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Address: Road 333 | Guanica PR, Playa de Guanica, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 1-787-821-4941
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Gilligan’s Island (the official name is Cayo Aurora) is a tiny island that...
Gilligan’s Island (the official name is Cayo Aurora) is a tiny island that is part of the Biosphere Reserve of Guánica. It is popular with locals for swimming, snorkeling, beach-time, and kayaking.
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A great beach

Guanica is a very well known for its beaches, one of my favorite is Gilligan's Island. To get there you take a boat and it takes a couple of minutes. Unlike other beaches in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Luis L
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We have been to Gilligan's Island twice and both time we only stayed for at most 3 hours. This is the perfect place if you have a big group of friends, rafts, and a cooler of beer to just hang out and float around for the day. We were told that there is a lot of great snorkeling here and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Guanica is a very well known for its beaches, one of my favorite is Gilligan's Island. To get there you take a boat and it takes a couple of minutes. Unlike other beaches in Guanica the water is very clean and it is very well kept. The island itself is very beautiful and it's a very good place to take... More 

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Chesterton, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

A short boat ride ($7) took us to the island which had a nice beach and and awesome cove which was a great place for our first experience snorkeling. Calm and about 3 feet deep, the mangroves were overrun with various tropical fish. You can ride over or back on the hour. There is a compost toilet on the island... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This Island is simply beautiful, is crystal clear and the trees surrounding it are very pretty, the only bad thing is that there is always a lot of people. I went twice and I found my trip more pleasurable when I went on a kayak by myself, it's easier to be around the island in the kayak because basically there... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

wonderrfull place to spend the day. i stayed at Marilee by the sea with a view to guilligans island. Bring your steak and drinks and cook there.. its a great place for family or couples.....

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Anchorage, Alaska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We rented kayaks from Copamarina Beach Resort (looked like a very nice hotel by the way with beach access out you back door and several activities). Cost was $30 for 2 hrs for a double. It was a fun trip. 20ish minute kayak each way. You can't cross the roped off areas with the kayak so you have to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Reaching Guanica its fun lots of farms you can see around, until you get Gilligan,s Island. A magestic island of wonderful views of crystals waters and beautiful sunsets. Exploring the island its fun, lots of roads that can take you round the island. Just imagine an Pirates of the Caribbean experience jeje. Enjoy!!!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Looking at other comments about the crowding, we must have lucked out: there were only 7 of us on the entire island the day we went. Yes, there isn't much of a "beach." It is a mangrove forest with small patches of sand in between, as others have noted, and it's totally charming. It is supposed to be good for... More 

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Lehi, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It is a mangrove forest with small patches of sand in between, and it was wonderful. there were tons of people but we had our own private beach. The water was crystal clear and perfect. My kids snorkeled and saw fish and even a little octopus. Yes, there is nothing there to eat. No vendors! Take a cooler and your... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It is more or less mangrove forest with small patches of sand in between. Clearly locals love it - there are BBQ set up everywhere to help make good picnics. The water is shallow and clear .... But there is no nice place to sit on land and relax. The public beach on the main island just across would be... More 

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