Perfect Getaway for up to 4 People
Submitted: February 2, 2013
Stayed: January 2013
My wife and I were looking for a vacation spot where we could unwind with the sights and sounds of surf and boy did we find it. The Rincon area itself is very laid back without the mega-resorts of many beach destinations and is quite hilly with jungle vegetation almost everywhere. It's mostly surf shops, B&Bs or small hotels, and casual night spots. The people there speak English and are very warm and welcoming. The condo's location is on the southern side of the Rincon peninsula and has much calmer water for swimming than the north shore where the waves can be surfed but aren't so friendly for swimming. If you want to be among the surfer nightspot action look to the north shore ... but if you want a quieter, more peaceful location that's a short drive to the nightspots look no further than this condo.
Now to the condo itself ...
The unit is on the top floor of a 4-story building terraced up a hill from the beach. From the kitchen/family room and one of the two bedrooms there are 180-degree ocean views that go on forever, and thanks to being on the west coast of PR sunset was in view during our January stay. The unit and its decor felt new, were extremely clean, and far nicer than most beach hotels. It also has a full kitchen so we made many meals ourselves after taking advantage of local markets and roadside fruit and vegetable stands (the pineapple and papaya were amazing). The kitchen/family room is lined with glass doors which we kept open to enjoy the breeze and sounds of the surf. We were pleasantly surprised to have only one or two flying bugs find their way in over the course of a week with all the doors open. As nice as the condo interior is, we spent most of our time on the long balcony with a rum drink in hand, often swaying in the hammock.
Probably the best part of the experience were the condo owners. They were in town during our stay and were extremely gracious and hospitable with plenty of insider info at the ready. They steered us towards some terrific dining spots we would have never found on our own (be sure to ask about the "fish on a stick" and "chicken man" spots) and the best massage therapist, Annette, on the planet.
Flying into the nearby Aguadilla airport will save a 2.5 hour drive to/from the San Juan airport. But if you must use SJU or plan to spend time exploring old San Juan I recommend staying your last night in SJ near the airport to avoid morning traffic.
Hope to return soon!
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such an indepth review! It's so helpoful for others to really get a feel for the place from reviews. It was such a pleasure to meet you and Melissa and spend time with you! Lou and I are so happy you enjoyed your vacation and hope you come back and stay at our condo again in the future!
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