My wife and I split our first trip to PR last week to sample the island. First in Culebra and then at Casa Grande. We stayed two nights and had an outstanding time. Our time at Casa Grande was really enjoyable. No TV, no phone service, some Internet if you go to the bar area, no A/C, no corporate environment. The rooms are simple but comfortable with screened in windows with big metal louvers on all the windows. Nature was right there through a thin membrane. As we slept under the fan, we could hear all of nature outside. It was kind of like camping but a lot more comfortable. The mountain air was cool and humid.
The drive was challenging. I won't candy coat it. Get there during the day and study the map before you leave. But in the end it was worth it as it was quite an adventure with the windy roads through the mountains. The views on the way were incredible. Driving there really gave us a chance to see how PR really lives. You don't get this with corporate resorts.
The location is incredible. It is so beautiful with jungle landscape, the mist in the mountains, and the sound of incredible diversity of life. I didn't have a problem with the bed/pillows. My wife found the pillows a little too hard but nothing she lost sleep over. The staff was very friendly. I learned that in general, if you try to speak a little Spanish (not necessary at Casa Grande), people are very friendly. We ended up talking to the staff both nights we were there well over an hour after dinner. We didn't think the food was over-priced. Based on the prices we paid in Culebra and in the Condado district in San Juan, it was about on par. In fact we thought the food at Casa Grande was of the highest quality we experienced. Just our opinion though.
We took the Yoga class one morning at the insistence of my wife. Glad I did. Steven is a good teacher and the level was just right even for my wife who does Yoga classes once a week at her Gym. The atmosphere in the room was very peaceful. Money well spent.
Took one day trip to Rio Camuy Cave and to the unguided Window cave (bring flashlights...). The Rio Camuy cave was awesome and the view from the window cave was breathtaking. Recommend this. We at breakfasts and dinners at Casa Grande.
Bottom line? If you love peace, quiet, and nature, and want to disconnect from our hectic world and relax, this is the place. We are already planning our trip for next year to PR and Casa Grande will definitely be part of the plan.
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