By Roger Cox, Editor
NOTE: The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar is currently closed due to damage incurred during Hurricane Maria and expects to remain closed at least through the end of 2017. Check their website for the latest details.
Situated 19 miles east of San Juan Airport, this 481-acre resort fronts a mile-long beach on the north (that is, Atlantic) coast of Puerto Rico. Guests in its 600 rooms gaze out on ocean or mountain views and have a full menu of recreational amenities. Those include two 18-hole golf courses (Greg Norman’s River Course and Tom and George Fazio’s Ocean Course), a watersports center, a fitness center, two very large swimming pools and a kiddie pool, bicycle rentals, and Club Iguana, which has full-day, half-day, and evening programs for children ages 4 to 12. Add to that the new Mandara Spa, which takes its inspiration from Bali and Indonesia and blends it with influences elsewhere in the world, 12 restaurants and lounges, and a casino.
Tennis players, meanwhile, can look forward to 11 clay and two hard courts.
Pro Shop: 787-888-7066
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Travel Instructions. Rio Mar is roughly 30 minutes' drive from San Juan's Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.
General Tourist Information. For general information about travel to Puerto Rico, contact the Puerto Rico Tourism Company at (800) 866-7827 or (787) 721-2400. They also have offices in several U.S. cities.