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Recent Puerto Rico reviews

  • Balcony Heaven!

    "This was our 1st trip to PR; my husband and I had a glorious 9 days. The apt. was 1st rate, near sights, the ferry, and everything we needed. It is in the only building in the Penamar complex with a direct view of the ocean. The stunning view from the balcony, accurately represented in the photos, looks straight out to Culebra in the distance and there was usually a cool breeze from the trade winds. We really enjoyed sleeping with the windows open and, although there is no beach in the immediate vicinity, we could hear the surf from the apartment in the quiet of the night. The apt. is on the 2d floor and very accessible to the parking spaces, which are two tandem spaces, so it is easy to get to the apartment without taking the elevator. Luis "Tony" was very responsive and easy to deal with. There was a little confusion on our arrival because we arrived late at night and only had Luis' daytime contact information. For later arrivals, we would recommend making sure to have all phone numbers and emails and a plan for how to get keys. The security person contacted the owner when we arrived and he sent someone right over to let us in, give us keys and offer some pointers about the apartment. We never had to wait for the security person to enter the complex. The apt was clean and well stocked with folding chairs, beach chairs, coolers, towels, tennis rackets and balls, kids' toys. The owner told us there were only a few starter supplies, but the apt. actually had many condiments, including olive oil & balsamic vinegar, paper goods such as towel paper, garbage bags, dish soap, laundry detergent, and toiletries such as suntan lotion and moisturizers. Some of these items appear to have been left by prior tenants so what is there might be different over time. We recommend checking the supplies before grocery shopping; there is a Walmart in Fajardo, which is open 24/7, so it is very easy to pick up what you need regardless of when you arrive. The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable; didn't use the other 2 bedrooms. The apt is nicely furnished, with a gorgeous comfortable sectional couch. The table in the eating area is bar height. We would have preferred a lower table, but we got used to it by the end of our stay. Favorite beach-Seven Seas-5 minutes away. Fav restaurant-Ole Lelolai up the street. Always felt safe and very comfortable. All complex amenities excellent and uncrowded. We can't wait to return. Thanks, Tony!!!"
    Guest: margot Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 30, 2015
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  • A lovely property, ideally located

    "Our family of five spent a fun-filled week at this outstanding property, and will stay there again when we return to Puerto Rico. It's in easy reach of the rowdy waves and beautiful sunsets of Crash Boat Beach; the long-wave surfing in Rincon, the coral cliffs of Isabela, and the natural and scientific sights in Arecibo. And Krispy Kreme. The house is wonderful. Open, airy, and immaculate, we were supremely comfortable using its four bedrooms. The entertainment room and secondary large TV in the family room provided plenty of viewing enjoyment for adults and teens. Four baths, all with showers, meant there were no lines and no waiting. One bathroom is accessed via the pool area, and is equally as convenient for conventional and post-swim use. The pool area is a private paradise. The salt water pool (if you've never been in one, you'll never go back to chlorine) allows for hours of fun without the red eyes and shrunken skin one gets in a conventional pool. I had a few blissful naps in the hammock nook in the side yard, and the private balcony off the master suite was our "no kids" zone - perfect for feeling the last rays of sun as it dips behind the trees. A spotless gas grill on the patio allowed us to cook and eat outside in the cool dinner hours. The owner is warm, kind, and thoughtful. He gave us a thorough tour and provides plenty of documentation on the house and its surroundings. The house is stocked with everything you could possibly need, from beach accessories to a 400+ DVD collection to any kitchen gadget or appliance you can imagine. He was always available and answered a few questions as they arose, via text message. I highly recommend this property."
    Guest: David H. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 23, 2015
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  • Super Winter Vacation Spot

    "Convenient N/S, N/P, apt with ocean view from bedroom. Beautiful Ocean Park Beach steps away from apt and 15 minute walk to restaurants and shops in Condado. 5 minute walk to Ocean Park restaurants and near City bus stop to go to Old San Juan. Staff friendly and very efficient. A/C worked great, but it was nice to leave the windows open and hear the waves at night. Comfortable bed and kitchen great for those who like to cook some of their own meals. I'm glad we chose the guest house at Numero Uno for our 1st visit to San Juan."
    Guest: Snow Relief Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 11, 2015
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  • A Wonderful Place to Bring in a New Year

    "We stayed at the Magnolia House for six days and found it perfect for our needs. We loved that it was on a street with people who live there year-round as we prefer to not spend out time in "tourist only" areas. The location was ideal for us -- it's a few blocks away from the Malecon, a few blocks away from one of the main grocery stores in Esperanza, and a 10-15 minutes walk to Sun Bay. The absence of internet allowed us to fully immerse ourselves in being in Esperanza and being with each other. The porch is a perfect spot for some evening cocktails. If we return to Esperanza, I'd pick the Magnolia house again!"
    Guest: Memories Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 27, 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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