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Address: Puerto Rico
Description: 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
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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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184 reviews 184 reviews
22 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

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

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El Paso, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 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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Worcester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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199 reviews 199 reviews
72 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
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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Baltimore, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 13, 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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