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About our home
I grew-up in beaches of Vega Baja. My brother and I decided to renovate the second level house, not only to be used during family reunions, but to share this treasure with the rest of the world. Our parents live in the first level house. The second floor property was renovated in the summer of 2013, transforming the existing spaces back to the original conditions our grandpa Tato built many years ago. Our house is your house, and we would like you to enjoy it and maintain as much as we do.
Equipped for kids
More about us
We love to travel and to discover new places.
We like the country and the beach as well.
Our home is your home, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Up Restaurant & Bar (787-654-8333), Carr. #2 Km. 41.6, Bo. Algarrobo. Caribbean and International Menú. This place offer many dishes from the trendy fusion cuisine. You can enjoy a great “skirt steak” or churrasco with mashed roots or a massive grilled pork chop grilled with vegetables and a tasty sauce. They have a very nice variety of drafted beers, and hard liquors.
Costeño (787-504-4074) Road PR#686, corner with Felisa Rincón Ave., at the Puerto Nuevo Beach (.3 miles from the house). Unique wraps and sandwiches, : Sandwich Jíbaro (with cod fillet and avocado), el Sándwich Peruano (peruvian sirloin) and the Costeño Wrap (with groupper fillet), among many others.
Bit of culture
Casa Alonso Museum (787-855-1364). Betances Street #34. It is an art and history museum. The two floors structure was built during the Spanish rule using masonry. You may enjoy the old colonial furniture, folk puertorrican and Latin-American music. Also, it has many music related artifacts and decorative pieces. Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Rosario – Located in the town Centre, a majestic neoclassic building was built in 1860. This architectural beauty was declared a national, monument by the Puerto Rican Culture Institute in 1984. Fénix Theater (787-855-5907) The Theater is located between Luis Muñoz Rivera and José Julián Acosta Streets. This neoclassic architectonic treasure was built in 1917 with room for 800 people. América Theater (787-858-6447) José Julián Acosta Street. With an art-deco style, this theater was built in 1924 and run shows until 1985. Vega Baja Tourism Office (787-858-6447) (weekdays) For more information: http://www.seepuertorico.com/en/destinations/north/
Walks in the park
Tortuguero Lagoon Natural Reserve – Road PR#687 Km.1.2. Tortuguero is Puerto Rico’s only freshwater lagoon with a direct connection to the ocean. With a great scenic beauty, this place is of great ecological importance. Swamps, endemic flora and fauna, white silica sand deposits, limestone domes and dozens of natural springs form this unique natural resource. If you feel lucky, you may want to try your fishing rod, or enjoy a nice walk on one of many trails. The park also has gazebos and benches. Swimming is not allowed. Playa Los Tubos – Road PR#686. A 10 minutes’ drive from the beach house, in the town of Manatí. It is the perfect beach for surfing. During the month of July, locals host “El Festival Playero”. It has a long sandy shore great for sunbathing, and a recretional area with gazebos great for kids.
Puerto Nuevo Public Beach – It is just a 5 minutes’ drive or a 15 minutes’ walk from the house. Crystal clear waters and golden sand for the perfect sun tan. A huge rock formation protects the cove from open waters. Although, you could climb the rocks to enjoy the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean we always recommend doing it with extreme caution, and always paying attention to the coming waves. The rocks are made of solidified sand with very sharp edges, so the use of sturdy shoes is a must. We recommend not to climb these rocks during storm surges or swells (December thru April) as the waves can cover the rocks making it very difficult to walk by. Between the two big rocks in the north side, there is a small pond named “la pasa”, a very quiet place where locals enjoy diving without the risk of ocean currents. On the south side of the rocks, there is a place known as the “Mar Muerto”, a small quiet ocean pond with warm waters. Behind the “Mar Muerto”, there is a well-known place called El Corsario (the Pirate), an impressive sinkhole formed by thousands of years of ocean force carving the rock walls. This is a natural beauty that can be observed at your own risk and from a safe distance. Diving from the rocks is prohibited due to the extreme danger. In every corner going to the beach you can enjoy the traditional puertorrican fritters (bacalaítos, alcapurrias made with crab or beef), chicken or marlin skewers, and coconut water or maví. If you prefer more healthy options, you can visit Costeño, the food truck that serves wraps, sandwiches, Mallorcas (Spanish sandwich, awesome!), natural juices and great espresso coffee.