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Best Places to Stay in Puerto Rico

Updated on June 5, 2013
Utuado | Source

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

Puerto Rico Municipals
Puerto Rico Municipals
Puerto Rico main roads
Puerto Rico main roads
Karst Area
Karst Area | Source
PR Road # 10
PR Road # 10 | Source

Porta Cordillera

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 Propaganda
Porta Cordillera Propaganda

Porta Cordillera Municipal map

Porta Cordillera Municipals
Porta Cordillera Municipals

How to get to Porta Cordillera

Click link to enlarge map
Click link to enlarge map | Source

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..

Cidra, PR
Cidra, PR | Source

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.

Aibonito, PR
Aibonito, PR | Source

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
  • Phone
  • Elevator
  • Ample parking
  • Ice machine
  • Proximity to a modern cafeteria and fast food
  • Rooms for disabled people

Orocovis, PR
Orocovis, PR | Source

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:

  1. "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.
  2. 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

Ciales, PR
Ciales, PR | Source

Hacienda Gripiñas

Jayuya | Source

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

Utuado, PR
Utuado, PR | Source

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

Adjuntas, PR
Adjuntas, PR | Source
5 stars for Best Places to Stay in Puerto Rico

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

Hurry get your reservation!

© 2013 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill


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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      freecampingaussie I saw your page and you are living an exiting adventure. I am happy to know about your traveling experience and thanks for letting us know. Keep enjoying and sharing what you see.

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      freecampingaussie 4 years ago from Southern Spain

      I liked your informative hub as travel is my favourite subject .Voting you up/ We are traveling Europe in a campervan at the moment having fun exploring !

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      shiningirisheyes it is really nice to have you back! You surely was missed. Hope you may come and visit PR along with your mom and have a relaxed vacations.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Mary thanks for your Internet and personal visit. Anything may happen, just remember to call us again to make sure we do meet.

      Puerto Rico does have many places, I would have love to write about them all.

      Thanks!!! and be bless my friend.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Excellent review on Puerto Rico and a wonderful hats off to the many smaller businesses within the many communities. It is truly a magnificent place of splendor.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I have visited PR several times and love it. I'd still like to live there, but I don't think that will happen.

      The last time I vistited, I stayed at a delightful Bed and Breakfast. There are many of those in PR.

      Voted UP etc.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Will be nice to have them call us.

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      Greg Boudonck 4 years ago from Will soon return to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      A wonderful hub. I wonder how many hubbers are getting tickets and reservations ordered? Great job honey!!