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Bromeliad Island, Yuquiyú.
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“Before Columbus, yuquiyu would have been the Taino name of a secretive place like this one

where tame human voices fall silent in the wild presence of overgrown beauty…”

Margarita Engle

 

The indigenous people of Puerto Rico believed that their god Yuquiyú dwelled in ithe rainforest’s cloud-covered peaks. “Yuquiyú” also meant a natural place so beautiful they could feel the presence of that god. To honor him, we have spent ten years creating a three-acre garden with vistas that could have inspired a Chinese landscape painting. Tropical plants and a thousand palms provide beauty and shade from a brilliant sun, while blossoms of ylang-ylang perfume the air. Gentle trade winds, the sound of the river and singing tree frogs create a peaceful and enlivening ambiance. Most of all, Yuquiyú is about tranquility — you can watch clouds swirl around rainforest peaks, walk in the woods, meditate by the river, rejuvenate in a natural pool, be enchanted by the moon and contemplate the starry night.

 

 

7 a.m. at Yuquiyú, El Yunque rainforest in the distance.
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Etlingera elatior ‘Sweet Pink’ torch ginger.
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Sealing-Wax Palms (Cyrtostachys renda).
Photo: Yuquiyú, El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico.

 

The trail into Rasta Island, shaded by Heliconia bihai x caribaea ‘Criswick’.
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A flowering Ylang Ylang tree (Cananga odorata) in Rasta Island.
Photo: Fayah Gonzalez. Yuquiyú, El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico.

 

Heliconia bihai x caribaea ‘Hot Rio Nites’.
Photo: Yuquiyú, El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico.

 

Bees gathering nectar from the flowers of a Christmas Palm (Adonidia merrillii).
Photo: Yuquiyú, El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico.

 

A view of the organic farm.
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Another view of the organic farm.
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Cashew apple (Anacardium occidentale).
Photo: Fayah Gonzalez. Yuquiyú, El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico.

 

The trail into Bromeliad Island.
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An Aechmea ‘Little Harv’ bromeliad.
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A view of the rainforest as seen from Bromeliad Island.
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Walking through Bromeliad Island.
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Androlepsis ‘Skinneri’, Neoregelia ‘Compacta’ and other bromeliads.
Photo: Fayah Gonzalez. Yuquiyú, El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico.

 

A view across the valley.
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Heliconia Marginata (yellow form).
Photo: Fayah Gonzalez. Yuquiyú, El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico.

 

The bud of a Etlingera elatior ‘Red’ tulip torch ginger.
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Etlingera elatior ‘Red’ tulip torch ginger.
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A view to the south on El Mirador Trail.
Photo: Fayah Gonzalez. Yuquiyú, El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico.

 

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A view to the north across Mirador Island.
Photo: Fayah Gonzalez. Yuquiyú, El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico.

 

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Neoregelia ‘Rubí’ bromeliads in Mirador Island.
Photo: Fayah Gonzalez. Yuquiyú, El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico.

 

A view to the north on El Mirador Trail.
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El Mirador Rock.
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Neoregelia ‘Orgullo Rivero’ and ‘Compacta’ bromeliads in Mirador Island.
Photo: Fayah Gonzalez. Yuquiyú, El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico.

 

Neoregelia ‘Orgullo Rivero’ bromeliads are abundant in the Heliconia Forest.
Photo: Yuquiyú, El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico.

 

Heliconia curtispatha along the El Ermitaño Trail.
Photo: Yuquiyú, El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico.

 

Sealing-Wax Palms (Cyrtostachys renda) along El Ermitaño Trail.
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El Ermitaño Trail.
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Vellerigera ‘She Kong’ heliconia.
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A view of the canyon and the river.
Photo: Yuquiyú, El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico.

 

Stairs on the trail in the canyon.
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The mango grove.
Photo: Yuquiyú, El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico.

 

Neoregelia ‘Rubí’ and ‘Orgullo Rivero’ bromeliads in the mango grove.
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Plantains ripening.
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Bringing bromeliads for planting.
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The trail to the river.
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Rostrata heliconias.
Photo: Fayah Gonzalez. Yuquiyú, El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico.

 

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Bromeliads along the trail to the river.
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Neoregelia ‘Orgullo Rivero’ bromeliads above the river.
Photo: Yuquiyú, El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico.

 

Heliconia standleyi.
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The Bromelias del Río garden, near the river.
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Rostrata ‘Long John’ heliconias among the branches of a ceiba tree, sacred to the Taino natives.
Photo: Yuquiyú, El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico.

 

Rostrata ‘Long John’ heliconias on the riverbank.
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A close-up of a rostrata ‘Long John’ heliconia.
Photo: Yuquiyú, El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico.

 

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A caribaea ‘Gold’ heliconia, endemic to Puerto Rico.
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A rostrata ‘Ten Days’ heliconia.
Photo: Yuquiyú, El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico.

 

The canyon and boulders on the riverbank.
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The canyon and Yuquiyú River.
Photo: Yuquiyú, El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico.

 

Green Heron (Butorides virescens).
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A natural pool.
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