Palmas del Mar: Your Puerto Rico Real Estate Neighborhood Guide - Relocate to Puerto Rico with Act 60, 20, 22

Palmas del Mar: Your Puerto Rico Real Estate Neighborhood Guide

Bird’s eye view of Palmas del Mar’s marina with boats, resort buildings, and greenery.

If you’d like to know more about living in Palmas del Mar Humacao Puerto Rico, you’ve come to the right place.

PRelocate’s Real Estate Brokerage Services

A person drops a key with a house-shaped keychain into another person’s outstretched hand.

Are you thinking about purchasing or renting real estate in Palmas del Mar?

Or perhaps somewhere else in Puerto Rico?

PRelocate can help.

We’re a licensed real estate brokerage firm (license C-21696) with experience and extensive knowledge of the Puerto Rico real estate market. Our expert team is professional, responsive, and friendly. We can save you time and effort by helping you find the right home on the island quickly and easily.

For more information on real estate and to learn how to benefit from Act 60, contact PRelocate today.

Palmas del Mar: Your Puerto Rico Real Estate Neighborhood Guide

A stunning residential resort community right on the Caribbean Sea, Palmas del Mar offers some of the best luxury homes and rentals the Puerto Rico real estate market has to offer.

Palmas is a master-planned gated community with 32 distinct neighborhoods. It boasts two championship golf courses and the largest tennis center in the Caribbean. Palmas also offers superb opportunities to spend time out in nature, with six miles of beaches and coastline as well as 60 acres of tropical rainforest.

Part of the allure of Palmas lies in its broad array of possibilities. If you seek luxurious homes for sale in Palmas del Mar, you can find them here. If you’re looking for more affordable rentals, you can find them here too. There’s a neighborhood for every budget.

Location and Language

A red push pin marks San Juan on a map of the Caribbean.

Thirty-five miles south of the hustle and bustle of San Juan and about one hour from San Juan International Airport, the Palmas del Mar resort community spreads across 2,750 acres and over six miles of stunning Caribbean coastline.

Quite remote from other large cities in Puerto Rico, the entire municipality of Humacao (of which Palmas is part) has a population of only 50,000. This makes the neighborhoods of Palmas a world unto themselves. They’re more relaxing than the urbanite communities of San Juan.

Both English and Spanish are the official languages of the island. Spanish dominates in Puerto Rico, but those buying Puerto Rico real estate or seeking luxury rentals in Palmas will find that most people in this community speak English.

Real Estate Prices in Palmas del Mar

Silver keys on a house-shaped keychain beside a stack of one-hundred-dollar bills.

Palmas has more affordable Puerto Rico real estate and Puerto Rico rentals than other resort communities on the island. A luxury five-bedroom single-family home with views of the sea can sell for $2.5 million.

But half-acre lots can go for less than $250,000. A three-bedroom condo in the Tierra del Sol subdivision of Palmas can be purchased for as little as $200,000. Villa Franca I and II are other neighborhoods in Palmas known for offering good value homes; some fully remodeled homes here have recently sold for as low as $400,000.

Puerto Rico rentals are also quite reasonable in Palmas. A three-bedroom condo can be rented for just $1,700 per month.

Visit our regularly updated listings for currently available homes for sale Palmas del Mar Puerto Rico real estate, and much more.

Hotels and Vacation Rentals

In the foreground, a hat rests on a suitcase, and in the background, a woman with outstretched arms stands by a window, bed, and chair.

Staying at a Palmas del Mar Puerto Rico hotel or vacation rental is a great way to get oriented to the community. You’ll have a better sense of whether this is the right place to live after you’ve spent a few days to a few weeks here.

A popular choice for everything from luxury villas to affordable rentals is Surfside Palmas Resorts. Whether you need a late check-in, help with transport, or a good tour, their on-site staff is available seven days a week to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay.

Surfside Palmas Resorts offers palatial six-bedroom luxury homes with premium amenities and carefully tended landscaping for $1,250 to $1,500 per night. A conveniently located two-bedroom condo at Beach Village, Crescent Beach, or Solarea can be booked through the resort for as low as $200 to $300 per night, plus taxes and fees. Check their property listings page for the latest prices and availability.

You might try the Wyndham Palmas Beach and Golf Resort for an even more budget-friendly option. Each spacious room includes a desk, mini-refrigerator, free high-speed internet, and terry bathrobe and slippers, among other amenities. The property also offers a variety of recreational activities, including pools, a fitness center, and easy access to golf and tennis. Rates start at around $159 nightly, plus taxes and fees.

Shopping and Dining

A blonde woman dressed in white holds a brown shopping bag while browsing in a clothing store.

Palmas has plenty of shopping and dining opportunities, just steps from some of the best luxury homes and rentals. Shopping centers and malls are just a short drive outside the community gates. The neighborhood has a grocery store, mail center, convenience market, marina shop, gift shops, and other stores.

The Palmas del Mar Clubhouse features a 2,600-square-foot pro shop, perfect for outfitting golfers with the best equipment for their game.

From country club fine dining to oceanfront restaurants, Palmas has more than 20 restaurants, offering a dining experience for every person and every budget.

Try Ladi’s Place Restaurant with its unforgettable harbor-front and Caribbean views for local seafood. For a quick bite with the kids, you can’t beat The Flying Pizza. Chez Daniel offers golf course vistas and award-winning French cuisine. Other notable mentions include Pura Vida, Brasas D Palmas, La Pescaderia, and La Brochette.

Nightlife and Entertainment

Three people indoors clink their glasses of wine together.

Palmas has more to offer than peaceful, resort-style, oceanfront living. It also offers the nightlife of a big city in certain neighborhoods, such as the harbor. The Wyndham Palmas Beach and Golf Resort has a casino on its property. La Lomita de Manolin and La Jirafa Sports Bar are fun places to spend an evening or grab a cocktail.

Palmas also has six swimming pools, including a Beach Club, with 16-foot waterslides, a 1,100-square-foot waterworks playground for kids, and a poolside or beachfront cocktail service for adults.

Outdoor Activities

A man and woman holding hands run through the surf at the beach with the sun low in the sky.

Palmas has exclusive access to six miles of the best beaches on the Puerto Rico real estate market. At Palmas del Mar Beach, beachgoers can enjoy a quiet stretch of fine white sand studded with palm trees. There’s even free parking nearby.

The dedicated watersports activity center has beach equipment rentals, in addition to scuba, snorkeling, and other sports. The world-class harbor has a 162-slip marina and a yacht club large enough for a staggering 142 yachts and 20 mega-yachts.

There are two 18-hole championship golf courses on the property. The Palm, designed by Gary Player, has several oceanfront holes and views of the mountainous El Yunque rainforest. The par 72 Flamboyan course, designed by Rees Jones, is Puerto Rico’s longest championship track and was ranked by Barron’s as one of the best courses in the Caribbean.

The Palmas del Mar Tennis Club has a whopping 20 tennis courts on various surfaces. There is even an equestrian center in Palmas with 64 stables and a jumping rink, a rarity among resort neighborhoods in Puerto Rico.

The Pterocarpus Forest Boardwalk Trail (open daily from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.) is an easy 0.75-mile hike with opportunities to spot some of the region’s unique flora and fauna. Hikers can download a bilingual app at the entrance and enjoy a detailed self-guided tour.

Palmas also sits right at the foot of El Yunque National Forest, a mountainous, 28,000-acre tropical rainforest. Just 20 minutes away, El Yunque is a hiker’s dream, with stunning waterfalls, mountaintop views, and an extraordinarily diverse rainforest ecosystem.

Weather, Earthquakes, and Hurricanes

The sun shines brightly in a blue sky with white clouds.

The average temperature is between 66 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit year-round in Palmas. However, as Palmas is close to the beach, it often feels cooler due to the gentle sea breezes. Southern Puerto Rico, where Palmas is located, is prone to earthquakes as it sits right on the edge of the Caribbean plate.

Hurricane season lasts from June through November in Puerto Rico. When looking at Puerto Rico real estate, make sure your future home is as prepared as possible to withstand these devastating storms. From Puerto Rico rentals to Puerto Rico luxury homes, PRelocate’s hurricane advice for homebuyers is essential reading.

Transportation and Safety

A black car on the highway with green trees and a mountain in the background.

Public transportation options are very limited in Palmas, making cars necessary. Tesla owners can rejoice as electric charging stations are becoming easier to find. However, Uber is still not as common in the area as in San Juan or Dorado Beach. Some pathways are accessible only to golf carts—another popular mode of transportation in Palmas—and pedestrians.

Palmas is one of the safest residential neighborhoods in the Puerto Rico real estate market. The entire Palmas del Mar neighborhood is gated and has extensive 24-hour security, making it safe for all at any hour.

Internet Connectivity

The hand of a clock zips past “5G,” leaving multi-colored trails in its wake.

It won’t be hard to stay connected in Palmas. You can take your pick from among fiber, fixed wireless, DSL, and satellite connections in the vicinity of Humacao.

Rates are reasonable overall but can vary depending on your speed, location, and provider. Expect to pay from $40 to $100 per month for plans with download speeds ranging from 15 Mbps to 1 Gbps. Slower DSL plans with download speeds of up to 1 Mbps may be available for as low as $19 per month.

Feel free to do some comparison shopping among some of these leading internet providers in Humacao to find the best fit for your needs:

  • HughesNet
  • VPNet
  • AeroNet
  • OSNET Wireless
  • Liberty Cable
  • Claro Internet

As far as mobile network coverage goes, lightning-fast 5G technology is available in much of Humacao. It’s not yet available throughout the Palmas community, but it shouldn’t be too long before it is.

Private Schools

The blue logo for The Palmas Academy shows a building beside a palm tree, with both inside a circle positioned above the academy’s name.

The Palmas Academy is a private, co-educational, English-language school within the Palmas gates. Offering education from preschool to 12th grade, The Palmas Academy perfectly prepares students for matriculation into some of the best colleges and universities in the world.

Health Care

A healthcare worker wearing a mask, gloves, and bouffant cap gestures at a digital display of medical symbols including a cross, heart, and syringe.

Several hospitals and medical facilities in Humacao serve the community of Palmas del Mar. The 167-bed Ryder Memorial Hospital has been part of Humacao for more than a century and is the municipality’s primary employer today.

Ryder offers various services, from dental and pediatric to emergency and maternity. Its modern imagery center provides MRI, CT scans, and ultrasounds, and is open from Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Other notable hospitals and medical facilities in Humacao include the following:

Act 60

A person holds a pen above a form labeled “Tax Incentives” beside a calculator, letter, and papers.

Puerto Rico’s income tax laws make it extremely attractive to individuals and businesses seeking to relocate from the mainland to the island. A key piece of legislation for prospective residents is Act 60.

Under the Act 60 Export Services Tax Incentive, qualified businesses pay just 4% income tax and may be eligible for several other tax benefits.

Under the Act 60 Individual Resident Investor Tax Incentive, an eligible individual can receive a 100% tax exemption on dividends, interest, capital gains, and gains on crypto assets acquired after moving.

PRelocate’s Real Estate Brokerage Services

A man wearing a white shirt and blue tie points toward a form for a young couple at a desk where they are all seated.

Whether you’re seeking to become a homeowner or renter in Puerto Rico, PRelocate is an outstanding choice for prospective residents.

We’re a licensed real estate brokerage firm (license C-21696) known for providing next-level service. We have extensive knowledge of the real estate market in Palmas and the available housing opportunities across the island. With both native English- and Spanish-speaking staff, we can help you break down any language barriers you might encounter.

If you’re looking to buy, rent, or sell property in Puerto Rico, you’ll be able to do it quickly and easily with PRelocate at your side.

In the meantime, feel free to browse current real estate rental and for sale listings.

For more information on real estate and to learn how to benefit from Act 60, contact PRelocate today.

Disclaimer: Neither PRelocate, LLC, nor any of its affiliates (together “PRelocate”) are law firms, and this is not legal advice. You should use common sense and rely on your own legal counsel for a formal legal opinion on Puerto Rico’s tax incentives, maintaining bona fide residence in Puerto Rico, and any other issues related to taxes or residency in Puerto Rico. PRelocate does not assume any responsibility for the contents of, or the consequences of using, any version of any real estate or other document templates or any spreadsheets found on our website (together, the “Materials”). Before using any Materials, you should consult with legal counsel licensed to practice in the relevant jurisdiction.

WhatsApp chat