Casa del Mundo

The river

Casa del Mundo Eco Tourism in Puerto Rico

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Casa del Mundo

Visit us and enter a new world, a timeless and blissful tropical wonderland that will delight all five senses and calm your mind!

Casa del Mundo is an attractive self-catering eco-guest house in the tropical rainforest Finca Caminos & Moradas that is open from December to April and Sept. to October each year. It can sleep up to 6 people comfortably, and can also be rented out to individuals, couples, or smaller groups (see the rates and contact page). (January is also available for those wanting to do meditation retreat).

Built in the traditional wooden structure-on-stilts style, Papo (with the help of friends and neighbors) has renovated and expanded the house to include a master bedroom upstairs. This features a balcony with a spectacular view of the nearby sierra range, and internet access!  It is furnished with a king-sized bed, with an option to add up to two more beds.  

Downstairs there is another bedroom with a queen-sized bed, and a large living/dining room with a queen-sized pull-out couch/bed and a bunk bed. 

The kitchen consists of a gas range and oven, full sized refrigerator, ample counter and cabinet space, a sink with solar heated hot water and a full array of kitchenware. The drinking water is piped down from a pristine mountain spring and filtered through a state-of the-art “Lakota Scientific” water filter.

From the kitchen you walk out onto the open air dining area that connects to the balcony that stretches the entire eastern side of the house, with french doors opening from the bedoom and living room.  Two hammocks await the leisure of those who want to rest with the breathtaking view of the mountains and valley, listening to the distant sound of waterfalls, the cry of a hawk, and the on-going songs of the “coqui” (tree frog) and myriad other forest dwellers.  From the balcony you can identify which banana, orange, mango and avocado trees are ready to harvest, and enjoy the vast array of tropical birds and butterflies flitting through the “finca” below. What you won't hear is traffic, sirens or any other urban cacophany. 

The outdoor bathroom with solar heated shower is just feet away from the main house. There is a washing machine for guest use. 

The outdoor composting toilet is located just a little ways down the hill behind the bathroom.  Papo’s well-designed composting toilets are deeply appreciated by those who get the opportunity to enjoy them because they are free from odors and insects, and they have spectacular views!

All around are hiking trails that lead you to El Caney (the Peace Pavillion),down to the river where you can swim, and all around the jungle and organic farming of Finca Guaraguao. Longer hikes in Guilarte National Forest, the next-door reservation, are also available.

In less than an hour's drive, you can find yourself at the fabulous Caribbean beaches, in the largely undiscovered and unspoilt south-western coast of Puerto Rico.

All in all, you could have a unique and rejuvenating stay, getting away from it all and entering a timeless and blissful tropical wonderland that will delight all five senses and calm your mind.

"As a Puerto Rican who splits his time between Uruguay and the island, I always make it a point to visit Sana & Papo at CASA DEL MUNDO.  Since 1991 I have been witness to the extraordinary development of the landscapes and eco-friendly buildings of FINCA GUARAGUAO.  Papo & Sana’s commitment over the years to organic farming in the Caribbean tropic has served as inspiration to myself and many others.  I certainly recommend spending some quality time at CASA DEL MUNDO, one of the best eco-tourism spots in Puerto Rico."
—Nelson Alvarez Febles,      
International Expert of Ecological Farming and Rural Development.  Author of “EL HUERTO CASERO” - manual de agricultura organica  [2008 edition]

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