Ceiba Country Inn sits atop a ridge where a cool ocean/mountain breeze transfer is in effect. This means no bugs, cool nights, and quiet (well, except for the coquis, who produce a dull roar). It also means that you have a clear view of Culebra island in one direction and can turn to see dark rain-laden clouds descending over the mountains of El Yunque park. We stayed several days in February with our 7-year old son and there was plenty to keep him occupied, including: a well-stocked board game cabinet, a huge garden with pick-your-own bananas and star fruit, a friendly dog named Shakira, and plenty of areas to sit and read and enjoy the weather. That said, the other guests were all adults and while this is a nice place for kids it seems oriented toward adult travelers.
The room was comfortable and clean. There is an air conditioner. We don't watch TV while on vacation so were fine with not having one. The fridge was a convenience, as we prepared several simple meals while at the inn to save some money. There is a microwave in the main dining room area that also helps with that goal. The main dining area/lounge/bar serves as a gathering spot during the day and evening and you can meet fellow travelers there and occasionally socialize with the owners.
Do note that the inn is several miles up into the mountains and we wouldn't have considered it if we weren't renting a car. Apparently people have a lot of trouble finding it but I used my GPS from back home and it got me close enough to find the inn fairly easily. There are no close-by restaurants, but a 10-minute drive down into Fajardo gets you what you need. Big supermarkets are farther down the highway.
Having just come from a stay in Vieques, we weren't concerned with excursions to the islands, but rather to El Yunque rainforest. We spent a day doing that. It's only an hour or so drive from the inn, most of it on the highway. We weren't hugely impressed with El Yunque, but that may be because we've done the rainforest bit in Costa Rica several times. It is actually a very nice excursion for the leisure traveler, as you can see the whole place from your car on a self-guided tour and can choose when/if to hike into the forest. Cruise ships send excursions up here and there can be a lot of cruisers on the trails. This is versus Costa Rica, where you can barely drive to get near the forest, and then you are IN it, with monkeys howling at you, peccaries spilling out across the path, and sloths hanging overhead. Puerto Rico has few land-dwelling animals - birds are the main attraction here. It's just a different experience.The visitor center is also very nice and we found the interpretive exhibits to be interesting. Do take a poncho! It will rain, sometimes hard, and people without ponchos were pretty miserable. On the way back from that excursion, we stopped at the Kiosks in Luquillo and ate some of the high-fat, high-starch, high-TASTE Puerto Rican food. Vegetarians beware: even the veg dishes like rice and beans probably have lard in them so if you are hard core you will need to ask a lot of questions and be prepared to bring your own food at times.
So back to the inn - it really is very good and I totally understand why many have rated it as "excellent." We are not rating it excellent because it didn't meet all of our expectations for a bed & breakfast experience. We are accustomed to staying in family-owned accommodations where the breakfasts are hearty, the owners voluble, and a feeling of congeniality is developed by the owners with the guests. The inn was run in a more business-like fashion, with the owners helpful and present but a bit distant, making it feel like a hotel--rather than a bed & breakfast--experience. If this is their style, that's perfectly OK, but we prefer to develop more of a relationship with our hosts and typically have in our other b&b stays. Reading other reviews, it seems like the owners may have just been focused on other things during our stay rather than making connections with guests, but our stay is my data point to reference. The breakfast was not as hearty as we're accustomed to; that said, their Web site accurately describes what they offer so we should have known what to expect.
Overall, we really enjoyed it. It's comfortable, good for kids, relaxing, and an attractive property. We would stay there again.
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