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Recent Puerto Rico reviews

  • should have stayed longer

    "We have vacationed at various places on Puerto Rico a few times. My only regret as far staying at this place is that we should have stayed all three weeks at Mark’s condo that we were in Puerto Rico instead of just two weeks in February, 2014. It’s a great place, morning sun, great air on the hill (never used the AC), nice view and a 4 minute walk down to Sandy Beach where you can walk for miles, just swim or watch the surfing. This part of Rincon is north of the town center. Steep hills, great views and tight roads. Driving takes a day or two to get used to. Mark’s condo is comfortable, clean and efficient. Just what you want for relaxation. This neighborhood has no chain restaurants, no chain hotels and the highest building is 4 stories. Its low key, occupied by a population best described as a cross between younger surfers and aged, former Dead Heads who can only think about surfing. A nice, unpretentious mix. This is an English speaking area of the island unlike most areas outside of San Juan. So you don’t have to embarrass yourself, like I tend to do with my Spanglish. The town center itself is 10 minutes away, south, by car. Two grocery stores, Alberts and Econoco (Route 115), have everything you need. Saturday morning is a farmers market in the square. Fresh fruits and local produce are at road side stands. K-Mart and all the chain stores are less than 30 minutes away in Mayaguez. Restaurants within a 5 minute walk from the condo? Yes, and some really good ones. We didn’t get to all of them. A few sampled and appreciated are Ode to the Elephant, Pool Bar, and Saltaire, new at Casa Verde. The Pool Bar was visited more than once for salads and quality sushi and tempura (no, really!), and burgers. Check a web site for others. There are some good places within a 10 minute drive. Beverages on the upper deck at the Tamboo Inn on Sandy Beach are highly recommended. We watched whales breaching right off shore one day. We would recommend a morning drive and take an hour or two, roundtrip, up route 412 from downtown to the cell towers. You can see for miles. Day trips? The Los Morrillos lighthouse and beach (in Cabo Rojo, a US Fish and Wildlife site) and salt flats and the dry forest in Guanica on the southwest corner of the island. Or not, and just enjoy the beaches down the hill from Mark’s place. Mark was fantastic in responding to questions and helpful hints. Very professional."
    Guest: Mike M. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: March 23, 2014
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  • Another Awesome Stay - Love this location - Best Studio Rental!

    "I absolutely love staying at Mar Azul. Raquel and Bobby have a beautiful property and they keep it spotlessly clean. The landscaping is beautiful and everything about their setting makes for a great vacation. I just had my second stay in their upper studio apt. and I just love staying there. The breezes that blow through are heavenly. I cannot say enough good things about it! It has everything you need - a kitchenette with a toaster oven (came in handy for re heating the best pizza in Rincon - Mis Familias Pizza at the Lazy Parrot), a microwave, mini fridge, coffee pot, and they even supplied coffee and tea. Inside the apt. there is a table and chairs and a leather sofa. The bathroom has a nice walk in shower with a window for ventilation and natural light. The shower has great water pressure and hot water. The bed is comfortable and EVERYTHING is perfectly clean. They provided beach towels too. One of my favorite things about this apt. is the outdoor living space. They have the nicest covered outdoor patio with a wicker table and chairs, seating area, and ceiling fan. There are pretty potted plants and it is the ultimate space to relax and enjoy the tropical setting. Every day you will enjoy being serenaded by the sounds of the coqui (frog that makes a special sound) and other noises starting just before sunset and throughout the night. So peaceful and relaxing! Raquel and Bobby have a beautiful yard surrounding their home and apts. and everything is green and tropical. I enjoy the views looking out the windows and I know THERE IS NOT A BETTER PLACE TO STAY than at Mar Azul. It is my favorite and I highly recommend it. Make sure you rent a car so you can explore the area. Eat delicious thin crust pizza down the street at Mis Familias Pizza and also try the grilled Mahi Mahi at Shipwreck Bar and Grill."
    Guest: Cristi G. Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: November 12, 2013
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  • Always nice to be back in Palmas

    "The Marbella Club is easily the most beautiful location within Palmas Del Mar. When we arrived at Marbella we were greeted by a very friendly and courteous guard at the gate. We always received a courteous and efficient service from all of them. Check-in process was very smooth. Parking is under ground - a plus, as the sun always hits hard in Puerto Rico, and even harder during the summer months. This unit is very comfortable and in perfect condition. It has all the amenities you need to make things easy and relaxed. The Marbella Club complex has two pools and a jacuzzi.The pool closer to the building where we stayed (the Dragon's pool) is the smaller one. Although both are good pools, the Dragon's tended to be less crowded and, consequently, stayed cleaner. You can have a very enjoyable time in this pool. During our stay, the beach was rough, and in fact, the red flags were up a couple of days, meaning an alert for strong currents. If you are careful, or in days when the sea is calmer, you can go in and spend a very relaxing time in the ocean. The view is fantastic! Overall, this area is fantastic for photography. If you like to wake up early in the morning, you can witness fantastic views of the sunrise. During a clear day, you can see Vieques Island in the distance. Palm trees, the ocean view, sunrises, clear starry nights (you can even see the Milky Way stars!)... this place is just beautiful! Puerto Rico is a beautiful island with MANY places to visit and things to do. The owners has information (inside a basket in the kitchen) about things to do and places to visit. We were pleased with dinners we had at Bistro Rico Rest. (at the Marina) and the restaurant at the Golf Club House (Chef Gaby did a good job!). We enjoyed being there and visit with some friends that are permanent residents of Palmas. Our only regret was not to have had the Club passes ahead of time and having to limit our outdoor activities for one day due to the passing of a tropical storm. We definitely recommend this property and Palmas del Mar. You can make it as relaxing and peaceful or as active and adventurous as you want."
    Guest: Palmas' fan Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 28, 2014
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  • Paradise

    "Recently stayed for 10 days with close friends and their two children. If you are looking for the perfect place to stay in Puerto Rico, you have found it!! Shannon and Shayne took amazing care of us and made sure that our vacation was everything we hoped it would be. The home is beautiful and right off of the water. We spent mornings walking the miles long beaches and evenings watching the sunset over the water as the cruise ships sailed by in the distance. Hatillo is a great community and this home is perfectly placed between the hustle, bustle and excitement of San Juan and the laid back island life of northwestern Puerto Rico. Also, very close to Camuy Caves, Arecibo observatory and several great restaurants. Could not be any happier with our Puerto Rico vacation and our rental experience. Will be coming back again soon!!"
    Guest: Josh Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 23, 2014
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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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