Book eco-conscious accommodations
Going eco-friendly doesn't mean you have to give up the luxuries of a resort-like experience. From lavish hotels nestled in nature to chic treehouses and glamorous campsites, Puerto Rico offers various accommodations to fit your style.
You can find an open-air sanctuary at Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Stay near the metropolitan region but away from the crowds when you immerse yourself in a nature-reserve-like hotel overlooking the ocean. The hotel offers a "barefoot luxury" experience and provides various eco-friendly activities like non-motorized watersport equipment such as kitesurfs, sailing, surfing, paddleboards, and kayaks.
Off the east coast of Puerto Rico, where the trade winds drift through Vieques, is Hix Island House, a guesthouse where the outdoors become the indoors and everything is built in concrete. The lofts are lined with solar panels to augment the electricity and hot water. The water from the showers and basins is repurposed to sustain guava, papaya, banana, and lemon trees. It truly is the perfect place to find harmony away from the city, as there are no TVs, air-conditioning, or Wi-Fi; it is you and nature.
Also in Vieques is Finca Victoria, a casona in a farm renovated to accommodate five rooms that make the most of the breezy location overlooking the sea and forest. The rooms are decorated with repurposed furniture and stocked with biodegradable shampoo and conditioner. Your stay includes a locally-sourced vegetarian breakfast and local coffee and tea. You can also opt to stay at a treehouse with outdoor showers, organic fabric sheets, and more.
Suppose an engaging nature escapade is what you're looking for. In that case, you can check-in at El Yunque Treehouse, where you'll be surrounded by the only tropical rainforest in the U.S National Forest Service. The two-story house has its very own kitchen, living room, and dining room. You can find the bedroom and en-suite bathroom at the top level, just underneath the stars.
A zero-waste, zero-carbon footprint option is camping, but that doesn't mean you have to rough it up. Have a glamorous version of camping experience in various places in Puerto Rico, such as Pitahaya Glamping Retreat in Cabo Rojo and Finca Viernes in Utuado. There, you can book tents prepared with mattresses and private bathrooms, near pristine rivers and nature reserves to recharge completely in an openly safe environment.
Other Green Certified facilities include La Jamaca hotel, 4 Casitas Bed and Breakfast, Rainforest Inn B&B, Casa Sol B&B, Parador Turtle Bay Inn, Hotel Lucía Beach, and Dreams Hotel.
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