"We had the most wonderful week at Villa Tampico! We were a family group of eleven, ages 5-75, gathered to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of our parents. The villa was absolutely fantastic - Joe and Michelle have the best property on the island of Culebra! My favorite part of the whole trip was the open-air living in the kitchen and dining areas of the villa. There were enough nooks and seating areas that one could chose to be part of the group or have a little private time for reading or just enjoying the magnificent views. We always had cool ocean breezes, even if it was very hot elsewhere. You could snorkle right off the peninsula and we saw a young turtle just off the pool! All of us were enthralled with the local wildlife - iguanas, pelicans, feral chickens, and, unbelievably, peacocks! The pool was beautiful and a very popular gathering spot. We ate in five nights; the kitchen was fairly well-equipped. There was a small, but very well-stocked, grocery (Milka) 10 minutes walk away. A bakery for morning bread and donuts was 15 minutes walk (in town of Dewey). My parents have difficulty walking, but were well able to get around the house. We gave them the bedroom with the queen bed as that was the most handicapped accessible room. Folks confined to a wheelchair would have difficulties with the stairs, though there were not many. The main town, Dewey, is in walking distance, with its shops, ferry, and restaurants, but to access most beaches a jeep is a necessity. Joe was fabulous about any questions and offering his assistance. We visited Flaminco beach (great for very young and old), Rosario and Melones (best for snorkling for fish and coral), Zoni, and Tamarindo (snorkling - sea turtles!). A few of our group went to Culebrita and had the most wonderful day snorkling - saw rays, turtles, eels, fish! We ate at Mamacita's (expensive but good food) and Dingy Dock (not so expensive, good food, loud). Would we go again - yes!"
Guest: Jones in Germany
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: July 25, 2015