What can we do in Puerto Rico while on vacation?
Cheap Traveler from Onalaska, WI
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If you'd like to get from Sju int'l airport over to Isla Verde in Puerto Rico, you could take a taxi which will overcharge you about $8-$15 for a 4 minute ride, or you could take a local bus that used to be 25 cents (back in 01) The best bet would be to rent your own car. It's cheaper and you could get around on your own terms. You can also get around the island. I personally use orbitz.com. People drive pretty fast, before you go research gotopuertorico.com
Also if you're on a budget, try staying at paradores which are all around the island and can be cheaper than hotels. There are motels around the island that are mainly used for adult encounters, but can be used for sleeping. These motels are like enclosed garages with a room. Once you go in the garage door, it locks behind you and you pay cash through a window to use the room.
Eating in Puerto Rico; The food is great. Puertoricans do not eat "hot" like Mexicans, foods have more "flavor", mainly garlic, tomato sauce and onions etc. Many restaurants around the island offering local dishes, moderately expensive. There are also food stands on the streets of the towns or near beaches, where the food is good , however most of them do not have running water. If you want to eat cheaply and like a local, you'd use these often. Dishes are mainly based on plantains. like Americans use the potato, mashed potatoes, baked potato, french fries etc. They have fried plantains (not chiquita bananas) mashed plantains, etc. They'll have steak and plantains instead of steak and potatoes. Anyway, there are many options, you should enjoy your visit and if you don't feel comfortable with one street vendor, visit another one. Personally, I've never gotten sick. If you're the sensitive stomach type like my husband, you can eat the same fast food that you eat here in the states.
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