Quiet Tropical Retreat
Posted Jan 15, 2016
This hotel is not right on the beach but is a block or two away behind the plaza. On the back side it is bordered by tall trees and a nice view of the hills. It was very tranquil here during our stay with only a few people using the pool at the same time. There were always lounges available at the poolside without any need to throw your towel on one to reserve it. With cooking facilities in the room, a grocery store a block away and plenty of restaurants within easy walking distance, everything was very convenient here. Many iguanas live in the tall trees behind the hotel so it's fun to watch them, the squirrels and many birds that frequent the area. I understand that all the hotels on the beach are now all-inclusive only so this hotel is almost the only option to escape that. Relatives who were staying at one of the all-inclusive resorts at the same time, reported that half the people there were drunk due to alcohol being included in the price. We had no obvious drunks at Puerta del Mar. I would definitely come back here.