I experienced problems locating a hotel/ guest house which would accommodate a 2 night stay- most ask for a minimum of 3, some 5. Coco Loco offer their Casita for short stays- even of 1 night .The Casita is essentially a wooden garden hut at the rear of the 2 storey residential property, 5 minutes walk from the Malecon. It has a bed and bathroom, is clean and well decorated. It is tiny though- there's no room for hanging clothes and 2 people struggle to stand in the room together. It has A/C and fan and shuttered windows with intact insect screens. It also has a rooftop terrace overlooking the large garden. The property is in a residential street a block from the Malecon so is away from noise from the bars. However as Vieques is quite rural you should expect a dawn chorus of cockerels!
The owner Margo was away when we visited so we were looked after by her friendly and talkative husband Joe plus 2 dogs ( one - Prince, is a big boy who may unnerve people who are afraid of dogs). In my opinion the casita is a good lowish cost option in Vieques. It's comfy enough, clean and in a good location. Negatives? Couple of small ones- 1 was that the resident dogs had left a couple if deposits on the grass- one which I nearly discovered barefoot - probably my fault. The other was that the casita was home to a number of tiny nocturnal centipedes.Probably not noticeable to the daytime cleaner and nothing an insect spray won't solve. A Final small gripe was that check in is 3pm as it is in much of Puerto Rico. We arrived around 11.30 and the cleaners were still cleaning the rooms. As there was only one other room occupied that night by long term residents I'm not sure why our tiny room couldn't have been prioritised but it still wasn't ready at 2pm meaning a rushed clothes change in Joe's kitchen.
Those were small complaints though and in the end we liked Vieques enough to change our flight and stay an extra night. Unfortunately Coco Loco couldn't accommodate us so we moved to Esperanza Inn down the road. The fact that we tried to book an extra night shows that overall we were happy with our stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Coco Loco guesthouse is walking distance to just about everything you need: beaches, little grocery stores, pizza shops, parks, and the Boardwalk (Malecon) with oceanside restaurants, gift shops, bars, clothing stores, a museum with an aquarium of local creatures, rentals of kayaks, snorkeling equipment, jet-skis, and scooters, and more! The Biobay Tour companies pick up people at the corner of our street. We are in the popular neighborhood of Esperanza- but just far enough from the Boardwalk to be free from its occasional noisiness. You can walk a block and a half to join in the fun, or stay behind at Coco Loco if you want to relax! We offer cottage-style beach living at a very low price. Stay for one night, two nights, or however many you need. Our Studio is perfect for short visits or a low budget vacation. Our One Bedroom and Two Bedroom Apartments have wonderful balconies, and stairs to the rooftop! The apartments are spacious and comfortable for however long or short a time you'd like to stay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Alas Del Coco Loco Guesthouse Hotel Isla De Vieques