My boyfriend and I traveled to Puerto Rico for the first time this past week. Having never traveled to this country, we were excited to stay in a guesthouse owned by a native Puerto Rican, Nilda. Nilda treated us like family, opening her home and traditions to us. She was easy to contact via cell phone, and even met us in town the first night to direct us to the property (it's up a windy road, but is easily navigable once you've driven it a couple of times). The guesthouse is by no means a hotel or resort, but that is the beauty of it. Sure, the decor is outdated, but it's exactly what you'd expect if you were staying with an aunt or grandma. Our room was equipped with a little counter and sink, mini fridge, microwave, futon sofa, king-size bed, and bathroom. Everything was very modest and simple. Thank goodness for the air conditioning since it was so humid! The views of the ocean on one side and the rainforest on the other are truly remarkable. Nilda takes time to make recommendations to make your stay full and enjoyable. She makes breakfast every morning and takes care of anything you need. To be honest, we just enjoyed relaxing in the clean, beautiful pool, taking it all in. There is no website for this place, so it is best to contact Nilda directly via cell phone. If you are looking for an authentic, personal experience, I recommend staying here. It was a truly lovely experience, and we have Nilda and her family to thank.
- Also Known As:
- La Paloma Guest House Hotel El Yunque National Forest
- La Paloma Guest House Puerto Rico/El Yunque National Forest