This is about as hidden a location as you can possibly find for lodging, which is what makes it so special. After driving through steep jungle roads, you arrive at TJ Ranch, which is in a stunning ravine in the middle of the mountains. It's one of the most beautiful settings for a guesthouse I have ever seen.
The three guesthouses (casitas) are literally surrounded by vines, jungle, wildlife and mountains. Considering the location, the guesthouses are kept very clean and comfortable. They're also larger than a standard hotel room and appear to be very solidly constructed. The windows in the casitas have screens and can be covered by wooden flaps. They don't have glass windows so the frogs and birds in the surrounding jungle can be a little noisy, but nothing unbearable.
If you need 800 threadcount sheets, stage-managed "cultural experiences," or noisy nightclubs then this probably isn't your place. But if you want an authentic, natural, relaxing experience with extremely friendly hosts then TJ Ranch is well worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have 3 casitas: green (queen size bed), blue (queen size bed)and yellow(king size bed-or 2 twin beds). Each has a private bath and screened porch (no kitchens). Wifi is available for guests, but not in their casitas. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tj Ranch Hotel Arecibo