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Recent Puerto Rico reviews

  • Great for families, Beautiful beaches!

    "We were a group of 7, traveling with my great grandparents, and our three young children. Pura Vida was wonderful because we were able to rent their 8 person SUV and didn't need to travel with tons of baby and kid items (very helpful with 25lb/person baggage limit for the flight to the island). Jeff's information packet was thorough, and communication was fast and polite. Beaches are gorgeous, with a great variety. Malecon restaurants are a little pricey for our family every day, but we enjoyed the local food trucks on the weekend, and sandwiches, pan de sabao, and other treats from La Viequense and Dulce Esperanza. Well-stocked kitchen, and Jeff said he is buying new pans after I told him that the non-stick pans were in poor condition. Caretakers Joe and Mimi were friendly and helpful and easy to contact. One minor problem is the only TV is in the master bedroom, which my great grandparents were using so kids couldn't watch a movie without intruding, but luckily the free wifi was fast and reliable to stream Netflix on our iPads; plenty of time to watch movies at home during the snowstorms anyway, so sit on the porch and listen to the coquis. Only real negative, and we were warned, but in case you don't know: there are Roosters! and during our stay it was rooster raising season and there were many in the house behind us. Good news is the ac fans covered most of their noise. They are every where on the island so this isn't a negative about the house, just a minor cultural inconvenience for tourists on Vieques. We were too tired after a day at some of the most beautiful beaches in the world to care. Pura Vida is a great home base for your Vieques vacation."
    Guest: Rachel S. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 11, 2015
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  • Wonderful condo with room for everyone!

    "My family of 5 and my parents (7 total) rented this beautiful ocean front condo in Dorado. We had plenty of room to spread out. Each bedroom even has its own bathroom! We traveled all over the island but could return "home" each evening. We enjoyed eating on the lovely outdoor patio and appreciated easy access to parking, beach and pool. The condo was clean and well maintained. We hope we can return to Puerto Rico and would definitely consider renting this villa again."
    Guest: Dreamer Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 2, 2015
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  • Great Trip

    "We had a great time in Puerto Rico. The house was clean and comfortable and having the pool was awesome. We really enjoyed just hanging around the pool, playing paddle ball and floating. Lots of space for a big family. One point though, if you are really after extended beach time, this house is a pretty solid 15 minute walk. If you are happy with the pool and going to the beach only a couple of times, you will be happy here, but if you want your vacation time spent just hanging out on the beach, then this might not work for you. Romina and Gisella were easy to work with, the house is as described and all in all we were very happy. Price was fair too. We would come back here. Lots to do in PR, but you will need a car."
    Guest: Peter S. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 29, 2015
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  • Amazing Family Vacation!

    "My husband and two children have stayed here before; but this time we returned with my sister and niece (their first time to Puerto Rico). We had a fantastic time (as expected). My husband's parents live in Patillas so this property is always our first choice. It rained the first 3 days of our stay but with that beautiful gazebo we just kicked back, opened a few Medalla's and enjoyed the view! The kids enjoyed snorkeling in the water while we relaxed in the hammocks and sunbathed on the patio (when the sun finally came out). Walmart and the supermarket are close by (in town and Guayama) so we easily stocked the fridge and freezer. I don't want to be long winded but this will always be my favorite place to stay when we need the room in Patillas! I can't wait to go back again and keep the tradition going! Thank you Sherry and Brenda you guys were very patient and understanding with this nervous traveler :-)"
    Guest: Jackie M. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 5, 2015
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Puerto Rico Travel Tips

The Caribbean is one of the loveliest places for a relaxing vacation where you can unplug, spend time being at ease outdoors and simply enjoy the company of your travel companions. And Puerto Rico is a top spot for all of that, with its tropical terrain, fascinating history and exciting culture on this 100-mile-long island of the Greater Antilles.

The options for exploring nature in Puerto Rico are vast. From sunny, sandy beaches to lush rainforests, mountains, coral reefs and more, you can spend your days hiking exhilarating trails, marveling at the local wildlife or laying on the the shore with a good book and tasty beverage. No matter what, you have your choice of outdoor activities, so you can try them all if the mood suits you.

Cultural activities abound here as well. There a variety of dining options, many specializing in a local favorite - suckling pig - and music blasting as locals and visitors alike dance the night away. Museums offer a glimpse into the island's past, its heritage and art, which can also be seen through the various examples of architecture around Puerto Rico.

Things to Do in Puerto Rico

- Museum of Art of Puerto Rico: a visit to the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico is a must. Housed in a Neoclassical building from the 1920s, which was formerly the San Juan Municipal Hospital, the museum of one of the largest in the Caribbean. Inside you'll find collections dating back to the 17th century. In the east wing, a five-story stained-glass window by local artist Eric Tabales dominates the space and is a truly a sight to behold. In 1996, a wing designed by architects Otto Reyes and Luis Gutierrez was added. The museum also features a 400-seat theater and large atrium, and outside you can stroll through a lovely garden with a variety of native plants. If you work up an appetite wandering around, the museum also houses a restaurant.

- Jobos Beach: This is one of the best beaches in Puerto Rico for surfing because of the excellent waves on a low-depth area. Whether you're hoping to learn how to hang 10 or just want to relax on the sand, Jobos Beach is a well-kept, clean spot to do just that. Toss a Frisbee, build sandcastle?s or take turns burying each under under the sand, then wash it all off with a jump into the water.

- Aguadilla Ice Skating Arena: Something you might not expect to find in the tropics is an ice skating rink, but in Puerto Rico you can hit the ice at Aguadilla Ice Skating Arena. It's the only rink to be found in the Caribbean, and could be just the thing too cool off after a day in the sun. It's chilly in here, so dress appropriately, then lace up those skates and take a lap. The arena is open every day and certainly provides a unique experience for those visiting Puerto Rico.

- Casa Blanca Museum: If you're looking for the oldest museum in Puerto Rico, you've found it at Casa Blanca Museum, which is thought to be of great historic value. It's a two-bedroom home with a kitchen, foyer, dining room, throne room and oratorio. As you move through the museum you'll see the rooms decorated to represent the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Outside, you can explore the museum's beautiful garden with its wonderfully smelling orchard.

- Camuy River Cave Park: If the adventure lovers of the group are looking for a unique outdoor experience, The Camuy River Cave Park is it. Visitors can explore the natural limestone cave system and underground waterways. Here you'll find more than 10 miles of subterranean beauty with 220 caves and 17 different entrances. The system is located in the 268-acre park and is one of the most popular attractions in Puerto Rico. Some favorite spots here include Tri-Towns Sinkhole, Spiral Cave and Sinkhole, and the Clara Cave and Empalme Sinkhole, which you can see on a professional tour.

- Culebra National Wildlife Refuge: If you're hoping to see some of the natural scenery and local wildlife in Puerto Rico, look no further than the Culebra National Wildlife Refuge. More than 50,000 seabirds from 13 different species call this place home, as do three species of sea turtles. It's a lovely place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the cities and relax. Plan an exhilarating hike around the area as you watch for native animals to come out of hiding.

- Casa del Rey: Learn about the island's history with a visit to Casa del Rey - the King's House. The structure is the oldest in Dorado and served as an inn first in 1823, then housing for personnel from the Spanish Government and later as regional military headquarters. In 1848, it was purchased and converted into a home. Casa del Rey has been modified once again and restored into a museum where you can learn about Puerto Rican culture, see examples of antique furniture and learn about the history of the region.

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