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Pr-966 Rio Grande, Pr, El Yunque National Forest 00745 Puerto Rico
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#2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in El Yunque National Forest
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Yuquiyú is a rustic retreat in the foothills of Puerto Rico’s El Yunque rainforest. We are a glamorous camping, or “glamping,” destination that offers artisan-crafted treehouses with a balcony, designer furnishings, a granite kitchenette and a slate bath. Surrounded by a tropical garden with a cascading river, each treehouse has an iconic view of El Yunque Peak. From Yuquiyú, it is just fifteen minutes to the heart of El Yunque rainforest, twenty minutes to famed Luquillo Beach and thirty-five minutes to Old San Juan. With one of our treehouses as your base, you can discover the rainforest, multi-hued beaches, sea turtle nesting sites, coral reefs, a bioluminescent lagoon, ancient petroglyphs, a Spanish colonial city and Culebra Island. The rate for La Cara de Indio, La Cascada or El Mirador is from $225 per night. Tax adds 7%. Each treehouse can accommodate a maximum of two people. The minimum age is 18 years. The minimum stay is two consecutive nights. No pets are allowed.
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Infinity pool
Free breakfast
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micaelarg wrote a review Nov 28
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CRAZY AMAZING BEAUTIFUL LOOKS AND FEELS LIKE YOU ARE IN A MOVIE...EVERYTHING IS SO NICE EACH TREEHOUSE HAS ITS BEAUTY I BELIEVE AND I CAN NOT WAIT TO GO BACK!! JOEL the host is just so friendly and cool who will make you feel you are at HOME!, then the CHEF at HUERTO ESCONDIDO (Edgar ) he is very professional at making such an exquisite mixture of flavors of food to enjoy. I would suggest having one dinner there at least to take advantage of that opportunity but also do some groceries before booking there so you experience eating in your treehouse! I stayed at EL MIRADOR and I am speechless. It is amazing to stay in a place like that...THE BATHROOM! JUST WOW! ...I am sure going back to experience LA CASCADA which looked pretty cool as well! thank you thank you thank you! this was just SO DREAMY! Alexia y Ariel
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: I think LA CASCADA can have a little more privacy...but EL MIRADOR has the best shower for sure
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Carla A wrote a review Jul 2022
Greenlawn, New York100 contributions20 helpful votes
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Myself, my husband and our 18 yr old daughter had a magical 3 night stay in the El Mirador treehouse. The view of the rainforest is just spectacular. The grounds are immaculately landscaped. Even the road from the parking lot to our treehouse was gorgeous. We spent our days hiking in El Yunque and enjoying the infinity pool, which we had to ourselves. We also had the watering hole to ourselves. What an incredible way to experience El Yunque without all the crowds. We ate at the restaurant overlooking the forest, and were the only guests! We had our own personal chef! The Vegetarian meals were interesting and delicious. We enjoyed the local tropical juices served with each meal. Dishes included pasta pesto, vegetable burger, bean hummus, tomato bruschetta. We always had a choice of 2-3 options. We liked the location of El Mirador as it was close to the parking lot and the restaurant. If you have a lot of luggage, stay at El Mirador. The other treehouses are harder to get to. The bathroom is luxurious and a shower with the shutters open is unforgettable. But remember to shut them when u finish or you will have some visitors! We made coffee and ate the yogurt with fruit, granola and coconut each morning. If u need more, just ask at the restaurant at night. One tip, you will be living in nature and there will be some visitors. We had coqui frogs in our bathroom every day, once in the toilet…after I used it !😱 One night a coqui frog jumped on my belly while I was sleeping, I kid u not! Lol. There were spiders and other bugs in the room. We requested a cot for our daughter and it was truly a hard army cot. One negative experience is that she got bitten up by something while sleeping and had burning, itchy bumps for a few days. We thought it was poison ivy from our hikes but turned out to be bug bites. We kept the shutters open during the day as there were cool breezes, but we closed them at night to avoid the bugs (there are screens). We didn’t have too much trouble with mosquitoes and the fan kept us cool at night. One day there was a boa constrictor in the tree outside our treehouse. The hens pecked at our door each morning and the rooster was the most beautiful we’ve ever seen! All in all we loved our stay and and our truly immersive experience in the rain forest. Do it!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kim M wrote a review Nov 8
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The small luxurious cabins are situated on a steep hillside, giving you a view of pristine, uninhabited rainforest. If you enjoy dark, starry nights, listening to the sounds of birds, frogs and insects, then this is for you. But this is not for everyone. This is not a hotel or a resort. Granola, yoghurt, fruit and coffee are provided for breakfast. You have to figure out other meals on your own (you can pre-book a vegetarian meal - recommended!), cook in your cabin, or drive down to the delicious barbecue joint at the junction of Route 3 (ribs!). There is NO bellboy, no room service. And the path to the cabins is precarious and steep. Here is my heartfelt advice: PACK A LITTLE BAG and leave your luggage in the car. It is a truly special challenge to hump your luggage up and down in 100% humidity (and you'll be doing your own carrying). While Joel is available by phone, he's not always on the property - our group was left entirely alone on the property for much of our stay which we loved. (Joel is wonderful by the way and he is doing an amazing job of pristine management and maintenance of the property.) The path to the cabins is steep, rocky and rough - especially Cascada, which is the closest to the rapids and most remote. That has a lot of appeal, but the trail - especially at night - is not easy for most. If you have mobility or sight issues, I do recommend you ask for the cottage at the top of the hill. It has a lovely expansive view, and is far more accessible. I've focused here on how this property is distinct from a normal resort, but let me end by saying that I am already dreaming of returning. There are not that many places that offer such rustic luxury - where you feel so connected with the rainforest, where there is such beauty and seclusion, where you can luxuriate through the night with almost feeling like you are sleeping open air. This was the highlight of my trip. If you yearn to calm down, to slow down, and to connect with nature, then this is the place for you.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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howluckyIam wrote a review Oct 2022
Cocoa Beach, Florida23 contributions9 helpful votes
Yuquiyú Treehouses House staff memberJoel was very friendly and very helpful. Particularly in directing our Uber driver to the destination. Make sure Uber has the correct address to get here. Even at that, it was Joel that guided the driver to the Yuquiyú Treehouses. The views were amazing as well as the the accommodations. Infinity pool offered a cool down during and after 88 degree days. The openess our treehouse to the flora, fauna, valley stream and mountains beyond was really awesome. It was a well equipped treehouse with many helpful small appliaces. The fruits, nuts, granola, water and yogurt in the fridge was appreciated. Suggestions for our unit, the El Marador: Queen bed is extremely low. It could be raised 6"- 8". The room could easily accommodate a king bed. Adding bed side tables would be nice for books and devices. A king bed would fit in our unit. Bedside shelves would still fill nicely on the closet walls. Portable fan provided is ok, but a good ceiling fan would nail it! Bring groceries if onsite meals are not reserved! The nighttime sounds of birds, frogs and insects is what to expect in a rain forest. If a light sleeper, better have good earplugs. Neither my wife and I used ours as we enjoyed the different sounds all night of the Puerto Rico rain forest. The tranquility was diminished by noise beyond the owners control. We were there on Saturday and Sunday nights. During daytime hours it sounded like a firecracker and firing range testing grounds. It was distant but very noticeable. Hey, I own firearms, but the noise was unfortunate for this type of setting. Fortunately it stopped by late afternoon both days. Second. I have owned many great dogs my entire adult life . Dogs barking in the distance was again a daytime noise nuisance. I would hope that this was two unusual noise events. Having said that, we still spent all of our weeknd time lounging in our tree house, windows and doors wide open, enjoying the beautiful views and taking an occasional dip in the pool. And that perhaps states how much we enjoyed our two day stay at our Yuquiyú Treehouse!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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sindy S wrote a review Aug 2022
Albuquerque, New Mexico21 contributions8 helpful votes
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Had a fabulous relaxing time in the middle of the forest. Everyone was extremely welcoming and we received calls and txt messages to make sure we knew how to arrive and so they would be ready for our arrival, We stayed in the cascade tree house which was private and close to the river were we had a refreshing splash. The landscape is stupendous. The food was spectacular but remember that you have to make arrangements before hand because the meal is privately made for you. We heard and saw the coqui and enjoyed the full moon. One of the best parts of our trip to PR.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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FellowTraveler55648 wrote a review May 2022
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My husband and I stayed for 2 nights. The space was clean, had everything we needed, and felt very special. The caretaker was thoughtful and left fresh fruit, beverages, and snacking items. Love out time here. Hardly saw a person, played in the pool with spectacular views. And was visited each morning by a hen and her baby chicks. Would love to visit again in the future.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Joe K wrote a review Apr 2022
Dublin, Ireland87 contributions48 helpful votes
We stayed at La Cascada treehouse for two nights recently and first off on a positive note the views from the treehouse are spectacular, the river is beautiful for morning swims and the cabins take great advantage of these amazing views but unfortunately the service and communication was terrible. The main thing we were very disappointed in was the inability to access the restaurant, we are both plant based and the idea of plant based meals sourced from the rainforest was a major draw to us. When we booked originally we asked for dinner reservations to be told the restaurant was closed on the days we were there, when we arrived we were told it was actually open and another couple were dining there, we contacted Ernest and were told we needed to have booked in advance which we tried to do and for us to make contact with the chef ourselves which again we tried to do, we texted the contact number in the room and got no reply and Ernest certainly was of not assistance so in the end we cooked our own food in the room. We had paid 600+ dollars for 2 nights so felt very let down. My advice would be to come prepared for all meals, they do leave some fruit and yoghurt in the room but it’s not really adequate for breakfast. In summary we would definitely visit El Yunque again it’s an incredible place but we would stay somewhere else.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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marysharry wrote a review Apr 2022
Atlanta, GA14 contributions6 helpful votes
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While Yuquiyu is set up for couples, we brought our 8 year old child along with us. We had a lovely time together and an adventure we'll always remember. First of all, the property is breathtaking - beautiful plantings, epic views, well-appointed treehouses. They have recently added a gorgeous, small infinity pool which we swam in in the morning and at sunset. Each afternoon, we walked down the mountain to the river below and swam in the lagoon and explored the river rocks. The deck down at the river is damaged and needs some repairs. The restaurant was closed for our stay, so we went to the Ralph's grocery store at HWY 3 (about 10-15 min away) and got drinks, rice/beans, charcuterie, pbjs, etc. for our 2 dinners. The kitchen is stocked with a stove, toaster oven, nutribullet, french press and mini fridge and freezer, plus plates/coffee/silverware. (This wasn't super clear from the website, but we were glad to discover it.) We appreciated the yogurt & fruit bowl and used them for smoothies. In the evenings, we sat on the deck and played cards and enjoyed the sounds of the jungle. Bed-wise, the 3 of us shared the queen bed and it was a bit tight, but we kind of brought that on ourselves by bringing a kid! They typically don't allow young children and I would be a little leery of young kids with all the balconies. Cell service worked just fine - we got our Spotify going too. We actually got to experience 2 of the treehouses - based on prior bookings, we had to switch units, but it was great seeing 2 versions. We preferred Mirador - had the best views & bathroom was on same level as the main house. It was also the closest to the parking nearest the top of the hill! La Cara de Indio was also nice - the cross breeze was amazing. There is a palm tree that is currently at the same level as the deck, blocking the view a bit, but it should be out of the way in a few years, haha. The bathroom is beneath the living quarters and is nicely laid out and has an amazing view from the shower. Overall, we highly recommend Yuquiyu - it's a special place and fits into a "glamping" vibe - the staff was lovely and helpful, but it's not a high touch service kind of place. 2 nights was the perfect stay and we were lucky to experience it as a family.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Traveler wrote a review Dec 2021
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Let me start out by saying that the place has stunning views right from your own treehouse. The entire property is well maintained except for the area near the river which was falling apart. Finding this place can be a huge headache. I was told that the GPS system in remote areas in PR are totally off and not reliable. I took a taxi to the place but the taxi driver dropped me off at the wrong location. I was put into a dangerous situation because there were very few people around and getting another taxi was impossible. I don't blame the managers or the owners for my dangerous situation that I ended up in, however I feel like the manager could have done a better job relieving my stress when I called him. It happened to be an extremely stressful day for me. When I finally arrived at the treehouse, all I wanted to do was take a hot shower and go to bed. Unfortunately, my shower was cold. There wasn't any hot water in my place. The bed was not really comfortable. There were also mosquitoes and moths flying in, which is understandable because it is in the rainforest. They had fruit and yogurt, milk and tap water in the fridge. I wish they would have had bottled water. The pineapple that I had in the room was rotten and the oranges were not ripe. The only fruit that was good were the bananas. I had requested for some more yogurts which I never got. The next morning I told them that I didn't have hot water for my shower. I was told that it would be fixed. That night I wanted to take a hot shower but found out the hard way that it was not fixed. The owner offered me a discount for the next time I come. I personally don't know if I am going back. Offering me a discount for the next time doesn't solve the issues that were not acceptable for this trip. It is very pricy place. I definitely paid for a 5 star place to stay. The views and overall atmosphere is 5 stars. But I expect better service. I would give a 1 star for the service. The bed was not really comfortable and being unable to take hot showers and having rotten fruit was definitely not acceptable for a 5 star place.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Michele D wrote a review Nov 2021
Arlington, Massachusetts82 contributions20 helpful votes
IF you are interested in the experience of the El Yunque rainforest, this place helps you experience it more fully. They are beautifully designed individual treehouses nestled in the rainforest that provide a calm and private experience. The host was very friendly and helpful, the room itself had everything needed from coffee to yogurt, nuts, juice and water. Sleeping with the forest sounds was amazing - and even better was waking up to the view with a relaxing cup of coffee. Really a great stay - not to be missed.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yuquiyu
Which popular attractions are close to Yuquiyu?
Nearby attractions include Carabali Rainforest Park (3.2 miles), El Yunque National Forest (4.4 miles), and Caribbean Trading Company Store (2.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Yuquiyu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Yuquiyu?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Yuquiyu?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Yuquiyu?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yuquiyu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Degree 18 Juice Bar, Carabali Bar & Grill, and Mi Vida Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Yuquiyu?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Yuquiyu?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Yuquiyu?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Monumento Historico Cueva Maria de La Cruz (6.0 miles), Parque Historico Cueva Maria de la Cruz (7.0 miles), and Parroquia Del Espiritu Santo Y San Patricio (7.3 miles).