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COQUI SOUNDS

night heron flying over the moon in Puerto Rico
Night Heron flying over the moon in Puerto Rico
The nighttime symphony of Puerto Rico is something that cannot be explained . . . it must be heard! You will not see the coquis at night, yet they will sing their little hearts out. How do you have this magical experience? Ah . . . for that you must sleep in a room in the country, in the hills, with open windows. That is the only way thousands of years of this blissful song can penetrate your soul. That is the only way you can ever experience the secret that makes Puerto Ricans a happy people.

For the visitor, you will never hear anything like the symphony of more than a million coquis singing. A few screech owls added to the song will send thrills up and down your spine..

Link to Video with the coquis singing at Sue's Villa

Sue's Villa offers two comfortable rentals in the forest above Luquillo, 4 minutes drive from The 'Angelito Trail':

Sue's Villa

. . you will visit the rain forest and ask to see a real coqui, you may or may not get to see one, but it doesn't matter. You won't hear the song, not in the daytime. You may hear one coqui, but that is not the symphony!

The Rainforest Inn is a luxurious Bed & Breakfast at the edge of the National Rainforest:

The Rainforest Inn

You would hear it in the mountains surrounding the rain forest, you will especially hear it after a rain, in the cool of the evening.

You must be careful though, it may enchant you!

 

Puerto Rican Screech Owl - Megascops nudipes - photos courtesy Father Sanchez website


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