San Juan, Puerto Rico – The designated executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) Carla Campos, announced today a report from the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor included three of Puerto Rico’s inns in their 25 Best Caribbean Bed & Breakfasts. The hotels awarded 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award are Casa Sol Bed & Breakfast in Old San Juan, Casa Flamboyant in Naguabo and Blue Boy Inn in Rincón. It is noteworthy that both Casa Sol And Casa Flamboyant are part of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company’s Bed& Breakfast Certification Program.
“We congratulate these Bed & Breakfasts recognized for the excellent work, quality of service and hospitality they offer to their guests. This important honor keeps Puerto Rico at the top-of-mind of travelers using TripAdvisor for recommendations on their next travel destination or while planning their visit”, said Carla Campos.
The Bed & Breakfast (B&B) concept is one that allows visitors to enjoy a personalized experience in a uniqueness and close-knit atmosphere. These small inns contribute to the diversification of the tourism industry offer. For this reason, the Tourism Company has established a program focused on assisting and promoting the development of B&Bs around the Island.
“Small guesthouses of all types, including Bed & Breakfasts, Posadas, Paradores and others, allow us to provide a wide-ranging portfolio of experiences to our visitors. At the same time, we provide Puerto Rican entrepreneurs with the opportunity to invest in the tourism industry and advance Puerto Rico’s image as a diverse and unique travel destination. In accordance to Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s strategic plan, we continue working alongside private sector partners to increase the tourism industry’s share to the Island’s economic growth”, added the Designated Executive Director.
Information about the Puerto Rico Tourism Company’s B & B Program
· A B&B is the smallest and easiest type of inn to establish and develop. The concept is based on the idea of a residence with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 rooms that is turned into an inn.
· The property’s resident becomes the guesthouse’s host and manager and is noted for offering breakfast service to guests as part of the room rate.
· The B&B experience centers on being able to experience local culture and the tourist attractions of a destination while enjoying individualized and personal service from a local family. PRTC’s objective is to establish and promote a network of B&Bs to provide visitors a diverse variety of offerings.
· At present, the following inns are certified participants of PRTC’s B&B Program: Casa Sol in Old San Juan; Casa Castellana in Condado; Casa Flamboyant in Naguabo; Casa Isabel in Condado; Dos Ángeles del Mar in Rincón; San Sebastián B&B in San Sebastián; Villa las Palmas in Vega Alta; “Rainforest Inn” in Río Grande and Dos Aguas B&B in Río Grande.
Casa Sol Bed & Breakfast in Old San Juan - Casa Sol 2.jpg - La Perla Room; Casa Sol Patio exterior (in Google link Casa Sol façade)
Casa Flamboyant in Naguabo – interior façade, pool and exterior