Copamarina Beach Resort Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Guanica, Puerto Rico

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Pros

  • Area receives less rainfall than other parts of Puerto Rico
  • Within the Guanica Dry Forest
  • Short ferry ride to mangroves, snorkeling, and beaches at Gilligan's Island
  • All-inclusive food and drink option available
  • Oceanfront pool with poolside bar, two Jacuzzis, kiddie pool, and playground
  • Quiet, half-mile-long beach with water sports equipment available
  • 2 lit tennis courts
  • Bodyderm Spa offering massages and body treatments

Cons

  • Long ride from airport with some narrow, winding roads
  • Airport shuttle expensive
  • Mosquitoes and biting flies can swarm the resort at night
  • Resort beach covered in coarse sand, algae and seaweed
  • Car required to reach surrounding areas
  • Only 2 pricey on-site restaurants with no nearby alternatives
  • No room service

Bottom Line

The upper-middle-range Copamarina, located on Puerto Rico's remote southwestern coast, is a world away from the crowded high-rise hotels of San Juan. The 106 rooms have colorful decor, sturdy pine furniture, and small flat-screen TVs, but cheap bedding and visible wear and tear. The real draws here are the nearby natural attractions (including Gilligan's Island, the Guanica Dry Forest, and the Parguera bioluminescent bay); water sports like kayaking, snorkeling, and diving; and the peace and quiet. But the on-site beach has coarse sand, and anyone planning to explore the area should consider renting a car.

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 Location

On Puerto Rico's dry, remote southwestern coast, near popular natural attractions

Guanica is a small town located on Puerto Rico's relatively untouched southwestern coast. Shielded by the nearby Cordillera Mountains, the area receives much less rainfall than other areas of the island. It's a popular spot for eco-tourists: The hotel is within the 18,000-acre Guanica Dry Forest, a protected reserve, La Parguera's bioluminescent bay is a 30-minute drive away. Arranging transportation from the airport can be costly, and if you're considering exploring the area, consider renting a car.

  • 2-hour drive from Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport
  • 5-minute ferry ride to Gilligan's Island, with numerous mangrove trees, excellent snorkeling, picnic tables, and beaches
  • 30-minute drive to the fishing town of Parguera and the bioluminescent bay
  • 35-minute drive to the Ponce Centro Historic District
  • 40-minute drive to Costa Caribe 18-hole golf course (discounted for Copamarina guests)
  • 50-minute drive to Boqueron, a popular beach town
  • 1.5-hour drive to Domes Beach in Rincon for surfing

 Bottom Line

The upper-middle-range Copamarina, located on Puerto Rico's remote southwestern coast, is a world away from the crowded high-rise hotels of San Juan. The 106 rooms have colorful decor, sturdy pine furniture, and small flat-screen TVs, but cheap bedding and visible wear and tear. The real draws here are the nearby natural attractions (including Gilligan's Island, the Guanica Dry Forest, and the Parguera bioluminescent bay); water sports like kayaking, snorkeling, and diving; and the peace and quiet. But the on-site beach has coarse sand, and anyone planning to explore the area should consider renting a car.

Things You Should Know About Copamarina Beach Resort

Address

  • Route 333, Km 6.5, Guanica, Puerto Rico 00653

Room Types

  • Caribbean Villa
  • Deluxe Garden Room
  • Deluxe Ocean
  • Deluxe Ocean Front
  • One Bedroom Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 106
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Guanica, Puerto Rico
Address: Route 333, Km 6.5, Guanica, Puerto Rico 00653
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