Best Places to Stay in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is an island that has much more than beaches and luxurious hotels to offer. "Tourists: Everyone's Responsibility" is the Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association's campaign launched reminding islanders that the well-being of tourists is the responsibility of each one of us.
My purpose with this article is to give credit to the "little" businesses that not only work to satisfy their needs, but that give their talents to gratify the visitor necessities by their services. These are called "small inns" or "country inns". Beaches are not for everyone, there is a spot for each one of us. I wrote of a few places to stay if that is your choice, when a hotel is your favorite option.
Below I added maps of Puerto Rico in case you are in one of the 78 municipals and want to get to another.
Puerto Rico Municipals and Main Roads
Discover the mountains of Puerto Rico, where the majestic natural environment will embrace your whole being.The central region area of Puerto Rico is where...
- You explore the flabbergasting nature reserves like the caves and protected karst area.
- Enjoy the curvy roads enclosed with an amazing scenery.
- Admire the coffee plantations.
- Feel the mountain breezes
- Rejoice with the picturesque creation of forests, lakes, and rivers.
Fasten your seatbelt and keep reading to find out what am I exposing here.
Porta Cordillera Municipal map
How to get to Porta Cordillera
From Lares to Cidra
The Central Region of Puerto Rico is formed by the municipals from Lares to Aguas Buenas. Coming from San Juan, Puerto Rico the municipals will be: Aguas Buenas, Cidra, Cayey. Comerio, Aibonito, Naranjito, Barranquitas, Corozal, Orocovis, Morovis, Ciales, Jayuya, Florida, Utuado, Adjuntas, and Lares
Let's start from the very beginning with the municipals that provides the tranquility and calm searched for, finding a pleasant place to stay in Puerto Rico..
Treasure Island Hotel Country Inn
At the "Land of the Eternal Spring" in the municipal named Cidra, you will find serenity, tranquility and calm. That peace we all search for like a treasure is found near the natural beauty of the Cidra Lake in this unique Country Inn.
La Posada el Coqui
This inn was opened on November 18, 1998; in the municipality of Aibonito. The Inn has 15 modern rooms and has the following facilities:
- Air conditioning
- Kitchen with refrigerator and microwave
- Color TV
- Ample parking
- Ice machine
- Proximity to a modern cafeteria and fast food
- Rooms for disabled people
Fonda & Posada El Navideño
This Inn is found in the heart of Puerto Rico, in the municipality of Orocovis. It's a themed restaurant offering the privilege to celebrate an everlasting Christmas. Look for them in Facebook also.
Click the link and review this creative new concept restaurant and Inn. A cozy and fun place to stay, warming from the Orocovis chilling nights.
Parador Posada Tierra Adentro and Casona Bella Vista
In the gracious mountains of Ciales is found:
- "Tierra adentro" means inland, because this Inn is located in the municipal of Ciales. Here you will find comfortable rooms in a quiet and full of nature scenery. This Inn has a familiar ambiance. You will be able to experience Ciales historical places like the House Corretjer and Coffee Museum.
- The Casona Bella Vista offering the family retreat, a romantic get away, or the extreme vacation experience you are looking forward too.
Casona Bella Vista
Parador Hacienda Gripiñas: Jayuya, PR
Jayuya is known as "The Indigenous Capital" This municipal was founded in 1883, becoming independent in 1911. Its name derives from a local Indian chief named "Hayuya" meaning "Place of the Guayo".
In the central mountains near the town you will find a restored 19th century coffee plantation named Parador Hacienda Gripiñas. This country Inn has attractive guest rooms in the original great house, with country side views. A lovely chorus of coquí (Puerto Rican tiny tree frog) will have you sleeping through the night, as a rooster song will wake you up. This privilege will have you happy and singing all day long, beginning the morning with a hot "Tres Picachos coffee" grown here.
Casa Grande Mountain Retreat
Casa Grande Mountain Retreat
In the tropical mountain of Utuado is the Casa Grande Mountain Retreat. It is the perfect place for those looking after an oasis of peace and tranquility. This house offers 20 rooms of the former coffee plantation; each room with private bathroom, balcony, and hammock, with a refreshing swimming pool giving the mountain view as scenery.
Parador Villas Sotomayor
Last but not least in the municipal of Adjuntas is found an eco-tourism hotel. You will surely find your needs satisfied in this Inn. Your vacation will be filled with adventurous and peaceful moments. A complete country experience is found within this Inn.
Parador Villas de Sotomayor
I hope you found a place to stay in Puerto Rico. There are still many others that will please your desires. We are waiting your visit with love!
Blessings to all!
© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill
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© 2013 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill