4,6 sur janvier 27, 2015
I stayed last week 2 nights with my son at Ceiba Country Inn and we enjoyed it very much.The landscape is beautiful, the house is clean and Pedro the owner is very nice and helpful giving us the best tips to travel around. There are 4 friendly dogs who behave very well and play around. You really feel at home and I recomend it to persons renting a car.
4,0 sur janvier 13, 2015
Lost in wonderland! Our room was spacious and clean. Beautiful landscape all around the accomodation. No sound pollution except the surrounding fauna, animals. Staff always available to help or advise on a good place to eat or where to go. Nice breakfast to enjoy on the sunny terrace!
4,6 sur janvier 07, 2015
This place was fantastic! If you want to get away from the tourists and enjoy the country, this place is it. When you drive up the hill to the parking area you will be greeted by the most friendliest, loving and well behaved dogs around and who doesn't want that! The rooms are clean and bright, there aren't any TV's in the rooms, but who goes on vacation to watch TV anyway.. but if you must there is a TV in the lounge area where they service breakfast (also a general gathering area) the homemade breads are soooo good! You can bring your food out to the patio and enjoy the beautiful view, you really feel like you are in the middle of no way. There is also a BBQ on the patio, if you want to stay on the property. Pedro, the host was fantastic!! He was very helpful and helping us book tours or giving us suggestions on what to see and do. It felt like you were a guest at someone's home and not just paying for a room. I would love to go back to Puerto Rico and yes, I would definitely stay here again.
4,6 sur janvier 06, 2015
My grown family stayed for one night in four rooms at Ceiba Country Inn. Each room was unique in decoration. The grounds were beautiful, a new swimming pool has just been added. I wish I had recorded the lovely rain forest sounds that evening. The continental breakfast included homemade breads, cereal, coffee and other selections. I received extra help via a phone call in making reservations to make sure the rooms fit our party needs. I hope to return for another stay.
4,6 sur janvier 06, 2015
Quiet, clean, non-touristy inn/motel above sleepy residential town. Comfortable accommodations with large outside patio that has spectacular view over mountains to ocean and gas grill we used to cook one night. Pool is non-heated, but we enjoyed refreshing swims after early morning jog/walk up and down steep entrance hill. Light breakfast is served 7-9 a.m. and common room closes at 9 p.m. which makes inn family-friendly. Short drive to beaches and restaurants. We'll return.
4,0 sur décembre 26, 2014
Staff were very friendly as were the dogs, great location and service
4,8 sur décembre 23, 2014
Great place to stay, relax and get away from it all. Highly recommend. This my 3rd time here and it never disappoints. The birds and other nature are top notch.
4,4 sur décembre 10, 2014
Stayed in room #3. Quite spacious, very clean. It included a king size bed and small refrigerator. There are lots of flower tree/bushes and fruit trees in the premises and a view of the ocean thru the mountain saddles. Breakfast was limited to coffe, juice (home made passion fruit juice was the only option), bread, cereal and some home made cakes (banana and lemon were best). Not bad, but it is the only thing I would recommend to improve. Mr. Marra recently passed away and Mr. Jurado now runs the place. Great little spot.
4,2 sur décembre 03, 2014
If you're a birder, I'd recommend it. Saw a tody & a woodpecker here, heard lots of screech owls!
4,6 sur décembre 03, 2014
No dining option, so the score does not reflect something real
4,8 sur décembre 02, 2014
We loved this beautiful Inn and the area arround. We booked for 2 nights, but stayed 3 nights. Very good, big room with all you need. Very clean. Perfect fresh breakfast. Terrace with ocean view.. Swimming pool. Great hospitality by Pedro and Chris. And absolut lovely dogs and cats. In the evening you can enjoy the "concert of the frogs". We can absolutely recommand this great place and hope to come back! Marcel and Sonja Müller, Switzerland
3,2 sur novembre 23, 2014
It was a bit creepy getting here after the sun went down. Its hidden in a mountainous area, many twists and turns. Overall a good stay. Simple, no frills continental breakfast in the am, including homemade pineapple marmalade, cereal, toast, yogurt and the like. The owner is very polite and courteous. This is a great place to go if you need some quiet relaxation. No TV in the rooms, some rooms have a patio with a hammock and a sweet view of lush greenery. The rooms could benefit from some updating in terms of decor, but it works if you dont really care about that sort of thing. Oh! And after a certain time of night, the A/C and electricity shut off for a few hours. I'm not entirely sure if it was deliberate or an accident. But, I'd stay here again.
4,6 sur novembre 15, 2014
This is a great place to stay. Ceiba County Inn is nestled at the foot of the Rain Forest which gives you beautiful views and all the sounds of nature outside your door. If you are taking a ferry out of Farjado, the Inn is in a very convenient location. We had booked for one night and decided to stay an extra night. The owner and staff are very friendly. RB
4,2 sur septembre 14, 2014
The rooms were clean and comfortable. Michael was friendly and provided great information about the area as well as a simple but delicious breakfast. Overall, I was extremely pleased with my stay and would definitely stay here again, and recommend it to friends and family.
4,8 sur septembre 02, 2014
My wife and I spent a week at the Ceiba Country Inn with high expectations based on the reviews on this site and others. We were not disappointed! It was a fantastic places to return to after a day of exploring the island. Its location is absolutely stunning, with fantastic views in every direction. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the complimentary breakfast is delicious. Lastly, the staff at the inn are great. Very friendly and knowledgable about the island, but not overbearing in an way. Overall, I highly recommend the it!
5 sur août 12, 2014
It is a great place to enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside.
4,4 sur août 07, 2014
Our three-day stay at Ceiba Country Inn was fantastic! The scenery and sounds were gorgeous; we loved falling asleep to the frogs. Michael was very accommodating and friendly, answering our questions about where to eat, etc. He prepared fresh fruit from the property for breakfast. We would definitely stay again!
4,4 sur août 07, 2014
This place was a perfect little oasis in the rainforest. Close to Ceiba but felt like a world away. The staff was incredibly helpful. Chris gave us a tour of the grounds and showed us where to find coqui and other nocturnal animals. Breakfast was a wonderful array of fresh fruit and home baked goods. Wish we could have stayed more than 1 night to take advantage of the staff-led tours!
4,6 sur juillet 24, 2014
We had a great one-night visit here! Michael was very helpful and kind. We had a delicious breakfast with homemade pastries and plenty of other options. For the money, this place simply can't be beat! Wonderful views of the rain forest, but I must point out that even though some rooms are apparently "ocean-view" you can only see a sliver of the ocean. Don't think it's water front. But a convenient 10 minute drive from Fajardo and only about 20 minutes from el Yunque!
4,2 sur juillet 09, 2014
I had a lovely stay at Ceiba Country Inn
5 sur juillet 02, 2014
We loved Ceiba Country Inn! Family with 2 kids ages 6 & 10 - perfect weekend stay for us. We will definitely be back!
4,6 sur juin 25, 2014
We absolutely loved our stay at the Ceiba Country Inn. We loved the fact that it was up in the hills and gave us a break from the more touristy areas. A cool breeze always awaited us and the view was beautiful. Michael and Chris were gracious hosts and we loved the dogs! Listening to the coquis and rain at night was soothing and our stay at the inn was definitely a highlight of our trip to Puerto Rico.
4,0 sur juin 15, 2014
Stayed one night between flights into San Juan and out to Vieques the next day...very nice people, very good breakfast...we would stay there again without hesitation
4,2 sur mai 31, 2014
Michael & Chris were very helpful! The room was nice. The grounds were lovely. We would definitely recommend this place to others. Great value!
3,6 sur mai 29, 2014
Thank you Michael for your hospitality! We travel all over and always end up meeting someone from home. Glad it was you and we'll spread the word re: your abode stateside. Great spot - we are both mad we didn't record the "night sounds" so cool - sorry we didn't stay longer. Great recommendation on the restaurant Estation (did I spell that right?)- and looking forward to see if we can get back there once your pool is in. How cool is that view going to be from a floaty?! Take care. thanks again.
5 sur mai 01, 2014
We had a wonderful stay at Cebia Country Inn. The setting is very peaceful and relaxing. We were able to leave our windows open at night so we were sung to sleep by the Coqui frogs and birds...very tranquil and wonderful. The rooms were nice and clean, well kept and stocked with magazines, beach towels and local travel information. The breakfast was enjoyable with many tropical fruits and sweet breads. The hosts were very friendly, helpful and welcoming. The only draw back to the location is the winding roads on the way there -- locals like to drive down the middle of the road, lots of blind curves, no lines painted on the road -- slightly unnerving.
4,8 sur février 27, 2014
There are many places to choose from when visiting Puerto Rico, and frankly, most of them lack the character, charm, and scenic natural beauty of The Ceiba Country Inn. This quaint B&B is but a few miles off the main highway on the east end of Puerto Rico, but it's high up in the foothills of the El Yunque rainforest - one of only a handful of such accommodations in the rainforest. Our room had a Caribbean view with the island of Culebra visible in the distance. At night, the Inn is immersed in a tropical symphony of night sounds, starring the Coqui tree frog. It was a unforgettable experience to feel the cool night breezes and listen to the wonderful sounds of nature! The friendly dogs there greeted us with excitement and made us miss our dog at home just a little bit less. We celebrated the evening of our anniversary there, and the owner, Michael, was kind enough to indulge us with a home-cooked meal and a bottle of wine that I set up with him in advance. The cooking was local Puerto Rican cuisine - the best we had the entire trip - and many of the ingredients came from right there on the property! Likewise, the breakfasts were fantastic with a selection of exotic juices, excellent local Puerto Rican coffee, fresh baked breads, and a wide variety of fresh fruits and eggs from on site. I actually stumbled upon this place because our beach resort wasn't available the entire duration of our trip, but if I had to do it over again, I would have stayed here the entire time! If you're looking for a unique experience on Puerto Rico and love nature (even the brief, heavy rain showers were charming), look no further!"
4,0 sur février 18, 2014
Really warm welcoming hosts, beautiful setting, a lovely relaxing stay. Loved petting the friendly doggies and listening to all the frogs and birds that live in the lush vegetation surrounding the property.
4,4 sur janvier 28, 2014
Ceiba County Inn was a GREAT place to stay. We were greeted right away by the dogs, and Michael and others were just wonderful!
5 sur janvier 11, 2014
Awesome stay and very helpful management. Thanks for a wonderful stay and wonderful food!
3,8 sur août 26, 2013
We had an absolutely wonderful time at the Ceiba Country Inn. Michael was a wonderful host and was very pleasant during our visit. He was a wealth of knowledge of things to do in the area. The B & B was very private and you felt like you were secluded in the rainforest. The onsite pets also made us feel welcome and made me miss my cats at home. We would definitely go back again and plan to :) Very reasonably priced - don't hesitate to book your stay!
5 sur avril 11, 2013
We only spent one night at the Ceiba Country Inn, but everything went smoothly. It's surrounded by rainforest, and the coqui frogs are calling all around. Two very friendly dogs are on the property, as well as a few cats. The included continental breakfast was delicious, including eggs, sausage, cereals, fresh fruits, juices, coffee, and tea. We would definitely stay here again.
4,2 sur mars 20, 2013
Had a great time staying at the Ceiba Country Inn during our recent trip to Puerto Rico. Easy to find from directions on website. Very basic but clean accommodations. Michael was incredibly helpful in telling us how to get to various places and making recommendations for the area. Easy to get to Fajardo to take the ferry to the smaller islands, and close to El Yunque as well. Breakfast is simple and delicious: fruits, juices, homemade baked goods. We would definitely consider staying again on our next trip!
4,8 sur novembre 21, 2012
Perfect location for a peaceful vacation. Our hosts were very gracious and made us feel right at home. Everything was clean and well decorated. The cold breakfast buffet includes local fruit and delicious homemade breads. The double beds could use mattress toppers, but they were still comfortable. We can't wait to come back and relax again in paradise.
5 sur août 19, 2012
The view was beautiful, the place was clean, the rates reasonable. Now the food was to die for! Loved it. I can't wait to go back again.
4,0 sur juillet 16, 2012
This amazing country home sounds as is. It is away from the hustle and noise of the city but close enough if you have a need to go party in old San Juan. I stayed in the family room, it was large with a refrigerator, double sink and lovely bathroom, it was great. The air conditioner worker perfectly but at night with the fans going and the Coqui's singing no need and it was turned off. The next morning we where greeted by several frogs hooping around the property since it rained the night before, it was exciting. The mountain views are tranquil the palm tress and ocean view are unforgettable. The smell of the country island is indescribable during the mornings, taking a nice walk through the land you find your self visiting the chickens and baby rabbits. On your way you can discover Mango, plantain, coconut and paracha trees. The only time I encountered other guests was during breakfast and they were all delighted about the Inn. At night it can get dark if you want to walk around and search for Coqui's so I would suggest a flash light but the property and walk to the rooms are well lite. On your return be prepared to be greeted and chauffeured to your room by the dogs Shakira and Casper, they where loving and playful. I would definitely recommend this Country Inn, my over all experience was outstanding. Cant wait to return.
5 sur juin 25, 2012
Michael and Pedro have again exceeded our expectations! This was our fourth visit to the Ceiba Country Inn and every time gets better! The views are spectactular and Michael is full of local information. We will be coming down to Puerto Rico in November to put our boat in the water and will be looking forward to staying again at Ceiba Country Inn.
4,4 sur juin 25, 2012
This place is heavenly. The room was very comfortable and the breezes and views were wonderful. The coqui calls weren't too loud and the breezes fresh enough that we didn't need to use the A/C any of the three nights we stayed. The hosts were very nice and the breakfast fruit, breads, and coffee hit the spot each morning. The friendly dogs were as cute as can be as well. Nights on the patio were the best part, especially if there is a breeze and a clear sky to see the stars. We look forward to returning!
4,0 sur janvier 10, 2012
Our family stayed during the week from Christmas through New Years, And had a very enjoyable time. We were surrounded by paradise ! The grounds, gardens and views were awesome. The rooms were Decorated in fresh tropical paints and prints. Very clean and every Comfort made easily available. They thought of everything! We had cute beach bags and towels ready to go. And they let Borrow a cooler and beach chairs for day outings to the local Beaches. Michael's recommendation were great and he even had Maps to help us get around to all our favorite places! Breakfast Was fresh, home baked and delicious. The breakfast room was A nice place for our family to gather and plan our day. The service was impeccable.
4,0 sur janvier 01, 2012
Relaxing place, good breakfast, nice view of the Mountain & beach
4,0 sur octobre 06, 2011
We stayed at the Ceiba Country Inn in February for the entire week of our stay in Puerto Rico. The room and breakfast were absolutely satisfactory--delicious fresh fruit and exotic juices, tasty baked goods. The housekeeping staff did an excellent job and were very friendly, as was Michael the innkeeper. He provided us with lots of information and maps about the area, recommended an excellent restaurant, and helped us with directions to plan our drives all over the island. The lobby is well stocked with books and information on PR to peruse over breakfast on the terrace looking down to the sea. The location was extremely beautiful--lush gardens and a view of the sea--and convenient to El Yunque, San Juan, bioluminescent bay and so on. Even though we also traveled to the western and southern parts of the island, PR is small enough that we were able to easily use this B&B as our home base for the week. The price was definitely right, and Michael was kind enough to give us a discount since we stayed so long. I would certainly recommend it to anyone traveling to Puerto Rico. Last but not least, the delightful dogs and cats that populate the Ceiba Country Inn truly made the experience feel like home.
5 sur août 27, 2011
beautiful and quiet place.
5 sur août 20, 2011
We were amazed by the service and cleanness of the place. We arrived very late at night and found our room ready and welcoming note attached to the door. The owner Michael greeted us in the morning and we had a spectacular breakfast on the terrace. Wow! Definitely will stay there again and will bring friends! Thank you! Maya Sarkisyan, FL, USA
4,2 sur août 15, 2011
Very beautiful location, in the nature, so peaceful. Michael, the owner, is super nice. Simple but delicious breakfast. Very clean.
3,0 sur juillet 14, 2011
The inn's location is just beautiful. I wish the breads were home baked everyday...I believe I noticed breads that were identical to those sold in supermarket. Ok, it's a hot island who wants to bake everyday, right? Sure, just don't highlight on the web as such: "We feature home made baked goods like banana bread and cinnamon nut coffee cake" The host was more or less invisible but the inn-keeper was totally available.
Réponse du propriétaire
First of all, I just want to thank everyone for your time in writing reviews; they mean a lot to us. We strive very hard to make the Ceiba Country Inn a pleasurable and memorable experience for all. We know there are many choices in accommodations, so it's an honor to be your choice. Of course, it is very important to us that the information on our website is true and accurate; one of my pet peeves is false advertising and misleading information. With that said I would like to take this opportunity to clarify what appears to be a misunderstanding about the breads we serve. The information on our website regarding freshly baked breads IS true and accurate. With over 25 years experience working as a chef, I am very happy and proud that I bake and serve home baked breads each morning for breakfast. I use our own home-grown bananas for my banana bread, and our home grown coconut for my mandarin orange pecan bread. Other favorites among our clientele, all of which I bake on site, include cinnamon swirl bread, pumpkin bread with cranberries and pecans, and my classic crumb cake. The breads are identified as home made and the particular varieties I'm serving are identified with a sign on the breakfast buffet. I would also like to point out that there is no "invisible" host! As both host and Innkeeper, I am pretty much available any time between 6am and 9pm. Thank you.
5 sur mai 14, 2011
From the moment I contacted them to the moment we checked out, this place was incredible. Professional, warm, helpful... all are adjectives I could easily use...magical is the best description. Located high atop a mountain in the Puertorican Rain forest, this bed and breakfast was a great find, and we will DEFINITELY return there in the future. At night you can hear the famous Coqui frogs singing, at day you can look across an amazing landscape to see mountains behind you and oceans in front of you. It was 20 minutes drive from Old San Juan, 30 from the Airport. Easily accessible by the major roads and centrally located to all the great things on this part of the island. PERFECT for rain forest explorers. The rooms were clean and well equiped, the breakfast included fruits from the various amazing trees they had ON THE PROPERTY, and each morning you were greeted with home made bread in the lobby (one of the owners is a professional chef.) They Owners were incredibly helpful as well - they made reservations and provided maps to local eateries, and even made reservations for us at a few excursions (if you go, be SURE to go night time kayaking at the bio-luminescent bay - it was incredible!) TWO MAJRO THUMBS UP!
3,6 sur mars 28, 2011
Very easy to find, clean, quiet and comfortable. I would stay there again. The owners make you feel very welcome. The view from the deck is breathtaking!
4,2 sur mars 04, 2011
Stayed one night with a friend and was more than satisfied with the experience. It was the cheapest room in "town" and even included breakfast! (The food was basic, but still good.) The view from the main area is fantastic. I was pleasantly surprised by the large, nice bathroom in our room. The innkeeper was particularly helpful and pleasant. Also, the directions were quite good considering how many times I got lost driving in Puerto Rico!
4,8 sur février 22, 2011
This was our second stay at Ceiba Country Inn. It was everything we had remembered it was from our first visit. Great place to fall in love and to celebrate that love. Thank you Mike and Pedro for a wonderful anniversary
3,4 sur février 20, 2011
We wont forget the symphony of coqui's--the rooms are small and the one we stayed in needed a bit of refurb but the location is great with easy access to the ferry to the islands. Mike was very helpful and the stay very pleasant. Definitely good value for money in a generally expensive part of the world
3,0 sur février 08, 2011
The views are great. The only reason I did not rate it outstanding is because I read so much about it before arriving that I answered it was what I expected. J.
4,4 sur août 20, 2010
We traveled with our two adult children and the accomodations at Ceibe Inn were perfect. The room we stayed in had one queen bed and two twin beds. The sounds of the rainforest birds, frogs and owls was so peaceful. I would highly recommend this Inn for anyone traveling to Puerto Rico.
4,2 sur mars 29, 2010
We had a great two day stay at Ceiba Inn. We had an apt. in Old San Juan for a week but opted to go to Ceiba Inn for two of those days. It's a great place and the owner was helpful about dining, El Junque etc. We would definately recommend this B&B to others. Wish we could have stayed longer! Georgiana Ely Erie, Pa.
4,4 sur mars 21, 2010
Great location, super breakfast, very helpful inn keepers
4,2 sur mars 20, 2010
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ceiba Country Inn and Puerto Rico in general. Michael and Pedro were very hospitable and recommended great places to eat. We met other travelers we enjoyed visiting with on the deck that has a great view to the east. The other visitors were quiet but the coqui were quite loud throughout the night. We enjoyed the sound but if you're a light sleeper, bring earplugs!
4,4 sur mars 02, 2010
We just got back from two nights at the Ceiba Country Inn and wish we could have stayed longer. The new owners are friendly and helpful, offering a breakfast with good variety of fresh breads and fruits, creating walking paths in their large rain forest property, and giving great recommendations for restaurants and activities in the area (along with detailed hand-drawn maps to make sure you get there). The location is ideal, nestled in a well-forested plot so you are surrounded by the sounds of the frogs and birds, but you also have a beautiful view of the ocean from the large second-floor balcony where breakfast can be eaten or you can just lounge around. We are definitely looking forward for the chance to go back!
5 sur janvier 27, 2010
You need not be a pirate to go looking for "Booty" in the Carribbean. The treasure is hidden in the owners of Ceiba Country Inn. Michael and Pedro give tourists sterling service. What can you pay for a view of both the Rain Forest and The Ocean from the dining deck? Our room was clean and neat. The drive up the mountain was part of the adventure of being in a country where only Spanish was written on the signs. The homemade banana bread and fresh fruit exploded the natural flavor of Puerto Rico along with a hot cup of Java. Our only regret was that we did not choose to be at Ceiba Country Inn the whole time we were in Puerto Rico. I highly recommend this experience to anyone wanting more than just a room and a shower.
3,8 sur janvier 12, 2010
a very nice place to stay for one or a few nights - very clean rooms - great nature rain forest around the area - very friendly staff
4,0 sur janvier 10, 2010
Owner very friendly, nice view, good bird sounds gives the place a forest feel
4,0 sur janvier 01, 2010
This inn is one of the best ways to experience El Yunque's environs. The views from the rooftop deck of Fajardo and the islands beyond are amazing. Make sure to get here before sunset. Also, having the complimentary breakfast on the rooftop deck while watching the sun rise in the morning is a wonderful experience. Owner Michael Marra was extremely helpful in providing information on dining options and getting around the area (not to mention pointing us to a couple of hiding places frequented by the elusive, tiny, but deceptively loud coquis -- we finally saw one). The room was clean and catered to the basic needs. Tip: Turn on the fan of the AC if the call of the coquis comes in the way of falling asleep .
4,6 sur décembre 14, 2009
We (a professional couple on our 30'es) thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Ceiba Country Inn. The place looks just like in the pictures, nesting in this incredible surroundings of rain forest. I couldn't get enough of that beautiful view while having my breakfast on the big terrace every morning. The breakfast itself was good - amond the usual toast and cerials also fresh fruits from the nextdoor forest were offered every morning. We stayed there for 4 days, but noticed many came to stay only one night. We would recommend staying a bit longer to fully enjoy the experience. After a day's hike in El Yunque and a dinner in a nice restaurant, it was lovely to return to this peaceful place and either read and relax or play one of the many board games available by the house while frogs, birds, grasshoppers, and roosters started their every night concert. Michael, the owner, was the most helpful host you could imagine of helping us with our numerous questions and sharing his wide knowledge of the area, nature, and the culture. I would highly recommend this place!
3,4 sur mars 10, 2009
If you like it remote with the sounds of the rain forest then this is the place for you.
2,8 sur février 18, 2009
The country inn was what I expected. Not fancy but clean, I would stay there again.
4,8 sur janvier 28, 2009
They now have 5 dogs that will give you a warm greeting when approaching the top of the steep driveway! Beautiful bed and breakfast located right outside the rain forest! The owners are exepticoinally nice! We were pleasntkly surprised at the size of the room and the cleanliness. The breakfast they offer is AWESOME, homemade cake or something was soooo delicious!! Highly recommended!!
4,4 sur janvier 15, 2009
The low key but very warm reception kicked off a great couple of nights. Sue accomodated our request to leave luggage there while we spent a night on Vieques. The beds were comfortable, the shower hot (unlike Vieques), and the breakfast more than adequate. We'd stay there again! GK from Atlanta
4,0 sur novembre 18, 2008
I hate to let the cat out of the bag. This is a very nice place to stay. My family and I are coming back this year. The accomodations were very clean, hot shower, great breakfast, and the kids liked the giant toads in the garden. Perfect place to go ifyou plan on renting a car and seeing the whole island.
3,6 sur septembre 28, 2008
nice place, relaxing and quiet
3,4 sur août 24, 2008
CCI is a bit difficult to find, but the owners provide excellent, detailed directions prior to your arrival. It's about 30-45 minutes from the airport if traffic is light...allow plenty of time. This is a great place to base yourself for a few days while you explore El Yunque rain forest and the Bio bay or lagoon. You'll need to rent a car...cab fare from the airport would be pretty steep. This is not a fancy place, and the atmosphere is very laid back. That fits my travel expectations...we're not looking for overpriced meals and casinos when we travel, but lots of other people want those things. The owners are friendly and will make specific recommendations if asked to do so. They tend to be rather quiet, and some people might take that for indifference or unfriendliness. But the small effort you make to engage them will pay big dividends. For example, they recommended a restaurant in nearby Fajardo the first night of our stay that was excellent. It's called Metropole. You can get authentic Puerto Rican cooking there without spending a fortune (we paid $47 for three people--it bought a multi-course meal with excellent local specialties). If we had not booked CCI, we most likely would have stayed in San Juan and taken expensive tours to the rain forest and the bio lagoon. This place sits at the top of a hill with views of the ocean and the rain forest. At night, small tree frogs serenade you to sleep. The breakfast features fresh baking and excellent fruit. For my mind, renting a car and staying here beats piling on a tour bus and booking a $200/night room in SJ.