Puerto Rico, America's "shining star" just over two hours from South Florida, offers a Caribbean vacation like no other. Combine zesty Latin color and flavor with a hassle-free American vacation that requires no passport. Send postcards home using U.S. stamps bought with U.S. dollars. Shop stateside stores. Macy's, Sears, Radio Shack, Gap and the largest JCPenney store in the world are at the giant Plaza Las Americas mall here. If you're timid about new foods, eat in American fast-food restaurants. Speak English or Spanish. Either way, it's OK with friendly Puerto Ricans.
Our trip centered on the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino because of its location only 10 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from Old San Juan. We had only three days for a Caribbean getaway and this one allowed us to fly in and zip straight to the hotel without standing in lines for immigration and customs.
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