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Review of Casa Flamboyant

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Casa Flamboyant
Ranked #1 of 4 Naguabo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bissamcuttack, Orissa
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55 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Worth the drive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

If you plan to visit El Yunque it will be well worth your while to come here. Located on the south side of the rainforest it is far from the maddening crowds and gives you the experience of solitude and calm that you would hope to get from a visit to a rainforest. Situated high on the mountain, the views are gorgeous as is the sunrise and sunset. There are trails on the property leading to the rivers and the waterfall. We were the only two people at the waterfall and it was worth the trek ( I hate trekking btw) . Shirley is a great host and her breakfast are delightful. I would definitely come back here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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118 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

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.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Forever and Ever Room. It's on the main floor, closest to the common space, but...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

First of all accomodations clean, unique and beautiful. Then when you're not listening to the waterfalls and wondering at how so many exotic and wonderful flowers normally confined to a terrarium could pssibly grow so large, you look more closely at the furnishings and appointments that have made this property a destination for choosy travelers.

Much hiking from easy to challenging can be done right from the property and into the rainforest and rivers. Stayed two nights and next time will stay longer.

Breakfasts were exceptional and so was the service. Even to the extent that when we forgot a bag Shirley delivered it to San Juan, our next stop. Sharon & Jim, from British Virgin Islands & Sarasota Fl

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Redondo Beach, California, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

Beautiful facility with rain forest views that are out of this world. Short hike to the river below and spent the day there bathing an admiring the incredible flora in complete privacy.
Shirley made us feel at home and prepared a tasty breakfast each morning. Rooms are clean and well appointed with incredible views of the mountains and the waterfalls.
Dinner choices are limited; good Puerto Rican food at Noriela's (about a mile down the road), or drive all the way to Naguabo Beach for great seafood (Lobster a la parrilla, or fried chillo highly recommended).

We will stay in Casa Flamboyant for our next visit to El Yunque.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

My daughter and I stayed here a while ago. Not sure why I never wrote a review but shame on me. We both looooved this place. Shirley was an excellent and charming host and if the more recent reviews are any indication, that has not changed. The place was clean and perfectly located so you have a view of the mountains and luquillo beach off in the distance. The sounds at night are out of this world and the flora and fauna are a delight to the senses. The other guests as well were the icing on the cake. Also, not sure if its still oferred but there was a local gentlemen that did a 8-9 hour hike through the forest with his young song and that was amazing also. This was one of the most magical vacations I've taken. (FYI: this site only gives me the option to state I traveled in September 2012 but it was before 2012)

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

My wife and I spent two nights at the Casa Flamboyant and we enjoyed every second. We stayed in the Rainbow room which has a private balcony with amazing views of the mountains, waterfalls and forest below. Shirley was an excellent host and made sure we were comfortable while there. She even took care of getting our luggage delivered which showed up a day behind us on the island. That small gesture allowed us to enjoy ourselves and not stress about if it would get there, thank you so much for that Shirley!!! As others have said, bring snacks and drinks as there is nowhere near to purchase them. The one restaurant down the mountain Noella's is about as authentic PR food as you can get, just understand you may be dining with her dog who loves French fries! This was a great place to "unplug and disconnect" and I would highly recommend including this stop on your trip to the island. Thanks again Shirley. Todd and Lisa

Room Tip: Go with the Rainbow room as it is private and benifits from the moutain breeze. (no A/C)
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, GA
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

Casa Flamboyant was amazing - wish we could be there now! We split our trip between Old San Juan and the Rainforest and wish we had spent more time at Casa Flamboyant. The b & b was so nice and the views were absolutely incredible. We stayed in the Rainbow room and even though the price was more expensive it was worth it for the solitude.

We slept each day with the doors and windows open and the sounds were so soothing. It was so sad to leave to go back to San Juan on our last day. We could have spent another day exploring the rainforest or doing an adventure tour.

Shirley was so sweet and accomodating. All of her local recommendations were right on. Our favorite place was Noella's restaurant about a mile from the b & b. It was a totally local experience and Noella treated us like family.

Shirley made incredible breakfasts both mornings we stayed there. We had the french toast and quiche and both were delicious!

We will recommend Casa Flamboyant to all our friends and family who go to Puerto Rico for a relaxing, incredible experience. Thank you Shirley for an incredible trip. We hope to be back sometime soon.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Rainbow room and even though the price was more expensive it was worth it for the s...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa Flamboyant

Property: Casa Flamboyant
Address: Route #191, Naguabo 00718, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Naguabo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Naguabo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
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

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