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 Tagged: best places to stay Puerto Rico

La Lucha Continúa

This is so tough. In addition to the grim issues facing us, just learning how to balance the required responses, with life, is hard. Life. Remember life before this takeover/election/inauguration? Remember spending time thinking about what to cook for dinner? — how best to finish that quilt for a grandchild? Choosing the right paint color… Read more »

To birthdays, solstice, & the light returning

                      It’s an interesting sort of birthday this year… All I really want I can’t have…I want the electoral college to save our nation, the suffering in Syria and every where else to somehow end, and Bill’s cancer to go away. Consequently, I’m having a… Read more »

Different Ways to Escape

Remember that post…way back last winter, when I proclaimed “This is where and how it would happen?” Ahhh. Such confidence. Such naïveté. Even at my age. I showed my little makeshift desk in the quiet corner of Casa Nueva, drenched in that first sweet honeyed-morning light, surrounded by the day’s early twitterings of birds and… Read more »

in which we find the finca

Folks were friendly. Native Viequense or bleary-eyed ex-pates, both seemed to welcome anyone weird, or adventurous enough, to have bothered to find, and get to the place. Just having landed on the island made you sort of an insider. We’d past the first of many, oh so many, initiations to come. Vieques is roughly 3… Read more »

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

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