The rooms at Posada Vistamar are a little smaller than a college dorm room, but that's really all that you need. The rooms are air conditioned, and because they are so small, the rooms get cold pretty quickly. There is no TV, fridge, or microwave in the room, but there is a communal refridgerator and coffeemaker at the end of the hallway that all guests can use. The bathrooms are clean, and there was plenty of hot water when we showered at night; there wasn't any hot water in the morning (maybe they use a solar panel to heat the water?). We contacted the owners before leaving for our vacation for recommendations on BioBay tours and other must-see attractions, and were very happy with their recommendations. They also left maps and guidebooks for us in the room before we checked in, which were helpful in making other plans once on the island.
La Posada Vistamar is located in Esperanza, which is about a 15 minute cab ride from Isabel where the ferry comes in. It isn't really a problem getting a cab from the ferry to the hotel, or from the hotel back to the ferry, but a lot of cabs don't want to shuttle people from Esperanza. I would highly recommend renting a car, or bringing your rented car over from Fajardo.
The hotel is walking distance from the main "strip" in Esperanza, with restaurants open late even on a Monday night in November. There is a little bakery on the same street as the hotel with the best (and most reasonably priced) breakfast that we ate on Vieques. That is where the locals come to get their coffee and baked goods, so you know it must be good. Esperanza is right on the water, though the good beaches are a 10 minute or so drive away. I HIGHLY recommend the Red Beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Affordable Vieques lodging. This charming, funky six-unit guesthouse is well appointed with the budget traveler in mind. We are simply a clean, comfortable place to stay. Our bright, cheerful rooms were renovated in the fall of '07. All have ceiling fans, air conditioning and a private bath. Morning coffee and a fridge are provided in our shady breezeway. We are two blocks from the Malecon in Esperanza and walking distance to the beach. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Posada Vistamar Hotel Isla De Vieques