Love at First Sight

Our Story

We first came to Vieques 25 years ago and immediately fell in love with Casa de Amistad.

Twenty years ago, we were New Yorkers and avid travelers. In an effort to always discover new places, cultures, and friends, we had one rule when traveling: never return to the same destination twice. 

Until we discovered Vieques and Casa de Amistad.

We became regular guests at Casa de Amistad for 15 years. Amistad captured our hearts and continued to draw us back until we ultimately took over the guesthouse from former owners Owen and Dan when they retired in 2018. Just as they had from the original family 20 years earlier.  

Today, Casa de Amistad is a cozy, eco-friendly, 8-room guesthouse that has been gay-owned and -operated for more than 25 years. We are proud to carry on Amistad’s long tradition of a warm welcome for all guests.

#1 Inn/B&B
on Vieques

#2 Inn/B&B
in Puerto Rico

#10 Inn/B&B
in the Caribbean

Stay Comfortable

We work hard to provide all our guests with warm hospitality and a comfortable stay with a beautiful courtyard pool, two tropical gardens, roof deck for stargazing, common kitchen, free wifi, all-ensuite rooms with air conditioning, and much more.

Our guests have returned the favor by ranking Casa de Amistad as Trip Advisor’s #1 Inn/Guesthouse on Vieques for many years. Amistad is also a regular winner of the Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Best of the Best Award, which recognizes the top 2% of accommodations in the world.

#1 Inn/B&B
on Vieques

#2 Inn/B&B
in Puerto Rico

#10 Inn/B&B
in the Caribbean has also consistently honored Casa de Amistad, including the 2023 Traveller Review Award with a 9.9/10 rating from our guests.

Stay Eco

Nature surrounds us on Vieques. That’s why sustainability drives everything we do, starting with the 36 solar panels on our roof that provide nearly all the power we need for the property.

We also minimize our dependence on single-use products, recycle and compost our refuse, and run our pool on green energy.

Our location in town also minimizes your own carbon footprint. After a day out exploring the beaches, Amistad’s location puts you within easy walking distance of bars, restaurants, and more each evening.

Stay Friendly

We warmly welcome all guests equally, and have been proudly gay-owned and operated for more than 25 years.

No matter who you are or where you’re visiting from, we welcome you with open arms and open minds.

In 2019, we co-founded the much-loved Aventura Vieques LGBTQIA+ weekend that draws guests from near and far to celebrate diversity and inclusion.

Learn More about Mike & John in our interview with Discover Puerto Rico.

Stay Local

We love our “downtown” location in the heart of Vieques’s capital, Isabel II (pronounced Isabel Segunda). Isabel II is not an artificial resort town. It is an authentic Puerto Rican pueblo with wonderful local culture, food, and character.

When you’re at Amistad, you feel truly away, but when you step outside our doors, you’re immersed in the island’s vibrant local culture. Amistad is within a few minutes’ walk of the ferry terminal, restaurants, bars, shops, grocery stores, and — of course — the beach!

Most of our guests spend their days beach hopping amongst the 170+ undeveloped beaches in the wildlife refuges on the western and eastern ends of the island. Then in the evening, they return to Amistad where the best of Isabel II is on your doorstep.

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