Campsite & Hotel Reviews
Puerto Rico Hotel and Campsite Reviews
Below is a review of some the campsite locations and hotels I stayed at during my journey around Puerto Rico. These will be useful for paddlers planning their next adventure.
Sandy Beach Hotel in San Juan
This Hotel in San Juan turned out to be the most convenient place I could have stayed. Reasonably priced (for Puerto Rico, everything there is expensive), it is located right on the beach, which makes it an easy place to get your kayak launched to start any paddling trip around Puerto Rico. However, unless you have a sectional 3 piece kayak like me, it will be difficult to get your kayak through the hallway into the hotel patio, because there are some very tight corners.
This beach can have big waves, but the part immediately behind the headland is sheltered. Lots of people come to this beach, so you probably want to pitch your tent after everyone is gone. The local surf shop has a shower for a good rinse. This is one of the few good landing spots on the Northwest Coast before getting into the Mona passage on the West, so I would recommend staying here for the night and then paddling around the northwest cape early the next morning.
Very good wide beach to camp in, however, there isn't much to do on land here. The interior is off-limits because of unexploded ordinances, so don't go bush-wacking.
Seven Seas Beach
This a pleasant campground with shower facilities, you can also walk into Farjado, but it is quite far to go on foot, and taxis are few. The best past time here is to walk out to the light house or to some other nearby beaches through the trails. The beaches are scenic and remote, and you will probably be one of the only people there.