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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
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Hours:
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
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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Tour by tram

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Columbia, Maryland
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Columbia, Maryland
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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!!!

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Caribou, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Saint Paul, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Bamako, Mali
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has enthusiastic guides providing and informative tour amongst the most breath-taking of sceneries at each trolley stop.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

I am Puerto Rican (born and raised), even though I heard about this place before I have never visited it. What I was thinking? I wished I had gone earlier. Their tour last about 3 hours and cost is aprox 13.00.It is amazing so much beaty being preserved. The Guide was highly experienced and knowledgeable. She answerded all my questions... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We took the night tour of the bioluminescent lagoon and light pollution, Due to recent heavy rain the lagoon was not very bioluminescent, but the tour as a whole was great fun and I would recommend it. They claim a requirement of long pants and long sleeve shirts but didn't enforce it, and you don't really need those. Best part... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Please be advised: you need to book this tour in advance through the organization's website. If possible, please try to sit near the front of the tour vehicle, as the vehicle's engine is located in the back, and at times it was hard to hear the guide over the engine's whine. The tour was very informative and educational. I enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent way to spend the day! Take a 2:30 hour tour around this beautiful nature reserve and discover many habitats in one place. You will take a trolley and visit swamps, rocky shoreline, mangrove trees and a beautiful 19th century lighthouse. The tour costs 12$ for adults and offers tours in english and Spanish and requires reservations... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour led by Francisco. He knew what he was talking about, he was entertaining and engaging. This is a tour for the whole family, everyone has something to gain.

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MelissaPLN, Reservations Leader at Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear visitor, I'm happy to read you enjoyed your tour! Indeed it is intended for the entire family, as are others that we offer at the nature reserve. Hope to see you soon at another one of our events. Regards, Melissa Vega Reservations Leader More 

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