Better than advertised!
We were in Puerto Rico just a couple of weeks ago, and we had a wonderful trip. The Pena Mar condo was just what we were looking for as a place to relax and a wonderful hub to explore the east side of the island.
Our party consisted of two couples, and the condo was a perfect size for us. It would also work very well for a family. Everything was clean and in good working order. The is A/C in the bedrooms kept us cool in the evenings - and there really was no need for A/C in the remainder of the condo as opening the front door and the patio door gave us a wonderful breeze throughout the condo. The kitchen was fully equipped (although with the great restaurants in the area we didn't use it much) and it was nice having a washing machine and dryer in the condo as well. The wireless internet was a nice bonus. We did try to stream video to the TV and couldn't figure out how to do that - if we had an additional cable, or a way to connect our devices wirelessly to the TV that would be a nice upgrade.
Joel and Marisol were very easy to work with and Marisol met us as the airport with the keys and the instructions (she even waited for an hour as our flight was late - thank you Marisol!). Getting to the condo for the first time was a little bit tricky at night as there really aren't street signs and the GPS is less than perfect. Once we got our bearings the next day, it was very easy to drive around the area.
The condo complex itself was very safe and secure, and we felt safe in the entire surrounding area as well (even though the condo complex won't let you leave on foot). The pools were very nice, and were rarely busy. Understand that these are not large "resort" type pools, but we weren't expecting that. There are tennis and basketball courts available as well.
We really enjoyed the Fajardo area. You are short drive to beaches, bio bay, El Yunque, and even San Juan. We found several excellent restaurants within minutes, and there is easy access to grocery shopping, Walmart, Walgreens, etc. All in all, this was a wonderful little stay at the Pena Mar condo, and we wouldn't hesitate to go back!
Families with Young Children
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