You cannot go wrong staying with Angel and Carlos. They were always easy to get ahold of and went out of their way to help us find good restaurants and things to do. The apartment is beautiful and gives you easy access to the entire island as well as some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. With so much of Puerto Rico still left unseen, we will definitely be looking to come back.
Carlos was very nice. He even came and picked us up at the rental car spot at 6 am and escorted us to the apt. The apt was wonderful, latent with island trinkets, shells, and other flare. The view from the terrace was unbelievable and we caught some nice views at sunrise times. There's a hammock to swing in as well and take it easy. The place is sizeable with plenty of places to sleep. In fact. My lady and I ended sleeping in the living room by the terrace, falling asleep to the cool breeze and sounds of the ocean. I'm excited to stay here again.
We were very blessed to spend vacation in Palmas del Mar and meet Carlos. That place is Heavenly Paradise! Carlos as well as his partners are kind, helpful people. We would love them to visit us in Chicago. Apartment is very specious, modern and clean. It is situated on the ground level, one minute from the swimming pool and one minute from the beach. My two year old could play outside on the grass each morning. Kids were ridding in the evenings on their plasma cars on the pathway in front of the apartment. The climate was perfect. The ocean always have waves so it was perfect for boogie boarding. We loved jumping through the waves behind crescent beach (very safe for kids). In Palmas del Mar community are small stores, restaurants, playgrounds, tennis courts and little tropical forest, so is plenty to do. Also you can go for a snorkeling trip from a little marina to the islands ($75 pp). Is an hour to go to Old San Juan (less traffic during the weekend) and 30 minutes to Seven Seas Beach near Fajardo. Wal-mart or other grocery stores are in Humacao 5 minutes away by car on 53 from
That vacation was worthy it every penny. We already are planning to come back next year for a month or longer. Thank you again for the wonderful experience.
Mika and family,
Carlos' place was perfect for our few days in Luquillo. He and his family were very friendly and helpful during our stay. I would definitely stay there again next time we're in PR. Highly recommend!
We had an amazing time in Puerto Rico staying at Carlos's apartment. The location was superb. We woke to the sound of waves crashing, had coffee with an ocean view, and walked to the Luquillo kiosks which should not be missed. The apartment is a close drive to El Yunque rainforest and the Fajardo port where we visited the biobay and took a ferry to Culebra island. Carlos was kind and very accommodating. He offered wonderful information about local history, attractions, and local treasures. The apartment was a wonderful base from which to explore this beautiful island. We felt right at home!
The apartment at Playa Fortuna is wonderful. All the amenities that you could ask for we're available to us. The view is amazing as the apartment is right ON the ocean. There is plenty of room for the whole family to enjoy!
Angel and Carlos were perfect hosts and always available to answer any questions that we had as well as to offer us plenty of suggestions to help make our trip more enjoyable.
This is a perfect location to enjoy not only Luquillo but you can make plenty of day trips from this as your home base. The Kiosks in Luquillo are in walking distance and have the best selection of local food. If you are looking for a calm beach with all of the amenities Balneario Monserrate is right next to the kiosks and is awesome!
The next time that we are in Puerto Rico we will stay at Playa Fortuna!
excellent host, got in late met us at the car rental and took us to the apartment, even did me a favor of having juice and coffee at the place since we arrived late. Great ocean front property. Place was spotless had all the necessary kitchen, bath , and bedroom items for a comfortable stay. Location was excellent to travel and see the island. A car is a must to get around. 5 minutes to the town center for all our shopping needs and laundry facilities. Worth the price . Would stay at Carlos again .
I highly recommend this place. The waves right in front of your door and the nearby Luquillo Beach are beautiful beyond description. I took a ton of pictures to try to capture the changes of light and color. The waves in front of the apartment are much bigger than the waves on Luquillo Beach, which we walked to. We finally got up courage to go in the waves at the apartment and discovered a long, shallow, sandy beach under the waves. There was a boogie board and beach chairs and towels for our use. And the water was sooo warm in January. We did not even go to the hassle of getting to Culebra because it was so beatiful where we were. It was difficult to leave this amazing place.
Carlos and his father were so helpful and patient with us. They gave us many suggestions. Be sure to read all the excellent reviews below. They are all true!
Do NOT walk to this beach house- RUN to it! What you see in this photo is exactly what you get - Puerto Rican paradise. David and I were welcomed by Angel, Carlos' brother - Carlos couldn't be there but we spoke to him prior to leaving. Two words to describe them both - gracious and friendly. Both Carlos and Angel were extremely responsive and communicative way BEFORE we even left for Puerto Rico.
Because (website hidden) maps is in beta version for Puerto Rico, we were led astray countless number of times during our stay due to inaccurate directions given to us by the app - it was ludicrous. The first time was on our way to their beach house from the airport. All the while Angel guided us to the house without an ounce of annoyance and a ton of patience. I never expected Puerto Rico to be such eye candy as it was NOT at the top of my "jetsetting "list, but the view from this beach house really over-delivered. Immediately stepping out of the car (inside the gated parking lot), we were greeted by the ocean and the sound of cheering waves crashing onto the sand ( which will serenade you throughout the night) directly in front of our faces. We're from the NYC area, so this was surreal. As for the beach you'll be staying in front of - Luquillo,( I think): it's beautiful. Mind you, proceeding our stay here, we also stayed in San Juan near Ocean Park Beach and went to Isla Verde beach - both were, we'll, meh - wasn't impressed. This beach, however is gorgeous. Angel or Carlos will tell you how to get to the other end of the beach where the waves are more forgiving and scenery even MORE stunning, in which you can walk the stretch back to the beach house.
A stretch of kiosks housing restaurants and bars is 5 min from the house. Walgreens and Amigo supermarket are 10 min away and La Familia Bakery ( homemade delicious sweets we discovered on yelp) is 15 min away
Thank you so much for your hospitality Angel. We'll definitely be back!
The Jimenez family owns and manages this property and they treated us like family. Carlos, Angel and Ana were always a call or text away and they helped us find places to go and things to do, and they even picked us up from San Juan to take us to the apartment in Luquillo, which is a 40-minute drive, or $50+ taxi.
The apartment was spacious, clean and had all the things we needed from beach towels, boogie boards to kitchen equipment.
You cannot beat the view from the balcony of the apartment. It looks straight to the ocean and you can go to sleep with the sound of the waves.
Nearby are the well-known Luquillo kiosks where we ate a variety of local food next to the popular Luquillo beach.
You probably need to rent a car in Luquillo. You can walk to the kiosks, but for other places (grocery store, El Yunque park) you need your own transport and taxis get expensive and public transit is not convenient. The Jimenez family can help you find a rental or look for the many chains in San Juan.