My boyfriend and I only spent one night at Casa Cubuy (which I chose because of a Lonely Planet recommendation), but it was enough time to give me a bit of a mixed impression of the place:
Pros: beautiful location overlooking rainforest, private hiking trail down to a river/swimming hole, hearty breakfast included in room rate, friendly reception from the staff upon arrival, pleasant common areas (porches and hammocks)
Cons: A little difficult to find (but that's just the flip side of being in a secluded spot), tired-looking rooms that were clean but definitely worn, a surprising number of nit-picking extra fees (for things like staying only one night), overpriced for what it is.
I came to the conclusion that if you're looking for a home base around El Yunque for at least a few days, Casa Cubuy could be a nice option because you can really relax and make full use of the lovely common areas and the tasty breakfasts in between hikes. If you're only going to be in and out, though, I don't think the place is worth what they'll charge you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The lodge is set into the mountain with a large balcony that overlooks the forest. There are ten guest rooms and a villa down the road. Its great for bird watching. Peace and tranquility can always be found at Casa Cubuy. Go ahead; be our guest! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Cubuy Ecolodge Hotel Naguabo
- Casa Cubuy Ecolodge Puerto Rico/Naguabo