Wonderful Vacation in a Beautiful Location
Every year our family of six (five adults and one child) picks a new destination for a tropical vacation. This was our first time to Puerto Rico and we loved it. It was not as expensive as many of the Caribbean islands. The grocery stores were very reasonably priced. The culture and people were wonderful. You won’t be disappointed.
The villa was just as described/pictured, and Aurea was so easy to work with. It was clean with good furnishing and plenty of seating. Although we ate out most of the time, I prepared breakfast and two dinners at the villa. The kitchen was well equipped, and we definitely put the blender to the test – the ice in the piña coladas was as smooth as any restaurant. The beds were all very comfortable and closets had hangers which you don’t always get when using a vacation rental. Bath towels and wash cloths were good quality.
Outside the villa, the surroundings were beautiful and safe. We used the pool area in the early mornings and evenings. This area is well maintained and very inviting. We had it to ourselves as the area was very quiet. We spent most of our days at the beach. Seven Seas beach area was clean and had an area in the water roped off for swimming. However, we preferred to head to the beach area to the right of the apartment by Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve where we could snorkel. There are a lot of turtle grass meadows in the water and we just watched for areas where we could see the sand in between. These made for great areas to snorkel. We saw several different types of fish, star fish, sea urchins, a puffer fish, and on the last day we came across four lobsters and all within 10 feet from the waters edge. Behind you is the nature reserve where we saw a lot of little lizards and one day we had a large iguana sunning itself on a branch close by. All truly amazing! However, for us, the most amazing place was El Yunque National Forest. You can see the rainforest from the villa and the beach. The drive isn’t far and is well worth the trip. The bio bay (Kayaking Puerto Rico) tour and Bacardi distillery were also worth doing. My husband and son did a dive trip with Sea Ventures Dive Center and felt there were very good.
The villa was a great home base. Two words of caution: 1) wear water shoes as there is a lot of broken glass in the water and the beach by the nature reserve and 2) be careful driving.
Aurea, gracias por su hospitalidad. ¡Espero que tengas un buen año nuevo!
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Owner's Response: Thanks Brenda for taking the time for preparing your comments. Are very much appreciated. I am happy you and your family have enjoyed your time in Puerto Rico. It was a pleasure for us to have you at our villa. We want people staying at our condo enjoy their vacactions as when we stay there in our second home to enjoy the ocean view, the beach and the Rainforest view . There are a lot of places to visit and enjoy at the Fajardo area. Come and visit us again in a future! Thanks again.
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