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7th trip to PR

New York City, New...
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7th trip to PR

This one was obviously a different experience due to Covid restrictions and curfew. We expected all of those changes and planned accordingly such as making more reservations for restaurants than usual. However, our biggest challenge was with Uber and taxis. We always got one but they were way more expensive than usual. We stayed in Isla Verde but prefer eating in Condado. We payed a lot of extra money to travel to and from dinner a few nights. The restaurant choices in Isla Verde aren’t great for us so we found it worth the extra money.

We rented a car and visited Luquillo, El Yunque and Guavate. Loved all of these places and especially the lechon in Guavate. It was also a beautiful drive up the mountain in that area.

We met lots of other tourists who were first time visitors and were frustrated with the curfew and other limitations. Clearly many places are understaffed and the lack of availability of Uber and taxis at times was frustrating. Hotels seemed at capacity, so that also increased the frustration as most everything else was operating at reduced capacity.

I’m happy we went and again we knew it would be different than previous trips. I look forward to visiting when PR (and the rest of the world) is back to normal.

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1. Re: 7th trip to PR

Thanks for the trip report, Genionyc. We stayed in Isla Verdes in late February (first time to PR) and were quite surprised at the pricey taxi ride back and forth to Condado. Taxis were more readily available and cheaper than Uber during our stay so that's what we went with. It adds up fast!

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