A jungle lodge for nature lovers, romantics and adventure seekers, in a fairy tale cottage surrounded by the lush tropical rain forest, on a running river, on our paso fino hacienda in the central mountains rain forest. A relaxing little paradise surrounded by gardens, with fresh and cool mountain temperature, beckons you to discharge and relax a while, sliding out of civilization and into the bliss of nature, on the couch or in the garden of avocado, banana, papaya or lime, lilies and tropical flowers.
The lodge is for two, with a queen size bed, lovely cotton linens and towels, a cozy open floor plan with kitchen and bathroom. Your kitchen is fully stocked with spices, fresh coffee, every essential cooking tool, coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave. There is a gas bbq grill on the front porch with burners and all cooking utensils.
Our water is pure mountain spring. Enjoy a shower in your marble and tile bathroom, stocked with organic handmade soap, and all personal amenities and essentials.
Enjoy romantic details of fresh tropical flowers, original artwork, books and romantic candles.
In an atmosphere of relaxation and fun, it's a great jump off point for local sights and adventures; the Heron nesting grounds, Hacienda San Pedro coffee plantation, the Camuy Caves, enjoy an afternoon of canyon river tubing, zip lines, boating through caves, hike an old coffee hacienda or Toro Negro National Forest, visit the Arecibo Observatory.
Then come home to a peaceful and quiet evening, to listen the coqui on your front porch, where the stars are unempeded by city lights, and enjoy cool mountain breezes, the night music of the rain forest to sleep by.
There are lots of places of variety to choose to eat. Enjoy typical local foods at roadside bohios throughout the area, a hotel restaurant across the street for vegetarian and more. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings in the neighborhood enjoy a meal (meat or fish only) in Simon's unique giant tree house, one kilometer away, in an atmosphere of friendly and fun loving people, but you won't be able to find it listed in any guidebook.
Enjoy comida criolla at El Asado del Papa, up on the lake for lunch Thursday through Monday.
On weekends, take a water taxi on the lake to one of several lakeside spots for drinks and lunch with a view.
Nature Adventures: Tanama River Adventures takes you through the beautiful Taino area with river tubing and hiking.
Batey Zipline offers zip lines over and through the Tanama river and forest, rappelling and caving. You can customize your tour.
The Camuy Underground Cave system, second largest in the world, and the Caguana archeological site are located in Lares/Utuado.
Lunch at a centuries old coffee plantation (with the greatest coffee we've ever had) at Hacienda San Pedro cafe, tasting shop and museum.
And spend some time at the jungle lodge, just just enjoying the quiet and calm of the central mountains region, known as La Buena for its friendliness, gentleness and calm.
We are located an hour and a half from all airports and 15 minutes from the town of Utuado shopping. We will provide a file listing of all the activities our area has to offer with links and contact information upon reservation.