• How do I make a reservation?

    The best rates guaranteed are always found booking direct on our website. Click here to book your room at casadelcaribeinn.com.  If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 787-722-7139

  • How far is the beach?

    The beach is literally steps away from the Casa del Caribe, you are in a great location for everything.

    The closest beach is one of the most popular beaches on the North Shore of Puerto Rico. To get to the beach, turn right when you exit the hotel, make your first right on Ashford Ave and then make your first left on Calle Cervantes and you will dead end into the beach. 

    When you go to the beach, we recommend you bring water to stay hydrated and sunblock, the sun can be very strong here in the tropics.

    This is the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean and there are strong currents and waves. Always be aware of your surroundings and respect Mother Nature. Safety first.

  • Do you have a pool?

    We currently do not have a pool, but stay tuned, we are working on it 😉

  • What is Casa del Caribe's address?

    Our address is 57 Caribe St, San Juan, Condado, Puerto Rico, 00907. Here is a link on google maps  https://maps.app.goo.gl/kECV1tkWYa3SXQRW7

  • What is Cals del Caribe's website?

    Our website is  casadelcaribeinn.com, this is always where you can find our lowest rate guarantee. 

  • Where can I find the best rates?

    Our guaranteed lowest rates are always offered on our websites at  casadelcaribeinn.com

  • What is your email address?
  • What is your phone number?

    Our phone number is 787-722-7139

  • What are you rates?

    Our rates vary throughout the year with the high season being from just before Christmas to just after Easter. Our most expensive week is the week from Christmas to New Years and major holidays. If you are looking for great rates, September to October will be the best deals. Longer lengths of stays also offer discounts depending on the time of year. Booking direct with us at casadelcaribeinn.com is always guaranteed to give you the best rates. Our rates range from $135 - $260 per night.

  • Is there parking?

    You are located in a great walkable location in the heart of Condado where parking is in high demand and limited so unfortunately, our property does not have parking, however, there is free street parking available on a first come first serve basis. We also have a few paid lots within walking distance of Casa del Caribe Inn. There are a few paid parking lots with in walking distance of our hotel. Some are 24 hours, but others are not, so please make sure you check with the lot if you are entering or exiting at late night or early morning hours.  https://maps.app.goo.gl/f9EN3d3pHCCM1ZLM9?g_st=i https://maps.app.goo.gl/ffeTkASQx6oQxHEN7?g_st=i There is also covered parking at the Marriott  https://maps.app.goo.gl/VyhrmofizVArX6LA8 

  • How do I get around?
    You are located in a high demand area where you are only footsteps away from beaches, restaurants, bars, grocery stores and shops. Ubers are usually on a few minutes away and very reasonably priced. If you want to go somewhere close, we recommend Uber. If you want to get out of “the city” and go explore the island, there are many tour operators that can take you to the rain forest, beaches, sailing or you may want to rent a car for a day or two. There are local rental car companies a short walk or Uber away. 
  • Where do I check-in?

    We will be delighted to check you in at the front desk within Casa del Caribe Hotel’s lobby. There is a buzzer to let you in when you first arrive. Once you enter the hotel lobby, you will see it directly in front of you. 

  • What do I need to provide at check-in?
    All guests must present a valid ID and credit card to check in.
  • I am at the hotel but I cannot find anyone to help me…

    I would like to check-in, what should I do? We appreciate your patience. We are a small family-run operation and there are times we are assisting other guests around the property and are not at the front desk. For assistance please call our sister property Canario Boutique Hotel  at 787-722-3861 or alternatively, you can walk to this hotel, which is located around the corner at 1317 Ashford Ave, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico https://maps.app.goo.gl/Q7sdH861ntqxBC6S8

    I would like to check out, what should I do? We appreciate your patience. We are a small family-run operation and there are times we are assisting other guests around the property and are not at the front desk. If no one is available, you may drop your keys in the key return box in the front desk lobby or for further assistance please call our sister property at Canario Boutique Hotel  at 787-722-3861 Alternatively, you can walk to this hotel, which is located around the corner at 1317 Ashford Ave, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico https://maps.app.goo.gl/Q7sdH861ntqxBC6S8 

    I need assistance with my room and no one is at the front desk. We appreciate your patience. We are a small family-run operation and may be helping other guests. Please give us a call at 787-722-7139. If no one picks up, we are helping other guests, but you can also give us a call at our sister hotel Canario Boutique Hotel, at 787 722-3861. https://maps.app.goo.gl/Q7sdH861ntqxBC6S8

  • Do the rooms have kitchens?

    We have one studio room that has a small kitchen. We also have airbnbs on a couple blocks away if that is something you are interested in. Both of these are located in the Condado area. Here are 3 airbnbs we have close by https://airbnb.com/h/sja2

    https://airbnb.com/h/sanjuan-a3

    https://airbnb.com/h/sanjuan-a1

  • Do your rooms have ocean views?

    Although Casa del Carbie Inn is only a couple blocks away from the beach, we do not have rooms with ocean views. Our sister hotel Acacia Boutique Hotel, does have ocean views. If you already have a reservation and are interested in having an ocean view, feel free to reach out to us to see if you can upgrade to a beautiful room with an ocean view. If you have not reserved yet and are interested in booking at Acacia to have ocean views, you can reserve this room type here https://acaciaboutiquehotel.com/

  • Where can I get a massage?

    We can refer you to people who provide this service privately and /or spas beyond the area: 

    Zen Day Spa: zen-spa.com (787) 783-4444 https://maps.app.goo.gl/X38w4x3XRXSyzrAWA

    Euforia Spa Center: euforiapr.com (787) 289-0808 https://maps.app.goo.gl/dmKXjrAq16S2RwwLA

    Cloud Spa: cloudspa.cloud (939) 204-0496 https://maps.app.goo.gl/FGoXW69JatBWHqsUA

  • Where can I get a manicure/pedicure/facial?

    There are many salons in the area, here are a few.  

    Coquette Beauty (787) 415- 3136 https://maps.app.goo.gl/6Zo3euwaAxWWcKVw6

    Prestige Hair & Nails Spa (787) 632-5666 https://maps.app.goo.gl/PEsuhTDsPL3ihcD1A

    Magic Touch Beauty Center (939) 717-0302 https://maps.app.goo.gl/ajQhxhWEarKjBCnQ8

  • Is there a place I can get my hair done close by?

    We have quite a few hair salons close by, here are a few

    Beyond Salon (787) 722-4603 https://maps.app.goo.gl/eH7Mizwap2WtE3jH7

    Prestige Hair & Nails Spa (787) 632-5666 https://maps.app.goo.gl/PEsuhTDsPL3ihcD1A

    Hair Atelier FabiLove (939) 249-3725 https://maps.app.goo.gl/hzswAThftsamzuye6

  • Is there a place I can go snorkeling?

    There’s a lot of great places around Puerto Rico to snorkel. We recommend going with an experienced tour operator for both your safety and experience.  If you want to stay close to San Juan, we recommend this guided tour https://www.viator.com/tours/San-Juan/Guided-Snorkel-Tour/d903-45107P2?pid=P00166574&mcid=42383&medium=link&medium_version=selector&campaign=august-sage.  If you are feeling adventurous, this snorkel adventure with a jet powered snorkel that can move you underwater is pretty cool. https://www.viator.com/tours/Puerto-Rico/Jet-Snorkel-Snorkeling-with-a-boost/d36-174461P1?pid=P00166574&mcid=42383&medium=link&medium_version=selector&campaign=august-sage If you want to get out of San Juan and even off the main island, there are also tour groups that can transport you from San Juan where you can go on a boat and they take you to Vieques to snorkel here https://www.viator.com/tours/Fajardo/Snorkeling-Tour-to-Vieques-Island/d23854-24791P3?pid=P00166574&mcid=42383&medium=link&medium_version=selector&campaign=august-sage or Culebra here https://www.viator.com/tours/Puerto-Rico/Culebra-Snorkeling/d36-29733P8?pid=P00166574&mcid=42383&medium=link&medium_version=selector&campaign=august-sage.  Vieques & Culebra are beautiful islands off the main island of Puerto Rico and we recommend you check these out. The beautiful beaches are plentiful in Vieques. It is a special island with the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world and home to many wild horses. It is a magical place. You may want to come back and stay a while. Culebra has great snorkeling and has one of the top rated beaches in the world, Flamenco Beach. It is breathtaking. 

  • Is there scuba diving?

    Yes, there is scuba diving in Puerto Rico, the Carribean has many places to dive. There are options for certified divers or beginners who have never been diving before. If you are a certifed diver, we recommend this https://www.viator.com/tours/Puerto-Rico/2-tank-dive-for-certified-diver/d36-41096P2?pid=P00166574&mcid=42383&medium=link&medium_version=selector&campaign=august-sage. If you are a beginner and want to give it a try, we recommend these two https://www.viator.com/tours/San-Juan/No-Certification-Guided-Scuba-Diving-Tour/d903-45107P1?pid=P00166574&mcid=42383&medium=link&medium_version=selector&campaign=august-sage or https://www.viator.com/tours/San-Juan/Discover-Scuba-Diving-in-San-Juan/d903-29733P7?pid=P00166574&mcid=42383&medium=link&medium_version=selector&campaign=august-sage depending on what may look more fun for you. 

  • How do I get to the rain forest? How far is it?

    El Yunque Rainforest is absolutely beautiful with so many great places to see. It is about a little over an hour away depending on traffic. If you have rented a car, you can drive there and pay the entrance fee or you can also take a tour that offers special spots you may not otherwise find. We recommend these operators & tours https://www.viator.com/tours/Puerto-Rico/Rum-Trip-Old-San-Juan/d36-101727P4?pid=P00166574&mcid=42383&medium=link&medium_version=selector&campaign=august-sage. This includes transportation https://www.viator.com/tours/San-Juan/Explore-El-Yunque-Rainforest-and-Waterfalls-in-Private-Tour-with-Transport/d903-334155P1?pid=P00166574&mcid=42383&medium=link&medium_version=selector&campaign=august-sage. If you are interested in taking an ATV tour, this one is fun https://www.viator.com/tours/Puerto-Rico/1-Hour-ATV-Adventure/d36-393101P4?pid=P00166574&mcid=42383&medium=link&medium_version=selector&campaign=august-sage

  • How far is Casa del Caribe from Old San Juan?

    Old San Juan is a about 3 miles away from Casa del Caribe and there are so many great things it has to offer. Parking is not very easy so taking an Uber or cab is recommended. Once you get there, we recommend a walking tour, they are great. If you want to get some cool pictures throughout your tour, this one is fun If you’re a foodie, this food tour is absolutely amazing If you like cocktails, we love this tour

  • Is there surfing?

    We do have a few surf spots close by. Depending on where you are, the surf season is between October to April. Rincon is a famous surf spot in Puerto Rico, but we are over 2 hours away from there. If you want to dip your toes in the water and try surfing you are in a great location. We recommend this group to for surf lessons close by 

  • Is there paddle boarding or kayaking?

    Yes paddle boarding and kayaking are quite popular in the Condad Lagoon and you are very close. During the day, you may even spot manatees. At night they have some fun glowing paddleboard/kayaks as well.  Here are some we recommend  This is really cool do do at night as the kayaks glow 

  • How far from the airport?

    The International Airport Luis Muñoz Marin is a little over 5 miles away, about 10-15 minutes away from Casa del Caribe. The easiest way to get from the airport is either by taxi or Uber and they are plentiful and easy to find. 

  • How far are you from the ferry terminal in Ceiba to get to Culebra or Vieques?
    We are about 42 miles by car or a little over an hour (depending on traffic) to Ceiba Terminal (Marina Dr. Roosevelt Roads) depending on traffic. If you plan to drive your own car, there is a paid parking lot near the terminal. You can also organize an uber, taxi or car service to take you. 
  • What should I do during my stay in San Juan?

    Either laying under a palm tree on the beach, living exciting outdoor experiences, enjoying exclusive surroundings, dancing, tasting our gastronomy…Here are a few ideas of things you can do. 

    • Explore Old San Juan: Wander through historic streets and admire colonial architecture.
    • Visit Castillo San Felipe del Morro: Explore this iconic historical fort.
    • Enjoy the beaches: Spend time at Condado or Isla Verde Beach.
    • San Juan National Historic Site: Visit and learn about Puerto Rico's history.
    • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: Explore Puerto Rican art from colonial times to the present.
    • La Placita de Santurce: Experience the nightlife and local food.
    • Cathedral of San Juan Bautista: Visit the second oldest cathedral in the Americas.
    • Casa Bacardi: Take a tour of the famous rum distillery.
    • The Museo de las Américas: Learn about the cultural history of the Americas.
    • Paseo de la Princesa: Enjoy a scenic walk along the historic city wall.
    • Kayaking in the Bioluminescent Bay: Experience the glow of bioluminescent waters at night.
    • Street Art in Santurce: Discover vibrant murals and local art scenes.
    • El Yunque National Forest: Venture into the only tropical rainforest in the US National Forest System.
    • Salsa Dancing: Join a night of dance at local clubs.
    • Visit the San Juan Gate: Walk through one of the original city gates and enjoy the view of the bay.

    These activities showcase the rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning natural beauty of San Juan.And here are a few tours as well. 

    Food Tour San Juan
    Salsa Dance Workshop
    Craft Cocktail Tour in San Juan
    El Yunque Natural Waterslide and Rainforest Hike with Transport

    El Yunque Rainforest Tour with Transport

    El Yunque Rainforest — ATV Adventure
    Culebra Snorkeling Tour by Catamaran from Fajardo
    Old San Juan Walking Tour
    Rainforest Zipline in foothills of the National Rainforest
    San Juan Guided Paddle Boarding Experience at Condado Lagoon
    Carolina, Puerto Rico: Surf Lessons for Beginners
    Puerto Rico Sunset Magic: Bio Bay Kayaking Tour from Fajardo
    Photography & Historical Walking Tour in San Juan
    Full-Day Camuy Cave and Waterfall Adventure in Puerto Rico
    Cave and Waterfall Exploration: Charco Azul Canyon, Puerto Rico
    Beginner Scuba Diving with Turtles and Videos, San Juan
    Discover Scuba Diving in San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Fajardo 2-Tank Scuba Dive for Certified Divers Only
    San Juan Guided Snorkel Tour
    Puerto Rico Jet Snorkel Adventure: Spend longer underwater
    Snorkeling Tour to Vieques Island
    Culebra Snorkeling Day Experience
    LED Kayak Night Glow Tour in Condado Lagoon
    Puerto Rico Ziplining: High-Flying Adventure close to San Juan
    Full-Day Puerto Rico Tour: Rainforest Zipline, Luquillo Beach & Natural Springs
  • How can I rent a car?

    There are many rental cars available in the area. You can organize this at Luis Muñoz Marin San Juan International Airport where you have many options. Target Rental Car (locally owned) https://maps.app.goo.gl/KAfLn5uzszvMgTNNA?g_st=ic & Enterprise Rental Car https://maps.app.goo.gl/utR8ak7eFH6y5Qfb8?g_st=ic are also fairly close to Wind Chimes Boutique Hotel if you want to rent for a day or two during your stay. This may be more convenient depending on what attractions you want to explore on the island. There are many attractions that are a short Uber/taxi ride or even walking distance. You are in a great location to get places quickly and to walk. Parking is not plentiful in the area, so take this into consideration. 

  • Do you have scooters?
    Try Bird, Skootel and Kick scooter rides for your convenience to rent. Please be aware you are not to ride these on sidewalks and there are many potholes in the roads that can be dangerous on a scooter. 
  • Do you have a restaurant on site?

    Casa del Caribe Inn does not have a restaurant on site yet. Our sister hotel, Acacia Boutique Hotel, a short uber ride or 15 min walk, houses one of the best restaurants in all of Puerto Rico. You will be delighted with our Niche Restaurant located in Acacia Boutique Hotel for fine dining and captivating wines. We recommend reservations as it is a very popular restaurant. dinewithniche.com https://maps.app.goo.gl/3Zo2DBowPyWbrpfM7

  • Do you have Uber?
    Ubers are plentiful in our area and a great option for transportation as it is very convenient and fairly fast. 
  • What time is check in?
    Our check-in begins at 4:00pm.
  • Can I check-in early?
    Our check-in begins at 4:00 PM, allowing us time to clean the room and get it ready for you to have the most amazing stay. Should your room become available prior to this time, we are happy to accommodate.
  • Can I check-out late?
    Our check-out time is 11:00 AM in order to allow our staff to prepare the room for upcoming visitors. Late check-out may be requested at the front desk, and is subject to availability. The fee for this service is $25.00 per hour.
  • What is the latest I can check-out?
    The latest checkout we can accommodate is 1:00 p.m. in order to give us time to prepare the room for the next guests. Late check-out may be requested at the front desk, and is subject to availability. The fee for this service is $25.00 per hour. If you have a later flight, some guests choose to book for the additional night so they room is available for them. 
  • What time is it checkout?
    Our check-out time is 11:00 AM in order to allow our staff to prepare the room for upcoming visitors. Late check-out may be requested at the front desk, and is subject to availability. The fee for this service is $25.00 per hour.
  • Can the hotel accommodate special occasions like anniversaries or birthdays?

    For these occasions we do recommend Niche Restaurant located a short uber ride away or a 15 min walk, inside the Acacia Boutique Hotel. It is a popular place for locals and tourists to celebrate special occasions. dinewithniche.com https://maps.app.goo.gl/VZ1wHZdq9HjVy9Fk6?g_st=ia

  • Should I visit Vieques?
    Just 6 miles from the main island, Vieques is an ideal destination for those looking to enjoy tranquility, natural beauty, and a touch of adventure away from the bustling main island of Puerto Rico. The island is home to many wild (some ferril) horses that inhabit the island. You can find them strolling down the sidewalks, in the fields or on the beach.  Vieques, Puerto Rico, offers a unique and captivating experience for travelers looking for an island getaway. Known for its stunning natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere, Vieques features:
    • Bioluminescent Bays: One of the world's most remarkable natural phenomena, where microorganisms in the water light up and create a glowing effect at night. We have the brightest in the world. 
    • Beautiful Beaches: With miles of pristine sands and clear waters, the beaches are perfect for relaxation, snorkeling, and water sports. We often have a ranking for best beaches worldwide. 
    • Rich History: Explore historical sites like the ruins of sugar plantations and the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, which offers insights into the island's past and its natural environment.
    • Charming Local Culture: The small-town feel and friendly locals provide an authentic Puerto Rican experience.
  • How do I get to Vieques?

    Getting to Vieques from San Juan involves a few steps. Here are the main ways to travel:

    • By Ferry: You can drive or take a taxi from San Juan to Ceiba, which is a little over an hour to the east. From Ceiba, you can catch a ferry to Vieques. The ferry ride takes about 35-60 minutes depending on the ferry boat. There is a paid parking lot if you drive to Ceiba. You can also take an uber or taxi. You can book ferry tickets online at https://www.puertoricoferry.com/  The ferry departs from Ceiba and costs $2-3 per person (plus online fees) each way.
    •  
    • By Air: If budget allows, you can take a direct flight from Isla Grande San Juan to Vieques, it’s a little less than a 30 minute flight. This is the quickest and most convenient method.  You can also take a direct flight from Ceiba. From Ceiba the flight is about 10 minutes, but you will need to drive to Ceiba, about 70-90 minutes to the east, possibly longer depending on traffic. There is a paid parking lot if you drive to Ceiba. You can also take an uber or taxi. You can book tickets at https://viequesairlink.com/ - we recommend you book far in advance as these are small planes and they sell out often. Flights one way depending on the airport and refundable/non-refundable range from $49 - $119. 

    By Boat: You can also book private boat charters from Fajardo. Be ready for a bumpy ride and usually unprotected by the sun. We don’t have any tour guides we can recommend but there are probably a few you can find online. Getting to Ceiba/Fajardo is easy by rental car, but note that you’ll have to park your rental at the ferry terminal or airport and coordinate separate transportation to get around Vieques, essentially paying for 2 cars per day for your visit. Each option offers a different balance of cost, convenience, and time efficiency, so you can choose based on your preferences and budget.

  • Where should I stay in Vieques?

    If you are looking for an adult only, ocean front resort with an infinity pool overlooking the water, and an onsite restaurant and bar, look no further than the Blue Horizon Boutique Resort. It is the nicest hotel on the island of Vieques, in our humble opinion. It’s a must stay if you aren’t traveling with kids. The guaranteed best rates can be found directly on their site bluehorizonboutiqueresort.com If you are looking for a family-friendly resort with stunning ocean and island views in a central location of Vieques with an onsite restaurant and bar, your best bet is the Old Crow Hotel & Suites. All of the rooms have kitchenettes and they have studios, 1 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms & even a 4 bedroom penthouse suite. The guaranteed best rates can be found directly on their site oldcrowhotel.com

  • How should I get around Vieques?

    Vieques is a small island that is easy to get around with your own transport. Unlike San Juan, there is no Uber on Vieques & taxis are not exactly easy to come by. There are so many great beaches to visit but some of those roads are quite rough. We definitely recommend renting a Jeep when you visit.  We recommend these local rental car companies islandjeeprental.com 787-741-0190 & www.coquicarrental.com 787-741-3696. We do not recommend golf carts as there have been many accidents on the island with these. They do not drive as fast, you are not protected from the sun and we do have wild horses.

  • What should I do in Vieques?

    Vieques, Puerto Rico, is a captivating destination known for its unspoiled beauty and serene atmosphere. Here are some must-do activities when visiting Vieques:

    • Bioluminescent Bay: Experience the magic of Mosquito Bay, the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world. The glow in the water is caused by microorganisms and is best enjoyed on a moonless night, either by kayak or electric boat.
    • Beaches: Spend time on some of the island's beautiful beaches. Sun Bay Beach is perfect for a relaxing day, while Playa Caracas (Red Beach) offers stunning snorkeling opportunities.
    • Horseback Riding: Explore the lush landscapes of Vieques on horseback, riding through beaches, hills, and forests.
      Boating: Charter with a local boat company and experience the “road less traveled”. From the sea, you get to access beaches unaccessible by roads. Snorkeling: Vieques has crystal clear waters and beautiful sea life to see. Always pay attention to the weather and currents as these can be dangerous. 
    • Historical Tours: Visit the Fortín Conde de Mirasol Museum, a restored fort that now serves as a museum showcasing the island's history and culture.
    • Nature Reserves: The Vieques National Wildlife Refuge covers much of the island and offers hiking, bird watching, and stunning natural scenery. They have so many beaches, they numbered them. We like #11 in La Chiva personally & Sun Bay. 
    • Local Cuisine: Try local Puerto Rican dishes and seafood at the restaurants in Esperanza and Isabel II, the two main towns on the island. We recommend Carambola Restaurant in Esperanza, an oceanfront treat with great food & views. It offers the best breakfast on the island, lunch and dinner 

    Vieques provides a peaceful retreat with its natural charm and slower pace of life, making it ideal for those looking to unwind and enjoy nature.

  • Should I visit Culebra?
    Culebra, Puerto Rico, is a serene and picturesque destination ideal for travelers seeking a tranquil escape with breathtaking natural beauty. Here's what Culebra has to offer:
    • Stunning Beaches: Culebra is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, including Flamenco Beach, known for its crystal-clear waters and white sandy shores.
    • Snorkeling and Diving: The island's coral reefs host a diverse array of marine life, making it a perfect spot for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts.
    • Wildlife Observation: The Culebra National Wildlife Refuge offers opportunities to observe seabirds, turtles, and other wildlife in their natural habitats.
    • Relaxed Atmosphere: With its laid-back vibe and friendly locals, Culebra offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
    Culebra is a delightful destination for those interested in nature, water activities, and relaxation, we recommend putting this on your list. 
  • How do I get to Culebra?

    Getting to Culebra from San Juan involves a few steps. Here are the main ways to travel:

    • By Ferry: You can drive or take a taxi from San Juan to Ceiba, which is a little over an hour to the east. From Ceiba, you can catch a ferry to Culebra. The ferry ride takes about 35-60 minutes depending on the ferry boat. There is a paid parking lot if you drive to Ceiba. You can also take an uber or taxi. You can book ferry tickets online at https://www.puertoricoferry.com/  The ferry departs from Ceiba and costs $2-3 per person (plus online fees) each way.
    • By Air: If budget allows, you can take a direct flight from Isla Grande San Juan to Culebra, it’s a little less than a 30 minute flight. This is the quickest and most convenient method.  You can also take a direct flight from Ceiba. From Ceiba the flight is about 10 minutes, but you will need to drive to Ceiba, about 70-90 minutes to the east, possibly longer depending on traffic. There is a paid parking lot if you drive to Ceiba. You can also take an uber or taxi. You can book tickets at https://viequesairlink.com/ - we recommend you book far in advanced as these are small planes and they sell out often. Flights one way depending on the airport and refundable/non-refundable range from $49 - $111. 

    By Boat: You can also book private boat charters from Fajardo. Be ready for a bumpy ride and usually unprotected by the sun. We don’t have any tour guides we can recommend but there are probably a few you can find online. Getting to Ceiba/Fajardo is easy by rental car, but note that you’ll have to park your rental at the ferry terminal or airport and coordinate separate transportation to get around Vieques, essentially paying for 2 cars per day for your visit. Each option offers a different balance of cost, convenience, and time efficiency, so you can choose based on your preferences and budget. Each option offers a different balance of cost, convenience, and time efficiency, so you can choose based on your preferences and budget.

  • Where should I stay in Culebra?
    There are many options when visiting Culebra. There are many Airbnbs, guest houses, boutique hotels, and even camping. 
  • What should I do in Culebra?
    Culebra, a small island off the coast of Puerto Rico, is a paradise for those looking for pristine beaches, excellent snorkeling, and a relaxed vibe. Here are ten great things to do in Culebra:
    • Flamenco Beach: Often ranked among the top beaches in the world, Flamenco Beach is perfect for swimming and sunbathing with its white sands and turquoise waters.
    • Snorkeling at Carlos Rosario Beach: A short hike from Flamenco, this beach offers some of the best snorkeling opportunities in Culebra with vibrant coral reefs and marine life.
    • Tamarindo Beach: Ideal for seeing sea turtles, Tamarindo Beach provides excellent snorkeling along its seagrass beds.
    • Culebrita Island: Take a water taxi to this small island east of Culebra. It's a quiet spot with beautiful beaches, tide pools, and the historic Culebrita Lighthouse.
    • Kayaking: Explore the coast and mangroves of Culebra by kayak to enjoy its serene beauty up close.
    • Hiking to Culebrita Lighthouse: While on Culebrita, hike up to the lighthouse for panoramic views of the Caribbean.
    • Museum of History: Learn about Culebra's history at this small museum, which details its indigenous roots and its time as a naval base.
    • Brava Beach: Venture off the beaten path to Brava Beach, a secluded spot perfect for a quiet day and often good for surfing.
    • Downtown Dewey: Stroll through the main town of Culebra, known as Dewey, to enjoy local eateries, shops, and the laid-back culture.
    • Bird Watching: With its protected habitats, Culebra is a great place for bird watching, especially during migration seasons.
    These activities highlight Culebra's natural charm and relaxed atmosphere, making it a must-visit for those looking to escape to a tranquil island paradise.
  • How should I get around Culebra?
    Vieques is a small island that is easy to get around with your own transport. Unlike San Juan, there is no Uber on Vieques & taxis are not exactly easy to come by. There are a few beaches to visit and the roads are pretty good. It’s easy to get around with a car or even a golf cart. There are a few companies that rent these on the island. 
  • How do I get to your hotel?

    The easiest way to get to Casa del Caribe Inn from the airport or cruise terminal is by Uber or taxi. We can easily be found on the Uber app, google maps, Waze, apple maps. We are about 15 minutes from either the airport or cruise terminal. Our address is 57 Caribe St, San Juan, Condado, Puerto Rico, 00907 

  • Do I need to rent a car? Should I rent a car?

    We are located in a great walkable area to see many attractions. The best way to get around is by foot, taxi or Uber. There are Taxis and Ubers easily accessible as well as public buses, the Metropolitan Bus Authority (AMA), see routes here *https://welcome.topuertorico.org/pdf/mapas_ama.pdf with times here https://www.dtop.pr.gov/ama. We do not have parking at the hotel but there is free street parking & paid lots within walking distance. If you are here for more than a week and want to get “out of the city” to see the island, a rental car for a day or two can be convenient. There are a few options locally. 

  • Are pets allowed in the hotel?
    We love animals. We are a pet friendly hotel. All pets must be on a leash at all times outside of your hotel room. Inside the hotel room, and in shared areas, pets are required to be in a kennel or pet carrier. 
  • What is the hotel's cancellation policy?
    Based on the reservation, there are different terms. We do offer discounts for non-refundable reservations. Our cancellation policy is strictly non-refundable, 10 days prior to your arrival.
  • What amenities are offered at the hotel?

    Popular amenities are:

    1. Amazing Central location in Condado
    2. Free wifi for guests around the property
    3. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning
    4. The beach is 2 blocks from the hotel
  • What are the must-see beaches?
    San Juan, Puerto Rico, offers some of the Caribbean's most beautiful and accessible beaches. Here are the beaches we recommend when visiting San Juan:
    • Condado Beach: Located in the trendy Condado neighborhood, this beach is popular for its golden sands, azure waters, and vibrant atmosphere. It's surrounded by numerous hotels, restaurants, and bars, making it a perfect spot for tourists looking for convenience and amenities. This beach has a very strong rip current. Please be very careful and we would not recommend swimming in deep water where you cannot stand. 
    • Isla Verde Beach: This is one of the most popular beaches in San Juan, known for its beautiful stretch of white sand and excellent swimming conditions. Isla Verde attracts both locals and tourists and offers a variety of water sports, beach bars, and luxury accommodations.
    • Escambrón Beach: A Blue Flag beach, Escambrón is well-loved for its clean sand, clear waters, and snorkeling opportunities right off the shore. It's also family-friendly, with lifeguards on duty, picnic areas, and facilities.
    • Ocean Park Beach: Popular with the younger crowd and kite surfers, Ocean Park Beach is a wide, beautiful beach between Condado and Isla Verde. It’s less commercialized and generally quieter than its neighbors, offering more space to relax and enjoy water sports. This is the beach you are closest to. 
    • Playa Peña: This small beach near Old San Juan is a bit of a hidden gem. It offers stunning views of the Capitol Building and is less crowded, providing a more serene experience.
    These beaches not only provide beautiful scenery and swimming but also offer a variety of activities and amenities to enhance your visit to San Juan. Please be very careful when swimming. There are strong rip currents and no lifeguards on duty. Unfortunately, there have been many drownings at the beaches in Puerto Rico, especially Condado Beach. 
  • Where are the Bioluminescent Bays?
    Puerto Rico is famous for its bioluminescent bays (bio bays), which are among the few remaining in the world. These bays contain microorganisms, called dinoflagellates, that glow when agitated. Here are the main bioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico and how you can visit them:
    • Mosquito Bay (Vieques): Cited as the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world, Mosquito Bay is located on the island of Vieques, an offshore island of Puerto Rico. The best way to experience its glow is by kayak on a moonless night to avoid light pollution. Several tour companies on Vieques offer guided night tours that respect the delicate ecosystem of the bay.
    • Laguna Grande (Fajardo): This bio bay near the northeastern tip of Puerto Rico's main island is another popular spot. You can explore Laguna Grande through guided kayak tours after sunset. These tours typically begin at the Las Croabas park in Fajardo. The mangrove-lined channel leading to the bay adds an extra layer of adventure and beauty to the experience.
    • La Parguera (Lajas): Located in the southwest of Puerto Rico, La Parguera is unique because it allows motorized boat tours, which are not permitted in the other bio bays. This bay is less bright compared to Mosquito Bay or Laguna Grande but offers the opportunity for night-time snorkeling among the glowing waters.
    Tips for Visiting:
    • Booking a Tour: It's recommended to book a tour with a reputable company. These tours are usually led by knowledgeable guides who can provide insights about the ecosystem and help ensure that the environmental impact is minimized.
    • Best Viewing Conditions: The best time to see the bioluminescence is on a new moon night when it's darkest. Avoid times when the moon is full.
    • Eco-Friendly Practices: Choose tours that use kayaks or electric boats to prevent pollution and protect the dinoflagellates.
    These bioluminescent bays offer a magical and unforgettable experience, highlighting the natural beauty and unique ecology of Puerto Rico.
  • Can you recommend any local restaurants?

    Niche Restaurant, located within the Acacia Boutique Hotel, is one of the best restaurants on the entire island of Puerto Rico so we of course recommend this first. dinewithniche.com  https://maps.app.goo.gl/3Zo2DBowPyWbrpfM7  They are open for breakfast/brunch & dinner Wednesday - Sunday. Reservations are recommended. You can see your menu here and make reservations. There are also many restaurants within walking distance or a short Uber away. We have Puerto Rican, Italian, Peruvian, Sushi, Turkish, Chinese, French, Vegan, Bakeries, you name it and we probably have it. Please feel free to drop by the front desk and let us know what you like and we are happy to make recommendations. A lot of diners also use Open Table, Google & Yelp. 

  • Is it safe to drink tap water?
    Tap water is safe to drink in Puerto Rico. The tap water in Puerto Rico is governed by the same federal regulations and inspections found on the mainland. 
  • Can I make changes to my booking after I confirm the reservation?

    Reservations can be changed or updated within 10 days of your arrival date. You can call us at 787-722-7139 to make any modifications you desire.

  • What are the medical facilities on the island in case of an emergency?

    If you are experiencing a life threatening situation, first dial 911 and then notify our front desk immediately. We do have hospitals nearby, emergency rooms and health clinics. The closest emergency room is Ashford Presby which is walking distance https://maps.app.goo.gl/rApWfDXUnkxXwaJh6. There is also a Children’s Emergency Room at San Jorge https://maps.app.goo.gl/4zuYq7bMW6LQDiam7 

  • Are there any conservation areas or volunteer opportunities available?

    The biggest areas for volunteering in Puerto Rico fall under environmental conservation and community development. If you are a nature lover, you can volunteer in rural areas - from mountains to rainforests to beaches. Here is a site where you can find volunteer opportunities https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/orgs.jsp?r=country&l=Puerto+Rico 

  • Are there guided tours available for local attractions?
  • What's the best way to get around?

    When you are staying at Casa del Caribe Inn, the best way to get around is by foot, taxi or Uber so you don’t need to worry about parking. You are in a great location. If you are in Puerto Rico for more than a week, you may want to rent a car for a day or two or book a tour to escape the city.

    These are our favorites Salsa Dance Workshop - viator.com

    Culebra Snorkeling Tour by Catamaran - viator.com

    Full-Day Camuy Cave and Waterfall Adventure in Puerto Rico - viator.com

    Cave and Waterfall Exploration: Charco Azul Canyon, Puerto Rico - viator.com

    Puerto Rico Sunset Magic: Bio Bay Kayaking Tour - viator.com

    Photography & Historical Walking Tour in San Juan - viator.com

  • Is there ziplining?
  • Are there any dietary accommodations available (e.g., vegan, gluten-free)?
    You are in a great location with many dining and shopping options that can accommodate special requests. 
  • Where is the closest grocery store?

    There are a few grocery stores close by. The closest grocery store is a “healthy grocery store” FreshSmart is just around the corner here https://maps.app.goo.gl/T39hesRwVTv4VbR56 

    The largest grocery store that offers pretty much anything your heart desires is SuperMax and is located here and it is open 24 hours https://maps.app.goo.gl/kaw6ANYjSEZ3WGD87.

  • Is there a drug store?

    We do have both Walgreens and CVS very close by, CVS it is only a block away. https://maps.app.goo.gl/3UrXcAaQZZUU6mvU8. Walgreens is right across the street from CVS https://maps.app.goo.gl/2zXdJSytzgQNVeXQ8

  • How can I upgrade my room?

    You can upgrade your room either through your travel agent for a third party reservation, directly with us or at time of check in depending on availability. If you are interested in an upgrade, it is best to confirm this before you arrive or it will likely not be available.

  • I want to add a guest to my room, can I do this?

    Most of our rooms are double occupancy. We do have a couple rooms that can accommodate moe. We are happy to add a guest to your room depending on the room category and availability.  

  • Are kids allowed at the hotel?
    Yes, we are a family friendly hotel and kids are welcome.
  • What room types do you have at the hotel?

    At Casa del Caribe, we have the following room types, based on availability.  

    • Full Standard - a room with a full bed and bathroom 
    • Full Economy - an economy room with a full bed and bathroom 
    • King Deluxe - a room with a king bed and bathroom
    • Accessible Full Standard - an AARP accessible room with a full bed and bathroom
    • Queen Deluxe - a room with a queen bed and bathroom
    • Double Double - a room two double beds and a bathroom
    • Queen Double - a room with two queen beds and a bathroom
  • How can I change my reservation?

    If your reservation was made through a third party, they require you to make these changes through them. If you made the reservation directly through us, we are happy to accommodate any changes based on availability and policies. Feel free to give us a call at 787-722-7139

  • How can I change my credit card on the reservation?

    If your reservation was made through a third party, you will have to reach out to them to update it. Otherwise you can update your credit card directly with us and we are happy to help. 787-722-7139

  • Do you have wifi?
    Yes, we offer free Wi-Fi to all of our guests.