We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“surprise trip”

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Naguabo
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Casa Libre Puerto Rico
Ranked #4 of 4 Naguabo B&B and Inns
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
“surprise trip”
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Brought my wife down as a complete surprise first week of March. Stayed in Purple room. She thought we were going skiing up until we exited for the airport. Perhaps I should have let her pack her stuff, but all in all I didn't do a bad job and we had a great time.

Dawn, Josue and the rest of the guests were very welcoming. Even inviting us to their family party. Man everyone (puerto ricans generally) love a party, which we enjoyed. Especially Sunday for some reason that's the day when the whole town gets jiggy. Rent a car. Be prepared for fried food. Everyday. Try the whole fried fish down at the molecon. And check out the food stands at the nearby beach.

Don't be too uptight and enjoy the rum. Oh and take a day, or two, to Vieques. That place was awesome.

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank brandoh_13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

118 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    81
    26
    7
    2
    2
See reviews for
18
73
6
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (29)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2013

Patti showed us all of the work they had done since acquiring the property, not limited to building a deck, adding a pool, decorating 4 suites, etc. The place looks great and will be even better!
Patti went out of her way to be our tour guide, which was totally unexpected but very much appreciated. Thanks again Patti

-Mitch from Minnesota

Room Tip: All the rooms have a different color/theme -They all looked nice.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank M P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2013

My husband and I spent some days at Casa Libre. We stayed at the Purple Room; the view is amazing from this room, and it was very comfortable for the two of us. The breakfasts were very good as well. In general, we were very pleased with our stay there, except that...there seems to be a problem between the partners, and they addressed this openly, with no consideration for us as guests.

On our last day at Casa Libre, while getting ready to go out, we heard screams coming from the room next door, which happens to be the room shared by the partners. We clearly heard Patty ask Josue to lower his voice, and Josue, using foul language, screamed that he did not care. The argument went on with exchanges about shutting down the business, getting lawyers involved, and at one point Josue told Patty that he "would give her reasons to call the police", before storming out of the facility.

I was really shaken by this exchange, particularly with this last statement. We were not sure what to expect next. We left for the day, and shortly afterwards there was a posting on Facebook to the effect that business was to cease immediately; by now we were very concerned and were not sure what we were going to find upon our return. The posting has since been removed. When we arrived at night we were surprised to find all partners there, as if nothing had happened. Nobody approached us to apologize for having to witness this unfortunate incident. Both Josue and Patty acted as if nothing had happened.

I sent an email to their Facebook account expressing my discomfort with this situation, hoping to hear from them, hoping to hear an apology, but as of today, nobody has contacted us. To me, this indicates a lack of concern for customers.

While the location is ideal and the service in general is good, I would not recommend this location to any of my friends lest they have to witness a situation like the one we faced. Very disappointed at their lack of professionalism for dealing with business matters in public, with guests present, and then for not having the courtesy of offering an apology to us.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Rosa M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Demotte, Indiana
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2013

My wife and I had an awesome stay! The views are amazing from the deck and balcony. We would definitely stay here again. Take a short trip to the Rain Forest to see the beautiful waterfalls. Josue' is so friendly and everyone treated us so nicely. We are telling all of our friends about your place. It was so nice to walk along the waterfront to the restaurants. The food in the area is excellent.

Room Tip: Stay in the Purple Room with the balcony. The view is awesome!!
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Jeff S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nebraska
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2013

We recently spent several nights at CL. Breakfasts were yummy, room comfortable, and pool great! Josue and Dawn suggested areas to explore and helped us book our biobay trip. They provided helpful information regarding excursions as well. The only thing I would change is to up the temp of the shower about 10 degrees, but that's also part of the rural island experience.

Remember, if you are staying outside San Juan, you are sure to encounter some island charms, such as Spanish speaking vendors and locals, roosters crowing from the crack of dawn, and stray dogs.

We'd return again without a doubt. Thanks for the great crash pad!

Room Tip: If the sounds of barking dogs and rooster crowing at the first signs of daylight bother you, bring e...
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank maddiemae81
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Eugene, Oregon
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2013

Great place to stay! In a little fishing village that was used in Johnny Depp's The Rum Diary. Several good restaurants in village. Bigger cities close by. About an hour from San Juan, but near the ferries to Viegues & Culebra. Proprietors are very friendly & helpful. Great view of the harbor. Nice swimming pool & deck area. We stayed in the Purple Room which I think is the best room. Owners are currently remodelling in short phases. We'd definitely go back.

Room Tip: Purple Room is on second floor & has an excellent view of harbor & swimming pool.
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank vantuyle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
San Francisco, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

we stayed at the nearby hostel run by the same owners but came here for swimming and poolside action. This B&B is gorgeous, the views can't be beat. There is a great pool, perfect temperature, the lounge areas are expansive and overlook the bay and adorable fishing village. We were not lucky enough to get to share the breakfasts but what we saw looked expansive. we definitely know the owners were up at dawn to make such a great spread.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank traveldocSF
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Naguabo
9.7 mi away
The Fajardo Inn
The Fajardo Inn
#3 of 4 in Fajardo
990 reviews
9.8 mi away
Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn
27.3 mi away
Caribe Hilton San Juan
Caribe Hilton San Juan
#20 of 47 in San Juan
7,052 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.6 mi away
El Hotelito at the Rainforest Experience Farm
1.0 mi away
Hacienda Moyano
Hacienda Moyano
#1 of 4 in Naguabo
31 reviews
11.1 mi away
Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Casa Libre Puerto Rico? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Casa Libre Puerto Rico

Property: Casa Libre Puerto Rico
Address: #188, Calle 8, Playa Hucares | Playa Hucares, Naguabo 00718, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Naguabo
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Naguabo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Libre is located in Playa Hucares, Naguabo - a quaint fishing village on the South Eastern Coast of Puerto Rico. Situated one block from the water, visitors can walk to the waterfront boardwalk or take in the view while dipping in the pool. Great destination for travelers seeking the attractions of the East, including El Yunque, Luquillo Beach & Bio-Luminescent Bay of Fajardo. Guests enjoy comfortable rooms, familiar atmosphere, great hospitality & hearty breakfasts. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Casa Libre Puerto Rico Hotel Naguabo
Casa Libre Puerto Rico Naguabo

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing