A hidden beach is the ideal spot for nature lovers to escape to. Heres’s the details on how to get there and have the perfect day on a tropical beach to yourself.
A gourmet, sophisticated dinner party at the Inn is made all the more special by a string quartet serenading us throughout the meal.
A quick trip to Culebra for some good food and good company and a chance to review the new ferry service.
The Rainforest Inn, deep in Puerto Rico’s El Yunque rainforest, grows a wide variety of tropical fruits and produce - and lets you truly taste the rainforest.
Hiking boots or even most trail running shoes just become caked mud ice skates when hiking El Yunque trails. Laurie discovered the aggressive lugged-tread flexible souls of Inov-8 shoes and now I bought some new ones and tell of my experience with them.
When you stay at the Rainforest Inn you have options. Think of us more like a boutique hotel. Instead of joining the conversation with other guests at the breakfast table you can choose to be served on your private porch or even bring a tray to your partner in bed. Let us help you make your stay as romantic as possible!
El Toro Trail, the most adventurous hike in the El Yunque trail system is open! It's the closest trail to the Rainforest Inn. See the amazing cloud forest of El Yunque. Hike to the tallest peak. It's less than a three-hour hike.
More areas of El Yunque are open now including El Toro Trail and La Coca Trail. The forest service is working on opening up 191 further up so that more trails will be open. The closest trail to the Rainforest Inn: the El Toro Trail, is an amazing hike up the tallest El Yunque peak
Design Tech students stayed at the Rainforest Inn and volunteered at a local High School to provide educational relief by teaching design thinking. They also explored the Rainforest on our "Lost Machete" hike. They hope to return to Puerto Rico someday and stay at the Rainforest Inn as interns.
The Rainforest Inn's private trail into the El Yunque jungle is the only access we know of that is completely private, open only to our guests, and which features both an amazing deep pool and a spot to pitch hammocks near the waterfall.
Christmas ( Tres Reyes ) in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria will be different but, as always, it is about the children.
project loon has come to Puerto Rico and looks like shiny flying saucers up in the sky over El Yunque.
Our private hike "the lost machete trail" needed to be cleared of felled trees and brush after hurricane Maria.
We are lucky to have a couple of papaya plants that we grew from a Hawaiian papay seed. It is a delicious tasting papaya that has hints of floral and none of the strong smell of ordinary papayas.
The best way to pick papayas is with a tall ladder. If you use a fruit picker pole you risk damaging the soft ripe fruit.
We at the Rainforest Inn have been working very hard to be sustainable and to respect the rainforest environment that our inn shares. Tripadvisor has recognised us as a "Platinum" level green bed and breakfast. The Tourism Department of Puerto Rico has certified us as a "Sustainable Tourism Facility". And now the Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association honoured us with the small green hotel of the year award.
We are so proud and we will never stop doing everything it takes to be sustainable in the El Yunque rainforest of Puerto Rico.