This is the fourth year in a row that my partner and I have vacationed at Caliente Caribe. As always the food was exceptional and the wait staff is unbelievable. We have gotten to know some of the empoyees so well that vacation feels like visiting good friends. You can't help but succumb to their warmth, gnerosity and genuine concern in your well being.
The resort is beautiful and the grounds are well manicured. Over the years the rooms have all been upgraded, have air conditioning and television and are spacious as well as clean and comfortable.
The beach is small and ocean access is only for those with water shoes. Even then you must avoid the broken concrete chunks, rocks and spiny sea urchins. Being on the Atlantic side of the island and without a break wall barrier the ocean rarely gets ideal for snorkeling and their isn't much of a reef or fish to speak of.
The pools overlook the ocean and the view is fantastic. The two hot tubs are nice even if the one by the lower pool has had consisitenltly over the past 4 years, excessive heating/cooling issues.
Caliente Caribe's rules say they do not condone or permit open sexual activity but this year that was not the case. A group from Caliente Tampa stayed at the resort and drugs, and open sexual acitivity in the pools and hot tub were definitely in fashion. This group was brought in and accompanied by one of the Caliente shareholders so I presume that Caliente is going the way of 'Hedonism' and the like. It is public knowledge that Caliente Tampa is hosting monthly 'Swinger' events so it stands to reason that Caribe may be permitting 'Swinger' patricipants and activity to be mixed in with that of their usual clientele. I do believe that for the sake of unknowing guests that they make note of this change in their publicized rules.