My sister and I decided that we would take a trip to Vieques to celebrate our 60th birthdays. We booked Pura Vida on the recommendation of my daughter who stayed there a couple of years ago. We had Joe, the manager, pick us up at the airport for a quick tour on the way to the house. He is a great guide with tons of suggestions about what to do (and what not to do). We rented the older Jeep from Jeff, which was great for getting down the bumpy roads to the best beaches. We had a minor issue (our fault, I think) with the car and Joe took care of it promptly. The house is very well equipped, plenty of chairs for the beach, cooler, even a beach umbrella that was a necessity for us. It's only a 5 minute walk to the Malecon or to the Green store, so location couldn't be better. The roosters are an issue, but you can mask the noise by turning on the airconditioner in the bedroom, I slept in the master bedroom and I can honestly say the bed was extremely comfortable. I enjoyed being in a "neighborhood" rather than away from the restaurants, bars, activity. The people are extremely friendly, you get to know them to say hello every morning. We also loved the horses, especially those that would come down the street in front of the house every day. The yard is fenced, there's a big covered porch and a nice little gazebo where we hung the hammock. You will be cautioned about petty theft on the island but we never felt unsafe or uncomfortable. I would recommend Pura Vida for it's super location and the ease of having a rental car on site. Also, our deposit was back in my account by the end of the day we left the island. Jeff is great to do business with and Joe will take care of everthing while you're there. It's really paradise.
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