In a quiet, mostly residential area, walking distance to downtown La Paguera
Clean, pleasant rooms with basic amenities and small flat-screen TVs
A colorful side terrace with a small outdoor pool and walk-up bar
Free breakfast served in an air-conditioned building
overlooking the pool
On-site laundry facilities, 24-hour attended front desk, and lots of free on-site parking
Eco-friendly practices including a living vertical wall at the entrance
Area can occasionally become noisy with cars, residents, and barking dogs
No full restaurant on-site
Stairs to the second floor are steep; no elevator
No views of the Caribbean, just rooftops and streets
It's a 10-minute walk to the restaurants and services of La
This hotel was impacted by Hurricane Maria in September 2017. We will update our review as soon as we have more information. The 12-room, eco-friendly Turtle Bay Inn is an immaculate budget hotel set in a mostly residential area, walking distance to the village of La Parguera. The hotel has an inviting bright yellow exterior with a living vertical wall planted with ferns at the entrance, demonstrating the hotel's green policies. The side terrace -- with its colorful chairs, small pool, and walk-up bar -- is an ideal spot for an afternoon drink. Somewhat old-fashioned rooms with their dust ruffles and four-poster beds are pleasant and comfortable enough for crashing between daytime excursions and nighttime trips to the bioluminescent bays. If Turtle Bay is booked, travelers could try the neighboring Parador Villa Parguera, a country inn with similar rates.
A cute and colorful, eco-friendly, budget inn set in a sleepy residential neighborhood
Turtle Bay Inn is a budget, low-key property with some homey touches. Painted bright yellow with key-lime-green trim, the well-kept, two-story building is a burst of brightness in the mostly drab
neighborhood that's dominated by a huge recreational field. Inside the white
fence that surrounds the property is a large parking lot on one side shadowed
by a huge billboard that highlights the area's activities, while on the other side
of the inn, a small terrace serves as the hotel's social center. Cafe tables
and chairs in an assortment of bright colors of red, blue, and orange are shaded by tiki umbrellas. Strands of colorful lights crisscross the space, illuminating the terrace at night. A tiny pool delivers just
enough space for a cool dip while the walk-up bar serves cold beer and fruity drinks and poolside snacks.
The eco-friendly hotel educates guests on green policies through the use of an interpretive mascot, Tertelin the adventurous (and endangered) sea turtle. The inn follows strict green practices such as solar-powered energy, the use of indigenous plants, and recycling.
By a large recreational field, walking distance to the restaurants
of downtown La Parguera
Most visitors check in at the Turtle Bay Inn for its proximity to the nearby nature preserves, taking daytime boat rides to explore the surrounding mangrove cays and islets and evening boat rides to the phosphorescent bays. The Turtle Bay Inn is within walking distance to the
restaurants and services of bustling La Parguera, a fisherman's village located
in Lajas, on Puerto Rico's southern coast, bordering the Caribbean sea.
Five-minute drive to Playita Rosada
10-minute walk to El Poblado, La Parguera's public square
20-minute drive to Laguna Categena
30-minute drive to Cabo Rojo
30-minute drive to Guanica
50-minute drive to Mercedita Airport, Ponce
70-minute drive to Rincon
90-minute drive to Rafael Hernández Airport, Aguadilla
2-hour drive to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
2-hour-10-minute drive to Old San Juan
2-hour-10-minute drive to El Yunque National Forest
Homey rooms with old-fashioned furniture, tiny flat-screen TVs, and updated bathrooms
Turtle Bay Inn's 12 rooms are set along the first-floor
hallway that connects to the lobby or on the second floor, accessed via a side
stairwell from the lobby. The rooms come furnished with either one or two queen
beds set in four-poster bed frames and finished with navy blue, yellow, or
brown patterned comforters with coordinating dust ruffles.
The rooms are outfitted with ceramic tile floors,
eggshell-painted walls, wicker side chairs, large mahogany armoires holding small
flat-screen TVs, free in-room Wi-Fi, and bedside tables with reading lamps and clock radios. The
rooms have blackout window shades to help keep them cool, but they also help
block out the views of the unattractive surroundings of the street, parking
lot, and rooftops.
The bathrooms are updated with neutral tiles, vanities with granite countertops, and decorative turtle soap
dishes, plus basic toiletries. The walk-in showers have glass-block
walls and strips of decorative square tiles in shades of white and brown.
A cute terrace with an array of colorful cafe tables, a tiny pool, and a walk-up bar
The staff at the Turtle Bay Inn mans the front desk in the turtle-themed, small lobby around the clock, offering guests assistance with local activities as well as selling small items such as sunblock. The hotel's jewel-box terrace provides an excellent place to relax; the narrow stretch on the side of the hotel is a colorful oasis with red, blue, and orange metal chairs and cafe tables with palapa umbrellas. A walk-up bar serves cold Coronas and other brews as well as other libations and guests wanting a snack can purchase nachos, burritos, and pizzas that the staff prepares in the microwave. The small pool with its turtle statues is just enough for a dip and there are a few lounge chairs to relax and dry in the sun. The breakfast room/event space is an air-conditioned cocoon with tables and a buffet bar that's set with continental breakfast daily. While the hotel has no restaurant on-site, guests can walk around the recreational field to reach the bustling little town of La Parguera which offers several local bars and dining spots. Wi-Fi throughout is free, and there's a laundry room for guests to use.