There was free internet (and the conference facilities were very nice if you're headed there for business!).
Xavier at the outdoor bar/restaurant was amazing. Highly recommend the food and service. All the restaurants here are wonderful but Xavier was a true gem of a human. The hotel and grounds are lovely as well.
... once improvements are done it will be incredible, and if you can endure a small amount of inconvenience now is a great spot right now with a great room rate , free parking and free entrance to Coqui Water Park.
The kayak tours to Laguna Grande also leave from this part of town, so no need to take a cab, you can easily walk there.
Huge pool, wi-fi everywhere, great food, Nothing but great thing to say about this place!
Overall, we were very impressed with the resort layout. It was beautiful with an amazing pool, beach, and lobby. It really felt luxurious and welcoming. My only complaint would be the food as it is very limited. I...
The hotel includes free parking in a locked, gated lot which is a great feature as it's quite busy in this area and street parking would be a challenge to have to get.
The last time I stayed here was in 2020 right before the pandemic and I’ve stayed there two other times before, I love it, so close to everything, no matter how late you get there someone will be up waiting for you...
I recently spent 3 consecutive nights at this location with Accommodations in the papaya room. I was trying to give my nephew an experience somewhere other than the mainland US and couldn’t have been more pleased with the hostess who spoke with us, answered all of our questions, while also providing lots of space to explore the trails on this 9-acre property. I foraged fresh mangoes on the property while watching chickens and turkeys meander. In the mornings, I spent ample time at the elevated yoga platform centering and readying for the day. The ethos of this place is great, and I cannot endorse a more restful spot for your Puerto Rican vacation.
Firstly, an important thing I haven’t seen reviewers mention is that the entrance to the compound has a small ditch that can seriously damage your car’s front bumper (unless it’s an SUV or a pickup). We found a workaround by driving up the street, doing a U-turn, and entering from up the hill (the ditch is not that pronounced on the upper side), so when you exit the compound, you would need to turn left instead of right. Watch the video for details. La Casa de Vida Natural is located on the slope of Sierra de Luquillo mountain range, right next to the El Yunque National Forest, and 10 min drive from the town of Río Grande. From there, you get a majestic view of the valley, the coast, and a bit of El Yunque. Wake up early to catch a gorgeous sunrise over the mountains! The manager Jyl is assisted by Eunice, homestay guests, neighbors, and the place gives off a bit of a hippie commune vibe. If you enjoy rustic and eco-friendly lodging, LCDVN is for you. They have chickens and ducks coexisting with at least half a dozen cats and a friendly Rottador guard dog. The common area is a great place to mingle and bond with fellow travelers. We loved dining outside with a great view of the yard, but be ready to protect your food from cats who love to jump on the table. We learned it’s best to dine after cats are fed. The property is pretty vast and even if the ground is wet, you can go for long strolls using numerous stepping stones. We arrived at LCDVN just before sunset on Wednesday and paid cash for the Lychee room (listed as “Deluxe Double Room with Balcony” on Booking.com). After Jyl went to check on her laptop, she returned our money and said the room was double-booked. She said they can offer us a smaller and humbler room with a big discount or we can leave at no charge. Jyl couldn’t explain how the double booking occurred, but recommended not using Booking (she called it semi-problematic) and sticking to Airbnb and Vrbo. In any case, we would recommend calling them directly and double-checking your booking. Our original 2-night booking of Lychee cost almost $200 ($90 per night plus tax) and we were offered the Blueberry room for $100. We trusted Jyl and took it, since it was late in the day and we didn’t have anywhere to go. We later learned that Blueberry is listed on Airbnb at $35 per night; needless to say, we felt cheated, since it didn’t feel like an actual discount. Blueberry room is located in the main guesthouse. You have to go through the kitchen, living room, and a small corridor to get there. The corridor also leads to two other rooms. Blueberry and the room across from it both have openings above the door, so you can hear the other guests very well. Even though the quiet hours are 10pm to 7am, the folks in the opposite room were talking loudly late at night, so we had to knock on their door and ask them to keep it down both nights. You also have roosters that will crow before sunrise, so you might want to get earplugs if you want to get a good night's sleep. On the last night, Jyl offered to move us to a domed home away from the main guesthouse, but it was already dark, so we declined and stayed in Blueberry. Despite the disappointment with our 2-month-old reservation not being honored and a dubious substitute room with noisy neighbors, by and large, we enjoyed our stay in La Casa and would recommend it to folks who could learn from our experience.…