Family Travels
Puerto Rico
We have visited Puerto Rico five times.

The first time was a port of call on a family we
did the touristy stuff and visited the old fort.

On our third trip, we hired a private guide through and took a trip to the rainforest

During one of our trips , the kids  completed the
certification dives in Puerto Rico and got certified in PADI

We always extend our cruise vacations with a night or
two at the Embassy Suites.
Dates  Visited --
2003, Mar 2005,
Dec 2005, 2007, 2009
Embassy Suites
8000 Tartak Street,
Isla Verde Carolina, Puerto Rico 00979
Tel: +1-787-791-0505  Fax: +1-787-791-7776
We love this hotel...and it is ideally suited for families
Each room is a suite...we requested the suite with
two double beds in the back and the sofa folds out.
It has a small table and chairs for
lunchs/dinners...and has a small refrig.

A full breakfast is included....and there is a manger's
reception each day with free drinks and snacks.

The hotel is beautiful...with an open atrium on the
ground floors with breakfast dining and even an
Outback restaurant.

The pool is really wonderful and it is only a few
blocks to the beach, a mini mart and some good
Isla Verde
Close to the heart of San Juan
Beautiful Beaches.
This is the place to stay

Near the hotel there is a grocery store
and a small shopping center with a
couple places to eat.

We never miss Mi Casita
The Views are incredible on a nice day
We spent a day in the
El Yunque Rainforest

Bring along a rain poncho as it is
damp and drippy--it is a
(our guide was kind enough to
provide them)

Start with the museum and
exhibits and then find a good
walking trail and explore
The Beach near our hotel
You can rent chairs and
Erica finds a sand dollar
Jet Ski rentals available.
We paid for an half of hour and
the kids took turns
Relaxing at the cocktail reception
before dinner at Outback
(located in the hotel)
There is also a small casino
El Morro Fort

In 2003, We  visited as part of a shore
walked to the fort.
It is a long walk and slightly uphill
There is a local bus also
Scuba Dogs was an awesome outfit for
diving.  Dad was already certified and his
dream was to get the kids certified to
have scuba buddies to share the love of
diving and the adventures.

The kids started their paperwork at home
and completed their dives on the cruise.

Scuba Dogs provided personal service
and the smiles to make this a wonderful
experience for everyone
Isla Verde
A small local restuarant offering
regional cuisine.
Don't Miss the Mofongo..We have
tried the chicken, pork, beef and
All are great

Try the appetizer sampler.
Don't miss the Sangria

We never have room for dessert
Quick, Easy Fast Food
The Taco Maker
on the corner in the shopping
center is one of our favorites