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Coqui's Hideaway Rain Forest Villa
El Yunque Lodging in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

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11 Comments from Prior Guests in 2018

These comments and reviews were written in our in-house Guestbook by Guests who stayed at Coqui's Hideaway in 2018.

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Coqui's Hideaway has been a well-needed time away. This being Rick's first trip to Puerto Rico, he now knows why I am drawn to this island. Ray, your recommendation to explore the island was much appreciated. Three days is just not enough time to explore one of the islands: Culebra or Vieques. We traveled east past Fajardo, and west to Cabo Rojo and Boquerón. The directions you gave were perfect, no trouble to or from. We did visit the Cabo Rojo lighthouse and La Playula beach. We also saw the salt flats. Coqui's Hideaway is, and has, everything you could ask for. The living accommodations, the grounds, the pool, and the owners of the establishment! We will be back! Thank you for everything!

Patty & Rick
Gloucester, MA
15 October 2018

Puerto Rico lo hace mejor - Puerto Rico does it better. We absolutely love this island, the way of life, and the beauty surrounding you. We traveled with two small children this visit (5 and 2½), and after having not been for 3 years, it was long overdue. Coqui's Hideaway was a perfect fit for our small family. We enjoyed the pool both day and night, but also explored the area. We found Monserrate Beach in Luquillo to have the clearest water in the area. I was not impressed with Seven Seas Beach in Fajardo, as the water was not as clear, and there were several little fish that were not very shy. After MARIA, we could not see very much of El Yunque National Forest, but on your way up (Road 191), if you take the first left after the visitor center (El Portal), there is a river right by the road where you can find your way down to swim. That was the best experience this trip! The water was fresh, crystal clear, and the fish did not bother us at all. For food, we ate out a lot. At the kiosks in Luquillo, we loved La Parilla Bar & Grill. My son had lemon shark nuggest, and we enjoyed lobster and red snapper (chillo) - both phenomenally good. We lived off street food for lunch. All fruits and food sold road-side are safe to eat. We also ate at Desperado, which had good food and service, but the bill was a bit high for what they offered. It might also be worth mentioning that Ponylandia was a hit for the little ones. Next time we come, we will book a family horseback tour. I could go on and on, but I hope these suggestions will be of some use to someone. Thank you Gwenn and Ray for your hospitality. We will be back!

The Lebron Family
Worcester, MA
12 August 2018

We have enjoyed another 10 days staying at Coqui's Hideaway. We won't write as much as we did on April 23, 2018 for our previous visit, but on each stay, we gain new appreciation for what Gwenn and Ray have done to make Coqui's a special place. We took renewed pleasure in the comfort and views from the beautiful veranda, and the plants and decorations along the path to the pool. As usual, Ray and Gwenn went out of their way to provide info on fun places and events to visit. Of course, while on your way to planned events, interesting things happen around here -- like a huge group of riders on Paso Fino horses coming up Road 186 one evening. I guess we'll have to save all the rest for a book some day. Thanks Ray and Gwenn for all you do.

Louise & Gordon
Jamesville, NY
30 July 2018

Coming to the end of an amazing experience here at the beautiful Coqui's Hideaway. We stayed here a few years back, and fell in love. This time, we brought our kids, ages 13, 10, and 9. We spent a day in Old San Juan, three days roaming the island of Culebra, and two here in my favorite spot. Sadly, many trails (in El Yunque National Forest) are not open, but for sure we will be back. The kids fell in love with the beaches. Some friends found us a secluded spot, and the kids played for hours and hours. I have never seen them get along so well for that length of time. Great trip, with perfect memories of smiles and laughs.

Heather, Joe, Tyler, Lucas, & Grace
St. Charles, MO
17 July 2018

Just spent 7 wonderful days here. Ray and Gwenn, you are awesome hosts. We appreciate your thoughtfulness with all the "little" things. A clothesline in the shower! The property is gorgeous, and the home is comfortable. We ate at El Parrillon and Casa El Punto, and would recommend both. We went to Balneario Escambrón, and swam and snorkeled. It was crowded, but it was a good, free place to snorkel. We also used East Island Excursions to go to Culebra … this was the best trip. We hiked up El Toro … try to do it on a clear day. It is a rigorous hike, but we enjoyed it even though the top was in a cloud when we got there. We will definitely recommend this place to friends.

Bill, Beth, Abby, Hanna, & Caleb
Perry Hall, MD
26 June 2018

Your home is nothing short of beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us. We really enjoyed our time here, and would love to return with the family. The amenities really made the stay feel like home. Thanks again!

Roxanne & Kevin
Longwood, FL
12 June 2018

This was absolutely wonderful. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here! It is so very beautiful here, and the book was very helpful. Despite damage by the hurricanes, this was beautiful and accomodating. The East Island Excursions and the Fort in Old San Juan were my personal favorite day trips. The was also just spectacular!

Andy, David, Rachel
Gettysburg, PA
07 June 2018

Thank you for sharing the Garden of Eden with us. I know it must look different to you since the canopy and many trees are gone, but what this Pennsylvanian sees is beautiful inside the house and outside (soooo much work). We loved being in your garden, and enjoyed your pool so much. So comfortable and perfect for the family (5 of us). There is no price that can be put on such an experience in Puerto Rico.

Emilie & Jim
Gettysburg, PA
07 June 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay! What a wonderful place you keep, so beautiful! We enjoyed Playa Escondida (Fajardo). It is about 20-minutes trail to the left from Seven Seas Beach. We walked on the beach for almost a mile. Super soft sand!

Brad & Edie
Prescott Valley, AZ
30 May 2018

We are concluding another adventure in Puerto Rico while staying for 10 days at wonderful Coqui's Hideaway, our 5th time at Coqui's. Even a couple of days when the grid shut down were fun. Ray fixed things so that, during the daytime outage, we had power from solar for internet, computer, and the refrigerator. While we were here, the battery backup for the solar system was installed, so future power grid outages should be of little consequence. Most businesses have generators now, so we had no problems at stores and restaurants. With the interesting solar installation going on, we had even more time to chat with Ray and Gwenn, and to hear about their 5 dogs that let us pet them and get kisses from them.

Out and about, there was some sadness in bent and broken road signs, blue tarps, and a few abandoned businesses. Road 191 into El Yunque is still open only to La Coca Falls, and El Portal is closed. But Puerto Rico will rise.

El Verde BBQ is there same as ever, and on Sunday the band next to El Verde drew hundreds to the party, and cars were parked all over. The Puerto Rican people were friendly as ever.

We had some good local food (well … sandwiches) at Panaderia Don Nico (SW corner of Rt 3 and Rd 958), and at Puertorrican Bakery in Palmer. We love the open-air, and always cool bar area of El Convento Hotel in Old San Juan. It is nice for chatting with friends while dawdling over drinks or nice food from a brief menu. They don't seem to mind if you sit there all afternoon. Many of the kiosks on Rt 3 in Luquillo seem to have Puerto Rican food from the same kitchen. For something different, try kiosk #34, Revolution Pizza. They have much more than pizza, and service is excellent.

Gwenn and Ray have spent months cleaning up the property after hurricane Maria, and it is as beautiful as ever. One day, we had a real downpour of a shower. I posted a short clip on YouTube, "Beauty in a Tropical Shower", with a description "Beauty Falling on Beauty". It was so beautiful here that we changed our plans and stayed 3 more days.

Louise & Gordon
Syracuse, NY
23 April 2018

Love, Love, Love your beautiful property. Everything is perfect. Thank you for making us feel so at home. We shall be back.

Allen, Deb, Celeste & Raff
Danville, VT
11 April 2018

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