Best hotels and hostels in El Yunque & East Coast

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    Casa Flamboyant

    Tucked in to the mountains with panoramic views over El Yunque, adults-only Casa Flamboyant makes the most of its spectacular setting. Three well-appointed rooms (two with private terrace), a cozy living room and an infinity pool are as stylish as Puerto Rico’s rainforest gets. Trails lead through the gorgeous gardens to waterfalls and swimming holes, without another soul in sight. Ecofriendly, it's powered by solar panels and Tesla batteries.

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    Rainforest Inn

    In a gated community on the borders of El Yunque, three villas come with stunning forest views and romantic touches such as a hanging bed or twin tubs. Gourmet breakfasts include fruits and herbs plucked from the gorgeous tropical garden. The ecoconscious owners will help plan your hiking adventures, starting with their own private trail leading to a waterfall pool. Be sure to call in advance to ensure access; no children under 12.

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    Dos Aguas

    Tucked behind a gas station off Hwy 3 is an unexpected oasis of greenery, and a family home turned ultrastylish B&B among a forest of towering bamboo. Four spacious rooms come with an industrial-chic vibe and a delicious homemade breakfast. And this verdant cocoon offers easy access to San Juan, Luquillo’s kiosks and beaches, Fajardo’s Bio Bay and El Yunque.

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    Yuquiyú Treehouses

    At this one-of-a-kind retreat, four handcrafted wooden tree houses are wrapped in jungle greenery. Here, rustic means comfortable beds, hot showers and kitchenette. Balconies have sublime views over El Yunque. It’s ecofriendly, with recycling programs and produce from the organic garden goes straight to your plate. A trail leads down to a river and a natural pool good for swimming.

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    Casa Cubuy Ecolodge

    On the forest's wild southern slopes, eco-conscious Casa Cubuy offers 11 simple rooms with five-star views, where you'll be lulled to sleep by a symphony of frogs. After a delicious breakfast served around the communal table, take a private trail to a waterfall to bathe undisturbed in a natural swimming pool. The friendly mother-and-son owners have a wealth of information.

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    El Hotelito

    This serene, seven-room bolt-hole is fresh from a post-hurricane makeover. Once a private home, there's art, heirlooms and books in the welcoming common areas, and stylish, artsy rooms come with private balcony with mountain or ocean views. A pool overlooks the rainforest and 3 miles of private trails lead to El Yunque. Its tricky access road is now paved.

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    Carole's Rainforest Villas

    Simple living is the order of the day at Carole's Rainforest Villas. Swing in your own hammock, pluck bananas and mangoes from the trees, and revel in your colorful private villa. A shared outdoor kitchen with sweeping views and walks to rainforest waterfalls top it off. Carole shares the address on booking; no children under 13.

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    Mountain Lodge Suites

    High in the rainforest, the suites have distant views over the Atlantic from picture windows or balconies, and all have a loft – perfect if you're traveling with kids. The pool is a hit too. The on-site Carabalí Bar & Grill serves top-notch steaks, and horseback riding and ATV tours are on offer.