WHERE TO STAY
Since this year’s festival will not be held at a resort, we put together a list of hotel and AirBnB suggestions that cover every budget.*
*Puerto Rock Steady does not offer hotel packages for its guests at this time. Organizers are not affiliated with any of the listed businesses. All transactions and/or damages are the full responsibility of guests.
The best of the best in Isabela—this is where PRS 2018 was held. Super quiet, private and luxurious—and a very short drive to Guajataca Tunnel. Large casitas sleep up to 4 guests (maximum, depending on availability) and each one has its own private deck with a fresh-water dipping pool. Call to inquire and/or book as the website may not show availability.
Check out their site for photos, prices, details and availability.
$95 – $330 per night
Studios to 3-bedroom units—all of varying sizes and styles, and in various buildings along Shacks Beach. Each unit has unique attributes, ranging from modern facilities and amenities to panoramic coastal views and eclectic décor. All units are available for viewing and booking at villatropical.com.
PARADOR VILLAS DEL MAR HAU
$$ (call or go online for prices)
If you’ve been to PRS prior to 2018, you’ve been to Parador Villas Del Mar Hau. Rooms vary from studios/cottages with 2 queen beds to 2-bedroom apartments, and the beachfront views are nothing short of spectacular. Unfortunately, some parts of the property are still being rebuilt from Hurricane Maria, including the restaurant, but there are kitchenettes in rooms.
COURTYARD MARRIOT AGUADILLA
$$ (call or go online for prices)
Exactly what you’d expect from a Marriot. Super-close to Rafael Hernández Airport in Aguadilla and approximately a 20 - 25 minute drive to Guajataca Tunnel. View rooms and all the amenities on their site.
PELICAN REEF APARTMENTS
$95 – $125 per night
Good for those on a tight budget. VERY basic studio and 1-bedroom units, but with a beautiful beachfront view right outside your door and walking distance to Jobos Beach, restaurants and a convenience store. Good for 2 – 3 guests (depending on unit). They’re also willing to provide an additional futon for a minimal extra charge. Kitchenette and/or kitchen in rooms. Minimal amenities.
OCEAN FRONT HOTEL
$85 - $100 per night
(See Trip Advisor for photos; call for booking/information: 787-872-0444)
Also good for those on a very tight budget who don’t plan on spending much time in your hotel. Beautiful beachfront views, super-basic rooms, minimal amenities. Be sure to ask for a room WITH a window. Ocean Front Restaurant is conveniently attached, which has good food. This place is right next door to Pelican Reef Apartments.
OCEAN VIEW GUEST HOUSE
$75 - $105 per night
A safe and secluded cliffside property that overlooks the Atlantic ocean! There are 3 available units: a spacious 2-bedroom apartment with a fully-furnished kitchen, a studio apartment that can sleep up 3 people (Studio Verde), also with a fully-furnished kitchen, and a studio apartment (Studio Azul) that can sleep 2, with a kitchenette.
Prices start at $250 per night
Modern and clean, with breathtaking oceanfront views of Shacks Beach. A hidden paradise. There are 4 villas available, each with 2-bedrooms (bed sizes vary) and fully-equipped kitchens. Located near Villa Montana hotel.
$150 - $230 per night
Located just steps from Shacks Beach, with gorgeous ocean views from the front terrace, this property offers a 2-bedroom apartment and a 3-bedroom apartment, both with fully equipped kitchens and amenities. Great for large for groups who want to stay together.
FUSION BEACH VILLAS
$100 – $160 per night
Beautifully quaint and charming—a very well-kept boutique accommodation. There are 3 oceanfront villas in total: a studio, a 1-bedroom and a 2-bedroom. A great option for a large group of 8 – 10 people, couples, or just a few friends.
*There are a ton of great AirBnBs in the Isabela area. If the above are not quite what you’re looking for, we suggest searching for more options on Airbnb.com.