Our Tropical Journal

Bienvenidos. Here's our place to share finca and island news, memories from guests, as well as ideas, recipes, and assorted ramblings from the hammock...

Posts By: Corky Parker

When and Where and How it’s Going to Happen

At pre-dawn; dark with a wash of lightening periwinkle to the southeast, behind the lace of the silhouetted flamboyan tree, one or two last strong stars, before they bow out, and the backdrop of last cheeps and chirps. They change at this time of day, from the all night bug chatter to birds. And these… Read more »

Thinking of you

Ok. Do me a favor. Let me know if you still get this poor neglected blog, that I haven’t looked at in over a year. If you do, and you actually read it, awesome. I’m flattered, surprised, impressed the systems are all and working, and now I’m going to let you in on a little… Read more »

Accidental Farming on Vieques

Right now is one of those magic, peaceful moments when things are wondrously quiet. All houses, cabanas, casitas and the whole guest house, are full, but still sleeping — despite the roosters from the farm access the valley, who seem intent on waking the world. Rustling palms muffle the crowing I guess… Drinking my coffee,… Read more »

Audubon Magazine Review

Audubon A​ more family-friendly option… a country house with open-air showers, a communal kitchen, flowers and fruiting trees that attract a parade of songbirds and hummingbirds. ~ Audubon Magazine

The Adventurer’s Guide to Puerto Rico Review

Simple and very practical in its construction, one of the nicest things about the house is its integration with nature. Small lizards come right in to visit you and birds nest right by the porch. At night you have the 360-degree orchestral symphony of nature surrounding you. The sunrises here are spectacular, you truly wake… Read more »

Arthur Frommer Review

Frommer's I’ve saved the best for last. La Finca Caribe, occupying a hillside location about three miles from Sun Bay, in the center of the small island, consists of a two-story, wind-swept, wooden main house surrounded on all sides by a spacious deck with hammocks and swinging chairs, a new dorm cabin… seven lush acres of… Read more »

Caribbean Travel + Life Review

Caribbean Life + Travel [La Finca Caribe is]…a kind of summer camp for adults…atop a hill, with a gorgeous view of the fertile hills and sea. Guests come to settle into a hammock to catch up on a year’s worth of reading, napping or meditation. ~ Caribbean Travel + Life

Outside Magazine Review

Outside Magazine The best way to experience the island is to base yourself at one of its two rustic lodges tucked back in the hills among the banana groves. La Finca Caribe, just embrace Vieques’ don’t sweat the details vibe and get on with experiencing these newly opened spaces. ~ Outside Magazine

Gourmet Magazine Review

Gourmet …like a friend’s funny old beach house…with sandals in the corner, paperbacks, porches, hammocks and a very cool Venezuelan guy running the place. ~ Gourmet