New beach apartment at Villas del Mar Beach Resort, 3 air conditioned bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies to relax or entertain facing the ocean, beach access, tennis and basketball courts and 2 assigned parking. Ideal for family vacation or a great weekend getaway in the northern coast of Puerto Rico. Fully furnished, fully equipped kitchen, laundry area, dining and living area. Sleeps 6. Ocean front apartment and in front of the pool, and kids playground. Fully equipped, ready for you to move in. Located only 15 to 20 minutes from San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, accessible through a scenic route along the ocean line or the roadway in the historic town of Loiza (Route 66). Away from the noise and traffic of the city but within minutes of Belz Factory Outlet mall, golf courses, restaurants and world famous tourist attractions such as the Yunque Rain Forest. Minutes away from the town Fajardo and ferries to the islands of Culebra and Vieques.
Loíza is known as "El Pueblo de la Cacica". Loíza was proclaimed a town officially in 1692 and named in honor of Yuisa or Luisa, one of the women caciques on the island when the Spanish conquerors arrived. Settled by Nigerian slaves of the Yoruba tribe in the 16th century, Loíza is a center for African-inspired traditions, retaining one of the highest percentages of African descendants of all island towns. Among those traditions Loíza celebrates the "Fiestas Patronales" where salsa dancing, masquerades, colorful parades and rich Puerto Rican food make this festival a classic. The nine days of this carnival pay homage to Loízas patron saint, St. James.
Loíza is a great place to sample the Puerto Rican variety of Afro-Caribbean cuisine.
Its San Patricio Church (begun in 1645) is the oldest on the island still active as a parish church.
Loíza is located in the northeastern coast, north of Canóvanas; east of Carolina; and west of Río Grande.
The surrounding areas produces sugar cane, fruits, and coconuts.
I'm a young professional who loves to travel. I usually rent out the apartment since I own it as a second home but I'm also interested in home exchange. I usually travel with a friend or my family. I have one brother, 2 sisters and my mother and father. I speak spanish, english and some french.