Puerto Rico Beach Vacations
PUERTO RICO BEACH VACATION OCEAN FRONT CARIBBEAN BEACH VACATION
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Palmas del Mar is located on the southeast coast of Puerto Rico approximately 45 minutes from San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital and largest city. Palmas del Mar is the largest master-planned community in the Caribbean with approximately 2,750 acres of land devoted to a variety of residential, commercial and resort uses. With its combination of primary and secondary homes, lodging facilities and resort amenities, Palmas is the Caribbean's most fully integrated premier destination. Unique among Puerto Rico residential-resort communities, Palmas has over six miles of Caribbean Sea frontage, including approximately three miles of continuous sand beach. The balance of the water frontage consists of secluded beaches and rocky promontories, offering unparalleled views and settings. In addition, the inland portion of Palmas provides a variety of topographical contours providing for an extensive variety of land use patterns ranging from custom hillside residences to clustered housing developments fronting golf courses or other recreational amenities. Palmas del Mar is the most complete Resort Community in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean region, offering premier amenities and facilities that satisfy every interest.
Crescent Cove is one of the few villa clusters in Palmas Del that is right on the ocean! We have some of the most magnificent ocean views in all of Palmas Del Mar! You can easily see clear to the island of Vieques from our villa! Crescent Cove is known for it's location, beautiful beach and great pool area. Chaise lounge chairs are available both around the pool and on the beach for your comfort. Crescent Cove is only a short walk down the beach to the famous Beach Bohio Restaurant - right on the beach!
Beautiful Caribbean scenery in a full service resort makes Palmas Del Mar the perfect place to explore the Caribbean. If you are looking for a family place where you can relax and get away from the noise without being stranded, this is the place to vacation. There is no amenity that is not a phone call, golf cart ride or short walk away from your front door.
From a rain forest, zip lining to kayaking, snorkeling, diving or a small restaurant or casino, this is just the beginning. Golf, tennis, bike riding, cliff diving or tours and excursions Vieques, Culebra or even St Tomas, Puerto Rico has something for everyone! And Old San Juan is less than an hour away for great duty-free shopping and fine dining. We are located in a resort that offers the best of both worlds - peace and tranquility or easy access to everything exciting that you could possibly want on a Caribbean vacation!
With us, you'll find one of the best locations in the Caribbean offering golf, tennis, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, deep-sea fishing, horseback riding and island excursions. Palmas del Mar's location is one of its greatest assets. The pleasing Caribbean trade winds steadily blow across this section of the island, stabilizing the weather to an average temperature in the 80’s and making Palmas del Mar ideal twelve months of the year.
Links to Palmas Del Mar attractions
Check out our facebook page for links to these activities as well: http://www.facebook.com/CrescentCove11PalmasDelMarResort
Palmas del Mar Country Club is the most complete Resort Community in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean region, offering premier amenities and facilities that satisfy every interest. Palmas del Mar has two 18-hole championship golf courses and offers the largest private tennis facility in the Caribbean!
We are considered the premier golf destination of the Caribbean, with two ocean-front, par 72 championship courses: the Palm Course designed by Gary Player, and the Flamboyan Course designed by Rees Jones. Layouts of around 6,800 feet (2,040m) each. Scratch golfers consider holes 11 to 15 of the Palm course among the toughest five successive holes in the Caribbean. The pro shop that services both courses is open daily from 6:30am to 6pm. Both courses offer challenges to the most experienced of players as well as breathtaking ocean vistas. To improve your game, the golf professionals are available for private lessons. It also provides ample areas to practice your putting, driving, short game and sand trap shots. Clubs, shoes and carts are available for rental, and a selection of the latest gentlemen’s and ladies’ sportswear and accessories can be found at the Pro Shop. We can help you book tee times! Just let us know! The golf club also has The Palm Restaurant for dinners.
The tennis center is the largest in the Caribbean with 20 clay and hard courts, 7 of which are lighted for night play. Year-round activities include group & private lessons, tennis clinics, doubles round robins, tennis shows, and junior programs. The Pro Shop offers the latest in tennis racket technology and sportswear. The tennis center is just a five-minute walk from our villa. There is a patio shaded by an overarching banyan tree and anchored by an outdoor bar called the Center Court Bar & Grill, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The second floor of the pro shop holds a small fitness center. It is staffed by a full time personal/fitness trainer and offers some classes.
Horseback Riding: With 64 stables, the Rancho Buena Vista Equestrian Center in Palmas Del Mar, is the most complete in the Caribbean. As the best training facility in the Caribbean (Paso Fino horses), it includes round pen training, endless uninterrupted trails, and a facility designed for international competition. Trail rides are available throughout the day, and special rides can be arranged upon request. www.ranchobuenavistapr.com (787) 479-7479
The Beach Club: (for a fun day with kids) 787-656-3030
The beach club pool area has a 16ft tall Water Tower with over 200 feet of slides and a 100 square foot 'water works' play system with a giant spill bucket and several interactive amusement areas.
The centerpiece of the Beach Club is its eclectic 8,000 sq. ft. swimming pool, including three 25-yard lap swimming lanes, a pool volleyball area, multi-level steps for the young ones and several enclaves for relaxed gatherings. A whirlpool and toddler pool are located at separate ends of the ample sundeck which is dotted by chaise lounges generously attended by roving service personnel. Here you will find a beach volleyball court, the charming 'Pelican's Watch Poolside Bar', and paths which lead to the spectacular beach of crystalline waters.
A tropical bungalow-style pavillion with imposing views of the Caribbean serves as the reception and service facility and there is a restaurant offering a choice of dining on the veranda or by the pool.
We can get Beach Club passes for you, we need to request them in advance and the access is limited to weekdays only (no weekends or holidays) The daily rates are $15.00 per day for adults and $10.00 for children under 10 yrs. All we need is full names for everyone who wants a pass and we can set that up for you! The beach club is a short walk, or easy bike ride or golf cart ride from the villa, just farther down the same street.
The Pterocarpus Forest:
The new Pterocarpus Forest at Palmas del Mar (near the catholic church on your way to the golf club house), is a unique 51-acre Pterocarpus swamp forest nature preserve and has 510 feet of boardwalk to meander your way through the forest. This is one of the largest known swamp Forest in Puerto Rico and serves as habitat to 44 species of flora and 52 species of fauna, of which 13 are considered endemic. The Forest grows in an area permanently flooded by fresh water and its predominant specie in this type of wetland is the Pterocarpus tree, commonly known in Spanish as "palo de pollo". The tree may grow more than 65 feet tall, with large buttress type roots that allow it to grow in flooded soil.
Casino Real - we are within a very short walking distance to the casino, complete with table games, slot machines and a bar... Good luck :-)
Snorkling - Maragatta Charters with Captain Matt http://www.maragatacharters.com/
Scuba diving - Sea Ventures Dive Center http://www.divepalmasdelmar.com/
Deep sea fishing - Maragatta Charters with Captain Matt http://www.maragatacharters.com/
Golf Cart Rentals - Ask us to book one of Nancy's golf carts
4 passengers = $45/day, no tax, 3 day minimum
6 passengers = $60/day no tax, 3 day minimum.
Regular resort rates are $55 - $75/day so her offer is awesome.
Palmas Del Mar Restaurants
Palmanova Plaza has C Bar 787-852-5600(lunch & dinner - excellent!), Pura Vida 787-914-0316 (dinner, casual PR food), Chihuahua 787-850-2693 (dinner, casual mexican food & live music), Blue Hawaii 787-852-0897 (dinner, casual Chinese & Sushi), Flying Pizza 787-850-4688, La Brochette 787-852-7373, Zona Fresca 787-636-5710, Cafe de la Plaza 787-852-2612 Italian food.
The Marina has Chez Daniel 787-850-3838 (fine dining, french cuisine, dinners & Sunday brunch), Tapas Bar (casual & fun - known for their liter tube of sangria) and Bistro Rico 787-850-3838
The Fishing Village (next to the marina) has Pescaderia (casual lunch & dinner, beautiful waterside views, best food comes from the dinner menu from the inside restuarant, not the outside bar (just bar food menu...)) 787-552-0110
The Golf Clubhouse has The Palm Restaurant 787-656-3010 for nice dinners
The Tennis Center has Center Court Bar & Grill 787-656-3023 (breakfast, lunch & dinner outside under an amazing tree
The Beach has Beach Bohio for lunch & drinks, right on the beach within walking distance of our villa
The Beach Club - Salitre Ocean Bar and Waves Bar & Grill
At the Casino - David's Cookies 787-850-6000 x 5042 (all-day breakfast & desserts)
Links to off-site Attractions
Humacao Nature Reserve - walking, fishing, bike & kayak rentals http://www.puertoricodaytrips.com/humacao-nature-reserve/
Monkey Island - Just off the shore, taka a very short boat ride to see this monkey-inhabited island! It's really cool!
La Paseadora with Paco 787-316-0441. Paco will pick you up in his private little boat.
Meet him at a restaurant in Naguabo (just up the coast) and he will take you to Monkey Island - we loved it!
or try Tropical Water Sports http://www.tropicalwatersportspr.com/Monkey-Island-Tours.html
East Island Excusions - (Puerto Del Rey, Fajardo): http://www.eastislandpr.com/ snorkel, sailing, lunch or sunset cruises - Tell Aturo that we sent you - he's a family friend!
Scuba Diving - Sea Ventures Dive PR (Palmas Del Mar, and/or Puerto Del Rey in Farjardo): http://divepuertorico.com/
Boat Rentals - paddle boards, kayaks, jet skis, fly boarding Tropical Water Sports http://www.tropicalwatersportspr.com/Jet-Skis.html
Bioluminescent Bay Tours -
Kayaking Puerto Rico: https://www.kayakingpuertorico.com/pages/biobay.html 787-245-4545
EcoQuest Adventures: http://www.ecoadventurespr.com/bio-bay-tour.html 787-206-0290
Pure Adventure: http://pureadventurepr.com/tour/bio-bay-kayak-tour/ 787-202-6551
They only run the Bio Bay tours on nights with very little moon... Check the lunar calendar here for your dates
Ask how good the phosphorescence is - they will give you a discount if it's not at peak levels...
El Yunque Rain Forest- You do not need a tour to see this amazing rain forest, you can drive through and up the whole mountain & stop and walk or hike anywhere along the way. http://elyunque.com/about.html
Punta Tuna Light House & Nature Reserve - Just a short beautiful drive down the coast to the Southeastern corner of PR
Bacardi Rum Tour - take a short boat ride from Old San Juan across the bay to Catano PR & Casa Barcardi http://www.visitcasabacardi.com/
Port Highway - Love pig roasts? PR is known for "Port Highway"
Zipline - Zip line the world’s highest, longest courses! Toro Verde in Orocovis (central mountains) http://toroverdepr.com/en/
El Yunque Rain Forest Zip Line https://rainforestzipline.com/
Waterfall Rappel & River Hiking - an exhilarating and wonderful day! http://www.ecoquestpr.com/san-salvador-rainforest-adventures
Camuy River Cave Park - Over 10 miles of caverns and 220 caves of the Camuy cave system have been mapped so far, however many experts believe it holds another 800 caves. The 268-acre park built around the cave system features tours of some of the caves and sinkholes, and is one of the most popular natural attractions in Puerto Rico. http://www.puertoricodaytrips.com/rio-camuy-caves-park/
Arecibo Observatory - The observatory is the sole facility of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC). The observatory's 1,000-foot (305-metre) radio telescope was the largest single-aperture telescope from its completion in 1963 until July 2016 when the Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope was completed. It is used in three major areas of research: radio astronomy, atmospheric science, and radar astronomy. http://www.naic.edu/
Visit Vieques or Culebra Islands - with Maragatta Charters or East Island Excursions (see links above) or fly on Vieques Air Links http://viequesairlink.com/ out of San Juan (just $121 round trip per person), you can fly out in the am, and return in the afternoon! When we did it, we flew out of The Jose Aponte de la Torre Airport commonly known as the “Ceiba Airport” for about $60pp, The Ceiba Airport is located on 124 acres of the Former Roosevelt Roads Naval Base in the municipality of Ceiba, just about 20 minutes north of Palmas.
AIRLINES FLYING OUT OF CEIBA AIRPORT, PUERTO RICO
– AIR FLAMENCO Fajardo – (787) 801-8256 Culebra – (787) 742-1040 San Juan (787) 724-1818, (787) 724-1105
– ISLA NENA AIR SERVICE Fajardo (787) 863-3075, (787) 863-3030 Vieques (787) 741-1577 Culebra (787) 742-0972
– M & N AVIATION Vieques (787) 741-3911 Fax: (787) 741-3912 San Juan (787) 791-7090
– VIEQUES AIR LINK Fajardo (787) 860-2290, (787) 863-3020 Vieques (787) 741-3266, (787)741- 7863, (787) 741-3020
Culebra (787) 742-0254
The flight is truly just as wonderful as the island!
Old San Juan
Here are our favorite restaurants in Old San Juan, there are many more that we haven't tried, but we've eaten at all these and enjoy them so much that we return to them again & again. If you try other places and recommend them, please tell us so we can add them to this list.
Barrachina - birthplace of the Pina Colada! http://www.barrachina.com/
Dragonfly - Asian food http://www.dragonflysanjuan.com/
Aguaviva - Seafood, their ceviche is outstanding!! http://www.aguavivapr.com/
Toro Salaro - Tapas food http://www.torosalaopr.com/
Marmalade - great Tasting Menus, a great experience! http://www.marmaladepr.com/
The Parrot Club - New Latin Bar & Bistro http://www.parrotclubpr.com/
El Picoteo at the El Convento Hotel - great tapas food & drinks in a gorgeous inner courtyard of the old Convent
311 Trois Cent Onze - fine french restaurant http://311restaurantpr.com/
Casa Cortes Chocobar - (we haven't eaten here yet but it looks great, fun & delicious!) http://www.casacortespr.com/
Yamato - Sushi restaurant at the historic El San Juan Hotel (near the airport) http://www.puerto-rico/el-san-juan-dining
Brother Jimmy's BBQ - roof top dining at the El San Juan Hotel (near the airport) http://www.puerto-rico/el-san-juan-dining