Casita Zumbador


El Yunque, Puerto Rico


Casita Zumbador offers a variety of green attributes as detailed below. In order to appear on our site, a hotel must possess at least 10 green attributes, so this puts Casita Zumbador in good company. The more green features a hotel has, the higher the green leaf rating up to a maximum of seven green leaves. To get more information on Casita Zumbador and to book a room at the best Internet prices, just click on the orange Website button above! Why book direct?

Green Attributes
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  • Air
  • Allergies
  • Fresh Air
  • Environmental Cleaning
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Education
  • Educate Guests to "green"
  • Educate Staff to "green"
  • Participate in Green Program(s)
  • Promote "greenness" in PR
  • Donating to Charity
  • Energy
  • Alternative Energy
  • Maintenance for Conservation
  • Energy Conservation
  • Food
  • Organic Food Served
  • Eco-friendly Food Served
  • Solid Waste
  • Bulk Soap & Amenities
  • Compostable Disposables
  • Composting
  • Durable Service Items
  • Guestroom Recycling Bins
  • Hotel Recycling Bins
  • Newspaper Program
  • Recyclable Disposables
  • Supplemental
  • Additional Green Features
  • Towels and Sheets
  • Cotton Towels/Sheets
  • Sheet Program
  • Towel Program
  • Water
  • Water Conservation
  • Xeric Garden
  • Gray-Water Recycling
  • Extras
  • Conference Center/Rooms
  • Transportation
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet


This hotel doesn't allow pets.


This was a green lodging, in the most literal sense -- it's in the woods. We loved our stay in this little cabin on the grounds of the Casa Picaflores compound in El Yunque, Puerto Rico, and Karen, the owner, was happy to give us around the property, focusing on environmental issues. There is no hot water supply to the sink, and the shower hot water is from a "line heater," so no energy is used to keep a tank of water hot all the time. The "gray water" from both rental units is piped directly to banana groves, which thrive on the phosphorous content of shampoos and soaps. All of the fruit scraps and other vegetable waste are composted and used as fertilizer for flowers and fruit trees; it is an organic fruit farm and no chemical fertilizers are used. Hot water on the larger guest house comes from a large solar water heater on the roof. All used plastic bottles are retained by the owners, who bottle water from a spring up the mountain and provide it to guests free of charge.

Arthur Patton, September 2006

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