Family Fun – Lago dos Bocas

Posted April 21st, 2008 under All in the family, Life, Trips & Tours by MicheleP.

We’ve had a great time with our newest group of guests and packed a ton of stuff in 10 days! One of the new adventures we tried was Lago dos Bocas (lake of the two mouths). This is located west of San Juan in the town of Utuado. At this lake, you board a boat and go to one of 4 restaurants (free boat service provided by the restaurants). You can also drive around the lake to the restaurants but that seems to take away from the experience, IMHO. We chose the Villa Attabeira. It reminded me of a KOA campground – circa 1980. There were little cabanas to rent and places to pitch tents, playgrounds, a swimming pool (that was not something I would actually swim in) as well as a totally open air restaurant (which is only open on weekends). The food was all very local Puerto Rican cuisine and was actually quite good, the portions very generous and the service was attentive. This was a great little side trip for the day – and it wasn’t screeming “TOURISTS – COME… LET US RIP YOU OFF WITH BAD FOOD, CHEESY DECOR AND LOUSY SERVICE!!” It was a great “local” tourist attraction and we’ll definately add it to our toolbelt when entertaining out o towners.

The boatride to the restaurant

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Arriving at the grounds of the Villa Attabeira

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Looking up at the restaurant

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3 Comments

  • 1

    That looks cool! I would so want to go there if I were in Puerto Rico!

    Comment by Alicia — April 23, 2008 @ 7:46 am

  • 2

    That’s funny, we are just planning to go there when my parents arrive in 2 weeks! We went to the lake last month and just had a pic-nic – there is a good pic-nic area with tables and a nice view over the lake.

    Comment by Petra — April 23, 2008 @ 10:05 am

  • 3

    Gosh, that sounds so fantastic. I absolutely love authentic restaurants, and that restaurant takes the cake. I wish there was something that interesting around here…

    Comment by Amanda — April 23, 2008 @ 7:10 pm

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