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Southern Puerto Rico

A January 2006 trip to Guanica by grimmts

Copamarina Beach Resort Photo, Guanica, Puerto Rico More Photos
Quote: Forget San Juan: see the real Puerto Rico and enjoy an all-inclusive romantic hideway.

Southern Puerto Rico

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Overview

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My husband and I were looking for a place that would be HOT in January. The U.S. Virgin Islands were too pricey, and then I discovered the Copamarina Resort (www.copamarina.com) in Guanica, Puerto Rico.The resort is a 2.5-hour drive south from San Juan, so you can rent a car to drive through the mountains (scenic!) or utilize the resort's transportation service. They offer all-inclusive or regular room rates, so you can choose an option that fits your lifestyle and budget.This is NOT a place for casinos and nightlife. The beach isn't all that great (but we don't go in the water, so it was no problem), and it's adjacent to the Guanica Dry Forest, which provided excellent hiking....Read More

Copamarina Beach Resort

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Hotel | "Copamarina Resort"

Copamarina Beach Resort Photo, Guanica, Puerto Rico
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Their website is very informative and has photos. See www.copamarina.com.There are different rooms types to chose from. We had an ocean-view room on the second floor that had a nice little balcony. Note: There are no elevators, so if your luggage is heavy, get help from the bellboys upon check-in.The rooms were clean and serviced daily. They provided ProTerra beauty products. There are nice louvered windows that open and close (with screens) and a door leading to the balcony. There is a desk with two small chairs and another padded chair by the bed. It is a little tight between the bed and dresser, but, overall, the room is clean and bright.They are a "green" hotel, which ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 5, 2006

Copamarina Beach Resort
Road 333 Km 6.5 Cana Gorda
Guanica, Puerto Rico 00653
787 821-0505

Alexandra's Restaurant

Restaurant | "Copamarina's Alexandra Restaurant"

Alexandra's Restaurant Photo, Guanica, Puerto Rico
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There is only one place to get dinner at the resort after 6pm--Alexandra's Restaurant. Weather permitting, there are about six outdoor tables that you must reserve 1 day in advance.
The food here is very good. Each night there is a fresh fish special, a pasta special, and meat (usually steak) special. We wished they offered more sauce choices (garlic and Creole most nights). The guava paste-infused butter and rolls were delicious! They are fine with making substitutions and cooking your meal to order. The prices are not cheap, but since we were on all-inclusive, we didn't care! Sonia, Dalimar, and Adan are all great servers!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 5, 2006

Alexandra's Restaurant
Copamarina Resort Road 333 Km 6.5, Cana Gorda
Guanica, Puerto Rico 00653
(787) 821-0505

Hiking in the Guanica Dry Forest

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Attraction

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The front desk has an EXCELLENT guide to the trails of the Guanica Dry Forest. Get it! In it you will find explanations of each trail and what you will find on it, drawings of plants and animal life, and a decent map. A car will be needed to get to the trailheads, however. Two are just down the road from the resort's entrance. We didn't pack hiking shoes for the trip. I wore my Adidas slip-ons and it wasn't that bad. However, I would recommend better shoes for maximum traction.The Meseta Trail is at the end of Route 333. It follows the coast and has beautiful views. It can be windy, but that just makes it cooler, and the waves really crash onshore that way. It's pretty cool to ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 5, 2006

Hiking in the Guanica Dry Forest
Adjacent to the Copamarina
Guanica, Puerto Rico

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