We visited Puerto Rico (PR) in early March for a golf trip. Seven guys stayed in Camuy at a nice house just outside the center of the small town. The owner Anthony was extremely helpful and attentive for any questions we had about Puerto Rico or the local area of Camuy. The housekeeper/neighbor Tonio was also helpful once we arrived. He showcased the house and jumped in the car to show us the local supermarket, bakery, and restaurant. The area is quaint and off the beaten path. Do not expect any touristy type traps in Camuy. The locals are friendly and because we were there during the middle of the week it was especially quiet (except for the one neighbor’s roosters-you get used to them). In addition to the bakery and local restaurants there was also a small local bar/restaurant on the beach. The house was a nice size for our group. If traveling as couples there would be plenty of space for additional people (2/bed in several bedrooms). The porches were great, kitchens and bedrooms were nice sized, and the breeze off the ocean made it comfortable throughout the house with or without the A/C (even with some humidity). The beach is a one-minute drive from the house or short walk down the hill. We felt safe in the area and access to the main highway was 10-15 minutes away depending on the traffic.
The golf courses in Dorado (50-60 minute drive) are beautiful – especially the East course. We also played Punta Borinquen on the west coast (50-60 minute drive). Punta Borinquen was worth playing for the price and views although the conditions and greens were not great – one round was enough. Use Caribe Golf to get some good deals on the pricier courses. Rob was fantastic to work with but you need to be a little bit flexible on when you play. We also highly recommend Toro Verde (50-60 minute drive) to zip line – truly incredible. Driving in PR is interesting but didn’t take long to adjust. Overall a great trip and enjoyed the island.