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Puerto Rico Self Drive
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Puerto Rico Self Drive

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
7 day tour, from £1439 per adult
Price includes flights
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This Caribbean Island is like no other, think USA style shopping malls, miles of unspoiled beaches, colonial cities including Old San Juan and Ponce, a vibrant nightlife and vast areas of natural rainforest. 

Puerto Rico is a nature lovers dream, visit the cave system of Camuy River, scuba dive or whale watching in Rincon, nature walks through rainforest at El Yunque National Park.

San Juan is a city that never sleeps, with world class hotels, 24 hour casino's and some of the best nightlife in the whole of the Caribbean.

So much to do and see in such a small space, the best way to experience what Puerto Rico has to offer is by designing your own tailor-made self drive itinerary with Western & Oriental. The following self drive is a suggested itinerary which covers a number of the major points of interest in Puerto Rico. Western & Oriental can tailor-make your Puerto Rico self drive holiday to your specific requirements.

Tour Highlights

  • Condada Beach District
  • Old San Juan
  • Bacardi Rum Distillery
  • Rio Camuy Caves Park
  • Rincon Beaches and Surfing
  • Colonial Ponce
  • Caja de Muerto (Coffin Island)
  • Coama Thermal Baths
  • El Yunque Rainforest

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1 - San Juan
Pick up your car and drive to La Concha Hotel in Condado. Enjoy the resort facilities and surrounding area, you are located in the heart of Condado and in a beach front property. In the evening, indulge in a nice dinner, you aren in walking distance to an array of Fine dining Restaurants. You may choose from Asian Fusion to International Cuisine, and of course Puerto Rico's famous local dish Mofongo! Afterwards, you may try your luck at the casino.
Overnight at: La Concha
Day 2
Day 2 - Sightseeing In Old San Juan
Drive to the Old San Juan, park and enjoy the walkable city or ride a bike. More than 500 years of history lies in the cobblestone streets. Enjoy the Fortress built the by the Spaniards, the colonial architecture, the cozy café’s, jewelry & craft stores, churches and art galleries. Don’t forget to try a local treat, such as piragua (snow cone), or limber, local ice cream. Be mesmerized by the views & take as many pictures as you want! You may also take a ferry to the town of Cataño, and visit Bacardi Rum Distillery.
Overnight at: La Concha
Day 3
Day 3 - Camuy Caves and Rincon
Drive 1.5 hours on Highway 22 towards the town of Camuy and start your day with a visit to Rio Camuy Caves Park, which holds the third largest subterranean river in the world. Ride a trolley that descends into a sinkhole, and then walk through a huge cavern and view stalagmites & stalactites up-close. Then drive to the Arecibo Observatory, the largest radio-telescope in the world administered by Cornell University. Make a stop at Prime Outlets in Barceloneta for a quick Puerto Rican lunch at the Food Court and a shopping spree! Continue driving on Route 2 while enjoying the north coastal view until to reach the town Rincón and check in at Rincón Beach Resort.
Overnight at: Rincón Beach Resort
Day 4
Day 4 - Rincon
Rincón is a small town famous for its beaches, water sports & lighthouse. It is where locals go to unwind.Eat, drink, and enjoy the climate, locals & scenery. Swim, dive, fish, snorkel,surf, body-board, sail, hike, ride and just have fun! In the afternoon, reserve time to sit at the beach and enjoy the stunning sunset!
Overnight at: Rincón Beach Resort
Day 5
Day 5 - Ponce
When you arrive in Ponce walk or board the trolley and enjoy a view of the city, where you will find The Cathedral, the famous Firehouse in the Main Square and other sites in town, such as Serrallés Castle,El Vigia Cross (observation tower), Japanese Garden. You may enjoy lunch at Chef Creations or Lola’s. Don’t forget to enjoy a tasty local ice cream. In the afternoon or morning, you may drive to the Ponce Museum of Art or the Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center.
Overnight at: Ramada Ponce
Day 6
Day 6 - Ponce
Drive to La Guancha, the Fishing Village and take a ferry boat to Caja de Muerto (Coffin Island), where you will explore virgin waters and sandy beaches. You will enjoy an inhabited island, we suggest you pack towels, sunscreen, and lunch. Stop at a local bakery and order some sandwiches to go! Then enjoy picnic at the beach! Snorkeling gear is provided by the boat.
Overnight at: Ramada Ponce
Day 7
Day 7 - El Yunque Rain Forest and San Juan
Drive from Ponce to the Forest with a few stops along the way. The first stop is at Coamo Thermal Baths, Puerto Rico’s only Thermal Springs. Take a dip, relax in the healing waters and enjoy the view. Continue driving and detour at Route 184, for a lunch stop. Experience country side culture & sample local roasted pork at Guavate, a zone famous for the “lechoneras”. Continue on Route 30 towards the EAST. Enjoy mountains, then coastline towns until you reach Route 191 and arrive at El Yunque Rain Forest, the only Tropical Forest within the US System with more than 240 species of flora & fauna. Walk a low impact trail or hike to La Mina, a natural pool. Head back to San Juan and rest.
Overnight at: La Concha
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Car hire
Price Includes
International roundtrip flight from London Gatwick to San Juan, Puerto Rico with British Airways, 7 day compact car hire, 3 nights accommodation at La Concha Hotel, San Juan, 2 nights accommodation at Rincon Beach Resort, two nights accommodation at Ramada Ponce Hotel.
Price Excludes
Car insurance, fuel, gratuities, meals
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La Concha Resort
San Juan, Puerto Rico
La Concha Resort Originally opened in December 1958 to rave reviews, La Concha Resort, San Juan was hailed as a shining example of Tropical Modernism. A hip and cool hotel, stylish and sophisticated, retro and...
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Ramada Ponce
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Ramada Ponce The Ramada Ponce hotel is situated on the corner of Union and Isabel Streets and across from the beautiful Cathedral of our Lady of Guadalupe.Ponce is a two hour drive from San Juan, situated on the...
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I don’t know what board basis to book. Can I eat out locally, should I consider All Inclusive?

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