We spent the February school break in PR and we stayed at Chalets de la Playafor 10 days. We are a Massachusetts family of 4, with 2 kids in high school (ages 15 and 17). This was our first time in PR and we loved it. One big reasonfor enjoying our stay in PR so much was being the guests of Damaris and Hectorin their lovely apartment. It was very comfortable, spacious, charming, great location and it hadeverything we needed. When we travel, we frequently stay at high end apartmentslike this one, because they are so much more comfortable than hotels. However, even in well appointedapartments, sometimes the first thing you need to get are the basics such as oil, sugarand salt. Not here! Damaris and Hector thought about their guests' comfort andthese essentials were provided for us in their very well equipped kitchen.Wide screen TV had plenty of channels to chose from, the DVD selection had verygood movies,A/C would cool the apartment within minutes when we came back at night. Bedrooms are big and the huge master bedroom in particular felt royal.The apartment complex itself is quiet, clean, well maintained and VERY safe. It seems that many apartmentsare owned by local families that come to spend a couple of days on the beachand then go back. Most of the time we had our building to ourselves, but when ourneighbors would show up, they would keep their apartment doors wide open wholeday, with small kids playing and watching TV. No one was concerned about safetyhere ... The complex has a beautiful walking beach, but it is not a swimming beach.However, within less than 10 minute drive is IMHO one of the most beautifulbeaches on the whole island: Mar Chiquita. Do not miss it. If you have to chose between Luquillo and Mar Chiquita, choose the latter one. Furthermore,playa Los Tubos, which is about 5 minute drive, is another spectacular beach (but the waves may be too much for younger kids). Cerro Gordo is another beach within 1/2 hour drive, as beautiful as Luquillo, but cozier and less crowded.Chalets de la Playa is an excellent base for seeing the karst country, Camuy cave, exploringthe Cordilleras Central, or Arecibo. We loved Toro Negro (we had thewhole trail for ourselves) as well as Guanica Dry Forest. There are manylocal restaurants with awesome food near the intersection of Route 2 and localroad 687 that goes by the apartment. We loved the mofongo, yucca and fried sweet plantains a
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