Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa, a Wyndham Grand Resort Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

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Pros

  • Secluded location directly on a large, beautiful beach
  • Great room views of either the ocean or the rainforest
  • Basic, clean rooms with warm color palates and flat-screen TVs
  • Family pool with waterslide, kiddy pool, and separate adults-only pool
  • Two championship golf courses and 13 tennis courts
  • Mandarin Spa, with free use of ocean-view lounge
  • Casino
  • Sprawling, 500-acre grounds
  • Lots for kids: Kids' club, iguana feedings, and evening bonfires
  • Short drive to El Yunque Rainforest

Cons

  • A bit far from the airport
  • Pricey food at on-site restaurants
  • Daily fees for parking and Wi-Fi
  • Most activities cost extra
  • No mini-fridges in room; can be rented at additional cost on first come first serve basis
  • Immediate area around the hotel lacks charm
  • Lounge chairs at family pool less comfortable than cushioned loungers at the adult pool
  • Room decor lacks personality

Bottom Line

The massive, 600-room Rio Mar Beach Resort has sprawling grounds and a wide array of activities and features (including two championship golf courses) -- although a rental car will be necessary for guests planning on venturing off of the resort's premises. With three pools -- a kiddy pool, an adults pool, and the main shared pool -- as well as a big beach on-site, it's a great option for families. As at many other beach resorts, humidity can be an issue, and the resort could use new carpets (especially in the hallways). Rooms are clean, large, and have great views, but are short on local charm. Guests should also be prepared for nickel-and-diming -- just about everything costs extra, from the mini-fridge rentals to the parking to the Wi-Fi.

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 Location

About 15 minutes from downtown Rio Grande, with a beautiful beach and proximity to El Yunque Rainforest

Rio Grande is about 30 minutes from San Juan. The draws here are El Yunque Rainforest -- one of the area's most popular attractions -- and the gorgeous beaches. Renting a car is recommended for visitors who don't want to be confined to the resort, though it should be noted that the immediate area around the resort isn't particularly appealing -- expect fast food joints, malls, and run-down houses.

  • 35-minute drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
  • 10-minute drive to El Yunque Rainforest
  • 15-minute drive to downtown Rio Grande

 Bottom Line

The massive, 600-room Rio Mar Beach Resort has sprawling grounds and a wide array of activities and features (including two championship golf courses) -- although a rental car will be necessary for guests planning on venturing off of the resort's premises. With three pools -- a kiddy pool, an adults pool, and the main shared pool -- as well as a big beach on-site, it's a great option for families. As at many other beach resorts, humidity can be an issue, and the resort could use new carpets (especially in the hallways). Rooms are clean, large, and have great views, but are short on local charm. Guests should also be prepared for nickel-and-diming -- just about everything costs extra, from the mini-fridge rentals to the parking to the Wi-Fi.

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Address

  • 6000 Rio Mar Boulevard, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico 00745

Room Types

  • Atlantic One Bedroom Suite
  • Caribbean One Bedroom Suite
  • Clear Air, Allergen Free Guest Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Mountain View Guest Room
  • Oceanfront Guest Room
  • Partial Ocean View Guest Room
  • Partial Ocean View Junior Suite
  • Resort View Guest Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 600
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Kids Club: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
Casino: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Address: 6000 Rio Mar Boulevard, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico 00745
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