurants per mile is what San Juan is all about.

Edited: 5:37 pm, December 14, 2011
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2. Re: What to do when at port form 3pm to 11pm?

I agree with CoquiPR.

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3. Re: What to do when at port form 3pm to 11pm?

Walk! Old San Juan has enough to keep you busy for those hours. You can even take the trolley if you get tired of walking.

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4. Re: What to do when at port form 3pm to 11pm?

The trolley stops running at 5pm. We are in the same situation. Having been to SJ before, we are planning on walking from the pier to El Convento for drinks, then to Marmalade for an early anniversary dinner and returning to the ship.

Do any SJ experts have a better idea for an early evening? Our ship leaves at 10 instead of 11. Thanks.

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5. Re: What to do when at port form 3pm to 11pm?

Sounds good to me. If you want to do some dancing, then go to The Latin Roots behind the Sheraton. Thery have a Restaurant and Club, salsa lesson starts at 6 pm. They have music every night. If you are there on the weekend and like Latin Jazz, then I would recommend Cafe Carli, nice food and Carli play¨s his piano

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6. Re: What to do when at port form 3pm to 11pm?

Thank you all very much....we will definitely do the walking tour tour.

For anyone who is in the same situation as we are, I found a website:

www.discoveringpuertorico.com

Right on the hompage as you scroll down you will see a link for Old San Juan map. It takes you to a google map and everything seems to be noted on it. So much that we will have to pick and choose what we want to see in the limited time we are there.

Can't wait to get there now!

Thanks again

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7. Re: What to do when at port form 3pm to 11pm?

Thanks for the info. We considered Cafe Carli for dinner but they are closed on Monday which is when we will be in port.

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8. Re: What to do when at port form 3pm to 11pm?

If you want to see a flamenco show go to Restaurante Triana located in calle recinto sur, they have shows in the evening

Edited: 12:14 pm, December 15, 2011
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9. Re: What to do when at port form 3pm to 11pm?

One more question if possible.

Is there any sections or streets we should avoid if walking from the pier and going throughout Old San Juan?

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10. Re: What to do when at port form 3pm to 11pm?

The only area in Old San Juan that should be generally "off limits" to tourists is the neighborhood called La Perla.

It's located on the north side of OSJ, outside the city wall, to the east of El Morro and to the west of Fort San Cristobal. We've specifically marked that neighborhood on the map we have in our blog ... www.puertoricodaytrips.com/gps/?a=laperla&d=0

Edited: 6:08 pm, December 15, 2011