The town of Caguas, the point in Puerto Rico where the east meets the metro area, is an ideal place to stay if you want to immerse yourself in criollo (creole) culture.

The numerous vacation rentals, as well as one well-appointed hotel, make a great home base for exploring the abundant museums, gardens, and restaurants that Caguas has to offer. From luxurious villas to quaint apartments owned by locals, here’s where to stay in the “Center and Heart of Puerto Rico”:

Four Points by Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel & Casino

Just a short drive from SJU airport, the Four Points by Sheraton has 125 spacious rooms — including 32 suites — with a long list of amenities. All the rooms include flat-screen TV and coffeemakers, while the suites come with full kitchenettes. You can request a room facing the mountains or the expansive outdoor pool, which even has a water slide. The hotel also boasts a casino with live entertainment and a fitness center. It’s conveniently located near multiple museums, theaters, and historic sites and is just a short drive away from both the mountains and Metro region.

Hacienda Campo Verde

Less than 30 minutes from San Juan, Hacienda Campo Verde luxury villa isn’t just a place to stay. It’s an eco-paradise. Located in the rural Cañaboncito sector, inside La Sierra mountain range, the hacienda-style property can accommodate up to 12 guests in four bedrooms, with 5.5 bathrooms and a two-story terrace — all surrounded by breathtaking gardens, forest, and mountains. There are modern conveniences throughout the property, including a sun deck, private jacuzzi, basketball court, and bar room.

Vacation Rentals

Available on websites like HomeAway and Airbnb, vacation rentals in Caguas provide a comfortable home away from home with plenty of local character. These options are ideal for families or groups who seek privacy as well as communal spaces for gathering and entertaining. Standout properties include Caguas Villa, which features a large covered patio and lush mountain views, tucked inside a gated community. You’ll also find penthouses, private homes, and ground-floor apartments in popular areas such as the Bairoa sector of Caguas.

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