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Eco Hotels Puerto Rico ( 2021): A Selection of Top 3 Green Hotels

An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and eco hotels Puerto Rico are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in San Juan and then beyond in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico offers several lodges that ensure sustainable practices on all operational areas, including energy efficiency, water conservation, appropriate disposal of waste products, indoor air quality, landscaping practices, recycling programs, established environmental policies, local community involvement, green …


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1. El Yunque Rainforest Inn 3* – Eco Hotels Puerto Rico

El Yunque Rainforest Inn
El Yunque Rainforest Inn

Located in Rio Grande, 28 km from Fajardo, El Yunque Rainforest Inn provides a garden and free WiFi it’s a great eco hotels Costa Rica.

The units provide views of the garden and come with a seating area, a washing machine, a fully equipped kitchenette with a microwave, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. A fridge and toaster are also provided, as well as a kettle and a coffee machine.

An American breakfast is available daily at the bed and breakfast.

Set in El Yunque National Forest, this upscale bed-and-breakfast is 15 km from Fortuna Beach, and 14 km from horseback riding and ziplining at Carabalí Rainforest Park.

Featuring private porches with seating and hammocks, the homey, intimate wood and brick villas offer free Wi-Fi, living rooms and kitchenettes, plus tea and coffeemakers.

Vegetarian breakfast is served in an open-air dining area. Other amenities include guided hikes, massage services (fee) and a yoga studio. Children age 12 and over are welcome.

Stay in the El Yunque rain forest of Puerto Rico. We have private hikes to secluded swimming holes and mountainside waterfalls right in our backyard. We have no air conditioning (it’s cool up here in the mountains), radios, or TV but we provide free WIFI. If you are a nature lover you will love staying here. Two bedroom chalet (full shower and full kitchen), two bedroom garden suite villa and one bedroom jungle suite both with full baths (showers and bathtubs and wet-bar kitchen). There is a tremendous view of the jungle from your window. Close to Luquillo Beach. Only thirty minutes from the airport.
We stayed in the jungle suite and loved the bathtubs on the patio. The small touches were noticed- the hair towel, face masks, bath bubbles were all appreciated. The patio itself is like it’s own little paradise with two huge tubs and hammocks for relaxing. The property is lush and beautiful. The sounds of the rainforest were amazing. We also loved that they were eco friendly 💕 There is an on-site private hiking trail that leads to a waterfall and pool- you will not find anything this private and breathtaking anywhere else !
If you are looking a place to escape from loudly city, This is the place! The owners are so kind , lovely and very helpful, place is really beautiful, relax and eco friendly hotels Costa Rica! Coffee & breakfast are really fantastic too! I definitely come back! I really enjoy the sound of the rain and the birds!
I really appreciate the Eco-friendly environment they’ve created with their many exotic tropical fruit trees, flower gardens, 3 koi ponds,micro-Greens and herb garden that they share with their guests.
Don’t even get me started on the yummy gourmet vegetarian breakfast that Rene’ prepares in her huge spanish style kitchen.I fell in love with their lovely dogs. And I always come back refreshed from a great nights sleep due to the lullaby of the Coqui and the luxurious beds. Rene’ and Bill really make you feel at home and it shows that they love what they do.
And don’t forget to do their off the beaten path lost machete hike and beautiful nearby Luquillo beach.
 The owners were also really helpful when we were looking for places to go on hikes or for dinner.
The place is eco-friendly but comfortable – plenty of fans.They were more than happy to chat but equally fine to not chat if we didn’t want to. They are building a little pool that looks beautiful – a lot of care is going in to the building of the pool and it’s clear that a lot of care has gone in to everything there. I only wish the pool had been ready when I was there – will have to plan to go back.
The private hike through the forest took us to multiple waterfalls and an insane natural pool. To top it all off, the eco-Inn keeps sustainability in mind in all aspects of their business- from their rainwater collection system, to their beautiful food producing gardens, to the luxurious vegetarian breakfast that was served every morning. Bill and René really go above and beyond to offer 5-star hospitality to their guests and they provide a great insiders guide to the island. I could not have been more impressed with this place.
The Rainforest Inn is an excellent Eco lodge next to El Yunque. The hosts are friendly and knowledgeable. The Inn provided an outstanding view. Breakfast was delicious. This is a peaceful place surrounded by beautiful nature. You could hear the sounds of nature at night. Pleasant bird calls filled each morning. Hammocks under shade provided us rest with a view of the valley. This is an outstanding lodge run by caring hosts.
Eco Hotels Costa Rica
Eco Hotels Costa Rica

How much does a room costs at El Yunque Rainforest Inn?

Prices start 225$/night for Double Room with Mountain View. 

This double room has a balcony, patio and microwave.

Where to book online– El Yunque Rainforest Inn – Eco Hotels Costa Rica you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Costa Rica during Fiestas Zapote which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Costa Rica on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Parador Turtle Bay Inn 2* – Eco Friendly Hotels Puerto Rico

Parador Turtle Bay Inn
Parador Turtle Bay Inn

This eco friendly hotels Costa Rica is located less than 500 m from the Caribbean Sea in Lajas, in front of Magueyes Island in La Parguera. Turtle Bay Inn features free Wi-Fi, and pool. Complimentary private parking is offered.

Rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen TV with cable and air conditioning. The private bathrooms come with a shower and granite bathroom countertops.

The property takes care of the environment through various programs such as energy saving, water management and recycling initiatives. The Inn also offers 24 hours security.

A 5-minute walk from the Atlantic coast, this relaxed hotel with solar panels is surrounded by verdant foliage and lies 1.6 km from the sand at Playita Rosada.

The low-key rooms have carved-wood furnishings, and come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and mini fridges.

Continental breakfast and parking are complimentary. There’s also an outdoor pool with a sundeck.

Turtle Bay Inn in the heart of La Parguera Bioluminescent Bay in Lajas, Puerto Rico.New with thirteen modern and spacious rooms with Queen size beds, Free internet, parking and complimentary breakfast, dish network, laundromat, Swimming pool facilities and personalized service. Offers the elegance, prime service and amenities of a large hotel.

We were treated by very nice employees, including one of the owners. Good coffee was served every morning. The place is extremely clean and the ambience is one state of the art, especially the pool area. Very close to El Poblado, where everything happens. Is an eco friendly place, which adds value to it.

The inn is cute and very clean staff is friendly and very helpful. I would stay here anytime I am in the area. The inn is eco friendly with solar panels on the roof. They could use more light on the bathrooms.

Great airco, one can barely hear it! Of course that’s one of the pro’s of this Eco Certified hotel.

Good location, walking distance to La Parguera center with its many restaurants and bars but far enough to keep away from loud noise at night.

Overall, we highly recommend this small, friendly, eco hotel!

I has an excellent location, close to La Parguera. I stayed with my boyfriend from Friday to Sunday celebrating my birthday. Excellent service, clean rooms, they are very eco– friendly. The staff was very courteous, friendly, excellent guest service. Breakfast, snacks were nice and cheap, pool was very clean. They did an upgrade from one queen bed to a double bed at no extra cost. We really recommend this hotel for everyone wanting to get relaxed, quietness, and visit La Parguera or nearby area.

Good location for day trips. It’s a small inn that boasts an “eco” approach with solar power and water saving practices. Very comfortable beds with good AC and adequate WiFi. Excellent daily room service/cleaning. They have a small open-air bar and small pool that was very refreshing but not for swimming. The location is a short walk into town for many restaurants but is a rather scruffy neighborhood fronting a public baseball field and parking area.

Weekend nights were very noisy (loud music) but it was generally a quiet setting. Frosted glass on windows blocks sunlight. There are no scenic views. Breakfast area is very clean and organized but not cozy or especially comfortable. Continental breakfast is sugar-based cereals, plain bagels and sweet pastries, with very limited (one) fruit per day, juice and coffee. No variety or healthy foods but they do offer a small menu to order breakfast and light meals. Again, super friendly & helpful staff.

Eco Friendly Hotels Costa Rica
Eco Friendly Hotels Costa Rica

How much does a room costs at Parador Turtle Bay Inn?

Prices start 85$/night for Double Room.

This double room has a balcony, patio and microwave.

Where to book online – Parador Turtle Bay Inn – Eco Friendly Hotels Costa Rica you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Costa Rica during Fiestas Zapote which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Costa Rica on or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve 5* – Eco Hotels Costa Rica

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

This luxurious beach-front resort features an on-site golf course, a fitness centre and excellent views of the Caribbean Sea. Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve has several swimming pools.

Each beautiful room at this property features modern décor, a large wardrobe and marble floors. Some rooms feature an en-suite plunge pool and spectacular ocean views.

The property features 4 on-site restaurants that offer elegant dining with gourmet dishes like ceviche and oysters. There are also open-air and beach-front dining options.

On 1,400 acres of grounds, this luxury beach resort is 3.8 miles from Cerro Gordo National Park and 4.1 miles from Casa del Rey museum.

The refined rooms offer free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs, as well as indoor/outdoor showers and terrace. Upgraded rooms have private pools and pull-out sofas. Suites and villas add features such as separate living areas and butler service.

Amenities include 2 pools, 3 golf courses, a water park and a spa, as well as a fitness center. There’s also a restaurant, a bar and grill, a beach bar and a cafe, plus free parking, breakfast and a business center. A resort fee applies.

Following a meticulous restoration, Dorado Beach emerges more spectacular than ever, featuring expanded offerings, amenities and facilities. Our Ladies and Gentlemen are pleased to welcome guests once again. Somewhere between idyllic and perfection sits one of the most enchanting Puerto Rico luxury resorts — one that calls to those who believe every journey should be a voyage of discovery. With its serene coastline, private residences, spa retreat and a harmonious sense of place that blends masterfully into the natural surroundings, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is a rare resort that invites guests to arrive spellbound — and depart speechless.

The property is gorgeous. Formerly the property of Laurence Rockefeller – with visits by Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, JFK, etc., etc. – it has been transformed into a world class living experience, with a resort, residences, golf course and spa.

The resort has a contemporary design, but uses darker finishes to integrate well into the environment. The buildings are not taller than two stories, so while sprawling, the blending of nature is a subtle, but intentional detail.

The Dorado Beach has an extensive eco-tourism experience, with snorkeling, surfing, etc. Our private surf lesson was led by a professional kite-surfer and our private family snorkel was led by two marine biologists who began with a lecture on “life on the coral reef.” This is just a sampling of the type of service expectations the property has of itself. The quality of people and their performance is exceptional.

Upon arrival, each guests is assigned to a team (two) of ambassadors – who work from 9AM to 10PM to coordinate anything you want – spa, excursions, restaurant reservations, cooking classes, other schedule resort activities, professional photography, resort transportation, etc., etc. You are connected to them via text and you simply text when you need and when. They are exceptional (thanks Lucy and Ely).

best eco hotels in puerto rico
best eco hotels in puerto rico

Property: Amazingly beautiful and perfectly-maintained property with a gorgeous private beach (West Beach). The only downside I can think of is how expansive the property is, so if you don’t have a golf cart you’ll need to plan for some walking or call your ambassador ahead of time for pickup.

Room: We stayed on a first-floor room with a private pool and direct access to West Beach. Could not have asked for a better room than this. The outdoor shower, ocean view, beach access, soaking tub, walk-in closet, comfortable sheets (from a brand I hadn’t heard of before called Fili D’oro) all made me wish I could stay here forever. The only downside is we were nextdoor to a unit where a group of guests decided to blast loud pop music every night from their deck while karaoke-ing off-key, which made hanging out in our private pool less appealing.

Location: Reasonably easy to reach from San Juan Airport (I think it took 40 min or so by taxi). You can hail an Uber from the airport, but for some reason you can’t get picked up from the property (even if you try an alternate pickup point slightly off-property). As a result, if you want to go off-property to say, explore other parts of PR, you have to plan ahead and arrange through the hotel. Because this was such an hassle, my husband and I just decided to stay in the resort the entire time we were there (which was fine for us, but something to keep in mind).

Things to do: I spent most of my time hanging out on West Beach and swimming or enjoying beachside cocktails / complimentary coco frios (freshly cracked coconuts) that came out at 2pm everyday. West Beach is extremely safe thanks to a wall of rocks that had been placed there by the Rockefellers at some point. However it is not great for water sports (better to go to the east side, which is also accessible from the property) or snorkeling (better to go to another part of PR or maybe a neighboring island). Spa Botanico is supposed to be stellar but I didn’t get a chance to try it.

There is a 4-mile Rockefeller Trail for walking/running which is nice (follow the blue arrows on the ground to avoid accidentally going off-trail). There’s also golf course on the property. Of course you can also go to the concierge to arrange activities like helicopter tours and Bio Bay kayaking and such (note that resort-arranged activities usually cost some multiple of what a comparable tour costs if you booked it yourself through e.g. TripAdvisor or aviator but if you’re staying at the Dorado, you are probably not planning a budget vacation anyway).

Food: We had breakfast every morning at Positivo. Highly recommend the chicken sausage (get it as a side), the smoothie, and the French toast (not usually a French toast fan but wow this blew my mind). We also had dinner at Encanto and Melao. I would definitely recommend Encanto over Melao because (1) Encanto was right by the beach whereas Melao overlooked the golf course or something and (2) Encanto’s seafood game was really strong; highly recommend the gambas al ajillo and the lobster.

Food is not cheap at any of the restaurants but also not outrageous (compared to other places we’ve been to like the Park Hyatt Maldives, where a single entree averaged about $80). Recommend booking dinner reservations early since they tend to get booked up pretty quickly.
eco hotels in puerto rico
eco hotels in puerto rico

How much does a room costs at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve?

Prices start 1495$/night for East Beach King Room with Balcony – Second Floor. The West Beach King Room with Plunge Pool – First Floor is 2255$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This elegant, air-conditioned room features a spacious hot tub, a wardrobe and a private terrace. It has marble floors and a private bathroom with 2 sinks and a shower. There is a flat-screen TV and a beautiful canopy bed.

Where to book online – Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve – Eco Hotels Costa Rica you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Costa Rica during Fiestas Zapote which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Costa Rica on or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Vlaicu Sorin

Traveler, trying to be a photography, hostel lover , backpacker, beer hunter. In search for the perfect place.