Coqui’s Hideaway Rainforest Villa, located in the Río Grande within the El Yunque National Forest, offers a breathtaking and immersive experience in the heart of the rainforest. The villa is nestled in a secluded area surrounded by lush tropical trees. This Puerto Rican eco-lodge is thoughtfully furnished with comfortable furniture, creating a cozy and welcoming atmosphere.

The eco-lodge recognizes the importance of preserving the rainforest and takes great care to ensure that no harm is done to this natural wonder, emphasizing its commitment to conservation. Staying at Coqui’s Hideaway Rainforest Villa offers guests an immersive, sustainable, and eco-conscious experience, allowing them to fully appreciate and respect the beauty and tranquility of the rainforest.

Their story

Ray and Gwenn, the owners of Coqui’s Hideaway, welcome guests to their beautiful rainforest villa along with their four dogs and two cats. Originally from New Jersey, they moved to Puerto Rico in 2003 to escape the cold winters. In 2004, they established the Tropical Flower Farm of Puerto Rico. While it is now a hobby, their love for nature remains evident.

After purchasing their current property in 2005, they spent a year renovating the house and creating Coqui’s Hideaway, which has been welcoming guests since 2006. Ray and Gwenn have a deep connection to the island and can provide recommendations and assistance to enhance guests’ experiences. Read more about them here.

Sustainability actions

  • Coqui’s Hideaway is located on a 9-acre property, but the house takes up only a small space. The garden is filled with gingers, heliconias, flowering trees, fruit trees, and other ornamental tropical plants.
  • The roof of the houses is painted white to reduce heat gain.
  • A 12kW solar system was installed in 2015, providing 94% of the electricity needed to operate. They installed backup batteries in 2018 and 2020 to store excess energy to overcome grid outages.
  • Coqui’s Hideaway is an Energy Star Small Business to promote energy efficiency and only uses Energy Star equipment.
  • They use high-efficiency LED and CFL lighting throughout the property.
  • Rooms have ceiling fans to reduce the need for air conditioning.
  • Motion detectors and timers control outdoor lighting to minimize energy wastage.
  • Recycling of grey water from the kitchen and laundry for landscape irrigation.
  • The swimming pool has an automatic sanitizer generation system.
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Most Popular Activities near Coqui’s Hideaway

  • Kayak tours in the bioluminescent bay
  • Nature walks
  • Hiking
  • Waterfalls
  • Swimming, snorkeling, surfing,
  • Horseback riding
  • Birdwatching

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Best Time To Visit Coqui’s Hideaway

The peak season in Puerto Rico is between December and April since hurricane season is between June and November. To avoid crowds in general, consider traveling during the shoulder season between April and June.

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Location

Coqui's Hideaway is in Rio Grande province, Puerto Rico approx. 35 minutes away from San Juan International Airport.
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