About this listing
A lake house with a view of the majestic Lago Carite, just one hour away from San Juan.
You can: (1) rent one room (minimun 4 nights); (2) rent two rooms (minimum 2 nights); (3) rent 3 rooms for 2 nights; or (4) in combination with 1, 2 or 3, you can bring your own tent and go camping.
My place is close (15 minutes away) to three important places in Puerto Rico: (1) the Carite Forest, (2) Guavate “Ruta del Lechón and (3) Guayama.
Look at the photos!
Please respect biodiversity, nature and our neighbors. Absolutely no pets.
I am a biology professor at the University of Puerto Rico, very much interested in biodiversity and nature. This is why I have this secret and magical place so that while escaping from the madness of a big city I can be in direct contact with biodiversity, nature and peace.
Rafael L. Joglar was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. At the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez he completed a BS in 1976 and an MS (1981) in Biology with specialization in Zoology. In 1986 Dr. Joglar obtained his Ph.D. in Biology with emphasis in Systematics and Ecology at the University of Kansas. Since 1986 he has been a professor and researcher at the Biology Department in the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras.
Dr. Joglar has directed several important conservation efforts. He is chair and founder of Proyecto Coquí, a non-profit organization whose mission is the conservation of biodiversity by means of scientific research, habitat protection, and environmental education. Currently he is chair for the Greater Antilles of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Species Survival Commission (IUCN/SSC) Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force. His web page ( is the first one in Puerto Rico addressing environmental issues, and contains information, color images, and the calls of all Puerto Rican coquis. He is a founding member of RANA (The Research and Analysis Network for Neotropical Amphibians; NSF: DEB-) a network of scientists interested in declining amphibians in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Since 1994 Dr. Joglar has been a member of the planning committee for the Puerto Rican Natural History Museum.
In his first book, Los Coquíes de Puerto Rico: Su Historia Natural y Conservación (1998) Dr. Joglar summarized his research of close to three decades on these fascinating amphibians. A review in the Caribbean Journal of Science, rated this book “one of most important contributions to the knowledge of Puerto Rico’s natural history”. The Coquí book was for ten months in a row on the Puerto Rican Best Sellers’ list and the first science book to make the list. For his second book ¡Que Cante el Coquí! (1999) Dr. Joglar compiled his essays, letters, and other documents concerning the conservation of Puerto Rican biodiversity. Since 1999 he has collaborated with a group of over 30 scientists on a series of volumes covering the Natural History of Puerto Rico. In 2005 the first volume of this series was published entitled Biodiversidad de Puerto Rico: Vertebrados Terrestres y Ecosistemas. This well-illustrated 563 page book included chapters on terrestrial vertebrates (amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals) and some ecosystems (sandy beach, coral reefs and forests). The second volume was published on 2008 and includes chapters on Agustín Stahl, flora, and fungi. The third volume was published in 2015 and it covers all the invertebrates of Puerto Rico. Dr. Joglar published in 2011 a field guide to Puerto Rican urban biodiversity entitled Biodiversidad Urbana de Puerto Rico: Especies Comunes en Nuestras Ciudades y Bosques Urbanos. This guide includes over 130 common species found in cities and urban forests.