Coconut Palms Inn Hotel

, Rincon, Puerto Rico
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Coconut Palms Inn Hotel

, Rincon

Rooms: 8

2734 Calle 8 Com Estela - Rincon - 00677 - Puerto Rico Hotel Website | | 787-823-0147
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Wonderful Place

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at Coconut Palms in May 2005. I made the reservation for three nights but we loved it so much that I cancelled the hotel I had a reservation for and we stayed at Coconut Palms for two more nights (five nights in total). I have to say that I have been to many countries but the experience I had at Coconut Palms was one of the best in my life!!

The major advantage of the hotel is its location - right on a beautiful beach. We stayed in the room on the second floor called "Coqui", which is a tiny frog that lives only in PR and nowhere else. We only had to go down the stairs to get to the beach. The best part was to be able to hear the waves (pretty loud) in our room. Sleeping under the sound of waves was marvelous!

Angel, who works at the hotel is the sweetest guy, he even helped us look for coquis in a beautiful garden in the backyard of the hotel. The hotel is close to everything you need in Rincon. The hotel is not brand new but incredibly charming and cozy. We were more than satisfied with what we got for the money we paid.

I need to mention that the place is very quiet and more suitable for people not looking for a crowd or active nightlife. I have never stayed at a hotel in such beautiful natural surroundings and that close to the ocean before! The place makes you feel like it is your home on the water. We did not want to leave!

Fabulous ocean front resort

from A TripAdvisor Member
Have just returned from seven fabulous days at the Coconut Palms in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Our studio room was beautifully decorated and well-appointed with fridge/freezer, coffee maker, plates, glasses, etc. We were ocean-front, only steps from the sand, and we were able to barbecue nightly and watch the magnificient sunsets. Gail and Johnnie, the owners were very helpful and friendly, as were their staff Rosie, Alison and Angel. Everyone went out of their way to ensure our stay was simply the best. We especially loved Beau, the resident black labrador who swam with us every afternoon and never tired of retrieving coconuts from the surf!
Don't visit Puerto Rico without a stay at Coconut Palms

Beach Front Bliss

from A TripAdvisor Member
The sunsets on the west coast of Puerto Rico are very special when viewing these from a patio or balcony and looking out to the island of Desecheo. A special place, which I have visited before, is this Guest House where the people are relaxed, friendly and the owners treat the customers like family. Privacy when you want it , socal times with other guests, on the patio overlooking one of the best calm swimming beaches around. Inside -just enough to take care of basic food desires. a great place to be and away from the crowds. high on my list of places to go to when you want sunsets and a friendly welcome; tennis, restaurants, etc. are very close by. This place is a very good value.---J K

Great beaches

from A TripAdvisor Member
My girlfriend and I wanted an inexpensive, beach front place that was small and uncrowded. The Coconut Palms fills the bill. The rooms are equiped with a small frig and microwave along with dishes, silverware and a coffee maker. We went out to eat breakfast at one of the many bakeries in the area which were quite reasonable. We would get some snacks for lunch at the supermarket back toward town and go out at night to try different restaurants.
The diving was great with Taino Divers who took me out to Desecheo Island, about 13 miles off shore. There were neat passages through caverns in close to the island as well as small reef structures further out in 50 feet of water. There is a surge in close so be careful when passing through tight swim-throughs. The sunsets were spectacular right from the patio and snorkeling was good right off shore or down off the public beach.

Wedding at Coconut Palms Inn

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Coconut Palms Inn is an amazing, beautiful & relaxing place. It’s so private – it almost feels like you have your own private beach. We just got married on the beach out in front of the Inn on April 30, 2005. After the gorgeous sunset ceremony we had an intimate reception on the veranda. The staff was more then helpful. They helped me out with every tiny detail. We rented out the entire front house for five day’s. Everyone was extremely satisfied with their stay. And I can’t forget to mention the friendly Inn dog Beau ---- we loved him! We’re already planning our next trip back!

Loved the Coconut Palms Inn

from onefootoutthedoor
Just returned from Rincon and a stay at the Coconut Palms Inn. After driving 700 miles all over the rest of the island, my friend and I decided to just relax for a few days in the Rincon area. Drove into town with a list of accomodations but no reservations (this always makes me nervous and leads me to thoughts of sleeping in Motel Hertz). Drove by the Horned Dorsett and kept going. Beautiful place, really pretty location (snuggled in the hills reminiscent of the south shore in Bermuda) but the $$$$$ kept us moving. Next on our list was the Coconut Palms. I knew when we drove up to the gate that this was our kind of place. Small, private, nicely landscaped and well maintained. Once in the gate we fell in love with the place. The private garden is more like a botanical garden! All sorts of lush tropical plants and many, many coqui frogs for their evening songfest. Yes, there is Beau, the black lab, who is about as lovable as any four footed creature could be. Had much fun playing with him on the beach! We stayed in the Coqui on the 2nd floor and would highly recommend the beachfron rooms with the world class sunsets over the ocean framed by the palms. I have done a great deal of travelling around the world and would say that if you appreciate the small inn experience and aren't demanding the large hotel prince or princess treatment (the staff here was very friendly and helpful but they really respect your privacy and leave you alone unless you need something) you might agree with me that the Coconut Palms is a real find!! You need a car but, everything you might need or want to see is just a few minutes away. Please give our regards to Beau if you get to go here!

great beach, sunsets

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at Coconut Palms (from Milan, Michigan) the last week of March, 2005. Had a wonderful time. The people at the Inn (Angel, Mimi, and Rosie) are cordial and helpful. The beach is clean and right at the bottom of the patio stairs. We stayed in the Geckko room which is small, but just right for two people. It has a microwave and small refrigerator, tv, eating table, coffee pot, dishes, etc. The bathroom had been remodeled and has nice tiled walls and modern facilities. Going to sleep to the sound of the ocean was wonderful! The sunsets from your patio or balcony are unbelievable! There's room for shade or sun-bathing on the patio, a barbeque grill, and beautifully landscaped entry/walkways with lots of plants and a hammock.

The rooms are rented by the week; not the day. People who ask for reduced rates should not blame the staff for changes they make personally. The rooms are stocked with towels for the week and rooms are only cleaned once or twice during the week. We liked the privacy.

I don't understand people's review complaining about the dog. Beau is sweet and most of the time he sleeps by the front gate. He is usually there only at night. He will play ball with visitors if they like, but obeys commands if told to. Since visitors are told about Beau in advance, I simply don't understand why they chose to come if that's a bother. We found Beau to be delightful.

There is road construction in the cities (Aguada and Rincon) to the North of the hotel. Getting to the Inn is much easier going south on 2, then taking 402 (right turn) to 115 (right turn). Plan on 2 to 2 1/2 hours from the San Juan airport.

For great day trips from the Inn, go just North to El Faro to visit the lighthouse and park. Then watch surfers! Take a day to go to Camuy Caverns and then go to the Arecibo observatory; the world's largest radio telescope. The back roads through the mountains and valleys have some spectacular scenery. Stop at a roadside diner for barbequed chicken, coco frios, tres lechhes (3 milks), fresh fruit, pinchos, etc.

Coconut Palms is a wonderful choice for people who want a quiet neighborhood, great uncrowded beach, who either want to eat in or at nearby restaurants, and see the island. (There's a huge grocery store, Econo, about a mile from the Inn on 115.) Not a great place for people who are used to all-inclusives and don't want to see the island. If you absolutely must, there's a casino about 30 minutes south in Mayaguez.
We would definitely go back to Coconut Palms.

For scuba divers:
Dive with either Aquatica in Aquadilla (Jose is a great scuba teacher and bike adventurer too) for shore diving; or go south to La Parquera (Parquera Divers). Aquadilla is low relief diving (Gas Chambers site), pier diving, or go to the Crashboat site. The barrel sponges were spawning this week! The best diving we found was on the south shore in La Parquera. Wall is about 85-110 feet and 30 minutes offshore. Lots of soft corals and sponges, barracuda, eels, lobsters and small fish.

Avoid Taino Divers in Rincon (daily new scuba classes and snorkelers) and Oceans Unlimited in Rincon. Unfortunately, we found them to be kind of unprofessional; catering to brand new divers thrown off the boat without any professional training.

Loved it and even liked Beau too.

from A TripAdvisor Member
Going down there again for my second trip to the Coconut Palms with my fiancee this January. Yeah, the rooms are not 5 star. Your on a trip to a different country, c'mon people, get out of your rooms and do something. It is a place to sleep, it has a refrigerator, a kitchen to cook in, and a bathroom. What more do you want. The price is reasonable, there is a beautiful view from the deck, the sunsets are great, there is a grill to cook on, and a hot tub to boot. And oh yes, the much maligned black lab. One person says it scared him. Please. Friendliest dog you will ever meet. If excessive tail wagging is scary then he is guilty. Great companion to play fetch with, even brought us the paper every morning.

Staff was wonderful. Angel was a shinning example of what people look for in house staff.

Had a great time, am going back again in a couple of days, and will be back again after that.

A+ vacation in my book

Wonderful Find for the Independent Traveler

from lov2travel
We just returned from Coconut Palms and stayed there over Christmas, 2004. We were so delighted to find holiday decorations and a Christmas Tree just for us! This convinced the kids that Santa had gotten the change of address notice!

The Coconut Palms Inn is a very special place for people who prefer independent travel. It is a terrific place with or without children. As you can read in the other reviews, everything you need is supplied. However, perhaps the reviews don't reflect the incredible location quite well enough. This is the place you will never forget. Waking before sunrise to enjoy the glow turning to day, snorkeling the small protective reef right in front of the inn, swimming out and viewing the fire coral ring from afar, sipping through fabulous sunsets, chatting just over the coquis late into the night... these things we remember of Rincon.

We stayed in the Coqui and Parrot suites and found both quite comfortable for our family. We had a wonderful private oceanfront balcony just 30 feet from the breaking waves. Gail even provides a blender and juicer to make the most of the local produce! The black lab, Beau, is a joy. We considered sneaking him into one of the kids' suitcases to bring him home. His training puts our dogs' training to shame! (He brought my husband the paper in the morning!) Beau was a willing stowaway until we told him we don't have a beach or garden back here in Georgia and he bolted for the surf. Have a coco on us, Beau!

Gail and Johnnie have done a wonderful job with this place. No doubt it's due to Gail's very substantial innkeeping experience. Rosie, Angel, Allison and John were wonderful and anticipated any need. Directions are EASY if you follow them. We drove straight to it! We didn't see a single bug inside our suites. Everything you need is here. It's a private, romantic beach place, not a cruise ship on land. Vacation is what you make of it! Who could ask for more?

Thank you, Coconut Palms, for making our holiday unforgettable!

Wow! Amazing vacation!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We just had the best vacation ever at Coconut Palms Inn in Rincon, Puerto Rico. The inn is charming, beautiful, clean, relaxing and romantic. We stayed in the studio called "Coqui", which is the name of the darling tiny tree frogs that live only in Puerto Rico. The studio room was perfect for a couple, providing a refrigerator, microwave, small appliances, sitting and dining area but the balcony and its view were the best and was where we spent alot of our time. Beau, the "inn dog" was so sweet and so much fun to play with that we are now considering purchasing a black Labrador pup. The beaches and sunset are the best anywhere. No wonder the Travel Channel show "10 Best Beaches in the Caribbean" ranks Rincon Beach as #3 (that is why we went there plus PR is part of the United States). The crystal clear water is amazing, the snorkeling was breathtaking and the fishing was wonderful. We caught tuna, snapper and grouper and had the best time! Rincon and Coconut Palms are our new favorite destination and we intend to return again and again.

Top Local Tips for Rincon

Rincon Tips You need a rental car. Especially if you are arriving from San Juan, PR. Is about 2 hr 1/2 drive from San Juan to Rincon. I would recomment arriving at Aguadilla Airport which is closer to Rincon. Thing to Do Go to Yunque-it was excellent, Camuy Caves call to make the caves is open, Mayaguez Flea Market is pretty cool

If you rent a car in San Juan and drive to Rincon. Either pay the fuel charge up front and bring the car back empty, or leave very early to find a gas station near the airport. I paid $85.00 in fuel surcharge because I was running out of time to find a gas station. The drive is easy and well marked.

Flying to the westside of Puerto Rico If staying on the westside of Puerto Rico try flying into Aguadilla instead of San Juan. Several Airlines now offer service to this airport non-stop.

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