La Cara de Indio treehouse.

A natural pool.

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The balcony.

Yuquiyú … A Rainforest Retreat

The tropical garden.

A place to reawaken the senses in harmony with nature ...

Yuquiyú is hidden in the foothills of Puerto Rico’s El Yunque rainforest, revered as a sacred site for over a thousand years by the prehistoric Taino natives. Named in honor of their god of light and life, our rustic retreat is a place to reawaken the senses in harmony with nature. Contemplate our tropical garden, relax in a treehouse, savor organic cuisine and discover the island.

A serene hilltop overlooking the Taino’s sacred land ...

The indigenous people of Puerto Rico believed that their god Yuquiyú dwelled in the rainforest’s cloud-covered peaks. “Yuquiyú” also meant a natural place so beautiful they could feel the presence of that god. To honor him, we have spent ten years creating a garden with vistas that could have inspired a Chinese landscape painting. Tropical plants and a thousand palms provide beauty and shade from a brilliant sun, while blossoms of ylang-ylang perfume the air. Gentle trade winds, the sound of the river and singing tree frogs create a peaceful and enlivening ambiance. In this serene environment, swimming in a natural pool is a rejuvenating experience.

An architecture that reflects Caribbean traditionS ...

The Treehouses at Yuquiyú are inspired by the small, wooden houses common in Puerto Rico over a century ago. Built on the side of a canyon, our humble dwellings float on pillars among the trees in one of the most scenic parts of the property — an outcropping of massive boulders. Above are the three terraces of our organic farm, below is a cascading river and beyond is the rainforest.

An organic farm with roots in the past ...

Inspired by our profound respect for nature, we have reimagined the property’s century-old agricultural terraces as an organic farm. Blessed by the Caribbean sun and rains, its cornucopia of tropical crops are full of vital nutrition. What can we pick for you?

A chance to rediscover yourself ...

We are within an area of northeastern Puerto Rico the Sierra Club calls “The Portal to Nature” and believes should be “a prime destination for ecotourism.” From Yuquiyú, it is just ten minutes to the heart of El Yunque rainforest and twenty minutes to famed Luquillo Beach. With a guide or on your own, discover the rainforest, multi-hued beaches, coral reefs, a bioluminescent lagoon, ancient petroglyphs and a Spanish colonial city. *

Become one of our treasured guests ...

Yuquiyú is just twenty-five minutes from the airport and thirty minutes from Old San Juan. We currently are accepting reservations for La Cara de Indio and La Cascada treehouses for stays beginning on 15 November 2016. There is a two-night minimum. Our rate is $200 per night plus 7% tax. Each treehouse is suitable for a couple or a single. Each has a balcony with an iconic view of the rainforest peaks. And each has electricity, hot water and a private bath. The fully-screened interior contains a queen-size “Longhorn” sofa bed by Danish designer Per Weiss, artisan-crafted cabinetry and a kitchenette, where you can French press your morning coffee and make a healthful breakfast of yogurt, granola and freshly picked organic fruit. We invite you to visit the Yuquiyú website, ask a question or request a reservation.

 

The organic farm.