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La Parguera

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Address: Lajas | Southwestern Coast, Puerto Rico
Description: A tiny village by the sea full of homey bed and breakfast inns.

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Nice small town with great food, bio-bay, snorkeling and more

After 4 days in San Juan, we moved to Ponce to stay away from the christmas tourist crowd. We are glad we did. This is the bio-bay where you can swim in after a short trip on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I had heard in advance that the bio bay in Parguera was the least active, but to clarify, my wife and I found it to be completely dead... we were hustled ticket's near the docks to go on a bio-bay cruise. Our Captain, Johnny, was over 20 minutes late to take us out. We boarded a small crammed, gas wreaking,... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Take the night time boat tours to see the phosphorus waters. About a :20 boat ride out, then the diver will dive into the water and swim around, the waters will actually glow all around him. Very interesting to do.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Growing up this was one of the many Beaches we used to frequent as kids it is always busy, for the amount of visitors it is extremely clean, the local fried food on the vendors stand is a staple, It is Awesome for kids to play and have a nice time, and Please unless you want to get Burn extra... More 

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Driggs
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I came here 30 years ago and was mesmerized by the bio luminescent algae. So I was so looking forward to showing this phenomenon to my family, now with grown up children. We took one of the tourist boats out, there are two local tours but they're probably the same. What I saw was incredibly disappointing. You can barely see... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

After 4 days in San Juan, we moved to Ponce to stay away from the christmas tourist crowd. We are glad we did. This is the bio-bay where you can swim in after a short trip on a motor boat. Near by Bahia Sucia beach (Caba Rojo) is breathtaking. Great food at Turru mote restaurant at the local yatch club.

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you go to la Parguera don't stay on the shore, pay a local captain (recommend small boats on muelle Escondido area next to Parador Villa Parguera) , explore the channels, the bay during day light and night time. Kayaking on the Bioluminiscent bay was a check off my bucket list. Snorkeling, swimming in pristine Caribbean Sea water, explore the... More 

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Guanica, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

La Parguera is a fishing town located in Lajas Puerto Rico. It's a site definitely worth seeing if you are ever by the island. During the day, snorkeling is a great activity, the amount of sea weeds, urchins, fishes, corals, and many others that you can swim with and touch is astonishing. During the afternoon there are shops and restautants... More 

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Westmont, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

On this trip to Puerto Rico, I visited areas that I had not been to before including one of the bioluminescent bays Puerto Rico is famous for. Had heard and read that the one at La Parquera had been degraded substantially, but had to see for myself. Came down from a couple of days in Rincon and stayed one night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This experience was perfect. We went on a boat with some friends finding lots of other boats. You can share with other people while someone is sharing great music from one of the boats while you talk, have some drinks and enjoy the whole day in the sea. Perfect!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

La Parguera and all the southwest of Puerto Rico is a hidden Paradise. The local governments do not promote the activities and the natural wonder of this area. Definitely the Bio Bay is one of the marvelous things to enjoy. This Bio Bay you are allowed to swim and enjoy the warm water. I was reading few reviews saying that... More 

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