Since we love to enjoy meeting and getting to know local adventurers, we used TripAdvisors to find an inviting simple guesthouse. What we read about Nilda at LaPaloma called to us so we called her. It was like we were already friends so we reserved 2 nights with her.
Nilda & her family are one of the most sharing and hospitable family's I've stayed with during my hundred plus explorations of Europe & N America. When we tried to drive to her house from the TripAdvisors map, we found it was not right, so we called her & she met us by the highway and led us to her wonderful home. WWWWOW! InCREDIble views & hospitality. I mentioned to Nilda, that one of the top five things I wanted to do in Puerto Rico was to learn more about the history, more specifically the Taino Indian Culture. She said I'm Taino and she showed us her rock garden where each stone contains the spirit of a deceased relative. You will have to experience this very enlightening ritual for yourself. After 2 nights, we sadly left to explore more of the islands amazing gems so we gave each other a very warm embrace. You could feel the power of her radiant love.
On New Years Day, the local park campground was closed, so we called her and she let us stay at her house again! She said we connected so well that she knew we'd be back at the end of our trip. We felt so bad when later we found out that the people that had reserved the guesthouse didn't mind staying at a good friends guesthouse nearby. The last night like the full moon shimmering on the pool we felt a little sad that we were leaving but so warm in our souls from her love. I'm writing this report 6 months after our trip and possess that warm memory and feeling still with a tear of joy in my eye. Nilda you are TRULY an angel!
Serenading croquis in concert!
- Also Known As:
- La Paloma Guest House Hotel El Yunque National Forest
- La Paloma Guest House Puerto Rico/El Yunque National Forest