House Hunters Puerto Rico: Ocean Park, Nice Until It Floods

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Ocean Park is part of the Despacito! TPOL Moves to Puerto Rico Trip Report. Catch up on the past episodes.


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 epic steak sandwich.

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.

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