I fly free as a companion of an airline pilot. So I travel a lot. I hate being swallowed by large resorts and always look for smaller places to stay. I have been hang gliding for 40 years and found Bob&Keishya's place via a search for "hang gliding in Puerto Rico". My badazz travel pal, Emily, is also an experienced HG pilot. We planned to explore the island and started at the hang/paragliding epicenter of Puerto Rico, Barefoot Traveler's Rooms, to get some tropical airtime before touring the island. We never left. The weather was marginal for flying so we just hung out. First day we went to look at the HG launch and then looped "home" through the rain forrest on a desolate back road that Bob recommended. It was serene; like our own private drive through the forrest. Once back to civilization we stopped at Verde's, a great roadside BBQ joint that Bob told us about. 2nd day the weather was still poor for flying so we rented a boat from Captain JJ, in Fajardo. We snorked, cold beered, ran from rain squalls and managed to stay in the sun most of the day. Bob&Keishay know the area (land & sea) really well and told us where to go in the boat. 3rd day was a repeat boat day with another great Keishya recommended seafood place on the way "home". These folks are great tour guides. Day 4 the weather turned-on so we went hang gliding. I manage/guide at three killer HG sites in Tennessee so it was a REALLY nice to have pros like Bob&Keishya take care of everything. Our flights were spectacular. We flew over the rain forrest we had driven through days earlier. Emily got 2500' for about an hour and I manage to get to cloud-base (3500') several times. After our flights Bob&Keishya took care of all the gear so we could run off to play in another area of the rain forrest. They gave us more great directions to a beautiful swim hole with no one else around.
The house: It is CLEAN w/ good beds. NO BUGS!, which is very rare in the islands. Fully equipped, nice kitchen and good coffee in the morning. Fast Wi-Fi. Gated neighborhood, so no worries about your rental car. Actually, I found PR non-threatening. We enjoyed their nice sized, we'll kept pool and I wish I was still there. I am not a beach person but liked their beach which is 1/2 block away. No one was ever there. It has a nice little park, is not trashy and is protected from big waves.
Bob&Keishya are great, professional hosts. Seems they would do anything to help their guests have a good time. Actually, they're having a good time and are glad to have you join them. They obviously love what they do. I strongly suggest that you spend a few days here. Hang glide and kayak; they're both pros at it and will take good care of you. See the rain forrest; its right there and B&K will direct you so you won't have to share with any busloads of tourists. Most of all; just freaking chill. Traveler's is a perfect place for it. We usually travel "hard" and try to do everything. This trip we just kinda hung-out and relaxed. Sincere thanks to our pleasant hosts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to barefoot travelers rooms off the beaten track here on the southeastern coast of Puerto Rico. We welcome you to our guestrooms with private bath, use of full kitchen, large swimming pool all just 5 houses from a very gentle coastline of the Caribbean. We provide towels, linens, boogie boards, kayaks, guide assistance and a clean spacious guest home for your vacation enjoyment. We recycle here and welcome you to enjoy Puerto Rico off the beaten path. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Barefoot Travelers Rooms Hotel Humacao
- Barefoot Travelers Rooms Puerto Rico/Humacao