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Map: Yuquiyú, El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico.
“Verdant views surround this intimate resort on the edge of Puerto Rico’s El Yunque rainforest,
where hikes reveal waterfalls and wild-orchid groves.
Underwater, snorkelers find colorful reef life in La Cordillera Nature Reserve.”
– America’s Wildest Hotels, Food & Wine
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Our inaugural rate for La Cara de Indio is $150 per night plus 7% tax, and our inaugural rate for La Cascada is $175 per night plus 7% tax.
The minimum stay is two consecutive nights.
Each treehouse is suitable for a couple or a solo traveler without children or pets.
Full payment by credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. Although there are no refunds, you may reschedule, subject to availability, if you cancel your reservation in writing at least two weeks in advance.
Each treehouse contains a queen-size bed. There is no room for an additional bed.
A rental car is essential due to a lack of public transportation and taxi service in Puerto Rico.
Yuquiyú is meat free (any kind of animal) and smoke free. We ask guests to observe those principles while on the property.
However, restaurants offering a variety of cuisine are 10 to 20 minutes away, and smoking is allowed in the parking area.
The crushed-rock trail with occasional stone stairs is unsuitable for those with difficulty walking.
The private bath of each treehouse is below the main level and reached by either a short path from the entry or a stairway from the balcony.'
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Yuquiyú is a rustic retreat in the foothills of Puerto Rico’s El Yunque rainforest that offers artisan-crafted treehouses with a balcony, designer furnishings, a granite kitchenette and a slate bath. The three-acre tropical garden comprises an organic farm, a cascading river and territorial rainforest views. Superbly located, Yuquiyú is just ten minutes from the heart of the rainforest, twenty minutes from famed Luquillo Beach, twenty-five minutes from the San Juan Airport and thirty minutes from Old San Juan. Sea turtle nesting sites, coral reefs, a bioluminescent lagoon and ancient petroglyphs are near.
We currently are accepting reservations for La Cara de Indio and La Cascada treehouses. Both have iconic views of the rainforest. The main difference is that La Cascada has a river view and three times as much balcony space. Our inaugural rate for La Cara de Indio is $150 per night plus 7% tax, and our inaugural rate for La Cascada is $175 per night plus 7% tax. There are no other charges. The minimum stay is two consecutive nights. Each treehouse is suitable for a couple or a solo traveler without children or pets. Check-in is at 3 pm and check-out is at 12 pm.
To provide the highest level of personal attention and quality of service to our guests, we only book directly. Full payment by credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. Although there are no refunds, you may reschedule, subject to availability, if you cancel your reservation in writing at least two weeks in advance.
Each treehouse has electricity and hot and cold running water. The fully-screened interior contains a queen-size Longhorn sofa bed by Per Weiss, natural latex contour pillows and handmade cabinetry. The kitchenette features a granite countertop, stainless steel sink and faucet, two-burner gas stove, microwave, refrigerator, blender, French press, cookware, dinnerware, cutlery, electric fan and other amenities to make your stay more comfortable. The bath has vegan bath products and 100% cotton towels. Housekeeping services are provided after each two nights of your stay. A laundry is available for guest use. All major cell phone carriers, including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, have coverage in our area. As well, there is free high-speed WiFi Internet througout the property. See all of the amenities
Initially, we will operate as a bed and breakfast, providing everything you need to French press coffee from a Puerto Rican hacienda or an herbal tea from our farm, and to make a vegan breakfast of granola, coconut milk, cashews, dried figs and freshly-picked organic fruit. For vegetarians, we add half-and-half and Choboni Greek yogurt. On a hot afternoon, you will enjoy our organic lemonade. Kindly let us know if you would like more of any item. Guests can use the kitchenette to prepare food from Ralph’s Food Warehouse, which is nine minutes away (no meat from any kind of animal, please). Recommended restaurants are El Verde BBQ, Rustic Bar & Grill (#21 in the kiosks at Luqillo Beach), Revolution Pizza Shop (#34 in the kiosks) and El Rincon del Sabor.
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. We are within an area of northeastern Puerto Rico the Sierra Club calls “The Portal to Nature” and believes should be “a prime destination for ecotourism”. Among the nearby explorations, you can hike in El Yunque rainforest, swim at Luquillo Beach, beachcomb the shores of sea turtle nesting sites, snorkel coral reefs, kayak a bioluminescent lagoon, search for ancient petroglyphs and stroll a Spanish colonial city. For detailed information about explorations and to arrange guided tours, consult PuertoRicoDayTrips.com.
We are honored to appear on the most prestigious website for glamorous camping, Glamping.com. As well, our guests have given us 5 stars on TripAdvisor. Since we are new, we would especially like to ask you to write a review after your visit. Here’s what our recent guests are saying:
It was so relaxing and comfortable.
Thanks again for a wonderful stay. You've done a beautiful job with the design of the place. It was so relaxing and comfortable.
– Suzanne & Dan, 18 – 21 November 2016
A highlight of our journey!
Now we are back in Germany. We had a wonderful time in Puerto Rico, and the stay at your Yuquiyu resort was a highlight of our journey! We really enjoyed this special, lovely place. I also remember your tasty bananas!
– Diana & Sebastian, 3 – 5 December 2016
We had a great time…
We had a great time at your accommodation - the food was plentiful, the kitchen felt very well prepared, and the shower was amazing! We wish you the best with your business!
– Marc & Arthur, 6 – 8 December 2016
Truly magical …
Your place is truly magical and we will be back! BUT for longer next time! 2 nights was NOT long enough! :)
Nickie & Jim, 8 – 10 December 2016
A spectacular experience.
Thank your for your attention & service. It has been a spectacular experience.
– Sabdiel & Mary, 17 – 19 December 2016
It is wonderful.
Lots of success in this journey. It is wonderful.
– Angie & Mingo, 17 – 19 December 2016
We had a great time …
We had a great time at your place and will be sure to return.
– Sabdiel & Mary, 17 – 19 December 2016
Thanks for the lovely stay and hospitality!
In case we don't see you on our way out, thanks for the lovely stay and hospitality!
– Lilian and Dominik, 22 – 24 December 2016
Staying at Yuquiyu was such a highlight …
Naomi and I had a fabulous time. Your place is truly special and unique. Staying at Yuquiyú was such a highlight.
– Meech & Naomi, 23 – 25 December 2016
I hope one day to be able to return.
We really enjoyed our stay and will fully recommend it to others. I have written a short review on trip-advisor. I hope one day to be able to return.
– Steve & Mel, 24 – 26 December 2016
Restful and inspiring …
Our time in Yuquiyú was beautiful, restful and inspiring - just what we needed!
– Gabbie & Jeffrey, 25 – 29 December 2016
Unbelievably gracious hospitality.
Unbelievably gracious hospitality. Everything was perfect there’s nothing I’d change, thank you so much! Looking forward to coming back again to stay!
– Jessie & Isaiah, 29 – 31 December 2016
How do I get there?
Guests should be aware that a rental car is essential due to a lack of public transportation and taxi service in Puerto Rico. After arrival at the San Juan Airport and exiting Baggage Claim, take your car-rental agency’s shuttle to their office. From there, proceed east on Highway 26 and continue on Highway 66 until it ends. Exit right, take the first right up Road 186, left on Road 966 (follow the arrow on the sign that says: “El Yunque National Forest”), left on La Pirámide, first right and first right again to the top of the hill, where you will see the Yuquiyú sign. The GPS coordinates are: 18°21′06.70″ N, 65°48′36.00″ W (18.351947 -65.810002). Or you can navigate the old-fashioned way and view a map.
We are not for everyone
Yuquiyú is meat free (any kind of animal) and smoke free. We ask guests to observe those principles while on the property. However, restaurants offering a variety of cuisine are 10 to 20 minutes away, and smoking is allowed in the parking area. Although most people will love our bucolic style, the retreat may be too rustic for some, especially those who have difficulty walking. From El Mirador reception area, a crushed-rock trail with occasional stone stairs leads downhill through the tropical garden to the treehouses and ends at the river. La Cara de Indio treehouse requires a walk of 250 feet from the reception area, and La Cascada requires a walk of 415 feet. To best appreciate the moon and the stars, there is no outdoor lighting except at the entrance of each treehouse. We provide a flashlight, but it is more convenient to arrive and depart during daylight hours. The property is not fenced in or walled in and there is no security guard. Based on over ten years of experience at this location, we deem such measures to be unnecessary. The windows and doors of each treehouse can be latched shut from the inside, and the entrance secured from the outside with a padlock. Items of value may be deposited with the manager for safekeeping.
Each treehouse has large doors and windows that can be fully opened to take advantage of the trade winds, our natural air conditioning (there is no mechanical air conditioning). As well, each treehouse has a Vornado fan. The many lizards and singing tree frogs (known as “coquís”) keep mosquitoes and other bothersome insects at bay — there are none from dawn to dusk. From dusk to dawn, you can close the doors and windows — the wooden louvers let breezes in and the screens keep insects out. To reduce the risk of a mosquito bite if you choose to leave the doors or windows open at night, you may wish to cover yourself with a sheet or apply the CDC-recommended Cutter Backwoods Insect Repellent that we provide. You should be aware that there is Zika on the island. Please consult the CDC Travel Notice: Zika Virus in Puerto Rico to be sure that your personal circumstances are not such that it would be inadvisable to visit this island or, indeed, most of the islands in the Caribbean at this time.
If our retreat isn’t for you or we don’t have space available on the dates you need, you are likely to find the perfect lodging at ElYunque.com, ElYunqueInns.com or YunqueHotelito.com.
La Cara de Indio treehouse.
Photos of La Cara de Indio treehouse
Within a mango grove, La Cara de Indio (The Indian Face) is named after a Taino petroglyph not far from the property. The treehouse features 144 square feet of interior space and an 84-square-foot balcony overlooking a panorama of El Yunque Rainforest. Below the main level and reached by a short path from the entry is a 90-square-foot, private bath that offers a slate interior, Kohler fixtures and a rain shower with a similar view of the rainforest.
La Cascada (The Cascade) treehouse from below.
Photo: Fayah Gonzalez.
Photos of La Cascada treehouse
Within a grove of vanilla orchids, La Cascada (The Cascade) is named for the cascading river below. The treehouse features 121 square feet of interior space and a 240-square-foot balcony shaded by Royal Palms. The view of El Yunque Rainforest and the river is territorial. Below the main level and reached by a stairway from the balcony is a 81-square-foot, private bath that offers a slate interior, Kohler fixtures and a rain shower with an equally spectacular view.
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