If you adore the idea of staying in a charming , welcoming ,low key, small scale resort, on top of a hill in the Caribbean with garden and hammocks and like minded people, then La Finca is for you. Owners Corky and Bill are sustaining a magical oasis. Hosts Bill and Scott are delightful and attentive. They go out of their way to help guests when tires go flat or a ride is needed. And they offer fun conversation and great information about reasonable and delicious local restaurants and beaches. We have visited 4 times over the last 20 years and it only gets better. Last two times, we were in the "cabinita" and loved eating on the porch and looking out at the garden and trees and hearing the occasional bleat of goats and birds chittering away during the day. and of course a cocqui or two at night. Now even a separate bedroom . We would love to bring some or all our kids and grandkids there some time to stay in the larger houses and/or do a workshop. A gem for those of us who want a getaway that is welcoming, quiet, ecofriendly, charming, and easygoing. Did I mention great hot water outdoor showers and solar panels. One important note-you do need a car, or scooter, or golf cart to get to beaches- but all so worth it.
- 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