La Concha Resort- Conde Naste Traveller Reviewed
Located in Condado, an area widely considered as San Juan’s most elegant district, La Concha Resort lies on a stretch of stunning beach, in close proximity to historic Old San Juan and a host of tourist attractions. It is also within easy reach of San Juan’s business districts, making it the perfect place to mix business and pleasure.
In 2008 La Concha Resort was selected by Conde Naste Traveler as the hottest spot in Puerto Rico, and visitors to this architectural landmark will soon come to appreciate why. La Concha Resort opened its doors for the first time in December 1958 and received rave reviews. The innovative design by local architects Miguel Ferrer and Osvald Toro incorporates features adapted to the tropical climate, such as cross-ventilation and making use of natural light in most unusual ways. The seashell shape of the restaurant is the product of world-renowned architect Mario Salvatori and has been praised as a “marvel of engineering and architecture”. Following extensive renovations, La Concha Resort embraces the 21st century with what has been described as “Latino-chic”, offering “passionate and soulful hospitality and impeccable service in a playful and innovative environment”.
The resort consists of 248 spacious guest rooms, with stunning ocean views from private balconies. Guests have a choice of viewing cable TV or digital on-demand entertainment on the state-of-the-art flat-screen televisions, and an FM/MP3/CD player is on hand if guests prefer music. Additionally, rooms are equipped with all the amenities one would expect to find in a resort of this high caliber.
Fun and entertainment at the resort includes a night club with the focus on Latino-style music, and a 24-hour casino for guests who want to find out if Lady Luck is on their side at the gaming tables and slot machines. While away the hours and soak up the sun in the sparkling multi-level infinity edge swimming pools connected by a series of waterfalls. Water sports are a popular choice among holidaymakers in Puerto Rico, and La Concha Resort has loads to offer, including snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, surfing and windsurfing. Fitness enthusiasts will enjoy the fully equipped fitness center located on the beach.
Restaurants include the Solera restaurant, which serves light meals at the poolside during the day, while the Tapas Lounge serves snacks and drinks with an international flavor in the evening. Located in the shell-shaped building, Perla’s offers unrivalled seafood along with a relaxed ambiance, while the Asian grill and sushi bar, Level 25, offers Asian cuisine in a casual, but vibrant, atmosphere. If you are heading out to explore the surroundings for the day, be sure to grab a light breakfast at Aroma before you leave, and at the end of the day, enjoy the musical rhythms of the Lobby Lounge – into the early hours of the morning.
Tourists who choose to spend their leisure time in Puerto Rico will find that this lovely part of the world has plenty to offer. La Concha Resort embodies the warmth and hospitality of the Puerto Rican people, along with luxury and convenience, to provide a superb Puerto Rican holiday destination.