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Puerto Rico's largest mangrove forest. Native Afro-Caribbean food offers an exquisite taste. Nearby is the beach where you can feel the warm waters and also you can explore nature and the cultural experience only Piñones area can offer.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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| Torrecilla Baja, 00772, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

Stayed in San Juan but found this wild jewel on the other side of the airport. Love the warm, calm, tree'd, blue water beach. Affordable coconut oil fried everything. Real Puerto Rico down-to-earth people, afro/indio/spanish mocha sweetness found here.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank M T
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Piñones is an area right outside of San Juan. It had more of a developing feel to it, without all the high-rise condos and hotels of the the city proper. The beaches aren't as developed as well. You get more of an island experience here,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Rod T
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We saw this place on Bar Rescue and knew that we had to visit. It was great. The food, staff and the owners were super nice. Just like we saw on TV. The location is beautiful right on the beach. A must see. Definitely going...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank lpadilla2017
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband wanted to try a different spot. This place was very disappointing. It wasn’t what we expected and our Uber driver wanted to leave us in the middle of nowhere. Unfortunately there is a lot of damage due to hurricane Maria. It’s...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank 32jennyp
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

As a tourist, I would not recommend to come to Piñones. It is not suitable for tourist who are use to Old San Juan or Condado. This place was good some 20 years ago but it is in hugh need of revival. If you stopby,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandyang
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband visited piñones to eat in the local kioskos around the beach and to see the beach. The beach was not that pretty. There’s trash and glass everywhere. I don’t recommend this beach especially with children. Now what I do recommend is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank S3474SGbrendam
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

To start the only thing I would recommend at this place is natural fruit shakes. The fried foods are not good. For example, a chicken stew stick is made from pieces of dark chicken meat instead of chicken breast pieces. The area needs to be...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MrsTeacher237
Reviewed July 20, 2018

We rented bikes from Copi to ride along the bike path and boardwalk. The bikes had only coaster brakes. The chain of my bike came off and as a result I had NO BRAKES. The bike path is mostly flat, but this happened at the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ken O
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

The lagoon is pretty chill and meet to see the big waves cascading in from the ocean. It’s a little rocky in the lagoon, but still awesome. Lots of locals and local food to purchase. The kids loved it.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Heather B
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

I like going to Piñones and eating at Puerto Del Mar. The food there is really good and the views are astonishing!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Margaret B
September 25, 2018|
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Response from S3474SGbrendam | Reviewed this property |
Ummm. In the beginning heading towards piñones there’s a sidewalk. This is in the tourist section. Beyond that there’s non. Sometimes there’s a sidewalk but then it closes and there’s only grass and sand.
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July 27, 2018|
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It’s about ten miles. Eat lite and enjoy the beach. Use Uber for best price.
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jtwiz
Pt. Pleasant, NJ
Thanks for your help...and some thoughts from our trip! (4 Replies)
First of all, thanks to those on TA who were able to offer me some advice for our first (and hopefully not last!) trip to lovely Puerto Rico. And I thought I would share some thoughts from our trip. It was a rocky start from NJ, as it was snowing when we left so of course, we had to wait for the plane to be de-iced, then we had a mechanical issue, and finally as we headed to the runway at SJU - an aborted landing! Another plane was still on the runway and the pilot had to bring us back up...More
March 10, 2016|
Response fromparis7002|
Nice report. Thanks for sharing. I'm surprised to hear that you didn't like Metropol. Having lived in PR for 25 years, I must say that Metropol's food is really good and very authentic. Even my mom loves it and she's an amazing Puertorican cook. In my opinion, Metropol is actually better than Mi Casita. But even businesses can have a bad day from time to time. :(
RastamanInKansas
Kansas
Which Pinones Restaurants and Kiosks? (1 Replies)
I'll have an opportunity to visit the Pinones area several times in my upcoming PR trip and was hopeful that I could get some ideas on favorite restaurants and kiosks in Pinones. The only place I have tried so far is The Reef and, although the view was very nice, it wasn't good enough to warrant a return. I think I would also prefer places farther to the East right on the beach.
March 03, 2011|
Response fromBunny123|
I like Dona Olga , they make the Alcapurias fresh right in front of you and also Soleil , but they have small portions
TravelingTeva
Sacramento, California
Itinerary help pretty please (8 Replies)
I really need help with creating my itinerary. My family of 4 ladies are traveling to Puerto Rico for 4 nights in June to celebrate my daughter's 16th birthday. We are arriving on a Saturday @ 12pm, departing Wed at 1pm. We will be staying at the Vanderbilt in Condado. We are very much interested in local food (a few of us are super foodies), culture, and sightseeing. After scouring the forum, I have narrowed things down to what is most important to us. Rain Forest (want to see waterfalls),...More
April 20, 2017|
Response fromparis7002|
You will definitely need a car. I would rent it on Saturday to visit El Yunque, the beach and the kiosks (you can alsop add the bio bay to this day). Keep the car and go to Guavate on Sunday. Old San Juan can be seen on the day of arrival or Monday. You can have lunch at Cafe Manolin, which is an excellent authentic casual restaurant. You can relax on Tuesday before you leave. One thing to add is a visit to La Placita on Friday for music and good food.