Priorities: Bio Bay, El Yunque Rain Forest, Guavate, country side driving, local cuisine and music.
My husband and I are in our 50's arriving Wednesday, Nov. 7 - Saturday, Nov. 10 for a pre cruise stay. We arrive Wed. at 3:15 p.m. My intention is to rent a car for 3 days. From airport drive directly to Fajardo to do bio bay tour. (stay at Fajardo Inn). Next morning go to El Yunque Rain Forest. We do enjoy seeing the country side, Luquillo Beach (not wanting to spend any length of time on a beach but to check it out) and anything along the way back to Old San Juan. In OSJ, we do have a room for 2 nights at Cervantes. Friday early afternoon going to Guavate. Is it worth the trip and will there be lechoneras open on Friday? I do love lechon. Any place along the way to check out? Return car.
We are hooking up with 3 other couples that arrive Friday evening, around 5:00ish (they are staying at Radission) and going around OSJ with them. Go bar hoping, nightlife and music with them OSJ. Since we will return car Friday by 3:00 pm, maybe hang by the Radission and take a taxi to OSJ with them.
Saturday afternoon start our cruise at Pan American Pier on Celebrity.
On Thursday night, should we check out Isla Verde or Condado? If so, any suggestions where to eat? We do like Happy Hour Bar type restaurants or medium price atmosphere local cuisine (no high scale). Should we just stay at the Radission for 2 nights instead of OSJ? I just heard, if you want to visit OSJ that you should spend the night there.
Bio Bay: we know how to kayak, but do not want to be bombarded by others that do not. Is it worth it? Or are you able to see more of the bay with the electric boat? Thanks for any input and any changes that might make more sense.