Lonely Planet: Puerto Rico

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Overview

Bask on the dazzling white sands of Playa Flamenco. Forge through lush jungle in El Yunque. Wind your way through the cobblestone maze of Old San Juan to sizzling salsa joints that don't quit until dawn. Our best-selling guide helps you find the authentic Puerto Rico, with detailed regional coverage for the perfect getaway.

Explore Further – discover Vieques' glowing bay, Culebra's wildlife sanctuary, the Río Camuy caves and the romantic colonial town of Ponce.

Catch The Beat with our dedicated music and dance chapter, tips on where to take salsa lessons and reviews of the island's hottest clubs.

Enjoy Local Flavors – from roadside friquitines to the hottest SoFo restaurants, dining options for every taste and budget.

Get Active – special outdoors chapter reveals the best spots to surf, dive, hike, sail and swim.

Talk The Talk – handy language chapter includes Spanish basics and regional variations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781740597814
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Series: Lonely Planet Travel Guides Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

The Author 15
Getting Started 16
Itineraries 19
Snapshot 23
History 24
The Culture 35
Music & Dance 43
Environment 49
Puerto Rico Outdoors 57
Food & Drink 62
San Juan 69
History 70
Climate 70
Orientation 70
Information 71
Dangers & Annoyances 74
Sights 74
Beaches 88
Activities 88
Walking Tour 90
San Juan for Children 92
Tours 93
Festivals & Events 93
Sleeping 94
Eating 98
Entertainment 102
Shopping 105
Getting There & Away 106
Getting Around 107
Around San Juan 108
Pinones 108
Loiza Aldea 110
Catano & Bayamon 111
East Coast 113
El Yunque 115
Luquillo & Around 122
Fajardo & Around 124
Playa Naguabo & Around 131
Yabucoa & Around 133
Culebra & Vieques 135
History 136
Climate 136
Dangers & Annoyances 137
Getting There & Away 137
Culebra 137
History 138
Orientation 139
Information 139
Dangers & Annoyances 140
Sights 140
Beaches 140
Activities 143
Sleeping 144
Eating 146
Entertainment 147
Shopping 147
Getting There & Away 147
Getting Around 148
Vieques 149
History 149
Orientation 150
Information 150
Sights 151
Beaches 153
Activities 155
Sleeping 156
Eating 159
Entertainment 160
Shopping 161
Getting There & Away 161
Getting Around 161
Ponce & the South Coast 163
Ponce 165
Centro Ceremonial Indigena de Tibes 174
Arroyo 175
Guayama 176
Bahia de Jobos 177
Playa Salinas 178
Coamo 179
Bosque Estatal de Guanica 180
Guanica 183
La Parguera 185
West Coast 189
Cabo Rojo 190
El Combate 191
Boqueron 193
Puerto Real 195
Playa de Joyuda 195
San German 196
Mayaguez 200
Rincon 202
Isla Mona 210
North Coast 215
Aguadilla 216
Isabela & Around 219
Bosque Estatal de Guajataca 221
Lago Guajataca 222
Arecibo & Around 222
Around Manati 227
Dorado 229
Central Mountains 231
Reserva Forestal Carite 232
Aibonito & Around 234
Barranquitas 237
Reserva Forestal Toro Negro 238
Adjuntas 241
Bosque Estatal de Guilarte 241
Maricao 242
Directory 244
Transportation 257
Health 264
Language 270
Glossary 277
Behind the Scenes 279
World Time Zones 281
Index 286
Map Legend 292
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