Tag Archives: Puerto Rico West Coast

Wildo’s Shore Break @ Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Had some fun taking pics at Wildo’s Shore Break (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico) this weekend. The wind was killer. I’m talking free acupuncture from the sand, but we toughed  it out. The beach was beautiful, clean, and not too full, so it was (aside from the piercing sandy wind) perfect.  The spot is sheltered by a cliff on the right side and has a vast sandy area where you can play sports, run around and build plenty of sand castles. The swimming area is clear of rocks and the waves are relatively calm. To get here you need to go inside the Ramey Base and through the golf course. Ask around! It’s not really a secret beach.

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The Bamboo Hooches: Tropical Treehouse @ Rincón, Puerto Rico

Honeymoon-like Hooch behind the house
Honeymoon-like Hooch behind the house

Nestled in the mountains of Rincón, on the west coast of Puerto Rico, is a small guest house unlike any other. The entrance is almost invisible, hidden among long green bamboo, but once you cross that threshold, it’s like being transported to another place. The dry, golden hills of Rincón disappear beneath a tall bamboo forest canopy.  A doorway leads to a path and a wooden house. Beyond that is a small fountain and the path continues towards the Luna Hooch.

 

The Buddha Hooch Photo by: Maricel Jiménez
The Buddha Hooch
Photo by: Maricel Jiménez

A Hooch is a bamboo structure built like a tree house. It runs on solar panels, making it self-sustainable, and it’s equipped with a full kitchen (with cooler for a fridge), bathroom, and queen-sized bed.

The Luna Hooch has it’s own little private porch and beyond that lies the Sunset Hooch: a slightly bigger version of the Luna. To the left of the Sunset Hooch is a path leading to a large bamboo swing. The path connects to other paths throughout the property. One of those leads to the Buddha Hooch, a large-scale version of the hooch. I suspect the view must have been magnificent.

Really tall bamboo
Really tall bamboo

The grounds are full of all kinds of bamboo, some over 20 feet tall. Take your time to explore the paths, look at the spiders and taíno inspired decorations.

 

More pics on previous blog by same author: The Tropical Treehouse

Website: www.tropical-treehouse.com