Heather from Michigan, 2019

Villa Iris

Beautiful Villa in a Private Tropical Paradise
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This was our third visit to Puerto Rico and our first to Lakeside Villas in Dorado. We absolutely loved everything about Villa Iris, including the beautiful artwork. Alma was very easy to work with and if we had questions or needed anything she immediately replied. The villa was very comfortable and had everything we needed for our 10 day stay. It had one of the best views of our incredible private beach. Dorado was a great location and we could get to most anywhere we wanted to go within 30 minutes. El Ojo del Buey Park was a hidden gem just down the road to the east. We went to Arecibo, which was about 30 minutes west, and visited Cueva Ventana (Window Cave), Chorros del Rio Hondo (a beautiful waterfall), and the Arecibo lighthouse, which had the most incredible views and bluest water. We ate at Arreciff 681 in Arecibo, which is a very cool beach bar with incredible food. The Bacardi Distillery is also worth a visit, along with a ferry ride to Old San Juan. There were so many great places to eat in Old San Juan, but two favorites were Ostra Cosa and La Garita. The adrenaline junkies went ziplining at Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park. We hiked El Yunque twice and it was just as spectacular as we remember. There was only one trail that was closed but everything else was open all the way to the top. Puerto Rico is back baby!!

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