Casa Pepa by the Reef @ Cueva del Indio Beach!

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  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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This charming beach home is located in Islote, a quaint beach town in Arecibo on the North shore of Puerto Rico. It features a comfortable front balcony that faces the ocean and has stunning views of the Cueva del Indio Natural Reserve.

Beachfront, close to restaurants, parks, and great experiences. You’ll love our place because of its coziness, privacy, and the spectacular sunsets with the soothing sounds of the waves. Our home is good for couples, solo adventurers, and families with children.

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Casa Pepa by the Reef is a charming beach house located in Islote, a quaint beach town in Arecibo on the North shore of Puerto Rico. This house, built in the late 60s, has a comfortable front balcony facing the beach with stunning views of the Cueva del Indio Natural Reserve.

As our guests, you will enjoy the relaxing sound of the waves, feel the ocean breeze, and become mesmerized by the colorful sunsets seen in and around the property. Casa Pepa is nestled in a half acre of land surrounded by “almendros” and palm trees which are home to many native species of birds and iguanas. Our yard is also a natural habitat for hermit crabs. You can find them between the tree trunks and plants. Please do take care of them, but be careful with your fingers as they can pinch. We encourage you to feed them bread, fruit peels and “used coffee grounds”, which they love. It will be an unforgettable experience with nature!

As part of its history, this house offers the experience of using an authentic “fogón”, built around the 60's and located in the backyard. The "fogón" is a cement BBQ of sorts typically using firewood, which gives a unique smoked flavor to the food that is delightful (coal can be used as well).

The property has two bedrooms with air conditioning (two full sized beds & one futon), one bathroom, remodeled kitchen which features: a fridge, stovetop, sink, microwave, toaster oven, cups, plates, cutlery, coffee maker, counter-top area with stools, etc. This home also provides a private fenced-in yard, parking on premises, furnished dining room and living room area, small laundry room with washer and dryer, water heater, 42” HDTV, Local Channels, and Wi-Fi.

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What this place offers

Ocean view
Sea view
Beach access – Beachfront
Free driveway parking on premises
42" HDTV with Fire TV
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Air conditioning

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Where you’ll be

Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Casa Pepa is located just a few steps from the Cueva del Indio Natural Reserve. Our guests can enjoy all the experiences and the adventures that this Reserve offers, such as: sun bathing, natural salt water pools, snorkeling, kayaking, diving, surfing, and paddle boarding. You can enjoy amazing views of the Atlantic coast from atop the Reserve’s rock formation. During the surfing season, this beach sees numerous surfers that come to ride the waves. Casa Pepa is minutes away from the best beaches of Islote, local pubs, restaurants, bakeries, stores and land marks.

Beaches and attractions located within less than 10 minutes:

• Poza del Obispo – this beach is one of the most spectacular beaches on the North coast.

• Hollows Beach – one the area’s premiere surf spots.

• Playa Caza y Pesca – the most popular local beach in Islote.

• Poza de Don Guelo – a spectacular beach and natural salt water pool, with calm and crystalline water.

• Columbus New World Monument – home to the world’s largest statue of Christopher Columbus.

• Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park – a Neoclassical structure constructed in 1898 continues to light the way for ships, it offers a great experience with a small museum, and replicas of an indian village, among others.

• IMS SUP by Pito (787.324.1144 | ) – stand up paddle boards, body boards and surf boards, kayak, bicycles, snorkel gear, foam boards, skate boards (lessons and rentals available).

Other tourist attractions in Arecibo:

• Aventura Cueva Ventana (Cave Window) – one of the best tourist attractions in Puerto Rico. This large cave is situated atop a limestone cliff overlooking the Río Grande Arecibo valley. This attraction has trained biologists who provide guided tours of the natural cave. Likewise, visitors will learn about the history of the original Taino Indians during the 45-minute walk.

• La Planta River (also known as Río Tanamá) – this is a popular attraction with locals, who love to spend their weekends at the beautiful, man-made La Planta waterfalls. These waterfalls are a great stop while visiting Arecibo.

• Arecibo Observatory – is the location of the world's second-largest single-dish radio telescope, which features a visitor’s center with interactive exhibits and displays about the operations of the radio telescope, astronomy, and atmospheric sciences.

• Xtreme free-fall divers – available throughout the year, home of the Puerto Rico Free-fall Festival every February featuring, free-fall coaching and organized jumps, tandems, and more. Xtreme Divers have the only two skydiving locations in Puerto Rico, one of them located in Arecibo. If you’ve been thinking about skydiving, you can make an appointment with Xtreme Divers.

• Arecibo Water Park – a local water park great to spend the day with children.

Restaurants located within 10 minutes or less:

• Salitre Mesón Costero - local fresh seafood plus prime quality meats and a wide variety of small plates (Tapas). Salitre is a full service restaurant located in front of the Atlantic Ocean on road PR-681 Km. 3.8 Islote, Arecibo.

• Salpicón – this cozy beachfront restaurant specializes on using local ingredients and fresh seafood. It is located on road 681 Km. 12.3 Islote, Arecibo.

• Arrecife 681 – best beach-side gastropub in Islote to enjoy Puerto Rican traditional dishes, seafood, local beers, drinks, and live music. Arrecife is located on road 681, Km. 5.9 Islote, Arecibo.

• Bocata Smokehouse – trendy beachfront barbecue restaurant in Islote, Arecibo which specializes in smoked meats, appetizers and “Mojitos” with fresh fruits. Road 681 Km. 6.1 Islote, Arecibo.

• Playa Brava – this restaurant boasts a dining area with amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean. Playa Brava specializes on Puerto Rican traditional dishes and seafood. Road 681 Km. 12.2 Islote, Arecibo.

• My Sweet Bakery – this bakery offers breakfast, lunch, sandwiches, coffee, and Puerto Rican sweet bread (a local delicacy, ask for “pan sobao”). Juan Rosado Ave. # 335 Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

Arecibo’s Downtown restaurants:
• La Buena Vida – eclectic restaurant and bar serving pasta, tapas, drinks and a variety of craft beers.

• Lenel Restaurant – fine dining with a modern twist on traditional cuisine.

• Arasibo Steakhouse – local steak house offering a unique dining experience. The restaurant also has a wine cellar.

• Rex Cream - this historic site has been serving homemade ice cream for over 55 years. The coconut ice cream is highly recommended, which is handcrafted with locally sourced coconuts.

• Callejón del Beso Fogón Gitano – Spanish-Gypsy restaurant and wine cellar, Mediterranean dishes, “tapas” and “sangría”. Callejón del Beso is part of the gastronomic initiative “La Puntilla Barrio Gastronómico”, which includes other local restaurants.
Malls and shops located within 30 minutes or less:
• Premium Outlets in Barceloneta – offering steep discounts in designer stores such as Coach, Lacoste, Armani Exchange, Banana Republic, American Eagle, Calvin Klein, among many others.
• Plaza del Norte – stores include Sears, JC Penny, Pac Sun, local beachwear shops among many others.
• Sam’s Club
• Walmart Supercenter
• Walgreen's Pharmacy
• CVS Pharmacy
• Pueblo Supermarket
• Econo Supermarket

The city of Arecibo is located one hour from two major airports:
• San Juan International Airport Luis Muñoz Marín (SJU)
• Aguadilla Airport (BQN)

You can also get to know the island and take a day trip to these great towns:
• Old San Juan – a classic Spanish Colony with cobble stone streets and some of the oldest architecture in the
• Rincón – this hippie town has Woodstock vibes and offers great beaches for surfing and tasty food.
• Culebra and Vieques Islands - called the Spanish Virgin Islands, they offer pristine beaches and a unique experience
with one of the world’s top ten beaches “Playa Flamenco”. You can get there by Ferry or small airplane.

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