About Us

My photo
Indiana, United States
Debt free empty nesters...ready to stretch our wings. Life is good and we plan on making it even better. This blog is mostly about our trips to Vieques Puerto Rico, with a few odds and ends thrown in about our life after the mortgage.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

November trip....




This is still February, your saying to yourself, why is he talking about the November trip? Well, we've already begun planning the November trip, to the point that we've got half of the flight bought ( I've got the flight down purchased, I'm buying the leg back with miles) and have made reservations on a place to stay. We've moved up higher in elevation from our last trip, but are not back in the  Los Chivos area. This time we're staying in Villa Borinquen. (confused on how to say that? I was for a very long time. It's pronounced Veeya Boringken).  One of the things Lorrie and I learned from the last trip at Los Cocos  was that it's not that bad driving through or around Isabel. We had avoided doing it, at all costs, because of our very first trip to Vieques. On that first trip we got caught right near the ferry as it was unloading. After a long, white knuckled, slalom through the cars and people going in every which direction, we ended up in Santa Maria somehow getting lost. We've come a long way since those days.

 I'm not positive of the exact the location of Colores del mar, but I do believe it's out near Playa Voltios (volted beach). The reason it's called volted is because there's an electric cable running from Vieques to Culebra and it enters the ocean at, Playa Voltios. I have a google shot of it below. You can even see the cable running to Culebra in the water. I highlighted it with orange:



Colores del Mar is not nearly as nice a place, at least from the pictures, as Los Cocos was, but it's 38% cheaper and does seem to have some killer views.   It is owned by a massage therapist that lives on the island. I think I'm seeing a few added perks with this place, we shall see...

:-)

5 comments:

  1. Hey Curt, We are staying here in August, we usually stay at Besos del caribe just down the "dump road" )and actaully closer to playa volito) but the hot tub drew up in! I will let you know what we think!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That would be great. It was the cost that grabbed us, that plus the views present in the pictures of the place. Please let us know what you think.

      :-)

      Delete
  2. Believe it or not, for us the cost is actually a slight increase, from 770 to 850(off season). The other amenities/quality seemed equal and we have our fingers crossed the views are equal to Besos(which are amazing). If it wasn't for the hot tub, we would stay with Besos. It all seems too far away though!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We just realized that Besos was our second choice! We had narrowed it down to two. We were up in the air as to which to choose. We opted for Colores del Mar because no one is living below. Hah! Great minds think alike.

      :-)

      Delete
    2. Well, yes. :) We have stayed at Besos twice, and absolutly loved it. I have reached out to you regarding staying in Los Chivos, and we have yet to pull ourselves away from Besos, or V.B. Besos was a plus as it has a tandem kayak available, and good snokel gear if you don't bring your own(which I think you do anyway). The first time we were there, the owners lived below. The second time there were guests, but we literaly saw them more at the beaches than at the rental! It was truely a great rental that we were torn about 'leaving'. We will be happy to give a comp. on the two!

      Delete