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Nestled between El Yunque Rainforest and Fajardo's bioluminescent bay, Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa is toute
Nestled between El Yunque Rainforest and Fajardo's bioluminescent bay, Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa is touted as the Caribbean's premiere golf resort and home to two world-class golf courses. Tucked into the "Island of Enchantment," Wyndham Rio Mar offers 600 elegant rooms and a tropical setting, majestic mountains, mystic rainforest and the rhythmic, rolling waves of the Atlantic.
"It was a beautiful resort, with nice dining options, right on the private beach. The staff was professional, and the value was great." – Aamir
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August 6, 2010Featured Review
This was one of the best resorts ever. Really beautiful pools and landscaping right on the beach. Everyone in our group had a marvelous time. Food was awesome. We rented a car and enjoyed the surrounding area while we were there but we could have stayed at the resort the whole week. Can't wait to go back again.
HCooley Top 25 Contributor From:Florida Age:45-54 Travel:1-2 trips/year
November 16, 2010
Rio Mar Puerto Rico
We went to this resort for our honeymoon in Octoer. We stayed 8 days and it was absolutely FABULOUS. The food was a bit pricey but I think you will find that at any 4 star resort. Besides the price, the food in all the resturants was outrageous. The beach was absolutely fabulous and beautiful and I loved how they had an "adult only" pool and a family pool to keep the kids away from people who dont have any. I would most definitly go here angain and would recommend this place to anybody. All of the staff from the bartenders, to room service to the tour guides were awesome, friendly and such fun people. It was awesome having the ocean on one side of the hotel and the rain forrest 5 minutes away on the other side. Puerto Rico was more magical and beautiful than I could have imagined. I thank cheap carribbean so much for making this trip affordable and worth while. My husband and I plan to use cheap caribbean here on out for all of our future caribbean vacations!
Our trip was a quick getaway for 5 days, which was booked spontaneously few weeks prior to going. Had never been to this place or to Puerto Rico, had no expectations whatsoever, except what was read in the reviews here and on TripAdvisor.
While we spent most of our time exploring the island, we did enjoy most of the time we did spend at the resort. Let me begin by describing things which I personally thought were downsides:
1. Food choices and pricing. I do understand that this is a resort, and prices can't be the same as on the corner hole in a wall. But still, bottom line is: Mediocre food (at best) at a very high price. Weak drinks at $15 and 10 oz beers at $8 apiece are ridiculous.
2. Hot tub and pool outside close at some point in the evening (never did learn what the time for that was) and closure is enforced fiercely! Not sure what the whole issue was, since all the hot tubs were on all night. I guess they don't want drunk people drowning in the middle of the night, Regardless, of the motive, I disliked being chased off the pool.
3. Parking procedure in the garage is this ritual of validations, which unnecessarily took away precious minutes of my vacation
And now let's get to the pluses. Item 1 in the above "negatives" section is actually also an Item 1 on our "positives" list.
1. Places around Rio Mar. Local food is cheap and amazing. within a 5 minute ride, there are many amazing places to eat like La Verde BBQ, Kiosks, Don Pepes and La Familia bakery to name just few. So ridiculous food choices at Wyndham make you go out and enjoy amazing eats offered by locals.
2. Rio Mar Grounds are beautiful. Landscaping is pristine. Iguanas everywhere. Beach is public, but very nice and huge. Pools are clean and separated for adults and kids. Just great!
3. Staff were all nice and accommodating. All spoke English well. All were bending backwards to help with anything and everything.
4. El Yunque is just across the street and is worth it!
And, I also wanted to touch on things I read in the other reviews, which I thought would be a problem, but turned out to simply be nothing to worry about.
1. people write about musty rooms. Yep, I confirm, but it wasn't that much of an issue, we are in Caribbean, where humidity is high. That's what happens. Deal with it.
2. Dirty carpets in hallways. Did not notice anything like this. Busted.
3. Someone in the review complained about beach sand "not being nice", well I gotta say to that person - stay home. This was one of the nicest beaches I've been on. It's no Culebra, but it aint no Gary Indiana by far.
4. Someone complained about casino being too small. I don't know, I had a blast playing blackjack there, and all you need for that is a table ;)
To summarize, I am going back there in Spring, and will recommend to anyone.
Bronenosets Top 50 Contributor From:Chicago Age:25-34 Travel:3-6 trips/year
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When will we be able to book August trips to Puerto Rico online2 answers
We are thinking about taking a trip to the Wyndam property in Puerto Rico in August but see that it is unavailable to book at this time. When will it become available?
2 years, 34 months ago
The Wyndham Rio Mar in Puerto Rico currently has special sale prices available for spring and early summer, however the resort is available to be booked for August dates as well! If you use the gold "Book this Vacation Now" box in the upper left hand corner of the page and select your dates of travel, you will be able to view pricing for August.
We have hotel rates available for Wyndham Rio Mar through 2012! We currently have a sale prices through December 2011. Please call our office if you are having any trouble but I see that the Resort view room is available for the whole month!
What is the minimum check in age for this hotel? 18 or 21?2 answers
2 years, 34 months ago
The resort's adult rates start at 18 years old, and they do not list a minimum age for check in, however during certain times of year (spring break for example) they may require someone over the age of 21 be in your party in order to check you in. We would recommmend contacting the hotel directly regarding these policies.
Is this an All Inclusive hotel?11 answers
Is this hotel all inclusive where all means and drinks are included?
2 years, 33 months ago
This resort is not all inclusive. There are meal plans available for purchase, however alcoholic beverages are not included in these plans.
no and it's a little pricey. The bill adds up quickly....but it is a gorgeous property. Go to the resort web page and it should list menus and prices. Looooved this resort. You will enjoy it
No, this hotel is not all-inclusive. I don't think there is one at all in Puerto Rico. This hotel is VERY expensive for all food. The resort is a mile from any sort of convenience store so if you want to goo off property a rental is required. It was $55.00 per day to rent at the resort, so it is best to get the car from the airport.
No. You have to pay for everything. A typical drink is $12.
But the bar on the beach makes a great Bahama Mama.
No. To save money buy a cooler and beer and rum down the street.
No unfortunately, not all inclusive. I looked into it but you can pay a certain amount per person to make it all inclusive. I can't find the cot but I believe it was 180. a night.
No this isn't a all inclusive resort. they do offer meal plans that you have book when you make the reservation, and have several exceptions to the plan, and it doen't cover any alchohol, and drinks are very expensive 6.00 for a beer, and 10.50-16.00 per mixed drinks
no it's not
We will be traveling with 3 young children. Do any of the hotels offer 2 double beds and a roll-away option so that we can all stay in the same room?6 answers
I am not comfortable having the children in a separate room, and really don't want to spend twice as much money for our vacation and not be able to sleep with my husband! Suggestions?
2 years, 33 months ago
There are some destinations that allow 5 people in one room. The best deals are going to be in the Riviera Maya and Punta Cana. As far as the specific bedding you are looking for, that is going to vary by resort. Your best bet is to use the gold Create Your Own Vacation box on the left side of our home page. Simply plug in your travel dates, departure city, desired location, and 1 room with 5 people (make sure you fill in the ages of the children). This will bring up all of the resorts for that destination that can accommodate 5 people. From there you can investigate the type of bedding they offer.
My standard room had two double beds (maybe even Queen)and there was something tucked away in the closet that may have been an air mattress, although I'm not sure. I got the sense that the hotel would have provided one for a young child if needed.
I don' blame you! The Rio Mar room we booked had two queen beds, and I know they have roll-aways there. There were many families with young children there when we visited, late March 2011.
They had double beds in the room, but not much space for a roll-away bed.
yes they do offer double beds which I what I stayed in. I'm not sure about the roll away bed, though.
The Wyndman Rio Mar hotel has two queen size beds and we had a rollaway brought in for our son. The cost is $20 per night. My son is 20 and he slept very well on this bed.
What is the legal drinking age in Puerto Rico??11 answers
2 years, 33 months ago
The legal drinking age in Puerto Rico is 18 years old.
Someone told me it was 18 years old.
You can drink at 18
21, but they don't seem to be overly ambitious in carding
18 years old to drink and gamble in Puerto Rico.
whats the best hotel for surfing4 answers
2 years, 33 months ago
I don't know
The recommended area for surfing is in Barbados on Dover Beach. The best way to narrow down your search for a resort that will meet your needs please proceed to the toolbar called "HOTELS" on CheapCaribbean.com. Then click on "Hotel Finder" and this will allow you to narrow down your search and pick the best resort fit for your needs.
Sorry, I did not see any waves that would be suitable for surfing.
most of the surfing is going to be to the northwest of the island around the area of Isabela.
According to the tour books, the west coast of Puerto Rico.
What is the promo code?2 answers
2 years, 32 months ago
Great question! We currently have a fantastic promotion to the Wyndham Rio Mar that could save you quite a bit of money! To find the specific details surrounding this promotion, use this link: http://www.cheapcaribbean.com/core/resortAvailability/cc.2843.html
The promo codes are usually in red font if applicable.
It works !!! is actually money off your purchase !!!
No longer have information but, the offer included air fare and resort stay.
how is the fishing in this area?3 answers
My wife and i are traveling to this property in june 2011, and were wondering how the fishing is in this particular area.
2 years, 31 months ago
Just got home last week ..fishing on the reef was the only option due to high winds...if you fly fish head to the west end at paradise cove,plenty of bones and barraccta also a great place to snorkle for only 3 bucks or 18 with rented gear. Just rent a car only 70 for the 24 hr and a cab would cost hundeds its crazy what they charge you will see to port lucica its 21 for two people and its all of a ten min drive. Bring your own cups for the bar . Drink a yellow bird
Below is a helpful link for fishing at the Wyndham Rio Mar.
This is a great place for fishing. Ask the concierge to set you up with someone.
Can you smoke on your balcony?7 answers
i keep seeing the resort is completely non smoking - completely??
2 years, 30 months ago
I am not sure but my husband did.
Yes, we were able to smoke on the balcony. There are smoking areas outside the restaurants and tiki bar. They also allow you to smoke at the beach and by the pools.
This is a smoke free hotel. So I don't think they allow smoking on the balconies either. There weren't any ashtrays in the room.
This may be the case indoors. But while we were there, they sold Cuban cigars right on the resort. People smoked in the outdoor bars.
I don't know what the official rules state but there were definitely people smoking on their balconies, at the pool, and on the beach.
I saw people smoking on their balcony
Yes smoking is allowed in alll outside areas except restaurants
My husband is a smoker and when we went in 2006, he smoked on our balcony and they did have a few designated areas for smoking outside. I don't know if things have changed since then.
what are the golf green fees per person3 answers
Is the golf course on the property and are there any discounts for play.
2 years, 30 months ago
Green fees include: cart, club storage, tees and locker room access. All rates are subject to change and vary based on the time of year.
Hotel Guest $85 - $165
Walk-in $110 - $180
Hotel Guest $50 - $95
Walk-in $60 - $115
Club Rental: $55 (per set)
Shoes Rental: $15 (per pair)
Unlimited Range Balls: $15 (per day/person)
Second Round Rate/Cart Fee: $35 (per person)
Rider Fee: Free
The golf courses are on the property and there is a shuttle from the hotel lobby every 10-15 minutes. At 2:00 the green fees drop to $75 per person. Also there is a VIP card that will get you 25% off. Not off twilight rates though. Not certain how you get the card, it was included in our package from CheapCaribbean.
The course is right on the property in front of the hotel. It appeared to be in good shape, but I did not get to play while I was there and never checked the rates.
are resort fees included in these prices ?8 answers
also, how much is parking?
2 years, 28 months ago
We include all required resort fees and taxes in our packages. Optional features like parking are not included. Parkingis $20.00 dollars for Valet parking and $15.00 dollars for self-parking. Price is subject to change.
$20 for valet a day and $15 for self parking. However, could never find the parking garage so I valet parked throughout the stay.
$15 a nite for self park
$20 for valet
It was 15 dollars a day
Resort fees are extra, parking is 15 a night and vallet is 20
Valet parking was $15/day and it is worth it...
We didn't have an all-inclusive package so food was expensive. You can rent a car and aren't far from restuarants.
Self parking is $15 per day and valet is $20.
I got charged no extra fees at check out. I rented a car and parked from 9pm to 7am and was charged $17. The place is fantabulas!!!!
is this vacation package all inclusive?7 answers
is this vacation package all inclusive? i want to buy pacakage at cheapcaribian.com but i am looking for all inclusive
2 years, 28 months ago
Everything included except give some tips and service will become much better
yes it is
Thank you for considering CheapCaribbean.com in planning your vacation! We have a variety of properties you can choose from that are all-inclusive. Our biggest all-inclusive destinations are Mexico, Dominican Republic and Jamaica. Puerto Rico does not specialize in all inclusive packages, which generally include all meals, drinks- alcoholic and non alcoholic-room and gratuities. This particular resort offers a modified plan which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner only. You can search specifically for all inclusive properties on our website by selecting the Hotel Finder tab on our home page. Select your destination, AI (all inclusive) and whatever your primary requirements are and a list of qualifying properties will be displyed. Should you require any further assistance feel free to call one of our experienced destination specialists.
Yes, it was all-inclusive. I booked 6 weeks in advance. I did notice the package and restrictions changed from one day to the next. So there is a time limit as to the type of package and price. I was very satisfied with what we had.
No. But you can add on at a fee to have meals included.
No. I believe there are no all-inclusive resorts in Puerto Rico. Paying for food, drinks and activities will add a substantial expense to your trip - possibly even double the cost.
No, at ths hotel you pay for all your food and drinks.
what is the charge to upgrade from resort view to ocean view?6 answers
2 years, 28 months ago
Our room was an ocean view and I think all of the rooms were ocean view. There is a fee to upgrade to the Preferred Side of the resort.
I don't know Amy. We had a resort view and it was fine for us. When you spend most of your time outdoors, you have the ocean view, so often times we don't upgrade because there is a large price difference and it is not crucial for us, personally, to have. Please check with the resort for the actual cost and if they have any promotions.
The additional price to upgrade does depend on several factors such as travel dates, availability, etc. Unfortunately, we are unable to give an estimate based on these conditions.
We booked run of house (ROH) and since it is offseason we were upgraded at no charge. Of course, we explained it was our 25th anniversary and I tipped the clerk $10.00.
I believe it was about $200...
All we did was ask nicely and we were upgraded at no extra cost.
Not sure, but the resort view is excellent as well. You may just want to keep that view....
Is it possible to book this deal, stay at the resort for 4 nights, then travel elsewhere in Puerto Rico with the return flight 4 days later?3 answers
2 years, 25 months ago
We arrived at the Resort around 7:30pm on a Monday and left the resort to catch our 3:30am flight in San Juan at 12:30am on Saturday. There is an Enterprise Car Rental in the lobby and for only about $80 a day you can drive where ever you want. We went to Old San Juan which is only about a 40 minute drive. The whole Island is only about 200+ miles across and 30+ from top to bottom.
Yes, you can travel throughout PR. We went into to Old San Juan twice and the western part of the Island too.
Hello, You are able to purchase a package at a resort for a certain amount of nights and have extended airfare on the package as well. In order to book this you must book directly with an agent. Please note, there is no additional cost to book with a CheapCaribbean agent. Please contact us at 1.800.915.2322.
How can I get this hotel from airport? Does the hotel have shattle?7 answers
2 years, 24 months ago
CheapCaribbean offers round trip airport transfer with their reservation. When pricing the reservation out you will see the option to add the transfers. if you need furhter assistances you may contact CheapCaribbean at 1.800.915.2322.
We rented a car and the ride is about 45 minutes, but the hotel does offer a shuttle service to and from the airport for a fee.
I purchased Vouchers
They use "Dragonfly" transportation service. They are very good. If you planning to rent a car pick it up at the airport, the resort is a very easy drive, approx. 40 minutes to an hour depending the time of the day and the rout You pick. Route 66 is faster, the toll is 1dollar 50 cents (US), at the end of the toll road get on Rt 3, watch for the sign, turn left, less than a mile to the resort. I liked Rt. #187, follows the shore line.
You can book a transportation through CheapCaribbean.com. It's very convenient and safe. You can also take a taxi from airport.
Rent a car at the airport. It is pretty easy to get to resort. It is about 20 miles and takes about 40 mins because of traffic. DO NOT take the shuttle offered. The company running it is not professional and the bus is old and bumpy. Made me sick. The shuttle is NOT free.
We used Dragonfly Adventures as our transfer from the San Juan airport and the hotel. It would be cheaper to rent a car as it would offer transportation for other day trips or back and forth from tennis and golf to hotel.
You need to book the round trip transfer with CC. They pick you up and take you then you have nothing to worry about. When you book they give you that option to buy in advance. If you are not getting a car do this.
Do I need visa if I'm not a us citizen but living in us?2 answers
1 year, 24 months ago
Not as long as You have a US drivers license or a temporary or permanent green card.
If you have a US passport no visa is required to travel to our Caribbean destinations. If you are traveling with a non-US passport we suggest you call your embassy to verify entry/exit requirements for your vacation destination. It is your responsibility that you have the proper documents to enter and connect through the destinations on your itinerary.
What's the kids' club like? What age group do they take and is the price included in the cost of the hotel booking?4 answers
1 year, 23 months ago
By clicking the link http://www.wyndhamriomar.com/recreation/kids_club.html will take you directly to the Kid's Club information contained on the resort's website.
kids of all ages. And behavior was great. Most all spent time in the pool. Mine were charged and i don't know about little children.
very exspensive never saw people using it
This was my first vacation with our daughter 3. I've never looked at kids clubs so I don't have any point of reference. I thought I'd put her in for a day but to me it seemed pricey. It's NOT included. It was $75 for a day and I think they have a night rate from like 5pm - midnight was $65.
i want to come by myself. how much extra would the room be for just one?4 answers
1 year, 23 months ago
To determine the price of a package for a single traveller, simply adjust the number of passengers to "1" and the package will price accordingly. The website defaults to 2 passengers travelling because the resort pricing is based on 2 people per room, however you may adjust the number of travellers as needed.
Cathy, I took this trip alone. My girlfriend was not able to make this trip with me; and, I really needed to get away, so I went on this adventure alone. I have no regrets.
There are no extra fees for a one room occupancy...at least not at the Wyndham Resort.
It's not anymore expensive then if you were to go with another person.
Where can I go in the caribbean and do not need a pass port if I am a US citizen?8 answers
1 year, 23 months ago
US citizens can visit Puerto Rico and USVI with out a passport. You will be required to present proof of citizenship such as state issued photo ID such as driver's license and a birth certificate.
Puerto Rico. Wyndham Rio Mar resort.
You can only go to Puerto Rico or US Virgin Islands via Air.
You can go to any Caribbean Island via Sea (On a cruise).
Check out this website:
Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands
U can go to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands
Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
How late does the shuttle service run, and what is the cost?6 answers
1 year, 21 months ago
Rio Mar Puerto Rico
Roundtrip Airport transfers are $67.00 per person. We do not have a schedule stating how late the shuttle runs at this time. If you book the transfers we send the tranportation company a copy of your flight times and they will arrange for your pick up to and from the airport.
I think the airport runs went pretty late and was only $36 a person. The cab ride from airport was $75 and charged per bag.
The shuttle service goes between the golf course, country club and tennis courts, and the hotel. It runs until 11pm and was free except for a tip. Drivers were very nice!
$65 to about anywear, this location is near nothing but rainforest,so be ready to get wet, traffic is bad to get to anywear,so expect to spend most of your time in the shuttle,.
seemed to run till 11:30pm and doesn't cost anything
We just went, but you are talking about the service from the airport to the resort, you need to call them, and they will schedule around your flight. But if you do not get a voucher with Cheapcaribbean, than it will cost you $150 round-trip for two people.
what are the dress codes for the resturants, can I jeans or shorts?6 answers
1 year, 20 months ago
Some restaurants have a dress code. No flip flops, swimsuits, shorts, bikinis, tank tops, hats or caps.
yes you can wear jeans or shorts. At one restaurant men must wear a collard shirt. Women can were anything.
very very few dressed up- casual,
for most of them nice shorts and jeans can be worn. one of them you would need to get a little more dressed.
Jeans seem to be pretty ok anywhere.
YES YOU CAN WEAR JEANS, YOU CAN DRESS CASUAL, THE RESORT DOESN'T HAVE A DRESS CODE
Which airline does the airfare cover?5 answers
1 year, 20 months ago
The pricing on the website for this resort is based on the cheapest flight that was available flying from either Miami or Fort Lauderdale when this package was first presented. The package the customer prices may price out differently due to the fact that they are travelling from a different city or flying on a different airline. Prices are subject to change particularly with regard to airfare as the fluctuations in price can be substantial depending on your dates of travel, whether its during a holiday period, etc.
You get a choice at check out depending on where you're traveling to/from.
Jet Blue or American Airlines but you have to pay for luggage on American
How are the dining areas ?6 answers
Are they buffet style...
1 year, 18 months ago
As this resort is not an all-inclusive property, all of the dining would be at an additional cost. The following dining options are available on the resort's property:
Hours: Daily 6pm-10pm
Description: A la carte dining in an elegant setting, serving classical northern Italian specialties.
Dress code: No flip flops, swimsuits, shorts, bikinis, tank tops, hats or caps.
Hours: Daily 6pm-10pm
Description: A la carte bistro and sushi Bar, serving authentic Japanese sushi, Thai, Chinese and Japanese dishes.
Type: Buffet/a la carte
Hours: Breakfast, Daily 6:30am-11am; Lunch, Daily noon-5pm; Dinner, Daily 5pm-10:30pm
Description: Ocean-view restaurant in a relaxed setting serving Caribbean buffets and table service for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Traditional American fare and Puerto Rican favorites.
Name: Iguana's Pub
Type: Pub fare
Hours: Daily 11am-6pm
Description: A la carte pub located at the golf course, with views of the El Yunque Rainforest. Serving sandwiches, chicken wings, nachos, Caesar salads and local cuisine.
Name: ERL Cafe (Eat, Refresh, Live)
Type: Light food
Hours: Daily 6am-2am
Description: Casual, family-friendly atmosphere, serving quick bites, light meals or snacks, as well as assorted coffees, pastries, ice cream, salads, light sandwiches and personal pizzas.
Name: The Grille Room
Hours: Dinner, Thur-Sat 6pm-10pm
Description: A la carte restaurant located at the golf course with a club atmosphere, serving traditional Argentinean appetizers, soups, parrillas for one or two people, with a choice of assorted prime cuts of beef; and an extensive wine list featuring the best wines that Argentina and other areas of the world have to offer. Views of the golf courses and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dress code: No flip flops, swimsuits, shorts, bikinis, tank tops, hats or caps.
Name: Tiki Bar and Grill
Hours: Daily 11am-7pm
Description: Burgers, hot dogs, salads, frozen drinks and buckets of beer, served on the beach.
No buffets on site, all restaurants were sit down except for the ERL cafe which has very limited choices. The outdoor options near the pool were good and reasonable, and you could take food back to the room, but hours were somewhat limited and not clearly posted.
We just returned. Dining is pricey. The only buffet is a breakfast one at Marabellas for $24/pp. It is worth it! HUGE selection, delicous food. We were full for the rest of the day. We had burgers, salads from the TIKI bar (avg $14/burger) But the food was great!. There's a stand near the casino that serves pizza, sandwiches, desserts, muffins, coffee that's reasonable. We ate our "celebration" meal at Marabellas. They put flowers on the tables, the food was excellent. Bill for 2 was $92. They had a $5.00 drink special that night. All the food we had may have been pricey, but it was delicous. We decided to stay at the resort and not rent a car/cab and just eat there. Hope this helps
The dinning restaurants are very elegant and nice. There is a sandwich/smoothy stand that has excellent wraps, sandwiches, etc. Also, the poolside Tiki Hut is awesome and has nightly happy hour. The food is good there too.
they have a buffet breakfast and on Friday have a carribean theme buffet. If you go to the Rio Mar website you can download all the menus and the prices are accurate since I was just there. We ate at the pool everyday. Had room service twice and ate in San Juan one night and at at the Italian Restaurant that had a price fixed menu. So you can be picky but some restaurants are expensive but I would expect nothing less from this Resort; it is first class.
buffet style for breakfast in the lower level of the main resort building
Can those of us taking the trip fly out of different airports?4 answers
There are 4 of us going on this trip together, but 1 person needs to fly out of Charlotte, NC while the rest of us will fly out of Pittsburgh PA. Can this be arranged?
1 year, 18 months ago
Yes, you can book a trip and fly out of separate airports, however, you will need to book this with one of our experienced Beach Experts. There is no additional cost to book with an agent.
Yes, you may fly out of Charlotte, NC or Pittsburgh, PA, it really doesn't matter. Try to book your flight through Luis Munoz Marin International Airport...you and your party will just fine.
In addition, please try to have a shuttle arranged to pick you up from the airport (round trip). Its way better than getting a cab.
Yep, just call cheap carribean my friend and I flew from Chicago and DC.
can we bring our own liquor to the pool7 answers
1 year, 17 months ago
For specific questions pertaining to their rules and regulations, we do suggest contacting the resort directly. The email address found on the resort's website is info-riomar@Wyndham.com.
Yes u can, I don't think it's encouraged, but I saw people with their own coolers by the pool & we even brought down the ice container from the room and used it for drinks by the pool
You can't take your own liquor to the pool but we did see many people on the private beach with coolers.
you can bring anything you want to the pool. We brought our own snacks from home and enjoyed them all week. If you are able to buy a bottle of liquor then you can but you cannot have coolers at the pool but the beach you can. They are very good that way.
Yes. Take a bucket of ice and drinks, food, and chill in the lounge chairs.
This is tricky. You can bring your own drinks but you cannot have any glass bottles or coolers at the pool. You CAN have a cooler at the beach area. We brought a cooler to the pool area which only had 2 liter bottles of soda in it and we were asked to remove the cooler. If you don't mind bringing your own drinks down in plastic cups you will not have any problems.
How far is this hotel from Old San Juan?9 answers
1 year, 17 months ago
The resort is approximately 40 minutes from Old San Juan.
about 25-30 minutes away
about 40 mins
45 minutes. I took a Dragon Fly tour van and paid 122 dollars for three of us. I liked it because they pick you up drop you off for 4 - 5hours and then bring you home. But if you want action from the city then find a hotel near San Juan. I loved the Rio Mar but it is not near San Juan. Some people rent cars which I may do next time but didn't really want to sight see a lot. I enjoyed the pool and the ocean and just relaxed. There is a fee to park your car at the hotel. You need to know if you want to go out a lot or stay in the resort.
about 40 minutes
About 40-45 minutes from Old San Juan.
40 to 45 minute drive
Old San Juan is approximately 30 minutes from this hotel. It is an easy drive. The concierge will provide you with directions written in English.
It's about 30-40 minutes driving.
Is it possible to book flights and a hotel for only part of the stay?3 answers
For example, a trip from Wed-Mon, but a hotel only for 3 of those nights?
1 year, 14 months ago
We can certainly book a custom package for your specific travel needs. These types of modified packages would need to be done via telephone with one of our experienced Beach Experts. There is no additional charge to book with an agent via telephone.
It did not work through Cheap Carrebian. I was traveling with my husband, and he was staying for one extra day (but did not need the hotel for that extra night). I had to book my flight and hotel through Cheap Carrebian, telling them that only one person is staying in the room, then I booked his flight through another website, it was not more expensive this was (I added up the numbers). Then I called the hotel and told them that two people are staying in that room.
However, other websites offer that option.
how much is golf. (green fees, cart,etc.)4 answers
1 year, 13 months ago
For the most up to date information on pricing, availability etc. for golf, you would be best to contact the resort directly.
$250 for a round of 9 holes. You pay extra to get shuttled to the gold course (10-min walk)...$20 a person.
$125 unless you had a package deal with trip that might have given you 25% off
depends how long you will have it
For 2 (One junior golfer and One adult) it was $125.00 plus $35. to rent a set of clubs. We only flew the one golf bag down with both of their clubs to save $25 luggage fee at the airport, but had to pay the $35 since they will not allow you to play from one bag.
what is the beach like? can you walk for miles?6 answers
1 year, 13 months ago
The resort sits beachfront with beautiful turquoise waters and a full mile of golden sand. Towels, chaise lounges and umbrellas are available on the beach.
The beach is nice and you can walk for miles.
If you walk east you can only walk a short distance because of the Rio Grande River flowing past the property. If you head west, it looks like you can walk for miles and miles. We walked both directions quite a ways.
Beach in from of the hotel is about a mile. Past that it doesn't get cleaned much and looks sad. By the hotel though, it is pristine. It is a public beach everywhere,
The beach is not white sand, more like California beach sand. You can walk for miles each way, but they do not allow you to take and keep seashells you find on beach (they want you to buy them in the gift shop). We still kept our seashells though.
The beach is beautiful. Lots of sand and plenty of room. While we were there the surf was very strong, extremely large waves. Plent of chairs and umbrellas which the staff will deliver and set up for you and yes, there is a lot of beach you can walk, this is not a small isolated beach area.
weather in Puerto RIico n APRIL and MAY6 answers
what is the weather like in april tru may? when is SUMMER in puerto rico?
1 year, 12 months ago
April temperatures in Puerto Rico range from an average low of 73.0 degrees to an average high of 86.0 degrees
During May the temperatures in Puerto Rico typically vary between a daily high of about 87.0 degrees and a daily low of approximately 74.0 degrees
Puerto Rico has the same Summer months as us!
I went the end of May and weather was beautiful. I packed summer clothes. On average it was around 85 everyday.
Weather is beautiful, in the 80's. their summer is June-August, extremely hot and uncomfortable.
I just returned from 4 days from Rio Mar Puerto Rico and the weather is 90 during the day and 80 maybe at evenings. We were told that the weather is like that all year round. It did shower on and off but its quick. Very nice place to go and we will be going back.
We traveled to PR the last weekend in April and the weather was hot. It was 80+ every day, with sunny skies during the day, although always one big gray cloud around 3pm. Not bad though - didn't rain and we were able to get nearly a full day of sun in.
HOT and humid with an occasional shower
what is the cost for extra nights?3 answers
1 year, 12 months ago
You may add nights to the package for an accurate quote on a new reservations. Please call our office if you have a reservation already.
I was told 155 for extra night
Are there any hotels/beaches with smoking on the grounds/rooms? Which ones?5 answers
How are the fishing expedition rates?
Which hotels have internet in the room?
1 year, 12 months ago
North Carolina (mountains)
Smoking is not permitted anywhere at the Wyndham Rio Mar. Puerto Rico is generally a non-smoking jurisdiction and many hotels impose strict controls on smoking in guest rooms, public areas, restaurants and by the pools. If you are a smoker, you should contact the hotel directly to get their individual policies.
We had 3G on our phones everywhere at the hotel, but they charge for in room internet.
They let you smoke in rooms. Although not in the restaurants or pool. You can smoke on the beach.
They have Internet but charge you to use the wifi.
We paid $75 a person for the boating/snorkeling trip. We went with the cattermeran, it was awesome.
We just returned from Rio Mar Puerto Rico and my friend smokes and there are designated smoking areas throughout the facility. Non indoors which is understandable. Internet you can pay for in your room, but it is free in the lobby area only.
Rio del Mar allows smoking on the grounds, in locations with ashtray towers. The also have free wifi in the rooms. One of the bars allows smoking on the terrace, just be polite and you'll have no problem.
What is the best resort to go to WITHOUT college students/spring breakers in March?5 answers
I am trying to get away mid/late March to celebrate my 40th bday, but I DO NOT want to spend it with partying spring breakers, where should we stay?
10 months ago
On our website we have many resorts with strict spring break policies. Please call in at 1-800-915-2322 for further assistance and information.
Highly recommend Wyndham rio Mar, Great beach only one hot tub, large pool with additional Adult only pool. So much to do in area. Beatiful clean resort great service nice small casino. We did Zip line about 11/2 mi away, Bio luminescent Bay about 1/2 hr away, Lots of water things on resort.
The Rio Mar in Puerto Rico is perfect. No spring breakers at all! very peaceful, many couples.
Definitely the Wyndham RioMar--no night life.
wyndham grand rio mar beach resort & spa
Is there a hair dryer in the resort room?7 answers
9 months ago
Yes, there is a hair dryer , coffe maker and a safe.
Resort amenities can be confirmed under room details (if you scroll down you will see an amenities link). All of the rooms have hair dryers.
Yes there is a hairdryer provided. It is not extremely powerful, but it works without problems. If you were wondering, the outlets at this resort are the same as here in the U.S.
Just got back. Yes there was
Yes hair dryers are in every room.
Yes there is
How much should I budget for food?6 answers
Me and my husband trying to budget but since it's not all inclusive, how much should we plan a day for food and couple drinks?
8 months ago
It depends if you rent a car you probably need $60-70 a day considering that you eat at local cheap restaurants. Go to El Jefe Burger shack and El Verde BBQ, they are both (2-3 miles away from the resort)
Food is expensive
At least $100 per day . Breakfast Buffett was 24$ so if you don't eat lunch and then eat dinner it's anywhere from 15$ - 45$.
You can get around some of this by getting food from the deli/coffee shop located next to the casino. They also have pizza there.
Renting a car will certainly offer you more flexibility, as far as food and restaurant choices; you would still need to weigh the cost of the rental car to what you would be saving (keeping in mind any possible parking costs at the resort). If you plan on eating at the resort $100/day is a good guideline and bill prices will vary depending on what you are drinking. It may be a good idea to contact the resort and ask if they can fax you menus from their restaurants. With this information, you'll be able to pick and choose where to dine each day and have a firmer idea of the prices you'll be paying. The Wyndham can be reached at 787-888-6000, or toll free at 1-800-474-6627.
i found the prices are typical for a nice resort. the burgers are $14, the drinks are $11 and this is at the outside tiki hut. the restaurants are quite a bit more expensive.
It cost us about $100/day each.
If you plan on staying on the resort then budget about $100 a meal, if you leave the resort then you could get away with $100 a day.
airport transport6 answers
Can you book airport shuttle with Cheap Carribean after you have made your reservation? We weren't sure when we booked whether to book it or not but we are now interested
7 months ago
yes you can. I made my reservations then three weeks later I called and added tranportation. Just give your self enough time to make the changes. They will send you a trasnportation voucher via email that you print and give to the driver the day of your trip. Enjoy!
You can. You'll get reminders a few weeks before your trip, and you'll have the option to do so then. Honestly, though, I'd recommend renting a car instead, unless you intend to never leave the resort. There is a row of kiosks nearby which are great for getting dinner.
you can, but I would recommend renting a car. Figure out if it is worth the overnight parking ($20/day or self park for $15) vs what it would transfers and renting a car when there. You will have to rent a car. Excursions are over priced along with food on site and nothing is close enough to walk.
I called the hotel and was able to reserve a shuttle with them, for what I assume would be a similar price with Cheap Carribean. Also check with the hotel on taxi options. In Puerto Rico, it was cheaper for 2 people to take a taxi than the hotel shuttle.
Yes. Please contact our existing reservations department at 1-800-915-2322. The first available agent will be happy to add the airport transfers to your reservation.
I recommend renting a car - the cost to park per day at the resort is $15 and everything is up or down Rt 3 - you can go to Old San Juan or travel to the rain forest - We rented a car for 3 days at $100 total!
Can I use this promotion deal next week, if I buy it today??1 answer
I will be going to puerto rico and I been looking for a flight.. I just saw this deal on my email, and would like to know if I am able to use this deal next week?? Would you please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you very much for your time!! have a Blessed day!
5 months ago
For availability and pricing inquires, we ask that you please call #1-800-915-2322 and speak with an agent in our New Reservations Department for further assistance with your questions. Our office is open daily from 5am-3am EST and there is no additional charge for agent assistance via telephone.
Is the price the same for children as for adults?2 answers
My daughter will be barely three at travel time...do we pay the same price for her?
5 months ago
Please contact one of our knowledgeable Beach Experts at 1-800-915-2322 and we'll be happy to look into this further for you.
no kids allowed i found out after we got to resort
Is this place teenager friendly?6 answers
4 months ago
This resort is adult-only, so all guests would need to be 18 years of age and older to check in.
I took my 16 and 21 year old kids with me and they had an awesome time.
Yes, I have two teenagers and they loved it!
Yes, this place is 100% family orientated! We just got back last week & both our 11 & 17 year old had a great time & we had no worries at all allowing them to walk all around both the inside as well as outside of the resort w/o us :)
Yes it is. They offer kids activities
Yes, absolutely! My teenager and her best friend came along and they had a blast!
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The seven-story Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa features 600 spacious guest rooms with an ocean, rainforest or resort view. Each room is equipped with "Be Well Beds" by Wyndham that feature 17 layers of comfort. Every room also features a state-of-the-art flat screen television, coffee maker, air-conditioning and Internet access for a fee.
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa sits on a gorgeous stretch of beach. Since the waves are calm, it's an easy area to swim in.
What We'd Change
Some restaurants require slacks for men, and the casino requires men to wear collared shirts, but this just gives the guys a chance to show off their stylish side!
Why You Should Go
The resort is a fantastic home base for exploring the natural wonders of Puerto Rico, like the nearby El Yunque tropical rainforest and Fajardo's bioluminescent bay.
Babysitting/Child Care ($)
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Cribs Available on Request
Daily Maid Service
Golf Course ($)
Laundry Services ($)
Room Service ($)
Internet Access ($)
Scuba Diving ($)
24 Hour Front Desk
Safe Deposit Box
Jet Skis ($)
Non-Smoking Rooms (on request)
Horseback Riding ($)
Spa Services ($)
Handicap Room Available
Wedding Services ($)
Dry Cleaning Services ($)
Honeymoon Packages ($)
Wireless Internet Access ($)
Watersports Center ($)
Beauty Salon ($)
Kids Club ($)
Roll-Away Bed (on request) ($)
Tennis Court(s) ($)
Nearby Excursions & Attractions
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An island with endless amounts of activities, Puerto Rico is as diverse as any island in the Caribbean. From exciting, bustling urban areas to more rural, quiet seaside towns, this island has it all.
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa
6000 Rio Mar Blvd
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa: Experience
Adventure in the Caribbean
Carpet putting deserves its own pro circuit, but nothing compares to the real
thing. Nestled between El Yunque Rainforest and Fajardo's bioluminescent bay,
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa is touted as the
Caribbean's premiere golf resort and home to two world-class golf courses.
Tucked into the "Island of Enchantment," Wyndham Grand Rio Mar offers 600 elegant
rooms and a tropical setting, majestic mountains and the rhythmic, rolling
waves of the Atlantic.
The Ocean Course, designed by Tom and George Fazio, is sheer panorama. Aptly
named for its spectacular ocean views, this course features multiple bunkers,
elevated greens and four sets of tees. A favorite among guests, mostly for the
iguanas and the signature 16th hole.
While the Fazios took a liking to the trade winds, Greg Norman's first-ever
Caribbean design, the River Course, is 6,945 yards of rolling green along the
Mamayes River. Norman took care to preserve the native foliage of this
challenging course, embraced by mountain vistas and seashores, and to allow the
natural terrain to determine the placement of all holes. Rumor has it that
every hole is a signature hole here.
Non-golfers aren't forgotten, thanks to one mile of gorgeous beach with lots
of fun activities, two stunning pools, one for adults and one for families and
a 20,000-sq-ft sun deck. And if your putter fails you, perhaps Lady Luck is
waiting to smile on you at the casino. Or maybe a session at the spa will help
you unwind over that last drive?
As nighttime approaches, stash the clubs and return to Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa to observe the legendary bioluminescent bay of nearby Fajardo, where
microorganisms create a mysterious blue-green light that illuminates the calm
waters. After a dinner of sushi and Thai delights at Shimas Sushi Bar, retreat
to 400-sq-ft, Ocean View Room. Snuggle into the king-sized bed to dream of the
birdies or a hole in one!
This hotel is NOT All-Inclusive. Food and drink
must be purchased separately.
Unless otherwise specified, all services are available for an additional charge.
Optional Escape Package Includes:
Room with private balcony.
Daily buffet breakfast in Marbella Restaurant.
VIP Value Card for additional resort savings.
All taxes and restaurant gratuities.
The following restrictions apply:
No alcoholic beverages are included in this package.
Type: Italian Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm Description: A la carte dining in an elegant setting, serving classical
northern Italian specialties. Dress code: No flip flops, swimsuits, shorts, bikinis, tank
tops, hats or caps.
Type: Asian Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm Description: A la carte bistro and sushi Bar, serving authentic Japanese
sushi, Thai, Chinese and Japanese dishes.
Type: Buffet/a la carte Hours: Breakfast - daily, 6:30am-11am; Lunch - daily, noon-5pm; Dinner -
daily, 5pm-10:30pm Description: Ocean-view buffet restaurant with table service for
breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Traditional American fare and Puerto Rican
Type: Pub fare Hours: Daily, 11am-6pm Description: A la carte pub located at the golf course, with views of
the El Yunque Rainforest. Serving sandwiches, chicken wings, nachos, Caesar
salads and local cuisine.
ERL Cafe (Eat, Refresh, Live)
Type: Light food Hours: Daily, 6am-2am Description: Casual, family-friendly atmosphere, serving quick bites,
light meals or snacks, as well as assorted coffees, pastries, ice cream,
salads, light sandwiches and personal pizzas.
The Grille Room Type: Argentinean Hours: Dinner, Thur-Sat 6pm-10pm Description: A la carte restaurant located at the golf course, serving
traditional Argentinean fare. Dress code: No flip flops, swimsuits, shorts, bikinis, tank
tops, hats or caps.
Tiki Bar and Grill Type: Grill Hours: Daily, 11am-7pm Description: Burgers, hot dogs, salads, frozen drinks and buckets of
beer, served on the beach.
All hours are subject to change.
Sports bar in the casino. Daily,10am-2am.
Tiki Bar and Grille
Located at the golf course. Daily, 11am-6pm.
Wyndham Rio Mar Casino
Open Daily, 10am-2am
The resort sits beachfront with beautiful turquoise waters and a full mile of
golden sand. Towels, chaise lounges and umbrellas are available on the beach.
Catch some rays at one of the resort's 2 pools, 1 pool for adults and 1 for
families and children. Relax in the over-sized whirlpool spa next to the pool. Towels, chairs and umbrellas are available at the pools.
For an additional charge:
Tug of war
Ocean Course was designed by Tom and George Fazio. The 6,782-yard layout
features four sets of tees, numerous bunkers and elevated greens. The signature
16th hole, an oceanside par three, (238 yards), makes this one of Puerto Rico's
most popular courses.
River Course was designed by Greg Norman, the 6,945-yard course runs along the
Mameyes River, with vistas of mountains and sea. Ideal for players of all skill
Guests receive complimentary access to the driving range and 1 bucket of balls.
Complimentary Wi-Fi available in the lobby, pool and lounge areas, and wired Internet access is available in guest rooms for a fee.
Mandara Spa at the Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa offers a full menu of
services. Open daily, 9am-7pm.
Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect setting to tie the knot.
Let a wedding planner help you with all the details to make your day
unforgettable while you relax on the beach. Wedding packages are available.
Club Iguana has activities for children ages 4-12. Open daily, 9am-4pm.
Located 40 min away from the San Juan International Airport. The Rio Mar is not
in a zoned area for the taxi system, so no set taxi fares are in place. The
purchase of the round-trip airport/hotel transfers, offered by the resort, is
recommended. Self parking and valet parking are available at the resort for $15 and $20 per night respectively.
Check-in: 4pm. Check-out: 11am.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not
included in your hotel reservation.
Guests must be at least 21 years old to check in.
A 3-night minimum stay is required for travel Nov 11-Dec 23, 2013.
A 6-night minimum stay is required for travel Dec 27-29, 2013.
A 3-night minimum stay is required for travel Jan 3-Feb 2, 2014 with the following exception:
A 4-night minimum stay is required when booking in any SALE room category for travel Jan 3-June 30, 2014.
Puerto Rico is generally a non-smoking jurisdiction, and many hotels impose
strict controls on smoking in guest rooms, public areas, restaurants and by the
pools. If you are a smoker, you should contact the hotel directly to get their
If you wish to bring your pet along when you visit Rio Mar, arrangements must be made during your reservations process. Pets 25 pounds and under may join guests when registered with the hotel. All pets must be either carried or on a leash at all times. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at check-in. This deposit is not inclusive of damage to the premises caused by the pet. Service animals are allowed at all times.
Parties and Events are not allowed in guest rooms.
Coolers are not allowed.
The pool and recreational areas are strictly reserved for the exclusive use of our registered guests.
Starting October 2013, the hotel will embark on a guest room refreshment program that will see all rooms redesigned with new furniture and bathrooms. Individual floors will be taken out of service in order to minimize guests inconvenience. There will be no exterior construction visible - conference center, all restaurants and amenities will be fully operational. Guest room refreshments are expected to last until May 31, 2014. Further, all refreshment work will happen between the hours of 8:30 - 5:30 weekdays, no work will take place on weekends and holidays.
All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.