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Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve

Rt 987, Fajardo 00738, Puerto Rico
787-722-5882
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Fajardo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Lighthouses
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Comprised of three headlands that extend into the Atlantic ocean, this nature reserve encompasses seven different ecosystems including forests,... more » Owner description: Comprised of three headlands that extend into the Atlantic ocean, this nature reserve encompasses seven different ecosystems including forests, beaches and offshore coral reefs. « less
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Bronx, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Had a lovely time when we found this secluded beach on our way to San Juan Nature reserve. very clean, locals was very helpful, jet ski tours, and a beautiful sunset scene. One thing , please have your bug repellant on hand. But the beach is worth the bites.

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We loved this tour. My family (4 adults, 2 children) loved this tour. We took the basic daytime tour that goes to the lighthouse, the rocky beach and mangrove forest. It is a beautiful place with amazing views. The tour is a combination of trolley and walking. The lighthouse is really beautifully preserved, the rocky beach is really incredible. There... More

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Buffalo, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is a small private tour in a reserve right on the "head" of Puerto Rico. The tour takes you up to the light house, which is beautiful and has a great view. You get a lesson in bioluminescent animals and the effects of light pollution. We then took a walk in the dark on a boardwalk with big sticks... More

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Although I lived in Fajardo for a couple of years before moving to USA, I never visited this gem until last week. Nice and kids friendly tour with a lot of information and spectacular views.

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rhode island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This preserve only lets visitors in with a guide. I took the trolley which was about two hours. You learn a lot about the plant life and the ecosystems in the preserve and we saw a couple of large iguanas too. This place offers other very interesting tours that are much more challenging. Go on their website and check them... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I had a blast and learned so much about the island. The bioluminescent bay is fabulous and a great family event. Las Cabezas does a great job keeping the trip engaging and fun. Bring bug spray though!!

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We opted to do the evening lighthouse and bio tour at Las Cabezas Nature Reserve instead of a kayak tour of the bio bay. The guide was very informative and his discussion about the bay made the experience much more enjoyable. In the end, we were relieved to not be out on the bay getting wet and jockeying with 20... More

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nj
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had higher expectations for the tour. I am sorry to say they were not met. It is still a tour for a good cause, but it was not fun or educational for us. We took the night (Bioluminesence) tour, and although the guide was great, the tour itself was not. It is made up of three sections. First you... More

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plant city,fl
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

we bought $10 ticket to go on a guided tour for 2 PM(only slot for English speaking guide). Unless going for kayaking at night and actually watching the actual bioluminescence, there is no fun. I expected a lot more than just a tram ride, 3 stops, mosquito bite and burning in the sun. I bought the tickets in advance as... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Plan ahead for this park. You need to go to the web site a book your reservation. Reasonably priced for a guided tour. Tram ride takes you though the park with stops, and ecology information. We especially appreciated the bioluminecence exhibit, since all of the bays were closed during our visit.

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