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Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve

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Address: Rt 987, Fajardo 00738, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-722-5882
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
Description: Comprised of three headlands that extend into the Atlantic ocean, this...
Comprised of three headlands that extend into the Atlantic ocean, this nature reserve encompasses seven different ecosystems including forests, beaches and offshore coral reefs.
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If you like tours where you can learn about local ecosystems, you must do this tour. I went to the 2pm english speaking tour. Karina was our guide and did a wonderful job... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Mosslady53
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Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

If you like tours where you can learn about local ecosystems, you must do this tour. I went to the 2pm english speaking tour. Karina was our guide and did a wonderful job explaining things along the way.

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Wisconsin, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

As a tourist over 55+ I was hoping this would be a good way to see the bioluminescent bay. Although I am a kayaker, some of the reviews made me leery to pick that option. The electric boats were all booked weeks in advance and the reviews for here seemed pretty good and I liked the idea of going with... More 

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Boston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is such an incredible resource for the area, I can't imagine being in the area and not doing this tour, especially if traveling with anyone new to Puerto Rico. We went at night in order to see the Biobay, and reservations are required, so book early if you don't want to get shut out. The tour itself lasts about... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Visited Las Cabezas de San Juan on 11/14. Educational tour done at night to observe the nocturnal inhabitants as well as the bioluminescent bay which was one of the most wonderful things to watch. Magnificent experience with excellent tour guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you go to Puerto Rico you must take this tour. It's a Federal Nature Reserve that it is worthwhile. Please make reservations ahead of time. They take you through a tour where they show all nature from the beach level to the top of a mountain with spectacular views. It's definitely breath taking!

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Oxford, Ohio
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

As mentioned in reviews you do need reservations, but this can be done a day ahead (or possibly less) by calling the office in San Juan. Senior price is $9. Tour is by tram through the reserve. Longest walk, and probably the most interesting and educational section, is about 20 minutes along a boardwalk through the mangroves by the lagoon.... More 

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Elko New Market
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We did the walking tour of the bio-luminescent bay in lieu of the kayak trip because the moon phase was a little too advanced to make the more expensive kayak outing questionable. We enjoyed the view from the lighthouse and the lesson on light pollution and dinoflagellates, before going to the lagoon to splash our walking sticks into the water... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We took an evening biobay and light pollution tour through the Conservation Trust. We were interested in seeing the biobay but had reservations about taking a kayaking or motor boat tour due to the potential damaging effects on the environment. When I came across this tour at the Cabezas de San Juan's Laguna Grande I was pleased to give my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

One of our highlights to our vacation. My family with kids (11, 9, 7) enjoyed the nature walk, the view from the light house and the bioluminescent lagoon. Make reservations ahead of time as they do book early!

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Englewood, Florida
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18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This tour began just a short walking distance from our rented condo, but we almost didn't take advantage of it. The guard told us we had to phone for a reservation, so that is what we did and were able to get on a 2 p.m. English speaking tour. Despite her decent English, the guide was difficult to understand much... More 

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