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6 Days...where to stay?

CA
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6 Days...where to stay?

Coming to Puerto Rico for 6 days with my family...looking to stay somewhere with a 3 bedroom room. Would like to stay somewhere on the beach.... so far I've found Las Casitas in Fajardo..

Would 6 days be too long to stay there? any other suggestions?

King of Prussia...
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for San Juan, Ponce
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1. Re: 6 Days...where to stay?

What are your interests? Are you renting a car? Do you care for night life and/or city life? Give us information about yourself and your family, and we'll give you some suggestions.

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for Puerto Rico
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2. Re: 6 Days...where to stay?

Similar to Las Casitas are the beachfront villas inside the premises of the Wyndham Rio Mar Resort. These are privately owned so you need to rent then through the agents or owners directly.

This a a beautiful large villa rented through the Resort Agents:

www.resortvillarentals.com/oceanvillas5.html

Owners listings:

homeaway.com/vacation-rentals/…r10131

I do like the Casitas very much, but I find them too isolated and the resort too big, specially for a large family vacation where you wish to share time with each other.

In my experience, the beachfront villas at the Rio Mar Resort allows you to be in the middle of the action, beachfront, a few steps from the pools and a few steps from the hotel building. It is easier to share with family this way.

The east coast is very nice for relaxing, visiting the waterfalls or hiking at El Yunque Forest, horseback riding, Zip lining, visiting the biobay lagoon, doing a catamaran snorkeling day trip, taking the ferry to Vieques and Culebra, and finding great inexpensive seafood, mexican and PR restaurants.

It is a different experience from being in San Juan. San Juan is a city with two beachfront touristic areas (Condado and Isla Verde). Both have nightlife, which you won't find lots on the east coast, expect for sharing at the local restaurants, hotel bars or casino. The ambiance of the east coast is laid back, similar to other Caribbean island experience. In San Juan is more like a South Beach, Miami experience.

Armonk, New York
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3. Re: 6 Days...where to stay?

I would second PR-Nature's Rio Mar recommendation. You are more likely to find a 3 bedroom among the golf course villas and they generally much more reasonable in price. Many come with a golf cart, on request, to get around the resort. There are several complexes. Rio Mar Village, IMO, is the best if you get a cart.

In addition to the carts, ask if the owner is a Club member and can get you a guest card - provides access to the hotel pool and discounts on resort restaurants.

When dealing with the rental agent(s) don't be afraid to negotiate. We have always been able to do better than the initial / published asking prices.

CA
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4. Re: 6 Days...where to stay?

We will be renting a car. Don't care for nightlife. Mainly are interested in playing on the beach and seeing some sites ( El Yunque Forest)

Will definitely check out the Wyndham Rio Mar. Any other recommendations?

thanks!!

CA
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5. Re: 6 Days...where to stay?

is the best way to contact the owners via email? having a little trouble finding units with availability or getting ahold of the owner...

Armonk, New York
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6. Re: 6 Days...where to stay?

Call Berquiz at Resort Villas (787) 396-7200. She handles a number of units at Rio Mar. We have used her in the past.

CA
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7. Re: 6 Days...where to stay?

Thanks! I will call her. Does anyone know of good resort hotels in the area that have adjoining rooms?

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