Casino Caguas Real is part of the Four Points by Sheraton hotel in the Caguas municipality of Puerto Rico. It is located in the central part of the island, just south of the capital, San Juan, at 500 Alhambra en Granada Boulevard. The hotel and casino are very popular destinations, despite not being in an area famous for its resorts.
The casino is only 22 miles away from the nearest airport, Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, and it will take you about 35 minutes to get there via car. Transport options are limited to car, either by taxi or by renting a car. From the international airports, prices are around $65. Instead, renting a car will give you more freedom and is far cheaper if you plan to travel around the island.
The casino offers valet parking services for all guests and visitors. Also, El Yunque National Forest and the Charco Azul Swimming hole, in Bosque Carite, are two of the many options both within 30 minutes’ drive from the casino, so you can gamble and go site seeing!
The Casino Real is one of the larger casinos in Puerto Rico with over 500 slot machines and ten game tables – you will be sure to find something that interests you as a gambler. The casino is divided into the main hall, a Poker room, and an entertainment room, and it is open every day from 9am to 4am.
Gaining access to the casino will require ID that proves you are older than 18 years because that is the legal age for gambling in Puerto Rico. The dress code is semi-formal but not readily enforced. As long as you arrive looking presentable then you won’t be chased away. Looking at other guests and gamblers would be a good way to determine what is considered ‘acceptable’.
As for the clientele, the casino is home to many tourists and is a popular location for many different nationalities. If you don’t have an official Puerto Rican ID, you will need to produce a legitimate passport.
The casino and hotel are owned by Marriott International which is one of the world’s largest hospitality industry businesses, owning more than 6,500 properties. There are more than 300 Four Points hotels in the world and you can be assured quality when you stay at one of their hotels or gamble at one of their casinos.
American Roulette is on offer at the Caguas Real Casino. They have two tables so you won’t have to contend for a spot when things give a bit busier later in the evening. Roulette is always a game that generates a nice amount of buzz and it’s no different at Casino Real.
Blackjack is a card game that is a favorite among Puerta Rican casinos, including Casino Real. They have six tables available allowing you to move around when you get tired of being at the same table. Blackjack lovers have a place at this casino.
Casino Real also offers Mini-Baccarat, which is a nice alternative to the traditional games placed at casinos on the island. Normally only the bigger casinos have these games on offer so it is nice to know that it can be found at Casino Real.
Craps, also known as ‘dice’ among the locals, the Caguas Real Casino has a craps table. They have only one table available so if it gets busy you might have to wait your turn before joining in. No problem, because being part of the atmosphere surrounding the table can often be as fun as playing the game yourself.
Poker is played in the Real Poker room. Texas Hold ‘em is the variety played at Casino Real and you will be able to enter into a variety of tournaments. For people interested in high limit games, you will be pleased to know that they offer daily no-limit poker tournaments and these can get quite heated. Be sure to make a turn by the poker room before leaving the casino.
With 570 slot machines on offer, Casino Caguas Real can’t be called a ‘small’ casino and their traditional style machines are popular among tourists and locals alike. There are high limits with 500 coins allowed per spin, with coins ranging in value from $0.01 to $5.00.
There are many different games on offer including normal spin, jackpot spin, video poker and electronic blackjack. If you get bored of the table games you can find a couple hours of entertainment roaming around their casino.
Casino Real is part of the Four Points by Sheraton hotel meaning you won’t struggle to find accommodation close by. Four Points hotels are famous worldwide and you won’t find many negative reviews about them. Their holding company was voted in the top 100 best run companies in the world and their success is largely attributed to their hospitality services.
As with any business in the service industry, there are occasional complaints but at the Four Points Caguas, you will find a management team that is willing to listen to your complaints and will attempt to help you as best they can. Room prices start at around $100 – $150 dollars but are dependent on the time of year you go.
The Four Points by Sheraton provides two restaurants for customers to choose from.
X.O. Le Bistro offers breakfasts, light meals, snacks, and delicious dinners, Le Bistro is a good choice for the hungry traveler. There is two hours complimentary parking at their restaurant and you can get a drink there at any time. They are part of the Four Parts Best Brews Program which selects some of the best local craft beers.
Pasion Lounge is a little bit different and more casual and you will be sure to find a couple of locals in the restaurant at all times. Whether you want to go for a drink or a small meal, you will be able to enjoy yourself here. There is complimentary parking if you spend more than $50.
There are plenty of other options available in the Caguas region so don’t be put off if these two are not to your liking. The casino also offers refreshments via their bar which will be served to you by their friendly staff at your leisure.