Arrived at 1215 from DC. A nice smooth non stop flight on United Air. No complaints.. 4 hours. Oh, they dont serve any food on this flight. So bring snacks or plan to buy there $5 dollar snack box. Comfortable seats. Even for me and Im a big dude.
Easy to Navigate Airport. No trollies available at the baggage claim. But there were plenty of porters ready to help.. And for a $1 per bag they will move your stuff for you.
One of our friends flights was delayed so we wound up chilling in the airport till everyone arrived.
- Almao Rental Car
There is a bus that takes you to the Rental car place. Right outside the terminal. only 3 min ride. We arrived there about 1545.
The Gouge: They dont rent anything with more than 7 seats. We had a party of eight. Some kind of way we managed to fit 8 peoples and about 15 pieces of luggage into a Dodge Carvan. Yeah we was riding dirty! But everyone was comforable so it can be done! BRING ROPE or BUNGIE CORDS for the luggage rack.
After they finished cleaning the car and we finsihed packing it we left at about 1700 for the beach house.
From San Juan to Punta Santiago is about 50mins taking the most direct route. Not to bad of a ride. We arrived around 1800. We rented a beach house on the beach. (4 bd 2 bath, Cable, Internet, AC in each room) Nice. Quite and quaint. We blended in with the locals. No Tourist-y stuff over here.. Just residential area on the beach. There is a Community Pool and Water park in walking distance. Also, about 2-3 local bar/pubs in walking distance from our beach house.
There is a Natrual Wildlife Reseve near by, if you into that kind of stuff. Kayak down a small river and bird watch. I dont think Im going to be able to talk my group into it though.. Good Luck.
-Chillis Bar & Grill
By this time everyone was starving. Since no one ate anything since the night before the trip.. My sister in Law, was complaining all the way down for food. LOL Anyway, not far from the beach there is a shopping area (7min ride). Everything you need: Walmart, SAMS, Wal-greens, Churches Chicken, KFC, Mc Donalds, Subway.
Needless to say we found our selfs at Chillis. This was an interesting experience. Even though PR is a territory the primary language is still Spanish. And most people do not speak english very well in the south east. So after a few minute wait the waiter came over. I think the management was trying to find someone who spoke good english.. Once again a friendly staff. I think we were the only State side americans in the place. South east Pr is definately away from the Tourist traps.. Good food and great service.
END OF THE DAY... SLEEP TIME