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Getting Around from El Convento

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Getting Around from El Convento

I’m staying at El Convento for 1 week but I’d like to spend time in other areas (Beaches, Condado, Isla Verde) but I don’t plan on renting a car or spending a fortune on taxis. Would I be able to walk to these areas or take public transportation?

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1. Re: Getting Around from El Convento

You can take a bus to all the areas you mentioned; too far to walk.

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2. Re: Getting Around from El Convento

Check with the hotel, I think they have a shuttle that takes you to the Condado for free.

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From the entrance of Old San Juan, Plaza Colon, to the airport, is seven miles. The airport is in Isla Verde.

From Plaza Colon to El Convento should be some half kilometer. Condado is in the middle between the airport and Old San Juan.

That said, you can calculate how far you can walk. Walking from Old San Juan to Condado is feasible if you like walking. It is a very scenic area. Walking from Condado to Ocean Park, right before Isla Verde is feasible too and you can walk along the seashore. That is more fun than sidewalks! :)

If you are willing to walk to some extent but there is no transportation from El Convento to Condado, use the free trolley from the hotel and get off in stop 18A, right by the Capitol building. Then walk to Condado from there.

Other than that, take the bus. You can walk from the hotel to the bus station or take the free trolley to get there.

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Juan Carlos Ortega

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4. Re: Getting Around from El Convento

public transportation is available to the areas you mentioned.

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5. Re: Getting Around from El Convento

If you are traveling anywhere outside the walled old city at night take a taxi. Crime is an issue.

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