Day 7: Utuado and the Treehouse

We left Salinas this morning and drove through the mountains to the town of Utuado and then on to a most amazing treehouse near San Germán, where we will spend the last two evenings of our trip.

Highway 10, north of Adjuntas, Puerto Rico

The road through the mountains was more than a little windy!

Highway 10, north of Adjuntas, Puerto Rico
Utuado, Puerto Rico
Utuado, Puerto Rico
Utuado, Puerto Rico

No, really, Utuado seniors, what do you think about that pandemic?

Utuado, Puerto Rico
Utuado, Puerto Rico
Highway 111, west of Utuado, Puerto Rico

Sorry for the wind noise, but this is a brief sample of driving through rural Puerto Rico. Not to worry, Lisa was driving while I made this video!

Highway 111, east of Lares, Puerto Rico
Highway 134, east of Lares, Puerto Rico

And then we arrived at the open-air Treehouse of the Royal Palm. It was absolutely magical!

by Lisa Rozmyn

As night fell, we enjoyed the jungle sounds, wild and otherwise. (This was New Year’s Eve, after all, so there were lots of fireworks and other celebrations happening nearby this night.)

NOTE: At the property owners’ request, I have obscured the exact location of the treehouse.

Salinas to Utuado to San Germán, Puerto Rico · 218 km / 135 mi
(Mouse over or tap on the markers to see the photos there.)