What a wonderful experience staying at La Finquita! The home is a little slice of paradise up in the mountains. The best part is the large wrap around patio with views of sea during the daytime, and beautiful city lights at night. It continues another 90 degrees with views of the mountains. There was lots of space outside to enjoy our home cooked meals on the dining table as well as relax in the lounge chairs during all hours of the day. Lots of flowers and plants in the secured compound made it feel like a private resort. The kitchen was the perfect size and well stocked with plates and appliances. Having a washer/dryer onsite was a great convenience. The location is somewhat remote, yet still accessible via a 45min to 1 hour drive into Old San Juan/Airport/El Yunque rain forest. Lots of cameras outside the home as well as a locked gate for security.
Suggestions for anyone considering the property:
-Rent a car: this goes for Puerto Rico in general, but for La Finquita specifically, you will definitely want your own transportation
-Mountain driving: The first few times may feel a little nerve wracking, but it's perfectly safe. Try to get back before dark until you are more familiar with the area. Waze and Google Maps are your friend.
-Spend lots of time at the property: if you just need a place to stay for the night and will be out and about all day, you won't fully get to enjoy it. Allocate a few days to just relax and do nothing!
-Get all your groceries before you arrive to avoid wasted time and multiple trips. Take advantage of the meeting point with Pablo to get whatever you need.
-If you have small children, be careful with the steps. All bedrooms are downstairs, and the main living areas are upstairs.
All in all, we have a wonderful stay and look forward to returning with family in the future!