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Horned Dorset Primavera
Apartado 1132
Rincon, Puerto Rico 00677
Phone: 800-633-1857
Fax: 787-725-6068,787-823-5580

Dolce Far Niente at the Horned Dorset Primavera

Although Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the United States, it feels deliciously foreign, especially in the less developed, quieter parts of the country. It is a land of rain forests, tropical beaches, colorful birds, beautiful orchid gardens, picturesque Spanish Colonial architecture and the four-acre Horned Dorset Primavera.

This peaceful resort is located ten minutes from Rincón on the west coast of the island. It reflects the country’s Spanish influences with colonial-style buildings tucked into steep hills that cascade down to the sea, which surrounds the resort’s private beach. The original hotel rooms are complemented by an enclave of newer deluxe townhouse suites, each opens onto its own plunge pool. Custom furnishings are made of mahogany and teak, and views gaze over the Straits of Mona.

Lazy days begin with breakfast served either in your suite, al fresco on The Verandah or on the Terrace of the Blue Room. And then, once the day is through—and you’ve sipped a rum punch while watching the sunset—you may choose from the formal dining room or the romantic Blue Room, which operates under the direction of chef Aaron Wratton. The interior space is charming, done in colorful Sorrento tiles; outside, you can dine beneath a canopy of stars on a menu of Caribbean shellfish and tropical inspired desserts.

Aside from the pool and small beach, there are no official activities offered, but outings can be arranged—snorkeling, diving, trips to rain forests and tours of coffee plantations and historic sites. If you are feeling energetic, the beach town of Rincón is just a short drive away, offering beaches, shopping, bars, clubs, yummy bakeries, small local grills, water sports and golf. But more than likely, you will just want to soak up the sun, swim in the azure waters and let the golden days blend into warm velvety nights.

(Updated: 06/25/08 HC)

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