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Stay in the Trees near the Rainforest

giant treeferns in the forest

Rustic Treehouses, Villa Rental and a Wellness Center in the forest

The foothills of the El Yunque rainforest in Puerto Rico are located in, technically, “wet forest”. There is no lodging allowed in the Federal rainforest itself, but these places to stay are as close as you can get. You will enjoy all the sounds of the rainforest, the trails and the streams! ! Yuquiyu Treehouses, Sue’s Villa rentals and La Casa de Vida Natural are east of San Juan, up in the mountain forest. Serenity awaits you after a day of exploring the rainforest paths and streams or swimming at one of the nearby beaches.

 
yuquiyu rustic treehouses with mountain views
YUQUIYU TREEHOUSES: A RAINFOREST RETREAT


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.

We are within an area of northeastern Puerto Rico the Sierra Club calls “The Portal to Nature” and believes should be “a prime destination for ecotourism.” 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.

Named for the Taino’s god of light and life, Yuquiyú is a place to reawaken the senses in harmony with nature. Our retreat is perfect for a couple seeking a romantic escape, newlyweds seeking a honeymoon destination or an artist seeking tranquility and inspiration. We are not for everyone, but if you have a sense of adventure, love being close to nature and want to experience Caribbean living the way it ought to be, Yuquiyú may be for you.

Prices range from $175 to $225 per night, with a minimum of two consecutive nights and a maximum of two guests per treehouse. The property is meat free and smoke free. Contact Yuquiyu Treehouses  at 212-787-0500..


sue's villa rentals in the mountains near luquillo
SUE'S PLACE

Sue's Place is ideal for nature lovers, surfers and beach enthusiasts, tucked into the rainforest above Luquillo. The location is off the beaten path yet only 5 miles up the hill from the beautiful beaches and town of Luquillo or a short drive into the rainforest. It is only a five minute drive to the beloved 'Angelito Trail', and then continue up into the US National Forest Service to the many waterfalls and trails.

Sue's Place also provides convenient access to many east island attractions such as the Kioscos, the biobay, multiple snorkeling/diving excursions and ferry service to Vieques and Culebra islands., Loft $100. 2 pers. & 3 bedrm Chalet $150. for 4 pers. Combined sleeps up to 8. We love children. TV. WiFi
• Tel. 787.435.2813   SUE'S PLACE



La casa de vida natural offers a cottage, rooms, yoga and a gym

LA CASA DE VIDA NATURAL

Located on 10 acres of land at the edge of El Yunque, 25 minutes East of San Juan. La Casa de Vida Natural is an eco/sustainable working farm with solar energy. Fruit orchards and vegetable gardens, a tree-house for resting or meditation. A yoga platform sits atop the main house with an exquisite ocean view. Mountain views and jungle trails on the property create seclusion and immersion in tropical flora. The Espiratu Santos River is an easy walk from the property. Coquis will lull you to sleep and the singing birds will wake you in the morning. Never-ending mountain breezes will keep you refreshed, restored and reinvigorated.  Rooms: 1 bdrm cottage with a large living room and kitchen with absolute privacy ($140); 2 bedrooms attached to the main house with private entrances and bathrooms ($70); a yurt with a king size bed and bunk bed ($140). All plus 7% room tax. WiFi in the main house. For Reservations: Call Jyl Tel. 754.779.4996 Website under construction Children Welcome.

LA CASA offers a Fruit and granola breakfast $15.  Various holistic therapies for additional charges, including yoga, horseback riding, massage, Wim Hof breathing, mud wraps with sand rub. Our 'Drinkable Air Machine' makes our own water from the pristine, rain forest air. and we have a fully equipped gym. Jyl Tel. 754.779.4996


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BIOBAY ECOLOGY
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LUQUILLO BEACH TOWN
EL YUNQUE RAINFOREST

EL YUNQUE TRAILS

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ALL RAINFOREST LODGING OPTIONS
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