Turtle Bay Inn

Parador Turtle Bay Inn

La Parguera Lajas, Puerto Rico

Certified in October 2015


Zluma Rivera
Owner/General Manager

Contact Info:

Zulma Rivera - Owner/General Manager

(787) 899-6633

Hotel Description

Awards and Certifications

PRTC Best Physical Facility Award – 2010 – 2011 – 2012



August 2015


Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor.com

2011 – 2012 – 2013 – 2014 – 2015

Sustainable Touristic Facilities Certification

Sustainable Touristic Facilities Certification

October 2012

Since April 9, 2009, Turtle Bay Inn has been operating as a guesthouse, certified as a Puertorrican Parador by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) in 2013.

It is the newest and most recent Parador out of the 15 registered with PRTC. The concept of Paradores can be considered a franchise endorsed by the PRTC with the requirements of being operated and managed by its owner, and having a minimum of 12 rooms.

The modern and luxurious facilities consist of a two-story structure with twelve spacious and nicely decorated rooms offering all the amenities of a five-star hotel, including queen size beds, plasma TVs, Dish Network cable, air conditioning, granite bathroom counter tops and more. The hotel amenities include: 24-hour surveillance, a small pool, private bar, laundry facilities, complementary Wi-Fi, breakfast and parking. The hotel gets its 24-hour supply of hot water from three turbo solar water heaters with a capacity of 750 gallons.  The air conditioning units throughout the hotel are inverters (for high efficiency and low energy consumption). In case of an emergency, the hotel has water storage cistern tanks with a capacity of 1,300 gallons and a power generator.

Turtle Bay Inn is a unique and charming place located in a quiet area, away from the noisy downtown El Poblado (La Parguera-public square area). Most guest reviews highlight the quality of sleep, relaxing atmosphere, and superior cleanliness of rooms, premises and gardens.

Turtle Bay Inn is located at just steps from downtown El Poblado and Playita Rosada (natural swimming pool) in the town of Lajas, Puerto Rico. La Parguera is a very beautiful fishermen village that is part of the Natural Reserve between Guanica and Cabo Rojo. The reserve is famous for its coral reef formations covered by four different species of mangrove trees unique from this Reserve. La Parguera has no sandy beaches but beautiful little islands called by locals “Cays” (or Keys). In La Parguera you can enjoy all kind of water sports, especially those related to sun, wind and diving. At night you must visit the unique and romantic Bio-Bay.

In November 2010 and in response to high energy costs Ms. Rivera decides to install a 17.1 KW Solar system with 78 panels of 220 watts each. The Project received a 50% rebate from the ARRA Funds offered by Puerto Rico Verde -Project from the Energy Department. It was the first commercial and touristic solar construction in the Porta Del Sol region. Since then Turtle Bay generates 90% of the electricity required to run the Hotel from the panels.

Due to its exceptional and consistent Quality of facilities and top Cleanliness, Turtle Bay Inn have received –the “Best Physical Facilities Quality Award” from the P.R. Tourism Company (C.T.P.R.) during 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016.

Trip Advisor ranks Turtle Bay Inn as the # 1 Hotel in La Parguera, Lajas and within the first 20 hotels of Puerto Rico, out of 178 registered. Turtle Bay Inn is famous for its impeccable cleanliness, excellent customer service, value added cost, strategic location and quality of sleep within many other attributes

Turtle Bay Inn was certified as a Sustainable Touristic Facility by PRTC since it complies with the minimum requisites of the Green Hotels Program. The renewable solar project in conjunction with a series of others energy saving, water management and recycling initiatives implemented has given us the Certification in October 2012, as an Eco-Touristic facility by CTPR.

In December 10, 2013 Turtle Bay Inn received the distinction and upgrade as a touristic facility and was added to the CTPR “franchise” of Paradores of Puerto Rico.

In April 2014 and taking advantage of all the good work done to minimize its footprint over the planet, Turtle Bay introduced an educational eco-touristic character called “Tertelin”. She is a young and adventurous Sea Turtle – that has come back to her original nest in the Bio-Bay of La Parguera and from here is sending the message to protect the Planet and the Endangered Animal Species, like her.

In October 2015, we expanded the breakfast and meeting room in order to accommodate over 65 guests at the same time. A new Honeymooners Villa room was added with a relaxing view to the pool. The pool bar area was expanded and is offering a shaded and breezy snack bar area where guests can order a quick meal and a refreshing drink.

Nearby attractions (5 minutes) at walking distance to the Poblado of La Parguera:

  • Extensive variety of restaurants and pubs
  • Live music at the San Pedros’Plaza
  • Exhibition of local handcrafts
  • Daily tours to the Bio-Bay
  • Transportation in boats to the most visited Parguera Keys (Cays) – Caracoles, Enrique, and Mata La Gata.
  • All kind of water sports (snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaks, kiteboarding, sunfish, windsurf,etc)
  • Diving to the famous Reef Wall
  • Ramps for boat
  • Playita Rosada –sea water natural pool Certified as Blue Flag in November 2015
  • Yatch Club of La Parguera
  • Walking trails for walking and for bike mounting

At less than 30 minutes driving

  • The Sacred Route of Porta Del Sol
  • Los Morillos Lighthouse in Cabo Rojo
  • Playuela- Famous beach at the Morillos Lighthouse
  • Guanica Dry Forest
  • Sunflower Farm in Guanica
  • Guilligans Island-Guanica
  • Salt Flats in Cabo Rojo

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