Sana y Papo Nickel at Casa del Mundo in Puerto Rico
Rates, Reservations and Contact Information


Sana Nickel: (516) 784-7973

Taí Nickel: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Check out our new Airbnb listings: Casa del Mundo, and Casa Kadam.

Minimum Stay: 2 nights*

Price for single or double occupancy (whole house): $85( CASA KADAM ) $100( CASA del MUNDO ) per night during peak season: Dec.12 - April 12

$70/$85 per night during off peak season:Sept.12 - Dec.12

Add $25 per night for each additional person, maximum 8 people in Casa del Mundo, 4 in Casa Kadam

Local Puerto Rican residents receive a 10% discount on the nightly fee for single or double occupancy and will add $25 per night per extra guest. Local guests may book for one night only.


Single or Double Occupancy (always add $25 per day per extra person) of either Casa del Mundo or  Casa Kadam:

15% off for weekly rate

30% off for monthly rate

Camping is also available. Speak with Sana about options & prices.

Rental Fee for El Caney de La Paz Peace Pavilion:$50/day minimum depending on the size and  nature of the event


We recommend that guests rent a car from the airport so that you have the freedom to go to the beach, Ponce, etc.  We will send you directions from the SJ and Ponce airports. If you wish Papo can meet you at the Mini-Plaza of Peñuelas to escort you up the mountain.

We recommend that guests arrive before dark so that there is time to introduce you to the unique nature of the eco-cottages: the outdoor solar shower, the composting toilet, etc.


As Casa del Mundo is fully furnished and supplied, you don't need to bring bedding, linen, towels, cookware or basic paper products.

You do need to bring:

  • if you have not reserved meals from the on-site carteing service, bring sufficient groceries for the entire length of your stay. Be sure to include your morning, mid-day, and evening choice of beverages, snacks, and your 3 meals per day.
  • Hiking boots or good walking shoes with ankle support.
  • A rain poncho or umbrella.
  • A reliable flashlight and batteries. (Headliamps are ideal allowing for hands-free)
  • Warm clothes for cooler evenings. Temperatures vary from 65 to 80 degrees fahrenheit year-round.
  • Swimsuit for the river.
  • Postage stamps if you wish to send cards etc.

Please note: Finca Guaraguao is one of the only places in Puerto Rico where it is not necessary to have screened windows or mosquito nets. There are no dangerous insects, reptiles or animals in the forest.

Because we are nestled in an isolated mountain valley, guests need to do their grocery shopping prior to arrival. The supermarket in the mini-mall (Plaza Peñuelas) includes a "Selecto" supermarket and a Walgreens. Guests coming from San Juan often shop at "Fresh Mart" a health food grocery located in the mall, Plaza Las Americas, on route heading south from San Juan. There is also a decent health food store in nearby Ponce (1 hour drive)


These delicious, labor intensive, organic dishes begin with Papo's toil of hand carving terraces in the jungle side, clearing all stones and debris from the earth, fertilizing the soil with compost & seaweeds he carts from the coast, painstakingly planting the seeds with precision, followed by constant weeding & care.

The produce is carefully harvested, cleaned, chopped and mindfully prepared.

Drawing on Sana's decades of "Farm to Table" delights, specializing in vegetarian and vegan dishes, as weel as traditional Puerto Rican platters, dear friend and neighboor Widalys Lugo Irizarry is now the head cook of Casa del Mundo.

If you choose to pre-order a Welcoming Meal you will definitely need to arrive by 3 pm and give Daly 2 weeks advance notice including your food preferences and particular diet restrictions. Best to speak with her directly by phone.

Sana & Papo will sit and join you for the Welcoming Meal which offers the perfect opportunity to ask questions, share, and get a feel for the place, the purpose & vision.

If you choose not to order a Welcoming Meal, Sana & Papo will greet you upon arrival, help you bring in your luggage and show you around to orient you on the use of the eco-bathrooms, the outbuildings, etc.


$30 per person

  • Frituras de Guineo Verde con Salsa de Curry con Cebollas [Fried green banana with Tomato-based Curried-Onion Sauce dip and side dish of olives]
  • Habichuela Guisao [Sana's Garam Masala Spiced Beans or Mung/Lentil Dahl]
  • Bacalao con Cebolla [Taí's favorite: delectabe chewy salt cod with onions]
  • Alegre Arroz Steamed Coconut Jasmine or Basmati Rice
  • Collard-Cashew Delight[freshly harvested collards with lightly roasted organic cashew nuts simmered in tamari-sour orange juice]
  • Papo's Spicy Cole Slaw prepared with Balsamic Vinegar and Extra Virgen Olive Oil
  • or Fresh Green Salad (with baby Japanese greens) when available.
  • Home Brewed Iced Green/Herbal Tea with fresh lime and lightly sweetened with organic sugar


$15 per person

Guests can choose 4 of the above dishes for the $15  Comida Caribeña.Reservations must be made 2 weeks in advance. Daly will hand deliver the dishes to Casa del Mundo.



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