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Located in the eastern area of Fajardo, with little within walking distance, but several beach options a short drive away
Fajardo is located in the eastern region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Popular especially among local tourists, the area has some less expensive options than more famous areas like San Juan and Rincon. Parts of the town are poor and run-down, however, and the area immediately around the hotel feels pretty rough.
Fajardo is known for its seafood and proximity to the small Palomino Islands, and many local companies host day trips to Culebra and Vieques for snorkeling and scuba diving. Surrounded by calm waters that are crystal clear, Fajardo is a superb destination for snorkelers and divers. For years, boating has also been a popular activity in the region.
The 118 rooms at the Fajardo Inn aren't anything special, but they're spacious and clean. If you're looking for flat-screen TVs and plush linens, you won't find them, but you will find large beds (unfortunately adorned in tacky, dated bedspreads) and decent views. On a positive note, the well-kept grounds are dotted with various trees, green plants, and flowers, the free-form pool is attractive, and rates are affordable (especially when compared to the nearby luxury hotels). The town of Fajardo itself is a bit run-down in places, but it's a convenient base for day trips to Vieques and Culebra.