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Laguna Grande

Cabezas Nature Reserve | Northeastern Coast, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #131 of 358 Attractions in Puerto Rico
Type: Bodies of Water, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Activities: Kayaking
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Owner description: A seasonally phosphorescent lagoon in the Cabezas Nature Reserve.

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

This was by far the most unique experience my friends and I shared on our long wknd trip to Puerto Rico. Raised in Florida, I'm familiar with the weather, food, & friendly people of PR however it reminded me very much of FL. However, our kayak trip to the bio bay opened my eyes to what PR offered; 3 of... More

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We wanted to visit one of Puerto Rico's bioluminescent bays but waited too long and had trouble booking one. If you visit PR book this as soon as possible. Luckily our hotel's concierge service was able to arrange a tour with B&E Tours. They were great! Young guys with a great sense of humor and very knowledgeable. Our two teenage... More

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Moscow, Russia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I would recommend to take the tour that starts at 6pm. Mangroves are awesome! Never seen anything like that before. It was so cool to kayak in there. Laguna itself is amazing! I would not say pictures in web are lying. They don't. Laguna really glows brightly BUT only when you touch the water. When you look at the pictures,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
37 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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