Every year in the central mountains of western Puerto Rico they have a festival in Maricao.
I met a couple from the states on the ferry ride back from vieques and they told me that they built a little twelve sided cabin in the jungle which they rent out for $50 a night. The cabin happened to be three miles from where the coffee festival would be.
So we got a group of 5 people together from the hostel which made renting a car and the cabin very cheap for us all.
The drive up the mountain was arduous and left me exhausted. We had to park at the top of a hill and walk a quarter mile down a steep hillside to reach the cabin but when we arrived it was absolutely serene. The cabin was perched with a view of three different mountains. Hummingbirds constantly buzzed around and coqui frogs sang all night. The cabin was beautiful with everything we needed and some extra perks like an outdoor shower and fire pit.
We all slept well and ate big communal dinners every night on the patio, candles lit and music playing.
The coffee festival was three miles from the cabin. It was a lovely little gathering with traditional food, crafts, music and of course music.