This small lodge/cabins lived up to all our expectations. Beautiful, relaxing, good food. Yes the walls between the rooms are very thin, and the coqui frogs are loud at night. But these are small compared to the rest of the experience. We recommend driving the 20 minutes north to Lago Dos Bocas for the pleasure of the free boat trip around the lake to different restaurants. They are a little pricey, but everyone seems to like the food. There is one ranked #1--I think it is Rancho Marina-- but all are probably good. Allow several hours and expect rain showers between the sunshine. Note that there are stairs to the cabins as well as the main lodge,and no elevators. Also no TV or radio allowed, and Wifi almost never: a true retreat from a busy world. Didn't use the pool, but it looked clean and welcoming. Enjoyed the yoga, although would have preferred a more advanced level. Definitely recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in a valley in Puerto Rico's central mountains, Casa Grande is an oasis of peace and tranquility. 20 rooms scattered up the mountainside, each with private bath, balcony and hammock. Freshwater pool, restaurant and bar. The Café serves comida criolla, contemporary dishes and vegetarian options. Fully equipped yoga facility offering morning class, birder's paradise, botanical gardens and woodland hiking trail. Near Camuy Caves, Arecibo Observatory, Caguana Ceremonial Park, Toro Negro and Rio Abajo Forests. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Grande Mountain Retreat Hotel Utuado
- Casa Grande Mountain Retreat Puerto Rico/Utuado