My wife and I got married in August, and we knew right away that we wanted to find somewhere tropical and secluded. After several internet searches, and a lot of deliberation, we settled on Puerto Rico, and then Culebra, and then Casa Yaboa's Tree Nest.
From the very beginning, it was just better than we could have ever imagined. Jacinto, the owner, was very good to us. He picked us up at the ferry in his Jeep and brought us to a Jeep/golf cart rental place. At first, just looking at the mileage, we foolishly thought we might be able to walk or bike the whole week. But at Jacinto's discretion, we got a golf cart, and we definitely needed it!
Casa Yaboa is a fairly long, but extremely pleasant drive from the town and dock. And we enjoyed making the drive every day. Every day we found something to explore, whether it was the world-famous Flamenco Beach, our own private Playa Brava, the extremely close-by Zoni Beach, the charming little museum that tells the island's history, or the little bay we could watch from the Tree Nest.
The house was everything we needed. We loved the outdoor shower and deck space. You really feel high up in the trees, and nothing in this world beats falling asleep and waking up to the gentle sounds of the Caribbean waves...
It was extremely private and secluded. Sometimes, on our deck, we felt like we were the only ones on the island. If privacy is your thing- make sure to check out Zoni Beach. Oftentimes, we were the only ones in sight. But Playa Brava is the real gem. Ask around about how to hike through the jungle for your own personal tropical paradise.
We loved the town too. Putting around in our little golf cart at night was the perfect way to spend the evenings. Just be aware that everything closes sort of early, so if you want to get something to eat, you'd better be on top of it or you'll have to go hungry. Speaking of eating, Jacinto's place, Susie's was great, but it was expensive. We highly recommend Zaco's Tacos, and above all else, Heather's Pizza. The pizza and atmosphere were highly unique, and something we have talked about every week since our trip.
Culebra is beautiful, and the Tree Nest is the perfect place to experience it in. We'll remember it forever.