Join a community service project. Book an eco-yoga New Year's Eve retreat. Or enjoy a relaxing stay at a boutique hotel like the Dreamcatcher, purposefully situated, according to co-owner Stephan Watts, in San Juan’s last remaining beach neighborhood where “buildings are under 30 feet tall, vehicles are restricted, and guests can follow a hand-drawn map to beaches and local businesses all within walking distance.” The hotel features boho-chic rooms; private outdoor showers; small-group, off-the-beaten-path hiking excursions; starlight yoga; and a locally-sourced, all-vegetarian menu of dishes like papaya-topped pancakes and hibiscus flower juice—a delicious way to start the new year healthy.

VACATIONS ARE TYPICALLY filled with fun, frivolity and food. Ah, yes, the food. Whether you’re traveling near or far, there are infinite options for enjoying local cuisines, even at your hotel. However, for vegetarians, the perfect getaway can be challenging if the hotel restaurant doesn’t offer a substantial plant-based menu.

“I’m really in love with the Dreamcatcher. It’s small and chic, and they have yoga and meditation right on the beach, plus massage, salsa classes, and cooking classes. They brand themselves as a vegetarian hotel; breakfast and brunch are vegetable-focused and they do vegan dinners. It has a really great vibe — the rooms are nicely decorated with furniture by local designers and most of them have terraces. It feels very natural. And you are right in Ocean Park, steps away from the beach. The owners are hands-on and their customer service is fantastic.” —Paulina Salach, co-founder of Spoon Food Tours

21 visit in 2018

Travel + Leisure - February 2018

"Last year, Hurricane Maria canceled my solo stay at this 12-room oasis, and I’m so looking forward to rebooking now that San Juan is back on its feet for tourism (and in need of the financial support it provides). Though much of the Puerto Rican population is still working toward recovery, the Dreamcatcher staff reports the restaurants and shops in the neighborhood have reopened and the nearby beach is as beautiful as ever. The rooms have so much personality, the food gets rave reviews, and the activities on offer range from moonlight yoga to rainforest hikes to hands-on volunteer projects." — Richelle Szypulski, Assistant Digital Editor

52 Places To Go in 2018

New York Times - January 2018

The Caribbean and The Dreamcatcher made it on the annual "52 Places To Go" list by New York Times, ranked #4!

The World's Best Hotels For Under £150

CN Traveler - April 2017

This bohemian bed and breakfast only has 12 rooms but each comes with its own name and is decorated with crochet bed covers, Berber rugs, retro wallpaper and 70s light fixtures, reports the travel publication.The accommodation encourages guests to socialise and has plenty of public spaces and a shared kitchen. There are sunset yoga sessions on the outdoor terrace but you can also arrange a rainforest tour or a paddle-boarding session down on the beach at the front desk.

A Vegetarian Oasis

Vice Magazine - September 2016

Chef Jerome Valencia brings artistry to the vegetarian culinary scene in Puerto Rico. As a follower of the Rastafari movement, Jerome and his friends began a campaign in a place where there wasn’t even a market, leading to a decade-long sojourn that Jerome refers to as his life’s path. Equal parts chef, musician, and visionary, Jerome is propelled by a different way of seeing things, a consciousness that’s rooted in the art of soulful living, and very, very delicious cooking.


On an island largely known for being carnivorous—where fried cheeses and heavy meats fuse together in almost every meal—just like Chef Jerome, The Dreamcatcher is a change-maker: Allowing only vegetarian meal prep in its communal kitchen, guests of bed and breakfasts flock to the idyllic retreat for a healthy break from their routine.

A Foodie Tour of Puerto Rico

The Guardian - November 2015

Sylvia de Marco was one of the pioneers of Calle Loíza’s renaissance, opening her vegetarian haven in 2012 and festooning it with hammocks, plants, buddhas, candles and, yes, dreamcatchers. The vibe is resolutely new-agey: you’re thanked for “sharing your energy in our home and being part of the beautiful menagerie that creates the Dreamcatcher”. And while guests can cook their own (meat-free) food in the two kitchens, it also has a chef, the talented Jerome Valencia, whose daily three-course veggie breakfasts are more luxy than hippy: pumpkin porridge with papaya and nuts, then scrambled eggs on portabella mushrooms with spinach, cheese and guava salsa, and indulgent chocolate and avocado mousse.


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