Ready to enjoy nature but don't like the idea of "roughing it," then glamping is just what you need.
The glamorous version of camping includes comfortable amenities and, in some cases, resort-style services, offering the perfect combination of luxury and outdoor adventure. Thanks to Puerto Rico's abundance of beautiful natural settings, ideal weather, and upscale hospitality, the Island is quickly becoming a prime destination for glampers in search of a Caribbean getaway.
From tents to treehouses and bubble huts, Puerto Rico has the perfect glamping retreat that will leave you relaxed and re-energized.
Located in the southwest of the Island and surrounded by Cabo Rojo's pristine nature reserve, Pitahaya does not subscribe to the idea that sleeping outdoors means sacrificing comfort. This glamping location offers five spacious tents set on wooden platforms, and, most importantly, are furnished with private bathrooms. They also include a fully equipped kitchen, gas barbecue grill, a pool, and a common fire pit area. Since this is an eco-friendly retreat, disposable flatware is not allowed on-site, but glasses, plates, cups, and utensils are provided. Inflatable mattresses are available, but visitors are encouraged to bring their sleeping bags for a real camping experience.
While at Pitahaya Glamping Retreat, you can spend your day mountain biking, hiking Cabo Rojo's various trails, or kayaking. At night, enjoy stargazing with a clear view of the Milky Way. The campsite is located near Combate and Boquerón beaches, Los Morrillos Lighthouse, and other popular attractions as well, so there's no shortage of things to do, see and post to Instagram.
Rincón Tree House
A kid-friendly surf-retreat in the western town of Rincón, these treehouses can fit up to three people and are rented by the bed — not the whole unit. Visitors have the chance to take surf and yoga lessons as they adopt the laid-back lifestyle of this sunny, scenic town. The stylish huts have an indoor half bathroom and a rustic outdoor shower. There are safes available to store your belongings, as well as board games and Wi-Fi (so you’re not totally unplugged even though you’re staying outdoors).
Glampers are encouraged to make use of the many hammocks around the property as well as the fire pit. The treehouses offer the perfect setting to unleash your inner beach bum and bask in the beauty of the Island’s most dazzling sunsets.
For a spectacular view of Puerto Rico’s central mountains and the Caonillas lake, book a tent at Finca Viernes in Utuado. An open field accommodates two tents with a terrace, set up for barbecuing. There are two bathrooms for shared use, one of which has running (hot) water. Finca Viernes aims to provide its visitors with a complete escape from the city and an opportunity to unwind in the heart of Puerto Rico. The campsite will soon be expanding in order to accommodate more tents as well.
Vieques is the home of the first bubble tent lodging in the Caribbean, featuring transparent bubbles made from heavy-gauge PVC material and an integrated cooling system. The bubble huts are adapted for electricity and have their own private bathroom. A visit to Vieques is one of the most unique experiences you can have in Puerto Rico as this "sleepy island" is famous for its unspoiled beaches, amazing bioluminescent bay, nature reserve hiking trails, wild horses, and enchanting stargazing with minimal light pollution.
El Nido's luxury glamping experience offers Wi-Fi connection, air conditioning, a pool, and other amenities.
Who said treehouses were just for kids? This bohemian haven sits at the foot of El Yunque National Forest and features artisan-crafted wooden huts with balconies, each sleeping two people. The treehouses have their own private bathroom and fully equipped kitchenette. Other amenities include housekeeping, a mini bar, French press, and more. Staying at Yuquiyú promises a complete nature immersion, with waterfalls, hiking trails, and striking views of the rainforest.
Near this outdoor sanctuary are some of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast of the Island, one of Puerto Rico’s bioluminescent bays, and many restaurants and chinchorros serving fresh seafood, traditional Puerto Rican fritters, cold beers, and cocktails.