This is not a luxurious hotelt with all the amenities of a high end resort. It is a rustic get-away where the frogs peep at night and the birds sing at dawn. It is in the top of the rain forest with lush foliage, mangos dropping fruit ripe for breakfast and nothing to disturb the sounds of nature.
The pool is lovely surrounded by the rain forest, warm and welcoming. The main house where we stayed has one toilet on the floor with the bedrooms and another on the main floor, it's all very relaxed.
The showers are outside in a small shower house.
It is easily reached by taxi from either the ferry (book in advance) or the airport, only minutes away. A car would make exploring the island easier but can't be brought from the mainland so either rent a car in VIeques or take taxis. It is a small island so they aren't that expensive.
We stayed in the main house, there are other more private cottages that I can't speak about but the location and amenities will be rustic, the charm and location fantastic.
- 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