- Beach is man-made and underwhelming
- Wi-Fi in lobby only; pricey wired Ethernet plug-in in rooms
- On-site dining expensive
- Can get busy with families during peak season or on weekends
- Unimpressive surrounding area -- dining off-site requires a drive
- Pools and Jacuzzis can be cloudy or dirty
The large, 910-room Hilton Caribe mega-resort has a secluded, private man-made beachfront, over 17 acres of tropical gardens, a bird sanctuary, and even the historic Fuerte San Geronimo de Boqueron is on-site (which guests can look at, but not enter). Its peninsula location makes for excellent ocean views, and the large oceanfront pool complex is impressive for the area, with two tiers and a swim-up bar. Rooms are standard Hilton fare, with flat-screen TVs, green accent walls, soft sheets and average bathrooms. However, guests should be aware that the hotel is a popular pre-cruise destination, and at times can be overrun with large crowds of families with children.