I make it a point never to travel to the same place more than once, but I've already been to La Finca twice and I plan to go back as many times as I can. I fell in love with its rustic charm on my first visit and decided to take 25 people back with me for my wedding. All of our guests loved it, and we're already planning our next group trip. It's nearly impossible to feel stressed out at this unique haven. The outdoors melts with the indoors, and you can almost imagine you're in an amazing tree house when staying in the guesthouse with its wrap around decks and fantastic view. Hammocks litter the property, so you can take a siesta or read a book from the take-one-leave-one library. We had a lot of fun trying caribbean recipes in the community kitchen, and spent hours at the pool. There's no better word for the pool than oasis, as it's surrounded by tropical flowers and palm trees. Even the outdoor showers, daunting at first, ended up being a highlight. La Finca is perfect for a romantic getaway or a team-building experience, and the managers are the most welcoming, helpful people on the island. From arranging group outings to helping with wedding details, they were the epitome of hospitality. I've never felt so at home while so far away from home!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vieques' most beautiful rustic getaway and original eco-tourism destination since 1995....A rare taste of the Caribbean -- the way it used to be, quiet, natural & affordable. Perfect for groups of two to thirty, workshops, family reunions, or romantic getaways for just the two of you. Anyone who likes off the beaten track and wants to experience the Caribbean the way it was meant to be: quiet, natural and affordable. Salt water pool, outdoor showers, hammocks, views and breezes. La Finca is a cluster of handmade houses -- our large wooden main house, Casa Grande, alone can sleep 18-22, but we also have two family size cabanas and two smaller casitas, all on 3 acres of fruit trees & palms, on the off-beat island of Vieques, seven miles from Puerto Rico's eastern shore; a 25 minute flight and a world away from San Juan....We're up in the hills, with beautiful views and tradewinds, three miles away from the bustle of town...Talk about getting away! We're not a hotel, or a b&b ... The finca is our family's own private "finca" that we love to share with like-minded eco travelers -- folks who like things as natural and simple as possible. Our towels don't match, our showers are outdoors (don't worry -- they're private), the skies are jet black and studded with stars, and the property is dotted in coco palms, mangoes, starfruit, bananas, and a dozen hammocks ... Tropical summer camp, quiet and beautiful. Think Swiss Family Robinson... (Please note: Feb-March 2015 renting the whole finca means all houses/cabins with exception of Cabanita and includes 10 bedrooms with 7 baths and can sleep up to 33.) ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Finca Caribe Hotel Isla De Vieques