Ocean Park is part of the Despacito! TPOL Moves to Puerto Rico Trip Report. Catch up on the past episodes.
- House Hunters (Semi) International: Where to Live in Puerto Rico
- House Hunters Puerto Rico: Dapper Dorado?
- House Hunters Puerto Rico: Easy Life, Isla Verde
- House Hunters Puerto Rico: Golf in Palmas del Mar?
- House Hunters Puerto Rico: Say No to Condado
- House Hunters Puerto Rico: Old San Juan, America’s Most Beautiful City
After my first Airbnb experience in Old San Juan, I moved to Ocean Park. While it did not have golf nearby, it was close to the bars of Condado and Uber-able to the nightlife of Old San Juan. And, as the name suggests, it was right on the ocean. Unlike Isla Verde, which is made up of high rises (see House Hunters Puerto Rico: Easy Life, Isla Verde), Ocean Park has beautiful single-family homes in gated communities. Even with no golf nearby, it does have my favorite bakery, deli, coffee shop, wine bar, and sandwich shop (see Kasalta Puerto Rico). The place is so good that I considered scrapping my golf game in favor of food.
The beautiful beach around the corner also had me thinking less about golf.
And then my Airbnb host came to me one evening and said that there’s a chance that a tropical storm may hit. If it did, the apartment would flood and I would have to move. She added that this was a regular occurrence in Ocean Park. Shaken from my food coma, I resumed my housing search.