Coqui del Mar Guest House – Gay Puerto Rico Guest House

Coqui del Mar Guest House Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: Coqui del Mar is a gay owned and gay friendly San Juan guest house, 3 minutes walk to gay friendly Ocean Park beaches, and minutes drive to SJU airport. All units have private bathrooms and full private kitchens. Extra guests are never a problem and you are welcome to bring back new friends. We strive to provide more than our guests expect in every way. Some of our in room guest amenities include:

  • Fast WiFi
  • daily housekeeping
  • high count linens
  • cold Air Conditioning and ceiling fans
  • full kitchen
  • flat screen cable TVs with Apple TV (for Netflix or iTunes access)
  • USB plugs for easy phone charge
  • Iron and board
  • blowdryer
  • shampoo/conditioner and body soaps
  • luxury bathtowels
  • large beach towels
If you are looking to be one of hundreds of tourists in a five star resort, frequenting chain restaurants, that is not us. We are a unique and quirky guest house nestled into Ocean Park, a beach side community where you will experience Puerto Rico like a local. At Coqui del Mar Guest House, you are family and our goal is to make you feel at home. Our area is a foody’s delight and you can sample one of a dozen unique restaurants within a 15 minute walk, such as La Cueva del Mar, Bistro Cafe or Acapulco’s Taqueria. A city bus can take you to el Museo del Arte or to Old San Juan to sites such El Morro (a UNESCO site), the cruise ship docks or from there take the ferry to the Bacardi Factory. UBER or your rental car can take you to the gay bars of Santurce (an inland area where most of the larger gay bars are located). Ocean Park is located between Condado and Isla Verde neighborhoods, equidistant from Old San Juan and the SJU airport. Our area is the perfect home base to further explore Puerto Rico, such as el Yunque Rain Forest, the only rain forest in the US national park system (45 minutes drive east), Camuy Caverns (1.5 hours drive west), or much else. Some of our free amenities include:
  • Jacuzzi tub
  • Bar-b-que grill
  • outdoor shower
  • filtered water fountain
  • beach bicycles
  • free on street parking
  • boogie boards
  • beach chairs
  • beach coolers
  • umbrellas
  • bug sprays and sun screens
Some of our free items that can be requested or paid items for purchase include:
  • use of laundry area (just coordinate with on site manager)
  • personalised welcome baskets for special occasions
  • in room massages from a professional masseuse
We provide a tested gay guide showing many of the local gay bars, beaches and community services. Heterosexual friends will feel at ease at Coqui del Mar as we welcome everyone like family, and provide information for bars, restaurants and outings suited to fit your desires.

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LemonTree Oceanfront Cottages – Gay Friendly Accommodations in Rincon, Puerto Rico

LemonTree Oceanfront Cottages Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: Filled with sunshine and right on the beach, LemonTree Cottages are cleaned once a day and are entirely self-contained. Come enjoy the simple luxury of our tropical decor, relax in a soft Japanese Yukata robe, or sit on your suite’s large private verandah, breathing in the ocean breezes. You can spend the day at the LemonTree’s beach, swimming, snorkeling, beach combing, and unwinding. There’s rarely anyone at the beach, so the LemonTree is peaceful and extremely private. The LemonTree Oceanfront Cottages have just five suites. All cottages are directly on the beachfront, have fully-equipped kitchens, cooling ceiling fans, beautiful cool terrazzo tile floors, a/c in the bedrooms, art glass lighting to help you feel relaxed, flat-screen televisions with DVD players, book libraries, and wide, private beachfront veranda’s. Wide open and airy, the cottage suites will give you every comfort and privacy. The Papaya Suite has three bedrooms. Two rooms have a comfortable queen bed; and the master bedroom has a private bathroom. The second and the third bedroom have twin beds, and share a hall bathroom. The tropical decor of the living room and dining area, and the kitchen make for a great common area. The huge flat screen cable television with a DVD player make watching your favorite movie a lot of fun. This cottage will sleep six. The Mango and Pina’s tropically decorated oceanfront living rooms and intimate dining rooms, with playful ribbon curtains, welcomes you into each of these suites. The bedroom offers a comfortable queen bed, and the living room comes with a futon sleeper couch. These cottages sleep four. The Coco and Banana studios are romantic, with a charming feel. Both come with intimate tropical dining areas and easy chairs. The Banana studio has a two person Jacuzzi – a wonderful way to de-stress. The room has wonderful tile work, tropical plants and art glass lighting. If you’d like a Caribbean cottage with a hot tub, the Banana is for you. The LemonTree Oceanfront Cottage owners, Bella Jane and Ted, live on-site and can help you plan your island activities in western Puerto Rico, Porta del Sol. We’ll give you a map of Rincon to help you get oriented. We can also schedule massages, diving and snorkeling trips, surfing lessons, horseback riding, sailing expeditions, parasailing, and fishing trips. Your suite also has an activities and restaurant guide. Rincon is a relaxed, local beach town where all you need is a t-shirt and shorts. Beaches are all around and the surf beckons you to take a swim, surf, or snorkel. You can also take a charter with Taino Divers out to Desecheo Island, go parasailing, take a sunset cruise with Katarina Sail Charters, or just relax, renew and reawaken your spirit. We’ll help you relax during your Caribbean holiday, so you’ll return home invigorated, relaxed, revitalized and brimming with happy memories. Come visit us in beautiful Rincon, Puerto Rico.

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Relaxed Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico - Gareth Johnson It’s easy to see why Puerto Rico is a popular destination for vacationers from the east coast of North America. Although situated just a short jump from Cuba, Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States – the currency is US dollars, the time zone is almost the same as New York, most people speak English (with a good smattering of Spanish), and all of the big American food and retail chains are well represented. But Puerto Rico is a lot more than just a warmer version of the US – it offers visitors a unique combination of sandy beaches, rugged landscapes, and Latino living that makes for a pretty spectacular vacation destination. Increasingly, the island is also becoming a popular destination for European travellers looking for a sunny destination as a mid-winter break – direct flights to San Juan make it a fairly painless eight-hour journey.

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Beach Day in San Juan

Puerto Rico - Gareth Johnson It seems kind of obvious when you live on a warm, tropical island, but on Sundays the San Juan locals of Puerto Rico go to the beach. Large groups of friends, big extended families, all get together with their beach chairs, coolers full of food and beer, and they spend their day relaxing, talking, playing beach tennis (with the wooden bats), and occasionally going for a swim. Ocean Park Beach in the Condado neighbourhood is the busiest, I sat for hours watching fiercely contested beach tennis matches between young guys with lean, muscular bodies and perfect tans. It made me wish that I’d been a bit more committed to that beach body bikini blast workout that I signed up for.

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Puerto Rico – A Winter Mini Break

Puerto Rico Image via Puerto Rico Tourism Authority[/caption] Living in London, the winter months are inevitably cold, wet, dark, and seem to drag on for ever. Most people try and break up the long winter with either a skiing holiday to Europe, or by escaping to somewhere a bit warmer and sunnier for a mid-winter vacation. As I was queuing for the bag drop counters at Gatwick Airport, surrounded by excited groups of people wrapped in huge coats and carrying enormous piles of luggage, I was feeling a little smug that my chosen destination this winter was Puerto Rico. It’s a solid eight-hour flight from London to Puerto Rico, so you need to be looking at staying for at least a week to make the journey worthwhile. I flew with Norwegian Airlines – a direct flight that was simple and efficient in typical Nordic style.

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