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Trip: Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico 
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Trip: Caribbean Sea
(Поездка: Карибы) Puerto Rico (Пуэрто-Рико)

Tourist Company Offices
Ph: (787) 721-2400, 1-800-866-7827, (212) 586-6262 / (800) 223-6530
For a full information package, call the Puerto Rico Tourism Company at 1-800-866-7827, Que Pasa magazine is included in the package or sign up online for a free electronic subscription at: http://travelandsports.com/magazine/
The Casa Rosada (Pink House). Today houses a government tourism office where you can pick up brochures, maps and a complimentary welcome cocktail made with Puerto Rican rum.
La Casita (Little House) http://www.nps.gov/saju/planyourvisit/placestogo.htm is home of the Puerto Rico Tourism Co. Information Center. Hours: Mon-Wed 8:30am-8pm; Thu-Fri until 5:30pm; and Sat-Sun, 9am to 8pm.
Ph: (787) 722-1709 You can pick up a copy of this self-guided walking tour map at La Casita, the tourist information center, located next to Pier 1.

Taxi Service Ph: Astro Taxi (787) 727-8889, Cooperativa de Servicio Capetillo Taxi (787) 758-7000, Rico Sun Tours (787) 722-2080, Rochdale Radio Taxi (787) 721-1900, TaxiVan 645-8294, Travel Service Inc. (787) 724-6281

Information and Help Desks
A tourist information office is located in Terminal C Ph: 791 1014 and a Travelers Aid desk can be found on the first level of Terminal D.

Камера хранения
1) A restaurant called Barrachina from 9am-5pm, вообще-то бесполатно, но разумно оставить чаевые примерно $5. Этот ресторан претендует на звание изобретателей напитка Pina Colada. http://www.barrachina.com/ 104 Fortaleza st, Old San Juan, 00901 Ph: (787) 721-5852
2) Камера хранения аэропорта, терминал D, вход тот же, что и в Hotel / Casino / American Airlaines. Hours: 6am-10pm, Price: $3.2 per bag.
3) AudioGuía, Corp. located at The Covadonga Building suite twelve (12) in Old San Juan, exactly in front of Pier four (4), just across the street Hours: Sun 8am-4:30pm, There other days of the week, please contact us for reservations http://www.audioguiapr.com/dynamicdata/LuggageStorage.aspx

Основные ссылки

Почитать по-английски:

Почитать по-русски:
http://community.livejournal.com/rusam/1250979.html - про съём отелей и машин


http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/caribb/lgcolor/prcolor.htm — очень примерная карта острова
http://www.travelmaps.com/ — карта старого города, Сан Хуана, интерактивная карта острова

Castillo de San Felipe del Morro (Old San Juan)


Plaza de San José
Plaza del Quinto Centenario
Plaza de Armas Four statues representing the four seasons
Plaza de Colón (Columbus square)
Plaza de Hostos

Plazuela de la Rogativa (plaza of the procession)

The Parque de las Palomas
Paseo de la Princesa, San Juan, PR 00901 Puerto Rico Ph: +1 787 721 2400
Hours: 7a-6p daily, по другим источникам круглосуточно

Muñoz Rivera Park is an spacious ocean side park with large trees, landscape gardens and wide walks, located on Jesús T. Piñero Avenue Hours: Tues-Sun 9am-5pm

El Morro
http://welcome.topuertorico.org/city/moremorr.shtml — фотографии
Hours: daily 9am-5pm
501 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan, PR 00901 Puerto Rico Ph: (787) 729-6960, +1 787 729 6777
Lighthouse Talk: 3:30pm Sun (45 mins. - 1 hour) main plaza, El Morro
Daily Orientation Talks: (20 minutes) Short informational talks are available throughout the day, (10am, 11am, 12, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm) seven days a week in the main plaza of castillos San Felipe del Morro and San Cristóbal

Castillo de San Cristóbal
Norzagaray Street San Juan, PR 00901 Puerto Rico Ph: (787) 729-6960, +1 787 729 6777
Hours: daily 9am-5pm
Fortification Walk: Sat 10am (1.5 - 2 hours) San Cristóbal
Outworks Walk: Fr & Sun 10am (45 min–1h) main plaza, San Cristóbal
Evening program at San Cristóbal: Tue 5pm (45min–1hr.) main plaza, San Cristóbal

The Fuerte San Gerónimo (San Gerónimo Fort)
Behind the Caribe Hilton Hotel, with small military museum in Puerta de Tierra

Santa Elena Battery building

La Fortaleza
Calle Recinto Oeste, San Juan, PR 00901 Puerto Rico Ph: +378 787 721 7000 x2211/ x2358
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm; Free guided tours in English on the hour daily Ph: (787) 721-7000 ext. 2358. Tours last about 40 minutes

The Alcaldia (San Juan's City Hall)
The building has a tourism information center and a small gallery for periodic exhibitions. Ph: (787) 724-7171 ext. 2391
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, except holidays

El Capitolio (Capitol Building of Puerto Rico)
Avenida Ponce de Leon San Juan, PR 00901 Puerto Rico Ph:+1 787 721 2400, (787) 724-2030 ext. 2472, 2518
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Guided tours by appointment only

The Catedral de San Juan (San Juan Cathedral)
151-153 Calle Cristo, San Juan, PR 00902 Puerto Rico Ph: +1 787 722 0861
Hours: open for tours daily 8:30a-4p, closed during services at 12:15pm weekdays

The Iglesia de San José (San José Church)
Iglecia de San José, Calle San Sebastián, San Juan 00901 Ph: +1 787 725 7501
Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30am-4pm, Sun mass 12:15pm

The Capilla del Cristo (Cristo Chapel)
Parque de las Palomas, San Juan, PR 00901 Puerto Rico Ph:+1 787 721 2400, 787-772-0861
Hours: Tue 10am-4pm

The Casino of Puerto Rico
Красивое здание

The Teatro Tapia (Tapia Theater)
Красивое здание, театр Ph: (787) 721-0169 or (787) 721-0180

Centro de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Center)
Centro de Bellas Artes Av Ponce de León 22 Santurce 00907 Ph: (787) 725-7334, (787) 724-4747
Hours: 10am-18pm

Butterfly Art Gallery
257 Calle De La Cruz, San Juan, PR 00901 Puerto Rico Ph:+1 787 723 2432



La Intendencia
Историческое здание, сейчас там Puerto Rico State Department Ph: +1 787 722 2121
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm & 1pm-4:30pm
Tours are offered free of charge

The San Juan Museum of Art and History
Ph: (787) 724-1875
Hours: Tue-Sun 10am-4pm (787) 724-1875

The Pablo Casals Museum
Museo de Casals, Plaza San José, Calle del Cristo, Esquina Calle San Sebastián, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Ph: (787) 723-9185
Hours: Tue-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm.
Price: $1 adults

Casa de los Dos Zaguanes (House of the Two Foyers), Museo del Indio (Museum of the Indian)
Located on San José Street, Old San Juan. Ph: (787) 724-5477 or (787) 722-1709
Hours: Open Tues-Sat 9am - 4pm

The Asilo de Beneficencia (Home for the Poor)
Ph: (787) 724-5949 or (787) 724-5477
Hours: Wed-Sun: 9am-4:30pm

The Convento de los Dominicos (Dominican Convent)
Ph: (787) 721-6866
Hours: Wed-Sun, 9am-12pm, 1pm-4:30pm; cultural events are sometimes held in the patio, art exhibitions in the galleries

The Casa Blanca (White House) museum of XVI- XVIII century history
San Sebastián Street, Old San Juan Ph: (787) 724-4102
Hours: Tue-Sunday, 9am-noon, 1pm-4:30pm. Guided tours Tue-Fr by appointment. The garden is open daily from 8am-5pm.
Price: $2

The Ruinas de Caparra (Caparra Ruins) — The Museum of the Conquest and Colonization of Puerto Rico Ph: (787) 781-4795
Hours: daily 9am-4pm

Casa de los Contrafuertes (House of Buttresses) — Museum of Colonial Architecture, the Museum of the Puerto Rican Family
Ph: (787) 724-5949
Hours: Wed-Sun, 9am-4:30pm, and Museo de Nuestra Raíz Africana (African Heritage Museum)
Ph: (787) 724-4294 or (787) 724-4184
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-5pm, and Sat 10am-5pm.
Price: free

Casa del Libro (House of the Book)
Ph: (787) 723-0354.
Hours: Tues-Sat, except holidays, 11am - 4:30pm,

The Puerta de San Juan (San Juan Gate) was built in the late 1700s

La Princesa
Ph: (787) 721-2400
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm.

University of Puerto Rico which include campus, University Museum and the Jardin Botánico (Botanical Garden) is located in the Río Piedras.
Ph: (787) 250-0000 ext 6580 or (787) 763-4408.
Hours: daily 9am-4:30pm,

The University Museum has archaeological and historical exhibitions, and also monthly art exhibitions
Ph: (787) 764-0000, ext 2452
Hours: Mon-Fr 9am-11pm, weekends 9am-3pm,.

Centro Nacional de Artes Populares y Artesanias (Popular Arts and Crafts Center)

The Ruinas de Caparra (Caparra Ruins) are those of an ancient fort where Ponce de León founded the first settlement on the island in 1508.

The Cuartel de Ballajá (Ballajá Barracks or Ballajá Quarters)
Ph: (787) 724-5052
Hours: Mon-Fr 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm, guided tours available weekdays 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm and 2pm
Price: free

The Museo de Doña Fela (Felisa Rincón de Gautier Museum)
Ph: (787) 723-1897
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm

The Sacred Heart University with the Museum of Contemporary Puerto Rican Art
Ph: (787) 268-0049
Hours: Tue-Sat 9:00-4:00 p.m., Sun 11am-5pm

Others museums include:

The Archaeologist
Adolfo de Hostos Museum
The Museum of the Seas
Музей искусств http://www.mapr.org/
Музей современного искусства http://www.museocontemporaneopr.org/

Другие достопримечательности

Paseo de la Princesa (promenade of the princess) — променад вдоль моря
La Princesa (the princess) — выставки
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Ph: (787) 721-2400

La Muralla, or city wall

Luis A. Ferre Performing Arts Center
Ponce de León Ave San Juan 00940 Puerto Rico Ph:+1 787 724 4747
Hours: Box Office: 10a-6p

San Juan Beach & Resort area. This area starts just outside of Old San Juan and includes the areas of Condado, Miramar, Ocean Park and Isla Verde.



Colonial Adventures offers organized historical and art walking tours of Old San Juan Ph: (787) 729-0114.

Ferry services are offered from San Juan to Cataño, across the San Juan Bay. Departs daily from Pier 2 in Old San Juan every half-hour between 6am and 10pm. Ph: (787) 788-1155

Restaurants & Clubs


106 Calle San Sebastián San Juan, PR 00901 Puerto Rico Ph: +1 787 722 8635 Hours M 6p-1a; Tu-Su 11:30a-1am

Atlántico Pool Bar & Grill Ph: 800-468-8585

Rotisserie II Giardino Ph: 800-468-8585

Bebos, 1600 Calle Loíza in San Juan

Ajili Mójili, in Condado section of the city, about 10 minutes from Old San Juan

Cafe 51 (51 Calle Cristo, serves all day) is a coffee house-style establishment that also serves pastries and sandwiches; nearby the just-opened El Buren Pizza Restaurant (103 Calle Cristo, 11 a.m.) has gourmet pizzas

Другие достопримечательности острова

Винокурня, где делают ром Бакарди http://www.casabacardi.org/
Casa BACARDI Visitor Center Cantaño, Puerto Rico
Hours: Tours Mon-Sat 8:30am-5:30pm (Last tour at 4:15pm), Sun 10am-5pm (Last tour at 3:45pm)

Piñones Reserve is a sub-tropical moist forest, includes mangroves, sea turtle nesting sites and beautiful beaches. No camping allowed.

Cueva del Indio, an archeological site, the cave is located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, in Bo. Islote

Arecibo Observatory
Hours: open to the public Wed-Fr noon-4pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4pm. Ph: (787) 878-2612

Mosquito (Phosphorescent) Bay on Vieques Island, он же Bioluminescent Bay
Ph: (787) 741-0720, Email: bioibay@ bioibay.com
Vieques is located several miles off the east coast of Puerto Rico, and you will need to spend at least one night on our island to take our tour

Tropical Agriculture Research Station

The City of San Germán

Iglesia Porta Coeli
Церковь в 100км от Сан-Хуана, в городке San Germàn
Ph: 787/892-0160)

Casa Morales (Tomás Vivoni House)
Здание в том же San Germàn

Viejo Alcaldía (Old Town Hall)
Здание в том же San Germàn

San Germán de Auxerre at the Plaza Francisco Mariano Quiñones
Здание в том же San Germàn
Ph: 787/892-1027

The Historic District of Ponce

Museo de Arte de Ponce

Rio Camuy Cave Park

The Best Offbeat Travel Experiences
Diving off Mona Island
Vieques Island
Culebra Island
Café Restaurant La Nueva Union, 35 miles (56km) west of San Juan

El Yunque Rainforest Ph: 787/888-1880. Единственный на территории США тропический лес
Río Camuy Caves Ph: 787/898-3100
Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve Ph: 787/722-5882



Isla Verde (expensive casino hotels)
Ocean Park Beach (gay community nearby)

Что попробовать


"карне-гисада-пуэрторикана" (тушеная говядина по-пуэрторикански с перцем, луком, чесноком, картофелем и маслинами), тушеная с овощами говядина "санкочо", телятина пармезан "тернера-ла-пармезана" и по-креольски, жареные телячьи мозги "сесос-эмпанадос", телячьи почки "ринонес-гисадос", фаршированный говяжий язык "ленга-рельена", жареная в барбекю свинина "лечон-асадо" с жареными бананами (праздничное блюдо), тушеное в хересе мясо птицы "польо-ан-херес", "эскабече" с рисом и соусом. Cуп "фрихолес-негрос" (из черных бобов), "асопао" (суп с окрой), и холодный суп из авокадо. "хейес-эрвидос" (запеченные крабы с различными овощами), "мохо-ислено" (жареная рыба с пуэрториканским соусом из оливкового масла, чеснока, лука, томатов, уксуса и приправ), креветки в пиве "камаронес-эн-сервеса", суп из омаров "бакаляо" во всех видах (высушенная треска, которую размачивают или варят, готовя на её основе сотни блюд). Чайоте (грушевидный вид тыквы, повсеместно называемый "христофон"), чья мякоть используется в десятках блюд. Плод хлебного дерева, "тостонес" - жареные зеленые бананы (хотя иногда здесь так называют и дольки плода хлебного дерева). Десерты обычно представлены пирогами с фруктовым джемом или заварным кремом, "нисперос-де-батат" (шарики из сладкого картофеля с кокосовой стружкой, гвоздикой и корицей). Также хороши желе и пироги из гуавы, пироги из апельсинов и батата, кокосовый пирог с фруктами, сладкий рис с кокосовой стружкой ("польво-де-амор"), кокосовый пудинг "будин-де-пасас-кон-коко", банановые кексы, кокосовое молоко "лече-де-кокос", плодовые коктейли и многочисленные варианты засахаренных фруктов и джемов.
Coco frio - охлажденное кокосовое молочко; пьется через трубочку прямо из кокоса. Покупается у торговцев на обочине ($0.75-1, в зависимости от близости к Сан-Хуану).
Sea Grape - офигенный, офигенный, офигенный (и еще 10 раз!) фрукт, что-то типа нежно яблочно-персикового пюре в естественной упаковке Выглядит как ветвь крупного, зеленого винограда в скорлпупках. Покупается у торговцев на обочине в сельской местности ($1).
Pinchos (мясо на палочке), mofongo - покупается в киосках на въезде в Liquillo. Не забыть привезти в качестве сувенира ром "Don Q"
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