06 May 2017

Puerto Rico Vacation: Copamarina, The Views

When we originally visited Puerto  Rico some years back for a niece's wedding, we had gone a week ahead of the date to do some exploring of the island, figuring it might be a while until we had a chance to return (and it was - 8 years!).  The place that we most loved was in a small town callled Guanica, on the south coast of the island, and it was a resort called Copamarina.  It is truly one of the most beautiful, magical places we'd ever visited anywhere, and we have always talked about how wonderful it was.

So when we planned our trip this time, we knew that we would have to go back.  Copamarina is a resort in the sense that it is a beautiful place on the Caribbean coast, where the accommodations are lovely, but not fancy.  It's the surroundings that are the stars.  They have managed to build a place where every room looks out onto the grounds and the Caribbean.  Everyone has a porch or patio, and the rooms are small but comfy and just feel relaxing.  We were hoping that it had not become fancier since we visited, and we were lucky, as the only thing different was the addition of a children's pool and play area, and a small restaurant (which was a good thing, because the town is a long drive  on a curvy, dark road, and when you finally get there, there really isn't much "there" as the town is mostly agriculture).

What did we "do" while in Copamarina?  We just vacationed.  Swam, walked, sat on our patio, sat on lounge chairs in the water during low tide.  Read.  Knitted.  Laughed.  And just enjoyed being in a place that really seems like a paradise.

This is the first post about Copamarina, and the photos are of the views.  The next post will be of the plant life there.  I think you'll be able to see why we feel it is so special.  Enjoy.













(This is our patio, with The Tim sitting there, reading.  My niece and her husband were in the room to your left, looking at this photo.)

11 comments:

Vera said...

So beautiful! Glad you had such a wonderful time (even while being rude at work - LOL).

Araignee said...

Paradise is right! I would love to have some of that sunshine. I think I am growing mold.

KSD said...

Did you feel me pouting the whole time you were there? Because I was pouting. I want to be on a beach. And I'm a well, well-practiced pouter.

Dee said...

Looks like a wonderful place to just RELAX!!! Glad you had a chance to get away to a place you love.

Bonny said...

Copamarina looks like exactly the place I would also want to vacation! The views are gorgeous, and I'm a big fan of "lovely but not fancy". Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful place, and I'm really looking forward to seeing the plant life in such a lush location.

Nance said...

Oh, it looks just Perfect in Every Way.

Tired Teacher said...

Your trip sounds heavenly. That's exactly how I like to vacation - leisurely pace with nothing specific planned.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

What a beautiful place!

karen said...

that is my kind of vacation, sitting and reading, maybe put my feet in the water (not a big swimming lover). Thank you for sharing the photos and your vacation!

Kym said...

That looks like a heavenly place to get away and relax! I'm so glad you found it just as you remembered when you returned. Lovely! XO

elns said...

Oh the views look so relaxing!