My friends and I are planning a trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico later in the year. I would greatly appreciate feedback from readers living in San Juan, or those who have frequented the island. All suggestions (or warnings, LOL) will be considered.
Here is what I've found out so far...
The island of Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the United States. Therefore, the currency is the US dollar and passports are not necessary for US citizens. The island continues to hold to its spanish heritage, but the english language is widely spoken, particularly in urban areas.
Attitudes toward gays are becoming more tolerant, but discretion is appreciated and expected.
Ocean Park has a gay-friendly beach, Condado Beach is THE beach and also has a visible gay scene with clubs, cafes and beach hideaways. The Santurce area is a nice district for gay activity as well.
It is recommended that one use metered cabs only and make sure the meter is turned on!
Ambiente.us is the LGBT publication for San Juan. They provided information on gay social life. Circo Bar has themed nites and is open Tuesday-Sunday. Club Lazer is open weekends, has 3 levels and is located in Old San Juan. Club Eros/Krash Club is open Wednesday-Sunday and located in Santurce. The common theme is strippers on Saturdays. There is also a sauna (bathhouse) called Steamworks in Old San Juan that is popular with locals and tourists.
Accomodations at Wind Chimes Inn are gay-friendly and many people like the San Juan Beach Hotel.
Any recommendations on affordable hotels close to gay activity or any tourist activities that are a must-do?