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Coqui del Mar Gay Guest House
2218 Calle General del Valle
Ocean Park, San Juan, 00913
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Coqui del Mar Guest House is nestled in a beachside community of San Juan, 1-minute walk to Ocean Park beach. It is a gay-friendly beach and the favorite beach for locals. Ocean Park has a much more “locals” feel than the other tourist areas, such as Condado or Isla Verde, which is one reason we consider it the best beach in Puerto Rico. For those who are adventurous, a portion of the beach known as “Las Uvas” (The Grapes) has a very active nighttime scene.
At night you will fall asleep to the evening songs of the Coqui (a small endemic frog and symbol of Puerto Rico). Only the male frog sings, and you’ll see that they too are enjoying their gay-welcoming surroundings.
Our location is walkable to several restaurants, bars, and a grocery store and the gastronomic delights of Calle Loíza, such as the health conscious vegan/vegetarian Super Foods, or, for the guys that want some meat (who doesn’t?), the original meaning of barbecue, Barbacoa (must try their clam chowder, trust me). El Chingon is our favorite Mexican restaurant (about 7 minutes walk)…get the frozen margarita (bring me back one too).
Close to Ocean Park are the neighborhoods of Santurce with its lively art, dining and nightlife scene, as well as the bars, restaurants and casinos of Condado.
Further afield, there are miles of additional beaches in Isla Verde, fabulous drag shows and about 20 gay bars and clubs in the San Juan area, and hours of exploring in Old San Juan.
We do not recommend a rental car, as Ubers are typically very reasonable, and many places are walkable. Parking is also complicated, and driving here can be a bit unpredictable. Planning to explore outside the San Juan area? Consider one of our Puerto Rico Gay Tours with pick up and drop-off at our place.
We are 10-minutes drive from SJU International Airport (Luis Muñoz Marin Rivera). Uber is the best option, though there is also the T-5 public bus (75 cents exact change, get off at Parque Barbosa station).
Old San Juan
El Techo, La Placita
Directions from SJU Airport to Coqui del Mar Guest House:
From SJU–Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport: (5.9km – about 9 minutes): Follow signs to Airport Exit. Take the A-26E ramp to SanJuan (0.9km) Merge onto A-26 O/Expresso Roman Baldorioty de Castro ( 2.5 km) Take the exit toward Ave. Isla Verde / Punta Las Marías (Calle Jupiter) Follow road to the stop sign and make a left onto Isla Verde Ave. Once passed Pollo Tropical and El Chingon Mexican restaurant, stay slightly to your right at the Mobile Gas Station. Stay on Calle Laurel to next stop sign at Calle Guerrero Noble. Make a left and get into the middle lane with the intercom. Press the intercom and say “Coqui del Mar”. Make an immediate right onto Calle General Patton, then take a hair turn hard right onto Calle General del Valle as the street joins another. 2218 is on the right-hand side, lavender (or at night, bright pink), 2nd house to the end. Please park in front of our home, or 2216 (where we live). Its ok to block the driveways at either location (though try not to block in the jeep). The community is gated for security purposes, so the only way to drive in and out is the directions above. There are other exits/entrances for pedestrians.
Directions from Cruise Ship Port to Coqui del Mar Guest House:
Driving from the cruise port, take PR1 south. Once past the bridge, stay left to take PR-26. Stay right and take the 2nd exit to Calle Marginal, continuing in the same direction. At the light, turn left (go under the bridge) and follow Calle Degetau until it meets Calle Loiza. Turn right. After the park, turn left on Avenida las Americas. Turn right at the very last street, the beach front Park Boulevard. Continue and this turns to the right. In front of you is the main security gates and the only car entrance to our neighborhood. Get into the middle lane with the intercom. Press the intercom and say “Coqui del Mar”. Make an immediate right onto Calle General Patton, then take a hair turn hard right onto Calle General del Valle as the street joins another. 2218 is on the right-hand side, lavender (or at night, bright pink), 2nd house to the end. Please park in front of our home, or 2216 (where we live). Its ok to block the driveways at either location (though try not to block in the jeep). The community is gated for security purposes, so the only way to drive in and out is the directions above. There are other exits/entrances for pedestrians.