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Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve

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Address: Rt 987, Fajardo 00738, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-722-5882
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wed 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thu - Sat 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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A true gem!

Reserve tours on-line well in advance of your travel dates- this is the only way to access the grounds (except on the beach via the pier near Seven Seas beach). We chose the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reserve tours on-line well in advance of your travel dates- this is the only way to access the grounds (except on the beach via the pier near Seven Seas beach). We chose the bioluminescence tour and the lighthouse tour. Each tour was 2 hours in length, and led by guides Alexandra and Astrid, who are incredibly knowledgeable of the area... More 

Thank runnerBeth
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3 reviews
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

The preserve is beautiful, tour educational and our guide was great. Reservations are required and there is only one English speaking tour a day so you must book a couple of weeks in advance. It is an easy tour for anyone with walking issues. Other than a short board walk tour into the mangroves it is all done on a... More 

Thank Jill U
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

Nice trip to get in touch with nature Good for all young and old You need to do some walking in some areas Can get very hot since you will be in the "manglar" area Excellent view at the light house to take pictures Very professional tour people Needs reservation ahead, so do with time

Thank Alfredo G
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Our guide and naturalist Astrid, was incredibly knowledgeable on the various mangroves, wildlife and ecosystem. She mixed in local stories and used humor to make this a learning event and fun at the same time. She answered all of our inquires and questions with patient and great context. The facility is lovely and the tour was comfortable and accommodating for... More 

Thank MindyM0
Sheridan, Wyoming
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2017

Karina was our tour guide and she was amazing. We got lucky and had the tour all to ourselves. My traveling buddy is Spanish so we went for Spanish as it was earlier in the day (try to beat the heat a bit) and since it a VIP tour, Karina did it in English and Spanish!!! Absolutely amazing and not... More 

Thank scubachicknwyo
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5 reviews
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Reviewed February 6, 2017

I saw the reviews here and decided to give it a try. For $12, why not. The tour was great. Our English speaking guide was knowledgeable. We got to see many of the areas and the tram took us to different locations. At the lighthouse, you'll be able to see other islands in the Caribbean. I was at El Yunque... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2017

This preserve requires advance reservations that can be made on line. The tour is escorted and done by tram. The English version is only once a day in the afternoon. Highlights included views from the lighthouse and the museum in the lighthouse with bioluminescent organisms display and live hermit crabs. Also included were the lagoon, forest and beach cove.

Thank Judy B
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59 reviews
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Reviewed January 21, 2017

Amazing educational tour!!!! Our tour guide was very knowlegeable!!! Was hot though-even though in January-I didnt listen and wore long heavy pants......wear comfortable shoes. Would definately do it again!!!

Thank artemis846
Caribou, Maine
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is a fantastic tour and should not be missed. They have tours in both Spanish and English so be sure to select the correct one. You start off on a tram and the guide explains the history and flora within the reserve. The tram engine was loud but we asked him to turn up the speaker volume and he... More 

3 Thank Tom-WCT
Saint Paul, Missouri
2 reviews
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

If you want to see an incredible view and experience natural up close you do not want to miss this one. This beautiful and diverse piece of land was rescued from developed by a privately funded preservation organization. They offer an easy going informative tour but spots are limited, call in advance! The 2 hour (appox) tour is thru several... More 

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