The town of Utuado, set in the most mountainous part of Puerto Rico, is a perfect place to unplug from fast-paced, modern life.
The many vacation rentals and quirky guesthouses in this rustic region allow you to really immerse yourself in the natural paradise that extends in every direction — including lakes for kayaking, caves and caverns for exploring, and rivers for tubing. Whether you want to sleep under the stars on a rustic camping adventure or stay in style at a luxe guesthouse, here are some of the top places to stay in Utuado:
La Casona at Hacienda Horizonte offers the unique opportunity to stay on a working coffee plantation owned by renowned Puerto Rican singer and composer Draco Rosa. The property has space for up to eight guests in four bedrooms, and includes a homemade breakfast of fruits and coffee from the farm. There are 150 acres to explore, filled with lakes and wildlife, and the Tanamá River runs right through the farm. Also on the premises is parking for three cars as well as a helipad, if you’ll really be arriving in style.
If more rustic accommodations appeal to you, consider the unique options at Finca Viernes. At this glamping site, you can enjoy the experience of camping with additional comforts such as a bed, bathroom, barbecue area, and campfire. This extraordinary site is surrounded by lush vegetation, rivers, and lakes, with views that look like a painting.
There are many more properties available for rent on websites like Airbnb, from luxurious three-story villas to chalets perched on the banks of Lake Caonillas to treehouses that can accommodate up to six guests. These properties give you the comfort of home with perks like on-site laundry, barbecue grills, hammocks, kayaks, bicycles, and more to help you make the most of this adventure-filled region.