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“The owner of Casa Flamboyant is very hospitable.” 5 of 5 stars
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Route #191, Naguabo 00718, Puerto Rico   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Naguabo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
“The owner of Casa Flamboyant is very hospitable.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2010

A friend and I stayed one night. The place is very cool, the pool is cool, the history of the place is interesting. You do need to bring everything in with you i.e. water, snacks, dinner or you can eat at the restaurant nearby. The restaurant has good food and the owner is involved in all aspects. Shirley makes an awesome breakfast back at Casa Flamboyant.

  • Stayed November 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2010

You can't imagine how wonderful this place is. We felt as if we were entering another world as we traveled up the mountain to Casa Flamboyant. It got even better once we stepped inside and witnessed amazing, panaramic beauty. The view from any spot in the home is SPECTACULAR. You are surrounded by plush mountains and waterfalls, and you are able to clearly see in the distance the city of Naguabo, the Atlantic Ocean, and the island of Vieques. You are so far up the mountain that you can touch the clouds. Other guests staying at the time witnessed a full rainbow. Shirley, the owner, is an amazing host as well as a very interesting person. She offers you the utmost in hospitality. In addition to the extraordinarily delicious home cooked breakfasts, she provides you with directions, history, suggestions, dvds, and anything else you need. And, of course, you are also afforded freedom and privacy. You want for nothing during your stay. We stayed two nights each in both the Rainbow & Ginger rooms. The Ginger Room is smaller but very quaint as it faces the waterfalls. The nightly chorus of the coquis lulled us to sleep each evening. The weather was somewhat fickle and changed constantly, which affected the waterfalls. The steep hike down to the falls was eventful and not to be missed ... but bring the walking sticks!!! Shirley's dogs tired of us quickly. The short hike further up the mountain toward the mudslide was OUTSTANDING. The whistling & creaking of the bamboo trees, the pouring rain, and the wide variety of plant life made for an unbelieveable adventure. Locals are very friendly, beers were very cheap, and beaches were just a short drive away. We loved our stay and we were swayed by these very recommendations. You will not be disappointed with this place. We found PARADISE at Casa Flamboyant.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

My wife and I just stayed at Casa Flamboyant, and the stay alone saved our entire day. Shirley is very kind and helpful (and one hell of
a cook.)
The rooms are on the expensive end of the spectrum, but a very good value. There is a short hike from your room which takes you through the forrest and to secluded mountain river pools for swimming. You could expect to pay at least $50/piece for an experience like this, but at Casa Flamboyant it's included in your stay. There is also another (and longer) hike for the more adventurous.
Also a plus, Shirley has thought of things you might need during your stay, that other B&Bs too often omit. You won't find yourself without a bottle opener or a movie to watch...
Things to note, there is no AC in the room we stayed in, but it was still very comfortable. The bedding/shower was fantastic. Breakfast was filling and delicious, and Shirley is a true friend on the island.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Warrenton, Virginia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

Found this beautiful B&B a few days before our trip and decided to cut our stay short at the resort and stay here for a night before heading to Old San Juan. The reviews are correct - this place is really unqiue and the views are just gorgeous! Shirley is a very gracious host and her dogs Blackie and Soma were very helpful leading us to the second waterfall spot that we weren't able to find the day before. Her breakfast was spectacular! The restaurant down the mountain, Noelias, was be the best dinner we had on the trip! We stayed in the Rainbow room - very nice, clean and comfy! I'd definitely recommend staying at this amazing place in the rainforest!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seoul, South Korea
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2010

Found this place online from a google search. Yes, the whole no e-mail/online thing is unusual in our Web 2.0 society, but I mean the woman lives in the middle of nowhere on a mountain and her post office is like 20 minutes away!

After our day in Old San Juan, we rented a car from Charlie (BEST value - $55 for a 9:30 out and return next day at 1:30p). You have to drive around the mountain through Rio Grande, Fajardo etc. and get a really nice slice of inner Puerto Rico. Straight shot with directions - hit 26 Este, catch the toll road. Turn right onto 3 (which turns into I-53 eventually) and it's a straight shot until the exit. Tons of places to stop to eat, buy groceries etc.

As I said, this place is literally on the edge of a mountain tucked away from society and tourists. PERFECT PERFECT.

The house - amazing. We stayed in the Ginger Room and were tucked away in privacy. It's too bad I wasn't dating my friend, we'd totally have shacked up in the moment hahaha. Bed was comfy, room was clean and the view was amazing. We slept with our doors open all night.

The view is just sick sick sick sick sick! I wanted to smack myself - it didn't seem real! Everywhere you turn - awesome view, wildlife, sounds of the forest.

She has trails down to a swimming hole and her dogs go with you! The dogs, too, were cool, ol' Zoma and Blackie! The swimming hole is like a 30 minute hike, easy to do for us city folk. The main rainforest trails are up the road and it's a long 8 hour hike guided by Robin (paid) - had we had more time we would've paid and gone, but we were only there one night.

Went to the local restaurant - Noelia's. AWESOME. We walk in, she's jammin out to some music on the jukebox and playing the bongo drums. Don't sit down like gringos and expect to eat like you do here. We got a 20 minute tour, got to know her, watched her played the bongos etc. She gave us some of her 151-based sangria (like half of a milk jug for $11 and I got to take it home!)and even had some moonshine on hand to share!!!!! She made us a special plate of food ((yucca tamales and the best red beans and rice EVER), we chatted, drank and hung out some more. THEN she broke out the instruments and we played along while the locals played pool in the corner. AWESOME.

All the locals were friendly, you can tell they only get like 2 Americans a week - definitely off the beaten path.

SHIRLEY, the owner, IS AWESOME! She let us cook dinner and even helped/served us. We chatted, cocktailed, got to know each other and hit the sheets at like Midnight - just in time for a rainforest storm - BEAUTIFUL! Her breakfast was the bomb - baguette french toast, fruit, coffee. She was perfectly accomodating and the value of her guesthouse is something that would cost like $400 a night in the states (but we paid only $200!).

The only thing that sucked? having to leave!

And to the person that had to leave and was pissed off (the one bad review) -you're absolutely retarded!! You are in the RAINFOREST in NATURE - of course there are tree frogs and noise. The sound of the coquis and birds was BEAUTIFUL and appropriate! You should've thought about it better! And wah, you don't get your money back? You can't ditch in high season durking peak demand that short notice - any of your beloved chain hotels would've done the same thing to you. You should be ashamed of yourself!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gainesville, Florida
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2010

What a phenomenal experience! It was almost sensory overload from the fragrance of the corn plants, to the sounds of the tropical forest, to the exquisite flowers in every color imaginable to the incredible vistas, to the uniquely beautiful home and welcoming Shirley. In short, it was a spectacular stay! Shirley was a gracious hostess and so helpful with answering all of our questions about the unique area, best hiking trails, history of the home, the flowers, where to go, what to see and so much more. Her attention to detail, from the flowers awaiting you in your room, to making available walking sticks and sun screen, to calling around to determine available dining options were excellent and her breakfasts were absolutely delicious.

As a skeptic, the lack of accepting credit cards, not providing email as a means of contact and parking on the street, all made me nervous, not to mention the out-of-the way location. All concerns were totally unfounded and we had a wonderful time. There were so many places to just sit an enjoy the quiet and different views. After the hike in the rain forest the pool was so refreshing. The coquis were a wonderful treat and we never slept any better as we listened to their chorus and the lull of the waterfalls.

Not far from Casa Flamboyant, we ate at a local bar and restaurant, Noelia’s for dinner for two nights. The sangria was delicious and the food was very good. There is an outside deck that has a beautiful view, but no tables, so just ask, grab a table and bring it outside for a wonderful, local Puerto Rican dinner.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2010

situated at the end of a long and winding mountain road, this B&B offers amazing views and access to a few hiking paths. wonderful time.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Casa Flamboyant

Address: Route #191, Naguabo 00718, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Naguabo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Naguabo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A true gem in the Caribbean, this timeless estate adjoining El Yunque National Forest, offers the ultimate luxury...Quiet beauty, inspiring views and rejuvenating energy. Your escape from the conventional at our boutique guest house where you will be lulled by warm, gentle breezes and the beckoning of the 28,000 acre El Yunque National Forest...The only tropical rain forest in the US Forest System. This mountaintop retreat is your escape to paradise with private jungle paths and waterfalls, and a dipping pool you'll never want to leave. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Casa Flamboyant Hotel Naguabo
Casa Flamboyant Puerto Rico/Naguabo

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