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After meeting Bob and Keishya at Playa Santiago, you'll cross the Caribbean en route to the island home of some 1200 rhesus monkeys. Steeped in history, mystery, and the spirit of scientific endeavor, this is surely an adventure for the curious travelers of Puerto Rico. If time permits, you can cool off at a nearby barge wreck, snorkeling, and taking in the underwater site of this once-forgotten, now gorgeous residence of thousands of underwater Puerto Ricans.
With decades of hiking experience in El Yunque, and a wealth of knowledge of its Pre-Colombian residents, Robin Phillips is your ideal rainforest tour guide. Met by incredible acclaim, his rainforest tours are a must for hikers and historians alike.
Take to the skies with Team Spirit, and get a whole new perspective on the Isla del Encanto. Feel the wind in your face as you gently glide over the forests, rivers and waterfalls of Puerto Rico, and touch down just in time for lunch. No number of words could describe the adrenaline rush that this very unique tour provides, you'll just have to experience it for yourself!
Conquer El Yunque! Kalachi Adventures canyoning excursions give tour-goers the rare opportunity to scale the rugged parts of the mysterious rainforest. Seasoned river guides will lead you through the cliff-jumping, rappelling, body-rafting, and hiking en route to waters deep and shallow, but always crystal clear and fresh. On the way, don't forget perk up your ears, your guides have plenty of interesting, hilarious, and eye-opening stories to tell along the way.
Join long-time surf instructor and innkeeper Bob Roberts for an afternoon of sun, sand, and righteous surf. Bob and his team make it easy to learn this Hawaiian art. Don't worry, if you've caught more than a few waves in your day, Bob would be happy to rent you one of his boards, and give his advice on the best surf spots on the island.
Never rode a horse? Want to learn? Campo Rico's gorgeous grounds are the ideal place to trot for the first time. With elegant, short-stepping Paso Fino horses your ride around Campo Rico's lakes, forest trails, and plateaus couldn't be smoother. Whether you're a first-time rider, or a seasoned equestrian, these trails are calling your name.
Leave the crowds behind, and see Puerto Rico's crystalline waters through the eyes of a local. Elena will take you and up to five others out on her fisherman's boat for a private tour of Luquillo and Fajardo's prime snorkeling location. Don't forget to pack a picnic lunch, right around midday you'll be venturing to a pristine island beach whose only footprints will be yours, and your party's.
Plunge into Puerto Rico's timeless seaside caverns with one of the islands top tourism photographers. Pose beside pre-colonial petroglyphs, or take a rubbing if you wish before leaving these breathtaking caves. Discover what drew the arawaks to this place centuries ago, and step back in time.
Feel like an explorer with Rocaliza Adventure Tours. Employing state of the art rappelling equipment and ziplines, Rocaliza offers tour-goers rare sights of the rainforest, along with heart-pounding flights through the jungle that are sure to leave you breathless. Finishing up with a home-cooked meal by a favorite local cook, this whole day excursion is one of our highest recommendations.
Join our favorite island pirates for an up close and personal encounter with Puerto Rican's submarine citizens. If you're lucky, when the sun starts going down, Hector and company can guide you to the extraordinary bioluminescent bay in Fajardo, away from the usual bumper-boat fare on the bigger tours. This swarthy crew will surely have you looking through the eyes of a seaman before returning back to the shore.
Circumnavigate an Island by Golf cart...On the Gorgeous Island of
Spend a day at one of the world’s most stunning beaches on the quaint island of Culebra. After about an hour long ferry ride in the morning, you’ll find plenty of public transport ready to take you and the other ferry riders to famous Flamenco Beach. Or, if you feel like exploring the island on your own, we’d recommend one of the souped-up golf carts on offer. With incredible views everywhere you turn, this hilly little island will have you under its spell no matter where find yourself.
The star of this production though is surely Flamenco Beach. Ranked as the fourth best beach in the world by tripadvisor in 2014, this incredibly spacious, white coral sand shore will have you held in disbelief from the moment you see it. And seeing the spray-painted Sherman tank is a must too. Although on my last trip the water was a little choppy (and frankly awesome for bodysurfing), through most days of the year you’ll see dozens of snorkelers just off the shore. With kiosks on the beach selling cocktails, beer, water, and BBQ, you can relax, sit back and listen to the tide, it’s surely one of the finest experiences to be had in Puerto Rico.
Explore Puerto Rico On Your Own
Just a brief twenty minute drive from the entrance to the El Yunque National Forest, we would recommend the white sands, and sweeping views of Luquillo Beach to any of our guests. With an area for surfers, a spot for body-surfers and boogie-boarders alike, and yet another gentle area perfect for relaxing, Luquillo Beach has a little something for everyone.
With too many reasons to count to visit Old San Juan, I'll just say this: next time you're in Puerto Rico visit this famous little town. With a thriving bar and restaurant sector, you can find craft cocktails that would fit right in at any mixology bar on the planet, and there's certainly food to match. For the history-lovers, there are two Spanish forts in the town awaiting you, and a frankly beautiful sea-side cemetery ready to take your breath away. With friendly locals at every corner on every street, a night in this metropolitan colonial village might just make your vacation.
With over sixty restaurants, bars, shops, and food stands lined up end-to-end, there's surely something delicious in store for you at one of Luquillo's kioskos. Just twenty minutes from El Yunque, spend the day wearing yourself on a misty mountain trail, and fill up with your preferred cuisine, be it Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Italian, or chow down on a tasty burger.
If you're looking for Caribbean beaches without the usual cruise ship or commercial scene, Puerto Rico's "little sister" could make for a perfect day. Just a ferry ride away, and with more than a day's worth of activities out and about on the island, whether you're just looking to relax on a beach of your own, or to explore this singular island abounding with natural vistas, Vieques is a local's destination of choice with good reason.