Winter Pride and Miss Gay Puerto Rico 2021
Coqui del Mar Guest House is nestled in a beachside community, 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.
Our location is walkable to several restaurants, bars, and a grocery store and the gastronomic delights of Calle Loíza.
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, wonderful drag shows in the evening at Loverbar, and hours of exploring in Old San Juan.
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 Levi’s Bar & Grill stay slightly to your right at Shell Gas Station. Stay on Calle Laurel to next stop sign at Calle Guerrero Noble. Make a right and drive parallel to the beach on Calle Park Blvd. Make a left then an immediate left onto Calle General Patton. Stay to the left to merge to Calle General del Valle. 2218 is on the right-hand side near the second house to the end. Parking is limited. Please do not block driveways. 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 on Calle General Patton (last street before reaching the beach). Stay to the left and this turns into Calle General del Valle. Coqui del Mar is at the end on the right. Park anywhere on the street without blocking any neighbors’ driveways.