We stayed at Casa Flamboyant for our anniversary, and were very happy with our choice. It's on the back side of El Yunque national forest, so it's a bit of a drive from San Juan, but it means that you're really off the beaten track and can explore without running into people. Shirley has created a beautiful home, and really makes you feel welcome. She's more than willing to talk about the area, give advice on hikes (or guides), pass on information about local restaurants, etc. We drove into Fajardo one night for dinner, which is a very reasonable drive. Shirley tipped us off that some construction was going on, and gave us very clear directions to avoid it.
The house is third from the end of the road winding up the mountains, and opens into an incredible view down to the ocean. The property is surrounded by flowers and a variety of plants- exactly what you'd expect in the ideal Caribbean retreat (especially with the coqui chirping at night). The pool is perfect- so refreshing.
Shirley prepared a delicious breakfast each morning, with coffee, fruit plates, juice, and our main dish. The variety was impressive, and the food was very tasty.
Shirley's dogs, Emo and Zoma, are incredibly sweet and well trained. They were very willing to interact or leave us alone, depending on our mood.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A true gem in the Caribbean, this timeless estate adjoining El Yunque National Forest, offers the ultimate luxury...Quiet beauty, inspiring views and rejuvenating energy. Your escape from the conventional at our boutique guest house where you will be lulled by warm, gentle breezes and the beckoning of the 28,000 acre El Yunque National Forest...The only tropical rain forest in the US Forest System. This mountaintop retreat is your escape to paradise with private jungle paths and waterfalls, and a dipping pool you'll never want to leave. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Flamboyant Hotel Naguabo
- Casa Flamboyant Puerto Rico/Naguabo