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La Canga del Coqui

Guayama, PR
Entire house hosted by Rafael
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds2 baths
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La Canga del Coquí

When I wish to escape from San Juan to leave behind its dense and polluted environment and get in touch with nature, this is where I go. When I wish to spend a relaxed and peaceful weekend, I head to the mountains between Cayey and Guayama, 55 minutes from the capital. Fifteen years ago, I built a small house on the shore of the majestic Lake Carite, where I can escape and where the temperature is generally 10 degrees cooler than in San Juan.

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The space
This is a beautiful Lake House with two spacious bedrooms (each has comfy Queen size beds) and decorated with rustic local charm and antiques. Fall asleep with the windows open to a cool night’s breeze and the sound of ‪the crickets‬ and coqui frogs. Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen, with a gas stove and oven, microwave and coffeemaker. Enjoy your breakfast on out balcony with a 180° view of the majestic Carite Lake.
This is a privileged place with no light contamination so at night you can sit in the balcony and watch the stars.
La Canga del Coquí

When I wish to escape from San Juan to leave behind its dense and polluted environment and get in touch with nature, this is where I go. When I wish to spend a relaxed and peaceful weekend, I head to the mountains between Cayey and Guayama, 55 minutes from the capital. Fifteen years ago, I built a small house on the shore of the majestic Lake Carite, where I can escape and where the…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

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Kitchen
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Fire extinguisher
Free street parking
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Guayama, PR

My place is close (20 minutes away) to three important places in Puerto Rico: (1) the Carite Forest, (2) Guavate “Ruta del Lechón and (3) Guayama.
If you are interest in biodiversity and nature come to the Carite Forest Reserve, a rainforest rich in biodiversity, nature trails, beautiful places and waterfalls and river pools such as Charco Azul. For many Puerto Ricans the Carite Forest is a better option than visiting El Yunque Forest.
The Guavate Ruta del Lechón is the best place in Puerto Rico to try our Comida criolla (local food): lechón asado (whole roast suckling pig), arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas), tostones (fried plantains), morcillas (blood sausage), pasteles (local tamales), arroz con leche (dessert made with rice and milk), and other typical dishes and, just speaking generally, food that will seduce your appetite and make you come back for more.
My place is close (20 minutes away) to three important places in Puerto Rico: (1) the Carite Forest, (2) Guavate “Ruta del Lechón and (3) Guayama.
If you are interest in biodiversity and nature come t…

Hosted by Rafael

Joined in July 2014
  • 4 Reviews
I am a biology professor at the University of Puerto Rico, very much interested in biodiversity and nature. This is why I have this secret and magical place so that while escaping from the madness of a big city I can be in direct contact with biodiversity, nature and peace. Rafael L. Joglar was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. At the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez he completed a BS in (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) and an MS (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) in Biology with specialization in Zoology. In (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) Dr. Joglar obtained his Ph.D. in Biology with emphasis in Systematics and Ecology at the University of Kansas. Since (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) he has been a professor and researcher at the Biology Department in the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras. Dr. Joglar has directed several important conservation efforts. He is chair and founder of Proyecto Coquí, a non-profit organization whose mission is the conservation of biodiversity by means of scientific research, habitat protection, and environmental education. Currently he is chair for the Greater Antilles of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Species Survival Commission (IUCN/SSC) Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force. His web page ( (Website hidden by Airbnb) is the first one in Puerto Rico addressing environmental issues, and contains information, color images, and the calls of all Puerto Rican coquis. He is a founding member of RANA (The Research and Analysis Network for Neotropical Amphibians; NSF: DEB (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) a network of scientists interested in declining amphibians in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Since (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) Dr. Joglar has been a member of the planning committee for the Puerto Rican Natural History Museum. In his first book, Los Coquíes de Puerto Rico: Su Historia Natural y Conservación (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) Dr. Joglar summarized his research of close to three decades on these fascinating amphibians. A review in the Caribbean Journal of Science, rated this book “one of most important contributions to the knowledge of Puerto Rico’s natural history”. The Coquí book was for ten months in a row on the Puerto Rican Best Sellers’ list and the first science book to make the list. For his second book ¡Que Cante el Coquí! (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) Dr. Joglar compiled his essays, letters, and other documents concerning the conservation of Puerto Rican biodiversity. Since (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) he has collaborated with a group of over 30 scientists on a series of volumes covering the Natural History of Puerto Rico. In (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) the first volume of this series was published entitled Biodiversidad de Puerto Rico: Vertebrados Terrestres y Ecosistemas. This well-illustrated 563 page book included chapters on terrestrial vertebrates (amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals) and some ecosystems (sandy beach, coral reefs and forests). The second volume was published on (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) and includes chapters on Agustín Stahl, flora, and fungi. The third volume was published in (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) and it covers all the invertebrates of Puerto Rico. Dr. Joglar published in (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) a field guide to Puerto Rican urban biodiversity entitled Biodiversidad Urbana de Puerto Rico: Especies Comunes en Nuestras Ciudades y Bosques Urbanos. This guide includes over 130 common species found in cities and urban forests.
I am a biology professor at the University of Puerto Rico, very much interested in biodiversity and nature. This is why I have this secret and magical place so that while escaping…
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