Synopses & Reviews
Frommer's Portable Puerto Rico, 4th Edition, is a concise, pocket-sized guide that takes you straight to the island's very best restaurants, accommodations, and attractions. We'll direct you to the best beaches, from Luquillo Beach--a white sand crescent edged by a vast coconut grove--to Boqueron Beach, which attracts devoted fishermen, sailors, scuba divers, and windsurfers. We'll guide you through the stunning El Yunque rain forest and the caves of the Rio Camuy Cave Park. Searching for some authentic Puerto Rican food? Stop by Ajili Mojili for some stuffed green plantains and arroz con pollo (stewed chicken with saffron rice). We reveal the best places for snorkeling, scuba-diving, golf, sailing, deep-sea fishing--and a host of other activities.
Put the Best of Puerto Rico in Your Pocket
- Insider tips on the best beaches, natural wonders, and the best family and luxury resorts.
- Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.
Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip no matter what your budget.
Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
The best hotels and restaurants in every price range, with candid reviews.
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And avoid tourist traps. At Frommer's, we use 150 outspoken travel experts around the world to help you make the right choices.
About the Author
As a team of veteran travel writers, Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince have produced numerous warm-weather-destination titles for Frommer’s, including the bestselling Frommer’s Caribbean, as well as guides to Puerto Rico, Jamaica, the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, and Bermuda. Porter, a former bureau chief of the Miami Herald, is also a Hollywood biographer and author of Katharine the Great (devoted to Katharine Hepburn) and Howard Hughes: Hell’s Angel. Prince was formerly employed by the Paris bureau of the New York Times and is today president of Blood Moon Productions and other media-related firms.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
1 The Best of Puerto Rico.
1 The Best Beaches.
2 The Best Golf & Tennis.
3 The Best Natural Wonders.
4 The Best Family Resorts.
5 The Best Big Resort Hotels.
6 The Best Attractions.
2 Planning Your Trip to Puerto Rico.
1 The Regions in Brief.
2 Visitor Information.
3 Entry Requirements & Customs.
What Things Cost in Puerto Rico.
5 When to Go.
Puerto Rico Calendar of Events.
6 The Active Vacation Planner.
7 Health & Safety.
8 Specialized Travel Resources.
9 Getting There: Flying to Puerto Rico.
10 Packages for the Independent Traveler.
11 Escorted General Interest Tours.
12 Special-Interest Tours.
13 Getting Around.
14 Tips on Accommodations.
Fast Facts: Puerto Rico.
3 Getting to Know San Juan.
The Neighborhoods in Brief.
2 Getting Around.
Fast Facts: San Juan.
4 Where to Stay in San Juan.
1 Old San Juan.
2 Puerta de Tierra.
5 Santurce & Ocean Park.
6 Isla Verde: Near the Airport.
5 Where to Dine in San Juan.
1 Best Bets.
2 Old San Juan.
3 Puerta de Tierra.
6 Santurce & Ocean Park.
7 Isla Verde.
6 Exploring San Juan.
1 Seeing the Sights.
2 Diving, Fishing, Tennis & Other Outdoor Pursuits.
4 San Juan After Dark.
7 Near San Juan.
1 Arecibo & Camuy.
3 El Yunque.
4 Luquillo Beach.
8 Ponce & Mayagüez.
Mona Island: The Galápagos of the Caribbean.
9 Western Puerto Rico.
2 Paradores of Western Puerto Rico.
Life After Death for the Taíno Indians.
10 Eastern Puerto Rico.
1 Las Croabas.
Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve.
2 Palmas del Mar.
3 Paradores of Eastern Puerto Rico.