Why Choose Hatillo Over San Juan?

 San Juan Beaches are beautiful and the convenient Hotels offer a wide range of amenities and activities. But if you would like to get away from congested, high price tourist areas and see a bit of the daily island life and still enjoy a variety of Beautiful Beaches and visit many Historic Sites off the beaten path, Hatillo may have the perfect offering for you.

 

  Getting to C9 is an easy drive from either San Juan or Aguadilla Airports and you will find that Hatillo is central to many of the Beaches and Sites popular with Puerto Rico's citizens as well as adventurous tourists.

There are many interests for adults and children alike including a wonderful Water Park in Aguadilla and the Arecibo Lighthouse and Pirate Park.

Puerto Rico is much more than Beautiful Beaches. Many attractions are available for just the cost of the gasoline and lunch.

 
 

 

A partial list of activities with approximate distances and costs:

 
Beaches    
Amador Beach (look for the cross on the reef) 10 Miles / 20 Minutes No Cost
Ancient Pirate Hideout Beach and Pirate ruins (Puerto Hermina) 15 Miles / 30 Minutes No Cost
Arecibo or Islote Beaches 10 Miles / 20 Minutes No Cost
Brisas Beach in Camuy 7 Miles / 15 Minutes No Cost
C9 Neighborhood Beach (Mar Azul) .10 Mile  /  5 Minute Walk No Cost
CrashBoat Beach, Aguadilla 25 Miles / 40 Minutes No Cost
El Tunel Beach 15 Miles / 30 Minutes No Cost 
Gilligan's Island (near Guanica Dry Forest) 70 Miles / 1 Hr, 40 Minutes Ferry Boat $6.00 pp RT
Jobos Beach (Recommend Ocean Front Seaside Restaurant) 20 Miles / 40 Minutes No Cost
Rincon Beach Balnearo 40 Miles / 1 Hr, 20 Minutes No Cost
Rincon Beach Snorkle Catamaran, Fishing, Parasail, Rest., Bars 40 Miles / 1 Hr, 20 Minutes Varies according to activity (Reasonable)
   
Restaurants    
Amador Beach Fresh Fish Restaurant (Piscateria) 10 Miles / 20 Minutes Low Key- Fresh Fish Variety, Great Prices
Brendalee's Bakery (Pizza, Pastries, Take-out) 4 blocks  /  5 Minute Walk Breakfast, Take Out, Sandwiches, PR Favorites
el Truco de Guin (PR specialties) .5 Mile / 5 Min. Drive Lunch, Dinner, Music Weekends
Fast Food Favorites (Denny's, BK, KFC, McD, Wendys, Pizza Hut)

1to5 Miles / 5to15 Min. Drive

About the Same as at Home
Food Court Plaza del Norte, Chili's, Ponderosa 5 Miles  /  10 Minute Drive About the Same as at Home
Ocean Front Hotel & Restaurant (PR Favorites and More) 25 Miles / 45 Minutes Open Air on the beach, Good Food, Good Prices
Puerto Rico Favorites (El Buen Café Restaurant and others) Short Walk or Short Drive B'fast $5>, Lunch $7>, Dinner $10> at El Buen Café
Roadside Vendors (Pinchos, Piraguas, Cocos, Pineapples, etc) Short Drive Any Direction From about $1.00
   
Local SuperMarkets    
Amigo 1 Mile  /  5 Minute Drive About the Same or Less as at Home
Brendalee's Bakery / Minimart 4 blocks  /  5 Minute Walk About the Same or Less as at Home
Kash & Karry 1 Mile  /  5 Minute Drive About the Same or Less as at Home
   
Popular Attractions    
Arecibo Lighthouse and Pirate Park (adjacent to Arecibo Beach) 10 Miles / 20 Minutes $10.00 pp Entry Fee
Arecibo Observatory 30 Miles / 45 Minutes $5.00 pp Entry Fee
Bacardi Factory Tour (Near Catano Ferry)  50 Miles / 1 Hr, 10 Minutes Free Tour (incl. 2 Free Drinks), $10 Tolls RT 
Camuy Caverns 30 Miles / 45 Minutes $12.00 pp Entry Fee + Small Parking Fee
Caverna la Taino- Petroglyphs, Scenery, PR Foods 20 Miles / 45 Minutes Small Entry Fee for Cave and Parking
El Yunque Rain Forest 80 Miles / 1 Hr, 20 Minutes Free Auto Tour / $4.00 pp Visitor Center Entry Fee
Guanica Dry Forest (near Gilligan's Island) 70 Miles / 1 Hr, 40 Minutes No Cost
Horseback Riding- Tropical Trail Rides   (Highly Recommended) 30 Miles / 50 Minutes $45 pp Two Hour Trail Ride along the ocean
Horseback Riding 10 Miles / 20 Minutes $20 pp Trail Ride, Restaurant w/PR Favorites
Old San Juan(n/c), El Morro($5PP) (Easiest using Catano Ferry) 50 Miles / 1 Hr, 10 Minutes .50 pp Ferry one way, Restaurants, $10 Tolls RT
Quaint Downtown Hatillo (Tourist Office) About .5 Mile Walk or Drive No Cost        
Snorkle Catamaran-Luquillo (Spread Eagle II or East Wind) 90 Miles / 1 Hr, 40 Minutes $60 pp Fee Incl Lunch&Drinks all day, $10 Tolls RT
Snorkle Catamaran- Rincon (Katarina Catamaran) (Highly Rec) 40 Miles / 1 Hr, 20 Minutes $75 pp, Includes Lunch and Bottomless Drinks
Taino Cultural Center at Caguana 30 Miles / 1 Hour Small Entry Fee
   
Cinema    
Caribbean Cinema (usually in English with Spanish subtitles) 5 Miles  /  10 Minute Drive About the Same or Less as at Home
   
Shopping    
Barceloneta Outlet Shops and Food Court 20 Miles  /  25 Minute Drive About the Same or Less as Home
Plaza del Atlantico (K-Mart, etc) 6 Miles  /  10 Minute Drive About the Same or Less as at Home
Plaza del Norte (Wal-Mart, Wal-Green, etc) 5 Miles  /  10 Minute Drive About the Same or Less as at Home
Small Shops & Souvenirs in Camuy 5 Miles  /  10 Minute Drive  
   
Airports                                 
Aguadilla International (BQN) 30 Miles  /  50 Minutes +/- Rental Car avg. $45/day
San Juan International (SJU) 60 Miles  /  75 Minutes +/-   Rental Car avg. $45/day, $10 Tolls RT
   
Car Rental     
Avis or Enterprise in Arecibo 3 Miles  /  15 Minutes Rental average $45 / day
   

 

 

 

 
 
     
     
     
     

 

 


 

 

 

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