Currently, during an extensive renovation, La Casa is being run as an Airbnb. Here are some of the many reviews that we have acquired:

James

July 2019

Stayed at El Yunque Rainforest, papaya room

Absolutely beautiful location. Not difficult to find once you realize that it comes up on (Hidden by Airbnb) maps if you search “La Casa de vida natural”

Gainesville, FL

Prasad

July 2019

Stayed at El yunque rainforest, lychee room (5)

Great host and an amazing location.
Gainesville, FL

 

Leanne

June 2019

Stayed at Yuca Yurt

Private, spacious, clean, and Hot (but expected). Beautiful view from the outhouse. Expect lizards and mosquitos. Look for headlamps above the door for an outing in the night. No indoor plumbing, but ample water provided and amenities for washup, sitting, and dining. There is electricity. Edison type strung lighting adding a hint of charm. Jyl, our host was quick to respond to questions and willing to accommodate our need to store luggage, although, turns out was not needed.

United States

 

Maritza

June 2019

Stayed at El yunque rainforest, lychee room (5)

Todo está igual que en la foto, acceso fácil. La comunicación es buena. Lugar tranquilo para pasar la noche. Debería mejorar la limpieza.

Translation:

Everything is the same as in the photo, easy access. The communication is good. A quiet place to spend the night. I should improve the cleanliness.

 

Barranquitas, Puerto Rico

Imanma

June 2019

Stayed at El Yunque Rainforest, papaya room

This is a nice place, with a nice outdoorsy vibe, you get to be in tune with nature here and it is really relaxing. However, if you don’t like animals, I wouldn’t suggest here, as it was not listed that there were cats on the property, and the host wasn’t accommodating of my friend who had a phobia for cats, which limited how much we could walk around and explore the amazing property.
Ottawa, Canada

Lorraine

June 2019

Awesome place
Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Lydia

June 2019

Cheerful, friendly, good communication, speak Spanish and English. Like music, singing, dancing, arts, and construction. Cant live without family and friends reunions, community events, organizations meetings, traveling, and Sunday Mass.

Fajardo, Puerto Rico

 

Chase

June 2019

Stayed at El yunque rainforest, lychee room (5)

Cool place. Enjoyed the observation deck on top of my room.
Hattiesburg, MS

 

Yvette

June 2019

I am a retired teacher from New York City. I like to travel, read, music and like to meet new people . Attentive to the needs of others and provide information that will help guests to enjoy their stay as much as possible.

 

Ponce, Puerto Rico

Ingrid

June 2019

Great guestroom
San Juan, Puerto Rico

TIM

June 2019

Great place. It’s about a 15 minute drive to El Yunque if you go in the main entrance.
Tucson, AZ

Alexandre

Lugar espectacular, con una puesta de sol desde el tejado inmejorable. Cuenta con diversas actividades y servicios que sin embargo no pudimos pedir porque no llegamos a coincidir con nadie.

Translation:

Spectacular place, with a sunset from the roof unbeatable. It has various activities and services that however we could not ask because we did not match anyone.

Spain

May 2019
Un lugar espectacular para entrar en contacto con la naturaleza. Relajante!
Translation:
A spectacular place to get in touch with nature. Relaxing!

Switzerland

 

Janani

May 2019

Stayed at Yuca Yurt

Great place to stay. Wonderful “glamping” experience. Hosts were unavailable in person but very quick to respond to our queries. We stayed here with an infant and a young child and they loved the yurt as well as the two friendly cats. Night sounds and sights at the Yurt and outside it, are simply amazing, with fireflies and crickets. It gave a great feel of what camping in a rainforest would be like. The Yurt was clean and comfortable. The dining chairs need to be improved. We have no other concerns about staying in the yurt and look forward to visiting the place again soon!

Chennai, India

Lorena

May 2019
Fue un sitio espectacular para disfrutar de la naturaleza. La casa, su ambiente, sus colores te acogen en un lugar hermoso. Los anfitriones muy amables! Me encanto
Translation:
It was a spectacular place to enjoy nature. The house, its atmosphere, its colors welcome you in a beautiful place. The hosts are very friendly! I loved
Columbia

Azelin

May 2019
North Carolina
Amazing place to stay! You can hear the sounds of the forest as you drift off to sleep. I feel that this is a nice middle ground between normal civilized experience and roughing it. You still have toilets and running water but for example, your shower is outside and the windows are open. I loved this! If you are interested in getting a feel of what it’s like to live in this amazing area with incredible views, I would recommend this place!

John

April 2019
“I love to travel to hard to reach places to immerse myself in the landscape and culture. I hope to be a lifetime learner and travel offers the best classroom.”
From Redmond, WA

Daniel

April 2019
Buenos huéspedes, dejaron todo muy limpio y en orden ! Espero hayan disfrutado!
From New York

Alanna

March 2019

A great place to stay – we really appreciated the early check-in and beauty of the location. Just note that if you don’t have transportation pre-arranged and plan to use Uber, it will always take about 20min to arrive. Good to know in order to plan!

Lindsay

March 2019

Loved our stay at La Casa! The grounds were absolutely beautiful. Jyl was great and greeted us right after we arrived. I enjoyed the free coffee in the room. Nothing could beat the view, the quiet, relaxed vibe, and the sounds of the forest coming through the windows. I definitely recommend staying here!

From Savannah, GA

Michael

March 2019

I enjoy traveling and all the perks that come with it by embracing different cultures, hiking exciting places, riding fresh powder, meeting new people and just taking in as much as the world has to offer!

 

From Princeton, NJ

 

Trish

March 2019

Such a cool and beautiful home in the rainforest!

From Fountain Inn, SC

 

Adam

March 2019

This room is incredible, the views are breathtaking and it is very clean. It was amazing to fall asleep to the sound of the rainforest. Be ready for cold showers but have gorgeous views of the rainforest. Unfortunately Hurricane Maria damaged much of the property so some of the farm elements that were advertised were not there. Overall, a great stay and looking forward to doing it again!

From Pittsford, NY

 

 

March 2019
You can’t capture the beauty of El Yunque in any number of airbnb photos, or really, descriptions. La Casa as an ever-evolving, sprawling 19 acres of jungle and sustainable structures and cultivated land. It’s incredibly beautiful but also wild, so prepare yourself (especially if you are used to less rugged traveling) for an experience that includes bugs, spiders, birds, plants and animals. We were completely charmed by the little girl that lives on the property with her Mother, as well as two kittens and other guests from around the world. It felt like a really, really nice hostel without teenagers. La Casa has everything you need and was a comfortable and breezy sleep, complete with the symphony of the rainforest. Our host was very calm and easy to talk with and invited us to dinner with the crew our first night. Check in and check out were fairly independent and there was no rush from our host, which we appreciated. Prepare yourself ahead of time with downloaded offline maps and follow their directions strictly (we got lost for some time finding the place). This is a magical place.

 

From Los Angeles, CA

March 2019
We had a wonderful time staying in the Yurt. It was clean, beautiful and secluded.
One thing to note—there is no running water and no toilet paper, so bring drinking water and your own TP.

 

From Pennington, NJ

March 2019
Awesome location if you’re planning to venture into the jungle. We only stayed one night but I would have gladly stayed a few more. We came with our 9 month old son and it was a perfect getaway.

 

Andria

We really enjoyed the entire atmosphere!!! All the sounds of the rainforest surrounding us. The cottage was a perfect way to experience it all and had the basics needed. The view was beyond amazing. The sunrise beams right into your bedroom window, welcoming you to the wonderful day ahead! It is the rainforest so there are some lizards and spiders but nothing that bothered us. After a couple of days they weren’t around there much, at least not that we noticed. The hostess was very flexible to our late check in from our flight and often asked how things were as we passed through but we had a lot of privacy as well. Definitely would recommend, very central to a lot of things and the best way to truly experience the rainforest!!!

From Logan, OH

Samantha Marie

March 2019
Gorgeous location, romantic spot!

 

March 2019
the papaya room was very nice with windows on 3 sides that allow a wonderful breeze to come in and give views of the rain forest and mountains. we were happy to have a coffee maker and our own toilet and sink. the only thing that would make it better would be a hot shower, but maybe that will happen as the repairs continue to be made after the hurricane- the outdoor shower is a neat experience. overall the property was beautiful and the bed was comfortable- we could have stayed longer!

 

March 2019
We love La Casa and felt very at home there. It is down to earth and the farm is full of permaculture surprises. Jill is a great host and her daughter is a joy. The breakfasts and salad Jill prepared for us were so nourishing – don’t miss this opportunity! The setting is extraordinary- equally close to El Yunque Rain Forest AND Luquillo beach. There’s an excellent Barbecue just minutes away. We will be back!

 

February 2019
Once you find the place, it is a truly beautiful hideaway. It is hard to tell from the photos, but the bedroom is screened in. It is surely rustic, and you will hear the noise of wildlife and the rain, as well as inevitably see microscopic bugs roaming about as you would when you’re camping – but that was part of the excitement. There was WiFi, and access to a wonderful yard, porch, fire pit, and library. For a small fee, the volunteer made me dinner so I didn’t have to leave the property in the dark. This was the absolute highlight. The lemongrass tea was by far the best tea I’ve ever had, and the fresh fruit was amazing. The space was peaceful and meditative. I wish I could have stayed longer.

 

February 2019
La Casa de Vida Natural is a great place away from the hustle and bustle but right near the rainforest. There was no hot water, but we didn’t mind! If you’re lucky enough to stay there the night of a rainstorm you’ll be in for a real treat! I would note that while the property is just outside El Yunque national forest, it’s about a 40-minute drive to the main entrance- but it’s stunning and definitely worth the car rental.

 

February 2019
This Airbnb is tucked away from the main roads so it has amazing views. It’s conveniently located near El Yunque. From our room we could hear the sounds of wildlife (frogs, roosters, etc.) which was amazing! Things to note before booking is that there are cats which live on the property and some showers are outdoors. If neither of those is an issue for you, then this is a great place to stay! The owner and manager were both friendly and generous.

 

Alina

Excellent stay in the rainforest! Though our visit was short it was not to be forgotten. The presence of the coquís were definitely felt and heard, and it was certainly special to be lulled to sleep at night by their sounds. Beautiful property, we cant wait to return.

From Bozeman, Montana, United States · February 2019 ·

Beautiful hacienda with views in El Yunque
From New York, New York· February 2019 ·
Jill and her adorable daughter were really kind and easy to work with. We loved the open-air feeling of sleeping in the rainforest, and we absolutely loved the location out of the city.

From Chico, California · February 2019 ·

Mick

Amazing jungle experience! We loved our stay near the rain forest! It only took 30 minutes to get here from the airport and my family enjoyed the beautiful surroundings. My kids loved to explore and see some of the wildlife. Thanks for letting us stay at your home. f

From Washington, Utah, United States · January 2019

Greg

It was a great place to watch the Blood Super Moon. Beautiful views from all over the property. And since you are in the rain forest falling asleep to the sounds of nature was fantastic. Jyl was a great host. Oh, and get breakfast, very delicious.

Loganville, Georgia, United States · January 2019 ·

Marti

If you want to enjoy the rainforest this is the place! Breathtaking views! A little rustic and be prepared for a cold shower:) but you have a full view of the rain forest so it’s worth it!!

From Spring, Texas, United States · January 2019

Brandy

Perfect place in the forest. 🙂

Austin, Texas, United States · December 2018 · 

Marina

I am a university student studying environmental policy. During the school year I work as a lifeguard all the time to afford plane tickets and Airbnbs.

From Madison, New Jersey, United States · December 2018 · 

Sonora

Beautiful jungle casita, very clean, close to el Yunque, very welcoming family.

From Hillsboro, Oregon, United States · December 2018 · 

Lydia

I really enjoyed staying in this secluded part of the rainforest. Kevin took really well care of me and even picked me up when the Uber got lost on the way. He was very friendly and helped with advice on what to do.

From Berlin, Germany · August 2017 ·

Kyunghyun

John was a wonderful host. We were unable to rent a car so when we got lost with our Uber driver he came and picked us up. He also helped us get dinner and took care of us until we left. The actual place is beautiful! Fireflies at night, two cute puppers and a friendly little hung out with us when we were out. You can really enjoy the rainforest here. So calm and peaceful–we absolutely loved it!

From New York, NY · July 2017

Oliver

The location is absolutely amazing and you are in the middle of nature even though you are just minutes away from shopping and nightlife. The outdoor shower gives you a million dollar view of the El Yunque forest and the room was clean and spacious. I will absolutely return if I come back to Puerto Rico. Absolutely amazing hosts.

From Gainesville, FL · July 2017

Christopher

We decided to stay at La Casa’s place because of its proximity to the El Yunque rainforest–it’s practically part of it! While it turned out we had to drive out and back in order to to El Yunque proper, it was still an amazing stay in nature. This is not a pristine condo on the ocean, but a tidy and quirky low-tech retreat in the lush forest. No AC, wifi, or other luxuries, but you’re enveloped by the sounds and smells of nature. I had the best night sleep of our entire trip because of the Coqui (frogs), insects, and occasional rain was hypnotic; if frogs keep you up at night then this may not be the best place. If they don’t keep you up then you’re not going to believe how many creatures will lull you to sleep. This is a fantastic home to get some respite at while enjoying the beautiful sweeping vistas during the day, and the natural sounds at night; we would absolutely stay here again.

From Berkeley, CA · July 2017

Kristine

True to the pictures! The view was beautiful, very private, cute little place for a couples getaway. We fell in love and will come back in future. Away from all city noise, surrounded by rainforest noise…

Cara

The house overlooks the rainforest with a gorgeous view from the porch. Overall it’s very comfortable & has everything you would need. And bonus it came with two adorable puppies that greeted us in the driveway. Will definitely stay again next time I’m in Rio Grande.

Lily

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Such a quaint little escape in the rainforest. Very unique and would definitely recommend this experience. The puppies are so friendly and adorable!

Biz

Quaint cabin with a beautiful view that reaches the ocean. We especially enjoyed sitting on the front porch in the evening when the rain suddenly rolled in, drinking coffee and playing with the two adorable dogs on the property. Loved sleeping with the sounds of the crickets and frogs in the forest. Would definitely recommend!

Ian

La Casa was a great place. The location is in the rain forest and very close to the wedding venue I was going to, Hacienda Siesta Alegre. I could have walked there but my friend dropped me off after the wedding and it was only a couple of minutes away. I took a warm shower and went to bed. I feel asleep to the sounds of the forest. It was so nice. When I woke up in the morning I really didn’t want to leave. The only thing that may be a concern is that its a natural place, I didn’t see an A/C which may be a turn off for some but wasn’t a big deal to me. I was able to relax, have a beer on the porch and listen the the forest. Very nice way to start the afternoon.

Zack

What a beautiful spot! We arrived in San Juan from a cruise early on Saturday morning, and Jill let us drop off our bags early so we could go explore El Yunque nearby. We were also greeted by the two most adorable puppies who we quickly became friends with. It is hot, even at night, so what I recommend is taking a cool shower before hopping into the bed. Also, I had no idea that a rainforest could be so loud, but it is teeming with wildlife – light sleepers may want to bring some earplugs. Nevertheless, this was the best AirBNB experience I’ve had to date. The cottage is small but beautiful, and the puppies were the cherry on top. If we didn’t have a flight out the next day, we would have definitely loved to have stayed a few more days. I would recommend this to any couple or person looking to experience a nice cottage near the rainforest.

Andi

Loved this place! The cottage was bright, spacious, and cheerful. The decor gave a sense of being at home. Surroundings were beautiful, relaxing, and a great accompaniment for a day exploring El Yunque. The host was super helpful and attentive, even responding us in the early morning when we realized we had forgotten to pack soap. Would definitely book again if we come back to El Yunque in the future.

Andressaytu

Peace, and beautiful views. This place was so beautiful we didn’t want to leave. We had everything we needed to be comfy. Definitely stay here!

Anna

What a wonderful place to stay! The little cottage is surrounded by glorious greenery, fruit trees, and spectacular views. The hosts are warm, laid back, sweet people; they fed us delicious food and coffee, and were extremely helpful with advice and directions for each of our days excursions. Would go back in a heartbeat!

Evelyne

If you’re looking for natural beauty, this is the place to go. On the property they have huge mango and eucalyptus trees, and an ylang ylang tree too (which I had never seen before!) The house is charming, clean and comfortable. I went to bed hearing the sounds of nature and could truly disconnect while in total comfort. Everything from check in to check out was smooth. I’ll be back – hopefully for a lot longer next time!

Marisa

Feels like staying in the middle of your own jungle!

Katrina

Such hospitable people! They stayed up late for us to check in and walked us to our little condo on the property. At breakfast they gave us coffee, fresh grown papaya and bananas, as well as coconuts before we ventured to the rainforest. Lovely people with great views and quiet ambience. Only the frogs and crickets could be heard. Amazing