It falls on what kind of experience you want.
Staying on the eastern side of the island will get you the toruist feel.
It's a lot more modern.
For that cruise around the bahamas.
If you want to experience puerto Rico for what it is, keep a hotel in San Juan and rent a car.
Head to the weasterside of the island from ricon on down to mayaguez San German and so forth.
Avoid ponce. Theirs slot of roadside pig roast which are amazing, pinchos, biandas which is basically all...