"Great location but hotel should be modernized."
Rooms, especially bathrooms have the look of a cheap motel or a hotel from the 80's. Staff is great and the location is excellent! I stay here at lest 3 times a year...just for the location. The food used to be delicious, but my last two visits I've noticed a change...the food is now ok or good...now I drive out to San German town for dinner, before […] I had breakfast,lunch and dinner at Copamarina. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely serene retreat"
This quiet family friendly hotel boasts beautifully kept lawns, with pools and jacuzzis scattered under the palms along a long beach front. All kinds of activities, from tennis to sailing and perhaps the most friendly, competent and proud service staff I have met. We had a great stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent location, service could be better"
If you are looking for a hotel that is right on the beach with all of the beach amenities, and none of the crowds, the Copamarina is for you. Our room walked right onto the garden, with an ocean view and direct access to the beach from the back door. It was incredibly convenient because we never had to walk all the way around the hotel to get to the […] front door of our room when we were going to/from the beach. Lots of chairs, cabanas, paddle boarding, a ferry to Gilligan's island, and absolutely stunning ocean views. And the stars! And sunset! Amazing. The negatives were that service in the restaurant pretty much sucked. The food was decent, but the wait staff took forever to do anything. Even when there were only a few tables of diners, they took FOREVER to bring the drinks and the check - every time. It was so slow. And when it's the only place to eat or drink within miles, you end up eating every meal on the resort. The room was a good size, but the mattress and pillows weren't very comfortable and needed to be replaced. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice laid back resort"
Very pleasant stay. Would definitely stay here again!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel, beautiful"
All I can say is that is a beautiful resort, no complaints.Genuine Expedia guest review
WE had a nice time. The restaurants were good and overall we had a great vacationGenuine Expedia guest review
Spent 4 nights of our honeymoon here. Idyllic tropical beach, snorkelling, kayaking, coral, hiking in unique dry forests, great food, great location. This place was perfect, cannot recommend it enough.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Family vacation"
We had a great weekend, excellent service. Defenetly will go back soonGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good views but far away from the airport"
Need to be know the distance from the airport. It took us two hours to drive from SJU to this hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
Awesome place to relax. Staff should market available tours, facility better. It was difficult to map out what was available at the resort and the surrounding area. Could not get a straight answer. Gilligan's Island was a bust. Not really for us. Maybe for families with kids. Bring lots of mosquito repellent! Other than that, it was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
NICE HOTEL AND BEACH, RESERVED A KING, GOT 2 QWEENS, KIND OF TURNED DOWN ON THAT,,,EXPENSIVE FOODGenuine Expedia guest review
Perfect laid back resort right on the sand. Loved it. That said, some had issues about the seaweed in the water. Grounds are lovely.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice resort with excellent grounds."
We really enjoyed our stay. Surprising oasis on the shoreline after driving through the dry part of the island.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent resort on the ocean beach"
good location, friendly staff, nice restaurant, ...Genuine Expedia guest review
"Absolutely the right choice for us!"
We wanted to be away from the big city of San Juan but since we have never gone to Puerto Rico we weren't sure if going to the Southern Coast was going to be the right choice. From the first moments we arrived, we knew that The Copamarina Resort was the right choice for us. Copamarina is set in beautiful location and easy find after a couple hours drive […] from the San Juan Airport. But it's people make a place and the staff here at Copamarina are just great!!! Food service staff is outgoing and cheerful, housekeeping are hardworking and efficient. When we went back into our room, everything was in the right place, clean and neat. A note about the room; the walls are not acoustically dampened so expect to hear your neighbors. The killer bathroom is very large, very clean, very modern shower. Our balcony, facing the water was comfortable and the view was great. We Kayaked over to Gillian's Island, slept in comfortable beach chairs, walked over to the public beach and had a great time. We saw people our age (young60's), couples who were older, young Families with children and young 20 somethings. No live music scene at the bar, thank goodness but a very positive vibe by everyone there. People really seemed to be enjoying their life of being served and cottled! We hope to make Copamarina a place we will return to frequently. Thank you to all the staff, you made our stay WONDERFUL Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
What a beautiful and remote location! Quiet and perfect for a more subdued private getaway. Never felt overcrowded. Pools were wonderful, beach was wonderful, Guilligan's Island and snorkeling were lots of fun. Grounds were immaculate, and proximity to lighthouses, dry forest, surfer beaches and more made day adventures easy. Yes, it is dated decor, […] but still comfortable. In true PR style, service is slow and no one ever solicited food or drink sales at the pools or beach (a tremendous loss of potential revenue!). Real difficulty comes in finding food. They need kitchenettes so guests can be assured a meal! Room had tiny fridge, which we tried our best to fill with items from local grocery. Sure, they'd have liked us to eat at the restaurant every day for all 3 meals, but menu options were limited, overpriced, and only 1 of the restaurants on the property was regularly open. So if we didn't care for that food, where would we go? VERY hard to find restaurants open other than the random (& frankly, scary) food truck. Drove 20 minutes to nearby towns but found only fast food or...closed restaurants. Would have been nice to have a microwave for reheating extras from a restaurant or prepare snacks like popcorn. By end of trip, finding decent food became mission #1. Never found anything great. By the way, Puerto Ricans apparently don't eat vegetables (rare!) unless they are deep fried, and table salt is very hard to come by. Chips & guac...nonexistent. Fun, but starved! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Hotel is very nice and clean. Many different activities to do on site. My kids loved it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This resort is the best resort I stay at n a very long time.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely, relaxing resort."
A quiet beach front resort with gorgeous grounds. Lots of shade available on the beach...we never had trouble finding open lounge chairs. The ocean is very quiet and shallow directly in front of the hotel. A "swimming beach" (deeper/ with more surf) with lifeguards is about 100 yards walk. The staff was attentive and helpful without hovering. The restaurants […] were a bit pricey but the food was great. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent Secluded Vacation"
Fantastic overall, but I must mention that with the exception of an employee at the Reception desk who was somewhat rough when approaching the guests; but of course I assured she realized that I was paying three months of her salary with my stay. The rest of the staff were extremely respectful and their service skills equates to a 5-star resort. The […] wonderful view to the sea, semi-private beach, water sports, hiking, boat trips are just few things you can enjoy at there. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect little vacation"
I would definitely return. There are apparently direct flights into Ponce now, but we flew into SJ and had a lovely 2-hour drive across the island. Absolutely affordable rates (you can find cheaper on expedia but remember there's a 20% resort fee) and low-profile, low-footprint luxury. Beautiful grounds, and the beach right in front is very shallow […] so good for kids and the swimmable deeper beach is just 100 yards down the way. The restaurants and drinks are not cheap ($20 entrees and $7 cocktails), but hey, it's paradise. There's a very relaxed, friendly feeling among the guests. None of the rooms is really "ocean front" -- they can face the ocean but there are about 80 yards of grounds (lovely grounds) between the beach and the room. That's just if you're looking for the step-out-of-your-room-to-the-sand effect. One major recommendation I have for them is to send waiters around to the beach; they would do a lot more in revenue if someone was always asking if we wanted a drink refill! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff is great and the facilities are really clean. Really peacefull place and great views.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful beach and friendly staff"
One of the most relaxing vacations I've had. Beautiful location on a serene and secluded beach. Staff were curteous and helpful. Food was good and the wine delicious. We had a great stay!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Laid Back Puerto Rico"
I was a week away from finishing a very intense job and my wife told me we had to take a decompressing vacation when I finished. I typed into Google "Quiet, Laid Back, Puerto Rico". Copamarina popped up first. Google had it Exactly right. Great staff. No rain or humidity (It's in Puerto Rico's Dry Forest).Genuine Expedia guest review
"A real find!!!"
Away from the crowds of San Juan and the northeast coast, Copacamarina is an oasis of calm beauty. There is everything and nothing to do depending upon your preference. The staff are unendingly lovely, helpful and kind. The protected bay is minutes from plenty of wind for sailing. The sand is soft and the beach is shallow and long. We loved all of it […] and would go right back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"well- appointed on magnificent property."
This hotel is located in a magnificent spot at the edge of the "dry forest" property right at the sea . There is a sandy beach area with lots of available chairs, hammocks,etc. Unfortunately when we were there the water was not clean enough for swimming. However for a small fee the hotel boat will take one out to Gillian's Island which is even more […] beautiful! The rooms are somewhat small but very well maintained- each having a mini-frig. and upon request a microwave. A balcony faces the sea and the well-maintained lawns and beach area. It is located better than 3 miles from the main road and so food is available only at their restaurant which in our opinion (based only on one dinner) is just O.K. and quite pricey. The staff was extremely helpful and very friendly. There are many hiking trails near-by if one is so inclined! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"It could be Better, for the price!"
Everything was acceptable. Since I have been in Copa Marina various years ago, it seems that is a little bit unattended. Some of the employees were not clear in comunication and in Las Palmas Cafe, one of the attendants was with a dirty apron and was not paying attention at all.Genuine Expedia guest review
Very pleasant resort, staff courteous and very helpful. Facilities were very good, the beach was clean but the sea was disappointing, algae and other vegetation makes swimming unpleasant. Restaurant was good, particularly the menu from the Alexandria Restaurant which, unfortunately, is not available on weekdays during the winter season.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful hotel. Very friendly staff."
We had a wonderful time. Planning to go back very soon.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Overpriced ocean view not worth it"
Disappointed with so many things. Had stayed at this resort 7 years ago and was much better then. The room had a fridge which was nice but the toilet wasn't working right/ it smelled like urine. Very damp as there was no fan in the bathroom. Or in the sleeping area. The AC was noisy. The armoire by the bathroom smelled of mold. The restaurants were […] nice but very little in the way of true Puertorrican foods. The bouganvilla vines with large thorns by the walking paths are the most idiotic thing - we bumped into them and got scratched up. The beach was messed up with silt. The African Grey parrot by the lobby was a very sad thing to see. Improper diet, under a fan, no sun, no toys. This is a living animal!!! Not a decoration. The worse was the New Years party for which they wanted $75 per person with no other options at the hotel. We ended up eating fast food that night. Checking in felt like I was an inconvenience to the lady. Maybe they cut down on staff- not good. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful and relaxing!"
I have nothing to say about the resort nor the staff. Right from the beginning everyone was helpful. My husband and I went to Puerto Rico for the first time and can say by the time we left we were very relaxed. The food that we ate at the resort was excellent and the New Year's celebration was fun. Just like anything everything is as good as you allow […] it. It is not really a resort for kids but for adults to relax and spend time together it is an excellent choice. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
nice territory - that's all from pros; cons: - terrible water part of the beach - dirty with algae, no way to swim - had to go to a beach neaby; - cold dirty water with no tropical fish in january; - Gilinham island is a joke with small beach with extremely cold water and many many rude macho locals; - slow personnel in cafe - especially when locals […] celebrate wedding; - no local food in cafe - fast food and tex-mex mostly; Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"its a beautiful place!"
The place is very beautiful, has many landscapes, can reach another little island with a beautiful beach, the staff are very friendly. The only occasion for my disgust was the room had dirty bathroom and it was disgusting, I said it in reception and we only mapped, never cleaned bath. But the rest was a nice place!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best beach resort in Puerto Rico!"
I have stayed at Copamarina Beach Resort three times and have some of the best memories. I love the calm serene beach, large rooms, beautiful garden and the friendly staff that are always available to help. The Cafe at the resort that is reasonably priced serves delicious food while the restaurant (Alexandra) is a little over-rated. As with any tropical […] destination, it was a good idea for us to take bug/mosquito repellant. During the last recent visit, the beach had some seasonal seaweed deposit. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great resort, beautiful grounds, but pricey."
Coming from Michigan, spending the holidays in Puerto Rico provided some relief from the harshness of Winter. Copa Marina in Guanica offered all the amenities and conditions for just such a reprieve. The grounds were extremely well-maintained, with palm trees dotting the gardens, swimming pools (four) providing welcome cooling opportunities, and the […] ocean offering an idyllic alternative to taking a dip in the pool. Staff, especially ground-keepers, worked to keep the domain in perfect order, raking leaves, cleaning the pools, arranging garden furniture. Check-in was easy and are room was ready upon arrival. Guanica offers very little in terms of cultural activities. San German and Ponce are two larger towns that are worth a visit, but both of these can be done in a single day. Guanica itself lacks any descent eating establishments, except the local "panaderia" on the main street, where our family had breakfast for the last few days (instead of the expensive--but good--breakfast at the hotel). One other trip worth making is to Parguera, for both the phosphorescent Bay excursion and dining opportunities. THE MAIN DOWN-SIDE for us was the noise after 9 PM. Many of the rooms are connected by a door to the room next to it. When you've booked only one room, however, the door becomes an inconvenience because you can hear everything from the room next-door. Traveling with a toddler, this made getting him to sleep was an adventure. This should be remedied somehow! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very Romantic and Peaceful"
We were here for our 31st wedding anniversary and the resort truly was beautiful and accommodating. It would be nice though if the cafe would have a little more extensive menu and we felt appetizers were a little overpriced for what you got. Staff was very nice. All went smoothly. Would definitely stay here again. Wish I would have had more time!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
If you are looking for a quiet and lovely place to stay, with a very good restaurant and diligent daily room service, free wifi, towels, very clean place, this is the place. The pools are nice and clean. The sea beach is muddy, but remember, this is a Nature preserve, and Nature-made environmentally-clean mud, so we kindly ask people, who believe they […] should do dredging or build anything there, should first demonstrate their skills and revive the dredged lagoon in San Juan. True beach-seekers could enjoy Gilligan island (10-15 min by hotel boat) or Tamarindo beach (5 min by car). Hiking in Guanica dry forest is superb, the trailheads are nearby, but please stay hydrated. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Hotel by the beach!"
Great Hotel by the Beach. Very nice location. Hotel staff is friendly. Has a free boat ride every Wednesday! Rooms and other facilities need some upkeep though.Genuine Expedia guest review
rThis hrotel was very nice and tucked away in a remote part of southern Puerto Rico. Very quiet this time of the year.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It would have been perfect if it wasn't for its location, it was too deep inside the forrest and the road did not help at all, but still it was perfect for its location! :) beach was right outside of my room, swimming pools right there, perfect for what i was expecting. I realized hair dryer did not work after my 4th day there. Hated the shower... Will […] always had whole floor wet. Everything else was good. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Excellent views of the sea!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent place to stay!"
The Copamarina is outstanding! It was so nice we did not do alot of other stuff because we did not want to leave. The food was excellent the staff was outstanding. I would recommend it if you just want to relax.Genuine Expedia guest review
Beautiful resort, enjoyed our stay very much. The staff is friendly and helpful. Would definitely like to return someday.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A poorly managed hotel"
What we liked: a quiet hotel right on the beach. A very good chef at the restaurant. Here are our disappointments: #1: to wait for 10 minutes at the checkin desk (after 14 hour travel) until the lady will finish cheerfully talking on the phone without ever saying "I will be right with you" or "sorry". #2: Room cleaning service. On the first day they […] did not clean the room at all. After we've complained, next day the cleaning lady started knocking on our door at 7:30 in the morning. In general there is not enough cleaning staff and they are very slow: the crew finishes all rooms after 5 pm. So you have to wait until they clean the room and cannot relax or have a nap during the day. The management must consider hiring more cleaning staff so they finish by noon, and is the case in most other places. #3: Service in the cafe and the restaurant is also very slow and not particularly attentive (with one exception of a nice young lady). The terrace cafe is full of waiters who are standing idle and avoid eye contact with the customers. #4: The beach looks nice and is OK to walk on (especially the public beach next to the hotel), but not good for swimming. Very shallow, barely knee-deep up to at least 150 feet from the shore. We did not go any further. The bottom was covered with silt, and water full of vicious jelly fish. On the last day we found an excellent beach 3 miles east, but nobody told us about it. The resort did not meet our expectations. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Some of the drawers wouldn't open, "closet" doors didn't close completely. Needs some updates. Wasn't able to watch world series in room, only in bar area.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice beachside resort!"
This is a very nice beachside resort for those of you that enjoy getting out for adventure but also want a nice, clean, comfortable and relaxing base to come home to. There are many beaches, trails and parks that surround this location which is great for those of us that can't lay on a beach all day. Make sure to check out the Guanica Dry Forest in […] the morning then lounge at the resort the ladder part of the day... it is the best pairing I can suggest! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I was disappointed with this "resort". When making my reservation, I had called to specifically request a second-floor, king-size room. I was assured I would be given one, but when I arrived, I was told the only room available was on the first floor, with two queen size beds. We were told to push the beds together. When we got to the room, we noticed […] that neither the air conditioner nor the ceiling fan was working. About an hour later, the maintenance men came - they replaced the AC but didnt fix the fan. Overall, the room needed some TLC. The resort itself had a beautiful view, although there was nothing in the surrounding area. There were two restaurants on site - one was good, but overpriced, and the other was generic and bland. We wished they had served Puerto Rican food. This is not a place I would recommend. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"NO DOUBT BEST PLACE TO STAY IN GUANICA!!!"
LOVED COPAMARINA.WOULD STAY THERE AGAIN.BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO RELAX AND EXPLORE OTHER AREAS NEARBY.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Seclusion, Short on services"
Rooms were clean and in good shape. Our room had a view of the resort and beach. There were no blinds in the room, and the room is pretty open to the outside (enough air can creep around the room so the A/C will work overtime). Hotel is easy to get to and a trip to Ponce is a must, at least for a meal. The hotel's one restaurand and bar are open all […] week, while their higher-end restaurant is only open for a couple nights. We did not venture out to Gilligan's island but hear this is also a must-do. Staff is friendly and very helpful! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent hotel for romantic gateways"
If you like a peaceful and romantic vacation this is the place. Weekdays is almost empty, but weekends is crowded with families. The two restaurants are excellent but pricey.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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