My soon-to-be-wife and I will be in San Juan, PR, this weekend, staying at El Convento. The photos on the web site seem to indicate it's not very laid-back in terms of dress, but hotel reviews I've read haven't mentioned anything about how dressy or casual the place is. Can anyone provide some firsthand knowledge?
Bonus restaurant recommendations are welcome, too.
Trying to find paintings, statues, illustrations, etc of the 1527 Puerto Rico Revolt (as described on page 398 of volume 2 of Encyclopedia of Slave Resistance and Rebellion). Any concrete ideas? [more inside]
We're going to Puerto Rico for a week after Christmas. We have hostel-type places booked in Vieques and Old San Juan for the first part of our trip, but we don't have plans for the 31st and 1st yet. What is the most awesome thing to do in San Juan on New Year's Eve? [more inside]
Hi! I'm a public-interest lawyer who would like to spend 1-2 months traveling and improving my Spanish-language skills, and I would love any suggestions or experiences you'd care to share. [more inside]
My fiancee's mother moved to Puerto Rico a number of years ago, and in a move lost all her mother's contact information. Google hasn't really helped, because her mother has a very common name. I need to find her, and I really don't have a good idea where to start looking. [more inside]
I am thinking about doing an intensive Spanish language program in Puerto Rico. Is that a good idea? [more inside]
My friend and I are trying to decide on a vacation destination (August '13), and we're looking at Puerto Rico or Costa Rica. We backpacked around Vietnam a few years ago and enjoyed the historical/cultural sights. Neither of us is a resort-loving tourist, so we're definitely looking for some destinations which are less sitting on the beach and more checking out some neat stuff. Can you help us decide? [more inside]
So my partner and I have ~ 3 days in puerto rico and want to make the most of it! Help us plan it - we'll be visiting the first few days of march and would love some advice on places to stay & sights to see. [more inside]
Seeking hotel recommendations in either the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, or Hawaii. [more inside]
How hard would it be for me (a "mainlander" of non-Latina heritage, with no connections) to get a job in Puerto Rico? And if I did get a job there, would I like living there? [more inside]
My wife and I will (very soon!) be spending two weeks in Puerto Rico to celebrate our anniversary and my 30th birthday - Help us get the most out of our trip! [more inside]
My husband and I will be going on our honeymoon (6 months after the wedding) in mid-February. We originally wanted to go to Molokai, but the airfare from Boston is prohibitively expensive. We are now thinking Puerto Rico, but we aren't 100% certain. Help us decide where we should go, where we should stay, and what we should do. Our specific preferences and requirements inside. [more inside]
I could use some help choosing a hotel in Puerto Rico (or should we go somewhere else?). [more inside]
Looking for a Puerto Rican salsa band headed by Victor Arlo (?). [more inside]
Where's a good place in San Juan, PR, to host a 50-person rehearsal dinner for a group with diverse tastes? [more inside]
Puerto Rico filter: Rock climbing, yoga, beach, hiking, other activities and general suggestions and tips needed! [more inside]
Last minute inexpensive vacation ideas to somewhere warm (preferably) [more inside]
What kind of bugginess can we expect if we stay here
in November? [more inside]
I will be in San Juan, Puerto Rico for one day. What cheap activities should I do? [more inside]
I'm looking for print periodicals (magazines, newspapers, academic journals) from Puerto Rico (or, less preferably, published in the US but concerning exclusively Puerto Rico) that represent the island's left-wing, pro-independence movements. [more inside]
Eight-month-old at the beach. What do we need to know? [more inside]
Where should we stay in San Juan, Puerto Rico? [more inside]
Great news! My family has won a $6,000 1-week vacation through my work. Unfortunately, we can’t take the trip until Christmas (2010) but I have to book and pay for the trip by the end of this month. Help! I need kid-friendly suggestions that will also provide some much needed R&R for two exhausted and stressed-out parents. [more inside]
Help 3 lady writer/artists plan a budget-friendly Puerto Rico vacay! [more inside]
What can I cook with this Puerto Rican (?) recaito
, aka "cilantro cooking base"? [more inside]
What are the best beaches for snorkeling in Puerto Rico and Vieques? I visited this amazing beach in PR two years ago and am looking for something similar... [more inside]
I am trying to locate a villa rental property I read about in a traveler magazine in my doctor’s office some time ago. Problem is, I don’t remember a lot of the specifics... Might you be able to identify the villa I’m talking about based on the few things I do remember? [more inside]
72 hours in San Juan - should we rent a car and explore or stay put? [more inside]
How do I format Puerto Rican addresses for Google Maps, or any other online mapping service? [more inside]
A friend from China is planning a trip to Puerto Rico. She is now in the US on an F1 visa, but it is not multiple-entry. If she flies directly from the US mainland to PR and back, does she need to show her passport and visa? Is there a possibility she will be denied entry to PR, or back to the mainland?
Puerto Rico: Help Me Find Stuff in Ponce. [more inside]
I'm so confused trying to book a romantic getaway to Puerto Rico! Please help me pick a part of Puerto Rico to book a hotel/apartment in. [more inside]
The missus and I are planning on spending a week in Puerto Rico for our first anniversary. What must-see-or-do things should we consider? [more inside]
I am looking for a comprehensive history of Puerto Rico. Any recommendations? [more inside]
Cheap and reliable way to get from San Juan Int'l to Fajardo Ferry Terminal, PR? [more inside]
What is this flag
? White cross, red and blue fields, white star. [more inside]
VacationFilter: The ladyfriend and I are going on vacation for a week this summer. Most likely in July. Maybe August. The leading options: Puerto Rico, Prague, and Barcelona. Which place rules the most? [more inside]
Does Puerto Rico count as international travel for the purposes of a US Immigration form I-485 filer? [more inside]
I'm looking for some suggestions and advice for a short camping trip to Puerto Rico this month. [more inside]
Hey remember me? (http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/46595) I finally got our trip set up! We are going to San Juan, PR Oct 18-21st. Travel tips and hotel suggestions? [more inside]
The car rental company wants money and I don't want to pay. Does it get any simpler? Well, it gets more complicated - I've been told the country in question reimburses for pothole damage and I like the idea of them paying much more than me paying. But is it true? [more inside]
What are the "don't miss" things in Puerto Rico for a first-time visitor? [more inside]
What does Puerto Rico gain by being part of the US?
What does the US gain by having Puerto Rico as a possession?
Help me find residential (NON-vacation) housing in San Juan, Puerto Rico please [more inside]
Has anyone vacationed in Culebra, Puerto Rico? What did you think? Thinking of going there to lay on the beach for a week; any advice would be much appreciated.
What to do in Puerto Rico? Besides the obvious (beach, scuba, surf, but if you have suggestions along those lines, feel free). I'll be staying at a friend's in Rincon, on the west side of the island, but I'll have a car.
So the US basketball team got handed it's hide by the Puerto Ricans.
My question, and of course I understand many of the complex issues surrounding the soverignty of the territory, is...why are they allowed to have their own team? I mean, the guys on the PR team that just pummeled the dreamies are all US citizens, right?
What's the rule?
What should not be missed in and around San Juan, Puerto Rico? [more inside]