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Called “The Emerald of the Southeast,”

Patillas, an hour-and-a-half drive...

Called “The Emerald of the Southeast,”

Patillas, an hour-and-a-half drive from San Juan, is a small city with lovely beaches, sugar cane fields and orange groves.

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Now a days I just seem to drive thru, but 25 years or so ago I called this area my base camp. Here is where I would go to relax. The palm trees shown in the picture are the same... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2012
dolphingvp
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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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kansas
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

For the adventurous and off the beaten path travelers! Patillas, PR is a quaint fishing village on the southeast coast of the island. To stay here is like stepping back in time to the unspoiled perfection of island life. PR 3 winds along the coast and public beaches, restaurants, and private homes dot the coast line. Sunday's bring the local... More 

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4 Thank kolegas1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I am a frequent traveller to the island of Puerto Rico and I have visted coastal towns in all parts of the islands as well as Vieques and Culebra. Patillas has become my "go-to" destination - quiet and relaxing. The beaches are rather narrow and rocky in spots but the water is crystal clear. I have snorkled directly behind the... More 

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10 Thank Princesalisa
Mays Landing, New Jersey
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201 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Now a days I just seem to drive thru, but 25 years or so ago I called this area my base camp. Here is where I would go to relax. The palm trees shown in the picture are the same ones I used to sit under and look out on the water. Times have changed and its a busier place... More 

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3 Thank dolphingvp
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Beautiful beach and lake areas...courteous people...

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5 Thank Poorgourmet
El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

is very calm,quiet,clean,friendly people,the river,ocean,the food.the bad thing is all stores and supermarket will be closed early.between 7pm to 9 pm

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5 Thank pepo63
San Juan, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Every room has beautiful ocean view 24hrs a day. Creole Food was excellent. Walk on the beach and listen to the waves nightly. Peaceful, time to share thoughts with friends and rejuvenite the energy. An out-of-area delight.

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3 Thank Marie M
Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

nothing there,stay away dirty town nice beach but you can go to better beaches

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1 Thank don p
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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232 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

This town is located in the SouthEastern part of the island with San Lorenzo, Maunabo, Arroyo, Cayey, and Yabucoa surrounding it. You can get to it through the PR3, #181, #184, and/or PR53. Patillas name comes from a fruit that grew largely in this area, similar to the watermelon. But, we know it for "la esmeralda del sur" or "The... More 

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2 Thank WaiPRUSA
Baltimore, Maryland
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2010

This is the place to go if you want to relax by your own pool and get to know the locals. Do not come here if you don't have a sense of adventure or want someone to bring you out a drink! Do come here if you don't mind walking about, eating mofongo, red snapper, mango's from the tree, engaging... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2003

I have stayed on several occasions at this Bed & Breakfast or atleast that's what we call it in the States. Just wanted to let everyone know who is staying in San Juan, they don't know what there missing in the Southern part of the island. It's small and personal very secluded so you have your privacy and it always... More 

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