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Gilligan's Island

Address: Road 333 | Guanica PR, Playa de Guanica, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 1-787-821-4941
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Gilligan’s Island (the official name is Cayo Aurora) is a tiny island that is part of the Biosphere...
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Type: Islands, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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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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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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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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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Such a great time!! Came here w a few friends to spend the day we had an amazing time. It's around $7 per person for the boat ride (both ways) and $5 more if you are bringing a cooler. I would recommend you bring a cooler because there is nothing at the island - we brought lots of alcohol and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We wanted to take our kids (11,9,5) snorkeling with our own equipment and we didn't want to spend a fortune. This place was perfect. A little boat ride for $7 a person takes you to this small island surrounded by shallow clear water. We saw tons of a variety of fish and the island itself had large iguanas walking around... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Visited October 5 2014. There is no shore to lay out in.angroves everywhere. Not pretty. No where to sit or stand comfortably. Very small area. Water is pretty but no better than the one on Coparina Resort. Don't waste your time. Everyone returns on the first shuttle back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

It's a cay on the south side of Puerto Rico by the Guanica county. It's a natural reserved controlled by Natural resources, which means it has a schedule, most be out of the island by 5 pm. There is a ferry service leaving from San Jacinto it's about $7 per person round trip. It leaves as soon as the ferry... More 

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

If you want to disconnect from the routine Gilligan's Island is the perfect place. To me Gilligan is one of the best beaches in Puerto Rico. You must arrive early to the dock from where the boat takes people to the island because it is always full. The cost of the boat trip is around $ 7. The food on... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were told that the ferry runs every hour. We took our snorkel gear. Saw nothing but sand and sea grass. Waited close to 3 hours for the ferry to return. My husband had to call them to come pick us up. They hung up on him! No communication. Lady at restaurant/bar was rude. Everyone seemed to be in a... More 

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