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Laguna Grande

Cabezas Nature Reserve | Northeastern Coast, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #181 of 400 attractions in Puerto Rico
Type: Bodies of Water, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Kayaking
Description: A seasonally phosphorescent lagoon in the Cabezas Nature Reserve.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We had read so many reviews about the bioluminescence phenomena that we thought we had to do this excursion during our visit to Puerto Rico. Since we couldn't do the one in Vieques (requires overnight stay unless you can get on a fast catamaran) and the La Parguera one wasn't considered good, so we settled on this one. Even then... More

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Frederick, Maryland, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We went on the kayak tour with yukahu tour company. We had a good time... but it can be quite frustrating with all the people they give oars with no experience... in the dark... they just run into everyone the whole time. It was cool going through the manggroves and the lagoon. I dont know now if I would do... More

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11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

A picture says a thousand words but what if what was experienced cannot be captured in a picture and cannot be expressed in a 1000 words. Laguna Grande in Puerto Rico is one such place. Laguna Grande is Bio-illuminant Lake, home to unique plankton, which glows when disturbed. Its magical and a sight bar none. Its places that Laguna Grande... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We used Kayaking Puerto Rico to tour the bay. They were very nice, very funny and made sure you knew what you stayed safe. They provide a basic tutorial if you have never been kayaking before (which I hadn't). At the end they provided snacks and beverages at no additional charge. They also take pictures during and after and then... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I called AkuAdventure to make a reservation for Laguna Grande, the Bioluminescent Bay in Fajardo. The reason I called AkuAdventures is because in the online forums, previous reviewers said they had the kayaks with the clear bottoms. This would have been great to see more glowing. After giving them my credit card over the phone, I didn't get an email... More

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Newbury Park, California, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Movement lights up the water with rain, fish, oars, sticks etc. Very neat. The ride through/under the mangroves was a unique experience too just getting there. Most people seem to Kayak, but we were with Michael and Capitan Suarez by motorboat who gave a nice run down on the science and history accompanied by shout outs in various languages to... More

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Washington DC metro area
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97 reviews 97 reviews
37 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

I had read before booking that the bioluminescent waters are best seen on a very dark night - we were unfortunately not able to avoid the full moon during our visit, but it was well worth going anyway. We used Kayak Puerto Rico and were generally pleased. Took the early outing (6pm) and was glad we did because the moon... More

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New York, New York, United States
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Went on Las Tortugas adventures. We took a kayak out to the bay. Checked the moon calander to make sure the moon wasnt out. As soon as it gets dark millions of micro-organisms, called “dinoflagellates”, glow in the dark for a second every time you touch the water or row. you see them light up swirling around your oar. I... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Totally fun! I do admitt though, DNER regulations wouldn't let my 10 year old swim there, so she was pretty mad. But we all enjoyed the water and loved the atmosphere. I did some research and here are some good wesites and pictures: www.biobay.com www.tripadvisor.com (teehee) www.google.com (click images and type in Puerto Rico Glowing Waters) *They also have been... More

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Regina, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Long story short... there are actually three bioluminescent lagoons on Puerto Rico. The party of friends and family I was to meet had booked here, but I was following my Frommers Travel guide to one on the completely opposite side of the island. Oops! So glad we made it just in time. Although the paddling up current is a little... More

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