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I know it used to be a convent, but...

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.
posted by emelenjr on Dec 4, 2013 - 11 answers

I want to see the 1527 Puerto Rico Revolt.

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]
posted by history is a weapon on Nov 3, 2013 - 1 answer

What should we do in San Juan for New Year's Eve?

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]
posted by goodbyewaffles on Oct 8, 2013 - 1 answer

Immerse me in Spanish

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]
posted by granted on Sep 3, 2013 - 1 answer

How do I find a lost person?

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]
posted by mephron on Jul 18, 2013 - 8 answers

Learn Spanish in Puerto Rico?

I am thinking about doing an intensive Spanish language program in Puerto Rico. Is that a good idea? [more inside]
posted by Gringos Without Borders on Jul 15, 2013 - 18 answers

Oh the places we could go...

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]
posted by nerdcore on Jun 10, 2013 - 4 answers

Puerto Rico Travel Advice

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]
posted by McSwaggers on Feb 10, 2013 - 4 answers

vacationing with my phone

Seeking hotel recommendations in either the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, or Hawaii. [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Aug 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Puerto Rican Daydreams

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]
posted by Violet Blue on Jul 4, 2012 - 1 answer

Two Weeks in Puerto Rico - Must See? Must Do? Must Eat? Must Buy?

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]
posted by schwab on Apr 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Where should we go on our honeymoon?

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]
posted by Cygnet on Dec 12, 2011 - 11 answers

I could use some help choosing a hotel in Puerto Rico... or should we go somewhere else?

I could use some help choosing a hotel in Puerto Rico (or should we go somewhere else?). [more inside]
posted by kdern on Sep 20, 2011 - 9 answers

Salsa Fiddle

Looking for a Puerto Rican salsa band headed by Victor Arlo (?). [more inside]
posted by nangar on Jul 2, 2011 - 5 answers

Celebratory Dinner in San Juan Puerto Rico

Where's a good place in San Juan, PR, to host a 50-person rehearsal dinner for a group with diverse tastes? [more inside]
posted by kwaller on Jan 31, 2011 - 2 answers

staying active in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico filter: Rock climbing, yoga, beach, hiking, other activities and general suggestions and tips needed! [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Jan 16, 2011 - 1 answer

I need to use six days of vacation by January 8th and would like to go somewhere warm (preferably). I am open to non-warm ideas though.

Last minute inexpensive vacation ideas to somewhere warm (preferably) [more inside]
posted by cycleback on Dec 19, 2010 - 10 answers

how much deet?

What kind of bugginess can we expect if we stay here in November? [more inside]
posted by kenbennedy on Jul 3, 2010 - 1 answer

Traveling to San Juan

I will be in San Juan, Puerto Rico for one day. What cheap activities should I do? [more inside]
posted by lunit on Mar 20, 2010 - 5 answers

Seeking left-wing periodicals from Puerto Rico

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]
posted by ism on Mar 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Taking a baby to the beach

Eight-month-old at the beach. What do we need to know? [more inside]
posted by sandor on Feb 18, 2010 - 12 answers

Which hotel would you recommend in San Juan?

Where should we stay in San Juan, Puerto Rico? [more inside]
posted by explosion on Feb 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Where do you go when you've won a free vacation for your family and you could go anywhere?

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]
posted by victoriab on Jan 6, 2010 - 22 answers

Puerto Rico for the Ladies

Help 3 lady writer/artists plan a budget-friendly Puerto Rico vacay! [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Dec 26, 2009 - 5 answers

What to do with recaito (cilantro/culantro/recao paste)

What can I cook with this Puerto Rican (?) recaito, aka "cilantro cooking base"? [more inside]
posted by k. on Sep 14, 2009 - 5 answers

Best snorkeling in Puerto Rico?

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]
posted by exhilaration on Aug 31, 2009 - 11 answers

Trying to locate this awesome villa

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]
posted by widdershins on Aug 17, 2009 - 2 answers

72 Hours in Puerto Rico

72 hours in San Juan - should we rent a car and explore or stay put? [more inside]
posted by shrimpsmalls on Apr 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Getting around in Puerto Rico

How do I format Puerto Rican addresses for Google Maps, or any other online mapping service? [more inside]
posted by indyz on Dec 4, 2008 - 1 answer

Passport needed for travel to Puerto Rico from the US?

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? [more inside]
posted by Wet Spot on Sep 25, 2008 - 4 answers

Ayúdenme, Boricu@s!

Puerto Rico: Help Me Find Stuff in Ponce. [more inside]
posted by mynameismandab on Jun 5, 2008 - 0 answers

Help me decide where to stay in Puerto Rico

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]
posted by nougat on May 12, 2008 - 11 answers

What to do in our fifty-somethingth state?

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]
posted by jammer on Apr 23, 2008 - 7 answers

History of Puerto Rico

I am looking for a comprehensive history of Puerto Rico. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by philmas on Jan 9, 2008 - 3 answers

SJU to Fajardo

Cheap and reliable way to get from San Juan Int'l to Fajardo Ferry Terminal, PR? [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Dec 14, 2007 - 6 answers

Identify this flag: white cross, blue, red, star.

What is this flag? White cross, red and blue fields, white star. [more inside]
posted by kidbritish on Nov 18, 2007 - 5 answers

Summer Vacation: Prague, Barcelona, or Puerto Rico

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]
posted by blapst on Jun 4, 2007 - 18 answers

Can an I-485 filer go to Puerto Rico?

Does Puerto Rico count as international travel for the purposes of a US Immigration form I-485 filer? [more inside]
posted by rbs on May 17, 2007 - 7 answers

Camping in the Caribbean

I'm looking for some suggestions and advice for a short camping trip to Puerto Rico this month. [more inside]
posted by killyb on Feb 5, 2007 - 6 answers

Puerto Rico 2006

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]
posted by ZackTM on Oct 5, 2006 - 5 answers

I am become Shiskabob, destroyer of tires

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]
posted by phearlez on Oct 20, 2005 - 7 answers

How shall I spend my Puerto Rican vacation?

What are the "don't miss" things in Puerto Rico for a first-time visitor? [more inside]
posted by phearlez on Oct 6, 2005 - 10 answers

Puerto Rico

What does Puerto Rico gain by being part of the US? What does the US gain by having Puerto Rico as a possession? [more inside]
posted by leapingsheep on Oct 4, 2005 - 19 answers

Looking for Housing in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Help me find residential (NON-vacation) housing in San Juan, Puerto Rico please [more inside]
posted by buddha9090 on Jun 9, 2005 - 2 answers

Culebra?

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.
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Apr 6, 2005 - 3 answers

Fun stuff in Puerto Rico

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.
posted by adampsyche on Feb 3, 2005 - 4 answers

Puerto Rican Dream Team

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?
posted by milkman on Aug 15, 2004 - 14 answers

What to do in San Juan, Puerto Rico

What should not be missed in and around San Juan, Puerto Rico? [more inside]
posted by anathema on Apr 23, 2004 - 4 answers

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