Located within walking distance to various restaurants and
Large pool with a two-story sun deck and pool bar
Free parking in adjacent lot
Live entertainment on the weekends
The rooms smell musty and sour
The rooms are in need of updating and show signs of wear and
The hotel's decor is dated and in need of maintenance
Waterfront location, but no beach
Some rooms are susceptible to noise from nearby bars
No fitness center or spa
No meals included in the room rate
Although the property did not sustain significant damage during Hurricane Maria and is currently operational, travelers should note that the island of Puerto Rico was significantly impacted by the storm in September 2017. This 74-room value hotel is the largest hotel in the mostly quiet fishing village of La Parguera. One of Puerto Rico's "paradors" (country inns), Parador Villa Parguera delivers laid-back, retro style and a beautiful pool overlooking the bay, but it is showing its age, especially in the guest rooms. It's ideally located for visitors wanting to be walking distance to local restaurants and close to the tour operators that provide excursions to the nearby bioluminescent bay and mangrove channels. Other paradors in the area, such as the Turtle Bay Inn, lack the waterfront location but are more intimate and tidy. Guests craving a property with a sandy beach will need to drive along the coast to Cabo Rojo to Parador Combate Beach.
A laid-back, somewhat dated hotel set between the restaurants and shops of the bustling village and the calm Caribbean waters of Parguera Bay
Parador Villa Parguera is the largest hotel
in town, but it lacks cleanliness and is in need of updating. The hotel's
entrance is steps from the main road that intersects the village of Parguera and
its various shops and restaurants. Guests pass a trio of tumbling urns in a
small fountain before entering the lobby, a dimly lit space with a sparsely
furnished seating area comprising a bulky wooden sofa and a reception desk set behind a framed window. The
most interesting aspect of the lobby is the floor, an arrangement of
colorful antique tiles that date back to when the hotel was constructed in
The hotel is one of Puerto Rico's paradors, or country inns,
which were founded in effort to draw visitors to the lesser-traveled sections
of the island. La Parguera, which is a village within the town of Lajas, is
best known for its bioluminescent bay and series of mangrove channels. Tourists
spending the night at Parador Villa Parguera choose the hotel for its location,
close to the bay and the many tour operators that run boat trips from the
While the hotel fronts the noisy, dusty street, the other
side of the rambling two-story property faces a carpet-like stretch of grass that
bumps up to the mangrove-lined rocky shores of the bay. From the terraces of
the ground-floor rooms, guests can follow terra-cotta and stone paths to
arrangements of thick, white Adirondack-style chairs or walk along a narrow pier over the
water to a deck with benches, an ideal spot to sit and watch small boats making
their way into the mangrove canals.
While the hotel lacks a sandy beach, it
does have a large rectangular swimming pool.
White lounge chairs, tables, and colorful umbrellas liven up the terrace while
a small rustic wood pool bar decorated with bleached conch shells
provides libations for guests. The top floor of the two-story sundeck is a breezy spot for guests to take in
the views of the water, and the colorful fishing boats and sailboats bobbing on
On Route 304, a main street in the small fishing village of
La Parguera in Lajas, fronting the Caribbean and the bay that leads to mangrove
channels and cays
Parador Villa Parguera is located in the heart of La Parguera,
across the street from a quaint church, a colorful seafood restaurant, and a mojitos bar. The front of
the hotel faces the street, providing easy access to various restaurants and
shops, while the rear of the hotel fronts the bay and the entrance to the
Seven-minute drive to Playita Rosada
25-minute drive to Playa Santa
30-minute drive to Cabo Rojo
40-minute drive to Bosque Estatal De Guánica
50-minute drive to Mercedita Airport, Ponce
70-minute drive to Rincon
75-minute drive to Rafael Hernández Airport, Aguadilla
Two-hour, 15-minute drive to Luis Muñoz Marín International
Two-hour, 15-minute drive to El Junque National Forest
A variety of basic rooms with two double beds, private terraces, and flat-screen TVs, some with views of the ocean
Parador Villa Parguera offers a variety of rooms with views of the ocean, interior courtyards, or the parking lot and street.
Most rooms feature two double beds, but the size and decor vary slightly
depending on the location.
Rooms are finished with either white ceramic tile or
carpeted floors, some which show visible stains and smell musty. Additional
wear and tear is seen along the corners of white painted walls and on the
furniture, which is a collection of low-grade white laminate pieces that wouldn't be out of place in a 1980s college dorm room. Closets offer ample room for hanging
items, but in most rooms, they lack doors and amenities such as safes and shelving.
The beds are covered with poor-quality, colorful, floral bedspreads, basic white sheets, and standard pillows. In some rooms, there is
little room between the side of the bed and the wall. Flat-screen TVs are mounted on the walls or set
atop dressers. All rooms have outdoor space in the form of small
terraces and balconies finished with tile floors or faux-grass style carpet as
well as two chairs and a small table.
The bathrooms are stark white, featuring white tiles, white
floating vanities or pedestal sinks, and stall showers with white shower
curtains. Basic white towels are stocked on wall-mounted shelves and toiletries are arranged in a ceramic shell dish.
A casual restaurant, two bars, a large pool with a two-story sundeck, and weekend entertainment
A grassy lawn with slender palm trees and an arrangement of white Adirondack-style chairs serves as a natural buffer between the two-story hotel and the rocky edges of the the bay. Guests can follow stone paths from their terraces to the water, and walk along a pier over the water to a deck with benches -- an ideal spot for viewing the boats coming and going from the mangrove canals and surrounding cays.
The hotel's pool delivers a variety of opportunities for guests to relax -- in lounge chairs or with a drink in hand in a chair on the second story of the breezy sundeck. The hotel's Aquamarina Restaurant and La Barrita bar is a bright, casual spot decorated with framed arrangements of tropical fish and views of the pool. The restaurant specializes in made-to-order breakfasts and local Puerto Rican cuisine as well as seafood. On Saturdays, the hotel features a Latin musical and comedy show and live music in its event space, Salon Bahia.
Things You Should Know About Parador Villa Parguera
Rte 304 Km 3.3, La Parguera, Lajas 00667, Caribbean
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