Reviews

Happy travelers, kind words, it’s sort of what we’re all about. Read what expert reviewers and guests say about the finca.

  • Lonely Planet Review
    Finca Caribe is Vieques personified. Sitting high up on a mountain ridge seemingly a million miles from anywhere (but only actually 3 miles from either coast), it’s the kind of rustic haven stressed-out city slickers probably dream about. Despite its back-to-nature facilities – outdoor communal showers, shared kitchen and hippyish decor – it has a religious following and has inspired gushing reviews from numerous top newspapers and magazines. The secret lies in the nuances. Picture the swaying hammocks, the unhurried games of croquet, the tangible proximity of nature…
    ~ Lonely Planet, 2011
  • The New York Times FRUGAL TRAVELER: A Quiet Isle With Occasional Rumblings

    FRUGAL traveling doesn’t get much better than this: a deserted Caribbean beach, and back roads that wind through forests where wild horses run free and egrets glide above the mangroves edging the water…. I spotted a sign for La Finca Caribe…and drove up the road leading to a huge, airy, two-story wooden house painted in tropical blues and greens.

    By now I have a sixth sense for hotels, and La Finca was pushing all the right buttons, with its large, breezy wooden deck and lovely, rolling property studded with palm trees and hibiscus. A big communal kitchen dominated the ground floor, which was filled with funky old furniture and walls of heavily thumbed paperbacks…I grew to love taking a shower in the neat, roofless wooden stall, under the sun and stars. Just outside my bedroom, which had a double bed with a mosquito net and a single loft bed, an upper wooden deck offered a view clear out to Esperanza, about two and a half miles away, and the ocean. There was a hammock on that deck, and for the next several days I spent most of my time there, swaying in the sun and reading…

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    ~ New York Times, Frugal Traveler: A Quiet Isle With Occasional Rumblings
  • Gourmet Gourmet Magazine Review
    …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
  • Outside Magazine Outside Magazine Review
    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
  • Caribbean Life + Travel Caribbean Travel + Life Review
    [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
  • Frommer's Arthur Frommer Review
    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 gardens and banana, lemon, mango and pine trees, and breathtaking views of wooded hills and the ocean beyond. This is an enchanted place, in large part due to the down-to-earth, intelligent and open people it attracts. The atmosphere is informal and social… Here truly was the Caribbean as it used to be.
    ~ Arthur Frommer
  • 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 up to a new dawn feeling fresh and invigorated.
    ~ The Adventurer’s Guide to Puerto Rico
  • Audubon Audubon Magazine Review
    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

From our guests

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~Alice Waters, chef, author, and guest
  • Quote – Guest Review
    First it was our hidden honeymoon spot, now la finca is our anniversary get away. It feels like our own – like home – but tropical.
    ~ Guest

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