Author: Frank S. (---.nyc.res.rr.com)
Date: 10-22-11 12:21
youre welcome for the tip. many people dont realize it is an option. but i have done this several times and have never had a problem. they open at 6 am.
I.G. does not offer a place to hold your luggage however. the general idea has been addressed many times on the Trip advisor forum(Puerto Rico) since many people coming from or going on a cruise want to store their luggage while they tour the city. I think there is a place somewhere but dont remember. maybe you can search it there.
Going to Fajardo/Ceiba is very convenient from El Yunque and it makes sense.
Which company gave you a $40 drop off fee? Do they offer a ride to the ferry or airport after that?
If you decide to go to Fajardo/Ceiba, look into Avis for a drop off in Ceiba(Fajardo). When you drop the car off, they will then take you to the airport or ferry. i usually give the guy a tip if they take me to the ferry since it is far. The price for a one way rental from SJU to Ceiba tends to be a little expensive. But overall from Avis tends to be the best. Online use the "Brisas de Ceiba" location. they open at 8am and close at 5pm.
If you do ceiba/fajardo, definitely make time for Guavate if you can. If you get to El Yunques early enough, you can make it to Guavate for a late lunch and back to the Avis office by 5pm. Im not sure about the flight times from Ceiba though.
Also, something to keep in mind is not so many tourists are travelling to the islands on a sunday evening. most tourists are coming back from Culebra then since most go for the weekend. Is there a holiday the following Monday? So, if it were me, before i drop the car off, I would go by the ferry. Try to get tickets. If you cannot, take the plane. The only thing is, there may not be any seats on the plane. Which would be a major problem.
I hope this is clear and helps