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LODGING AROUND PUERTO RICO

Pet Friendly Lodging:

Wildane Kennels boards and ships cats and dogs with a pick up service. Tel 787-887-2140. Both of these boarding kennels are well established and very reliable.

Green Isle will allow your pets in Isla Verde.

Hacienda Alegre Inn, in the foothills of El Yunque allows pets and children. They have a lovely pool, spacious graounds and serve breakfast.

Old San Juan Hotels: . . Fine Dining: try my favorites, Pikayo and Aguaviva.

Most Luxurious:

Chateaux Cervantes is a small boutique hotel recently opened in Old San Juan. The rooms are gorgeous! Dining room in lobby is fun as well. On Cervantes Street. $225. and up. Tel.787-724-7722

El Convento Hotel. A beautifully restored convent. Great staff and security. $240. and up. Look for internet deals. Tel 1-800-468-2779 local 787-723-9020. Their restaurant, 'Panza' is world class.

Very Nice:

On the way into Old San Juan are two hotels, side by side. The Normandie and the Caribe Hilton. The Normandie is nice and you can access all the dining facilities of the Hilton next door. Check internet for better deals.

The Gallery Inn, San Juan. Guesthouse. Historic 300 year old rambling buildings with interior courtyard, artists residence and studio. Art, antiques and views. Lots of stairs to rooms, fairy tale labyrinth, quite unique. Some rooms are rather small with steep steps. pricey. Tel. 787-722-1808.

Sheraton Hotel Old San Juan. Large new building, but fits in architecturally. Across from the Cruise Ship Dock, very convenient location, small pool on an upper floor. Casino off the lobby. Nearby restaurants are among the best in San Juan. Aguaviva, Parrot Club and Dragonflies. $185. and up.

Mid Range:

Best choice: Howard Johnson Plaza de Armas Hotel is right on the plaza. Tel. 787-722-9191. Rates start at $95. plus tax, with AC. Single and Double rooms have no windows, yet are clean and comfortable and quiet. There are two rooms that overlook the street, with a balcony, which are more expensive. Good location.

El Milano is a reasonably nice hotel in the medium price range. On Fortaleza Street. Can be noisier than Plaza de Armas and about the same price range.

San Juan Suites Hotel. New. Fortaleza Street. Tel. 787-725-1351

'Da House', 312 Calle San Francisco, (787) 366-5074 Nice rooms start at $80. very good for a modest hotel. However; some of the rooms can be very very very noisy.

Budget Lodging in Old San Juan: Don't expect to walk into a budget lodging in Old San Juan 'in season' and get one... there is a much greater demand for rooms than there are rooms. Most of the rooms are reserved in advance, even the cheapest rooms.

La Fonda El Jibarito Restaurant has 2 upstairs guest rooms w/kitchen. On Sol Street 280. $75. a double ( or even 4 people) tel (787) 725-8375. Ask for Mr. Ponce , usually do not take one nighters. Good value. You should reconfirm a few days ahead.

Next door ( to the right facing the building) is a semi-dive that rents rooms for a week. Very cheap, shared bath, not for single women.

Guesthouse on Tanca Street (halfway up the block above Fortaleza St. (above the Chinese Restaurant). Starting at $25. one person or $35 for two persons. With AC one person $40., two $58. Group rate for student groups etc. All rooms plus tax. Vicente "Quique" Castro. tel. 787-722-5436 write: PO Box 9020947, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico USA 00902. Don't expect to show up and get a room here. They are now often booked way in advance. Be sure you reconfirm a few days before.

Around the corner on Fortaleza Street is the 303 'Fortaleza Guest House'. tel. 787-721-7112. A little cheaper than the one on Tanca Street. New management is supposedly doing a little better job. $35. double, $50. with AC. plus tax. Be sure to reconfirm before coming

Please note: A great budget lodging in the small beach town of Luquillo!

San Juan - Condado to Isla Verde:

Ocean Park (San Juan) Casa Boriqua - 1 bedrm vacation apt., near beach. AC and TV . will pick up at the airport if needed.

Acacia Seaside Inn has an excellent reputation.

Coral Princess Inn in the Condado. Small hotel with good reviews. Rooms start at $99. plus SC $7. plus 9% tax. Coral Princess Inn Website.

Olimpo Tel. 787-724-0600 ( modest) and Hotel Miramar 787-977-1000 (nice rooftop restaurant) are good alternative places to stay in Miramar, which is not on the ocean, but near Old San Juan and the Condado.

Ocean Park:

Casa Boriqua. Spanish decor, one bedroom, ground floor apt, safe, small terrace, AC. Just off Loiza Street in the Ocean Park area of Santurce. Excellent business location, near the Hotel Pierre. 4 blocks to a nice beach. Street parking, or 2 blocks to buses and taxis. Complete kitchen . . . this neighborhood is filled with trendy restaurants. Ocean Park (San Juan) Casa Boriqua Price ranges from $80 to $95 per night plus 7% tax.

'Tres Palmas Inn'. Tres Palmas Inn is located on one of the nicer sandy beaches in the San Juan area only 10 minutes from the airport. Major hotels and casinos are nearby, as well as restaurants and shopping malls. Phone: (1-787-727-4617) or (1-888-290-2076) There is NO public transportation in the area, this is nice a choice, but only if you have a rental car.

'Hosteria del Mar' is another good choice on the beach, same lack of transportation. Tel. 787-727-3302 . . . So is 'Numero Uno' Guest House. Tel. 787-726-5010

The International Airport Hotel Best Western has been remodeled and can be a very convenient place to stay, although a bit overpriced. Rooms start at $165. a night off season, it is now a Best Western Hotel. Very convenient for late arrivals and early departures.

Most hotels in San Juan are in the Condado or Isla Verde areas.

El San Juan Hotel- Luxury Hotel in San Juan is in Isla Verde on the beach ( pools) and has always maintained a good reputation and an excellent casino. Terrific night life.

The Condado Plaza Hotel is nearer to Old San Juan in the Condado area and has a small beach with calm water. Pools and Casino too.

More modest is the small Luquillo Sunrise Beach Hotel in Puerto Rico East of San Juan, . across the street from the ocean and beach, watch the break from your balcony!

Eastern Puerto Rico has the El Conquistador Resort and Golf Course and Casino. They have a small ferry out to Palomino Island that has a pretty beach with turquoise waters and white sand. El Conquistador also has the Las Casitas Village on the property.

 
 


El Yunque Rainforest for more information see lodging page.

*** Elena recommends that you spend at least two nights in one of the following 7 accommodations to have a unique rainforest experience, lots to do nearby too. : The nightime symphony of the coquis.

• Casa Flamboyant Bed and Breakfast is actually in the rainforest overlooking the waterfalls and mountains, absolutely off the beaten path. Very elegant 3 rooms from $145. to $225. for the Rainbow room. Two night minimum and no children.

• Margarita's' Luxury Villa Hermosa is a 4 bedroom villa rental with pool on a 5 acre private estate with daily maid service.

Sue's apartment in the mountaind above Luquillo. Ideal for surfers as Bobby is a surfer and can help you figure out where to go etc. One week $350. for 2 or $450. for 4. $70. per night double (two night minimum)

Rainforest Inn Bed & Breakfast above Rio Grande in El Verde. $135. per night for a double with panoramic view of the Atlantic below. Listen to the Coquis sing! Hosts are avid hikers and bicyclers and can help you plan your hikes in the rainforest.

Carole's' cabin rental. very close to the entrance to El Yunque ( as soon as they finish fixing the landslide between Carole's' and the forest entrance.) $125. plus tax. 2 pers.

Glorias Casa Linda del Este. On the eastern face of El Yunque, below the East Peak. 15 minutes above Fajardo or Naguabo. Very clean modest apartment with a panoramic view. $85 for two, $100 for 4.

• Phillips Economy Rainforest Cabins click here . $40. In the forest with a view of the ocean and Vieques Island. (must walk up a looong steep hill to cabin). Very rustic experience. It is completely impractical to arrive here after dark. Don't.

A more complete description of these options on the rainforest lodging page.

Central Mountains (Cordillera Central)

Above Cayey. Jajome Terrace is an absolutely lovely restaurant and guesthouse, but you must make prior reservations for the guest house ( $95. to $115.) It is located on scenic road # 15 km.18.6 above Cayey or up from Patillas. Lovely cool nights, panoramic views of mountain range. Tel. 787-738-4016

Utuado. La Casa Grande. Green setting between hills, between two nearby lakes, Dos Bocas and Caonillas. Pool, restaurant. Good location for lake fishing. Tel 1-888-343-2272 or locally 894-3939, 894-3900

Across the street from Casa Grande former owner has a small cottage for rent. She can teach you to ride her very special horses.

A new place in Jayuya with an excellent reputation! Hacienda Casa Taina Beautiful structure and decor. Reasonable rates. Check it out!

Another new Hotel in the country is in San Sebastian. Hacienda El Jibarito is a coffee plantation and offers its version of agriturism. Check it out!

Jayuya. Parador Hacienda Gripinas. Countryside still. Restored Coffee Plantation, here you can experience a little of what Puerto Rico used to be! Lovely wooden building. Well liked. Pool. Tel. 787-828-1717, 828-1718 or 1-800-981-7575. $74.plus tax and a package with dinner and breakfast is $109. plus tax for 2 persons. Good deal. . Not too much to do in the area. Summer rates are higher, some packages apply.

Take a nature tour through a small coffee farm in Jayuya. Another coffee farm is in Barrio Coabey just above Jayuya.

Maricao. Parador Hacienda Juanita. Restored Coffee Plantation, high in the mountains. Lovely restaurant, a treat to eat lunch here! Modest rooms. Pool. $85. Makes a great day trip destination. Breathtaking views on the way up from the south coast.

* Elena recommends a stop at the public municipal hot springs pool. An hour stop on your way somewhere else. Coamo. Parador Banos de Coamo. Terrific hot springs kept clean by the town. The Parador has its' own thermal pool that is not as hot. Coamo is hot and dry, not far in from the coast, just below the foothills. The parador is OK, nice restaurant. tel. 825-2186, 825-2239. Great day trip. ( do not go to the public hot springs at night).

Aibonito Posada El Coqui, 787-735-3150 Carr. # 722. $80.- 90. plus tax. AC & small kitchen. 13 rooms. .

 
 


The exotic Caribbean beaches you dream of are on Vieques and Culebra Islands and Vieques also has the bioluminescent bay. Beaches of Puerto Rico


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Ferry Schedule from Fajardo to Vieques and Culebra Island.

Culebra Island. Culebra Beach guesthouse on Flamenco Beach. Max and Esmeralda run this very nicely, lots of repeat visitors stay for a month! Rooms w/kitch. $100. This is on one of the most beautiful beaches in Puerto Rico. Tel. 787-742-0023. Two new hotels have opened in Culebra.

Flamenco Beach, Culebra Island. Culebra Beach guesthouse. Max and Esmeralda run this very nicely, lots of repeat visitors stay for a month! Rooms w/kitch. $100. This is on the most beautiful beach in Puerto Rico. Tel. 787-742-0023.

Tamarindo Estates. 12 Cottages w/kitch. 1 bdrm $125, 2 bdrm $225. On a lovely, calm beach, worth the drive on an unpaved, rutted road. tel. 787-742-3343.

Close to Luxury: Club Seabourne. Villas and rooms over the bay, pool & restaurant and bar. New ownership and renovations, don't know the price range yet. Tel. 742-3169, 1-800-613-1511.

Upscale Moderate. Villa Boheme. $95. and up. Near town, nice patio on the bay, some share and some have a kitch. tel. 787-742-3508. Good management with new owners. A friendly pelican comes to eat here daily! 'Pancho'

Mamacitas on the canal in the town of Dewey is fun and has a nice restaurant and hangout.

Budget: Villa Fulladoza. rooms with kitchen on bay, close to town. tel. 787-742-3576

Town of Luquillo.

Sue's apartment in the mountains above Luquillo. Ideal for surfers as Bobby is a surfer and can help you figure out where to go etc. One week $350. for 2 or $450. for 4.

15 room Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn, right in the town of Luquillo, on the ocean! You can swim across the street ( but only when the weather is calm!) Room rates $105. plus 9% tax, per night for 2 pers. Nice if you like to relax overlooking the ocean from a terrace. Tel. 787-889-1713.

Fortuna is just outside Luquillo and has a nice, clean, well run guest house right on the beach. 'Yunque Mar' Guest House is reasonable and features nice examples of local art on its walls. Area is not so great.

Town of Fajardo. The Fajardo Inn is very conveniently located in a quiet part of Fajardo. Pool and restaurant. Popular place to stay, make reservations well in advance.

Punta Santiago, Humacao Barefoot Travelers Rooms on the beach right next to a coastal nature reserve, offers kayaking and three individual guestrooms. has pool , beach, and accepts one night stays. email: < flypuertorico@gmail.com > Tel. 787-850-0508

Yabucoa. Parador Palmas de Lucia. nice and new, pool and restaurant. The beach can be rough, good stop for the night only. tel 787-893-4423.

Maunabo. Playa Emajagua Guesthouse. w/kitch, pool. Ocean can be rough with too much current to swim. Very picturesque setting. modest rooms.

Patillas. Caribe Playa Guesthouse. Such a lovely spot, too bad the road goes right next to it. Narrow white sand beach with rocky water. Hammocks between the palm trees. Pool. w/kitch and a pleasant restaurant on the porch overlooking the ocean. Tel. 839-6339, 839-7719. around $100.

Guayama has a nice hotel, motel type, well run, clean rooms and nice restaurant and pool.

The Salinas Marina Hotel is modest, clean and reasonable, good stop for a night on a road trip but noisy on busy weekends.

Guanica. Copamarina Hotel. almost a luxury hotel, nice restaurant. Scuba concession. Pool. On a very shallow beach, no swiming because of eel grass but a quick boat ride to nearby Gilligans Island mangroves and nice beach and snorkeling. 1-800-468-4553. local tel. 821-0505.

Parguera. Parador La Parguera. Long established with a nice restaurant. Pool On the water but you need to hire a boat to go out to the sandy cays to go swimming. Evening trips to the bioluminescent Bay leave from the dock. Tel. 899-7777

* Elena recommends. Cabo Rojo lighthouse area. Parador Bahia Salinas. Lovely setting on the ocean. Lots to do in this area. Many nice beaches. Pool. Good walking in this natural area.1-800-443-0266.

Next door is Punta Aguila apartments. Two bedrooms, family oriented. Pool.

Boqueron Bay Guest House: The pool is beautiful and relaxing.. * Rent both upstairs bedrooms unless you are comfortable with a total stranger in the bedroom right next to yours sharing your kitchen, bathroom and livingroom.

Rincon is a surfers paradise. All Hotels are listed on the Rincon page.

Isabela. Villas Montanas. Fancy villas, pool, nice restaurant. Fantastic beach with dunes. Rough but a few sheltered places to swim. $300. and up. No night life nearby. Not sure how the new management is doing, hear some not so good rumors.

Isabela. Ocean Front Hotel. Same beautiful 'Jobos' beach, modest accommodations. restaurant. $70. * People like it here! Good Value. tel. 872-0444 Great view over ocean and dunes from dining room.

Isabela. Villas Mar Hau. Cottages w/kitch on the same beach.$85. one bdrm, $115. two bdrm. Tel. 872-2045. Good horseback riding rentals across the way.

Scuba Adventure in Isabela: Cavern Diving - incredible scuba experience for certified divers. Explore a submarine cave with inside and outside reefs. Where: Playa Jobos, Isabela, "La Cueva Submarina Dive Shop", Tel 872-1390.

Camuy Caves Tour Information:
The caves are open Tuesday to Sunday and holidays from 8:00 am to 3:45 pm. Entrance fee $10, parking is $2 and the number of visitors is regulated. Ticket window and information at Rio Camuy Cave Park Puerto Rico Land Administration, HCO3-33504, Box 363767, San Juan, PR 00936, tel 787-723-8194 or 787-898-3100. It is recommended to call first.


 
 


City of Ponce

Newest: Ramada Hotel on the central historic plaza. Tel. 787-813- 5050. Rates start at $ 120.

Hotel Belgica. Nice location on the Historic Central Plaza. 787-844-3255 The Ponce Art Museum is not too far away.

Hotel Melia is the other good choice, more expensive than the Belgica. Also on the Plaza.

There's a Hilton Hotel and Resort Complex on the Beach and a Days Inn type hotel too.

New ! Fox Delicias Hotel in Ponce. Tel. (787) 290-5050

Town of Guayama

El Molino Inn is a nice, clean place to stay, if a bit overpriced ( $92. per night). Nice restaurant and pool. Tel 787-866-1515. Located on road #54 , just entering Guayama.


 

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