If you're looking for a place to relax, unwind, do absolutely nothing, be left alone totally, this is the place for you. My husband and I (without our 2 kids) wanted a vacation where we could immerse ourselves into each other, reconnect, and de-stress since our lives are so busy with the kids and our work. This was just the place.
We arrived late in the evening on Sunday night. The road up the mountain can be treacherous so arrive early. We stayed in room #8 - queen size bed, clean, quaint, and private. In the morning at 9:00 am, we had a family-style breakfast of fresh fruits and french toast, guayaba juice, and coffee with the other guests. The dining area offers a large family table and several smaller ones if you'd rather be alone. We later ventured down the trails to the waterfalls, had a picnic prepared by staff on request, and returned to our room. We then wasted the day, laying together for hours on a hammock on the patio of our room which overlooked a beautiful, breathtaking view of the rainforest below. Other than an anole, a few snails, and a coqui, no one interrupted us. It was complete relaxation. Serenity! We signed up in the morning for dinner which was served at 6:00 pm family-style. Dinner was a chicken dish in a tomato sauce, rice and beans, salad, fried plantains, and desert. The next morning, after a breakfast of fresh fruit, cinnamon oatmeal, toast, and pastries, we checked out. My only regret is that we did not stay longer at Casa Cubuy and take a tour with Robin Philips (other guests took his tour and loved it). We toured El Yunque (north and south sides) by ourselves. Other guests included honeymooners, families with young children, and families with grown kids, and couples getting away from regular life. It was an eclectic group, very enjoyable, and offered interesting conversation. We will be coming back to Casa Cubuy, with the kids, of course. (Our trip was 8 days long - staying at a variety of hotels and resorts. This one was tops for what we wanted out of our trip.)
FYI...This is not a resort, hotel, or motel. It is more of a bed & breakfast. Rooms are not serviced daily, only upon request for a fee. Dirty towels are replaced daily if you leave them in a hamper outside your room door. This is the rainforest, not a city, plumbing does not allow paper to be flushed, so it is disposed of in the wastebasket. Breakfast is included in your room charge. The cook will be called to prepare dinner at $18/person if at least 6 people sign up. Sack lunches are provided for $7/each by request. An honor bar is provided where guests keep a running tab of their snacks and drinks. Guests are allowed to store sodas, snacks, etc. in the community fridge. Free local phone service. No TV and no internet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The lodge is set in the heart of the rainforest.There are common area balconies that overlook the forest. There are eleven guest rooms at the main building and a walled compound with a villa & 3 additional rooms 1/2 mile down the road. Our restaurant is also nearby where dinner of typical Puerto Rican dishes is served. Under the restaurant there is an apartment that sleeps 8 as well as a room for two. both have their own entrance. Its great for bird watching. Peace and tranquility can always be found at Casa Cubuy. Go ahead; be our guest! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Cubuy Ecolodge Hotel Naguabo
- Casa Cubuy Ecolodge Puerto Rico/Naguabo