Take a look at the best beach hotels in Puerto Rico.
The Gloria Palace Royal Hotel & Spa is a sprawling resort built into the cliffs overlooking Amadores beach on Gran Canaria, the largest of the Canary Islands. The hotel offers spacious guest rooms with contemporary furnishings and ocean-facing balconies. Some of the rooms are far from the main building, however, while those that are more centrally located can have issues with street noise. The two outdoor pools are definite highlights, as they are large and overlook the beach. The infinity pool has particularly striking views of the sea below. The hotel is kid-friendly, with a playroom equipped with a jungle gym and a ball pit. The spa is simple and clean, but a bit more basic than expected at a property that bills itself as upscale.
The three-and-a-half pearl Marina Suites is an apartment complex situated in the busy area of Puerto Rico, on Gran Canaria Island. It's located within a few minutes' walk from the beach and harbor, and a 10-minute walk into the city center. There are seven variants of suites available, all come with separate lounge and sleeping area, full kitchen, private balconies, and free Wi-Fi. The large outdoor infinity pool overlooks the ocean, and includes a kids' swimming pool and adult-only area. A breakfast and dinner buffet is available (though meals aren't included in room rates), as well as drinks and snacks throughout the day. There are also two outdoor hot tubs, a fitness center, and spa. Travelers can also consider Morasol Suites, with similar rates, though not as nice features.
The Hotel Altamar is a 257-unit, mid-range apartment complex clinging to a mountainside with spectacular views of the sea and valley below. The whitewashed buildings, sunny terraces, stair-step architecture (and unlimited sangria) give the all-inclusive Altamar a laid-back, island holiday vibe, especially suited to families and large groups. Rooms, each with a big terrace, are large enough to accommodate longer stays. The bay beach is a 20-minute walk downhill, and Europa Center is a two-minute uphill climb. However, this budget property's common spaces and rooms may be clean, but could use an update; decor is minimal and stark.