Nature & parks in Puerto Rico

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Nature & Parks in Puerto Rico

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  • sanju_222323
    New Jersey12,914 contributions
    the beaches in Pinones are quite different then famous san Juan beaches- no buoys, no lifeguard- no shower-no parking areas. Some beaches are quite nice, others are rocky. windy and rough waves. so these beaches are not known for swimming.

    but hey, this area is known for its food. Here you will find the best Alcapurrias, Bacalaito, and other local foods.
    Piñones is the area that surrounds the PR-187 from Carolina to Loíza — a sandy road that is replete with restaurants and chinchorros, bordered by the Piñones State Forest on the south and the Atlantic Ocean on the north

    Sundays are the busiest and most interesting days to go to Piñones since most kiosks are open. Locals prefer this area and tourists prefer San Juan. finding parking can be tough on weekends.
    Written March 25, 2022
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  • Becky O
    1 contribution
    -offered us a cooler and beach umbrella because we didn't have any
    -gave us reccs for snorkel spot (and took us to deeper water to snorkel)
    -offered us rides same day we called
    -very friendly
    -gave us food reccs
    -advised us on parking
    -offered us life vests
    -we thought this man was so good we would pay his fare again in a heartbeat (absolutely worth his fare, if not more)
    Written March 10, 2022
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  • macolonmd
    28 contributions
    Combate beach is one of the best 5 beaches in all of P.R. The clear and calm waters make it an ideal place to relax. The west coast has Playa Sucia, Combate beach and Buye beach that make a fantastic trio.
    Written February 19, 2021
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  • Ricardo
    12 contributions
    We visited these therapeutic hot springs in early December after traveling the island for several days. The facility was well maintained and the recent renovations were very lovely. Great changing facilities and a nice gift shop. Super affordable place to relax.
    I would suggest going outside peak sun hours. perhaps early morning, evening, or a rainy day? We went in the heat of the afternoon and the water was hot! Some of us loved it and it helped heal some aches and pains. You can bring in a water bottle but they also have tasty drinks for sale.
    Written February 19, 2022
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  • Suzanne T
    La Crosse, WI10 contributions
    Probably the most popular beach in Culebra, this long beach seemed to be the most populated but it did not feel crowded. There were food trucks and chair rentals and BATHROOMS. It is one of the loveliest beaches in the Caribbean.
    Written June 5, 2022
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  • rexpig
    Wilmington, DE226 contributions
    Pick a glass-bottomed kayak tour and go there for an awe-inspiring evening. If your guide is good, like ours was, you will be overwhelmed by the experience.
    Written June 28, 2022
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  • Commander Mark B
    56 contributions
    We found this beach by accident but really enjoyed it. Take your snorkel and go out to the bouy. It's marking a hidden gem of fish a wildlife. An easy swim from the shore
    Written April 19, 2022
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  • Enrique B
    Great Falls, VA57 contributions
    The key to enjoying Laguna Grande is having realistic expectations. Forget those heavily filtered IG pictures, the reality is that the glowing effect produced by the microscopic organisms in the bay is produced as a reaction to movement in the water. Only then do they activate their glowing defense mechanism. So don't expect you'll suddenly reach a bay that glows like a glowstick on a rave. You'll be able to see the glowing effect when you move the water with your hand and while rowing. Its a very interesting natural phenomenon that is worth experiencing - but again - you need to have realistic expectations.

    To get to the bay, you'll have to row for about 20-30 minutes through mangroves. Honestly, I found this experience alone to be worth the tour. I had never kayaked at night, and going through the dark, narrow channel is a very surreal, even creepy, experience.

    As for crowds...yes, there is a lot of people. There are several outfitters, and while you go through the narrow channel, you'll sometimes have a group coming the other way. There are only a handful of bio-bays in the world, and this one might be the most accessible one, so of course you won't be alone.
    Written May 25, 2022
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  • L & S
    55 contributions
    Such an amazing natural reserve! The most important part is knowing that you must rent a car and drive in yourself. The $2 ticket cost (on recreation.gov) is per CAR, not per person. Very organized upon arrival and map is easy to follow. Parking is lacking throughout, but it is easy to park along the main road and take the different hiking trailheads from there. Your visit can certainly be altered depending on who you are with. Beautiful views and would love to return to make the trek to the peak.
    Written July 1, 2022
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  • jaddielp2017
    San Antonio, TX136 contributions
    Isla Caja de Muertos in Ponce is a beautiful beach to enjoy. There is a short ride to the Island, but the sand and the water is the best in the south side of the Island. Very safe to swim or snorkeling. It could get a little crowded during holidays.
    Written March 13, 2021
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  • Lisa O
    Poway, CA2 contributions
    We enjoyed this beach very much. The waves were great and not too strong. My husband and 11 year old son body surfed most of the day. The beach sand was nice and no rocks. Our belongings felt safe on the beach when we were swimming. After swimming we walked to Tamboo and had drinks and a nice meal.
    Written March 28, 2022
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  • Elizabeth M
    Waterbury, CT70 contributions
    Crashboat has always been one of my favorite beaches in Puerto Rico. The water is calm & clear. Plenty of space to lay out in the sand. There are various options for food (fritters, shish kabobs, piña colada, smoothies, etc). You can also enjoy banana boat rides (for a fee).
    Note: It gets very busy on weekends and during June/July so arriving early is recommended in order to find parking.
    Written June 21, 2022
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  • toriadori
    Boqueron, Puerto Rico111 contributions
    don't know why i didn't post this before. I really hope they re open it.
    I hate underground caves. But this was actually two caves, and there's only about 30 seconds where you can't see the opening in one of them. When you get to the view of the valley, it's all worthwhle! I really hope they re-open it.
    Written May 24, 2022
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  • Mike46077
    Zionsville, IN375 contributions
    Playa La Chiva really is picture post card perfect. White sand, swaying palm trees, multi-hued warm blue water, and a nice breeze. There are also lots of cabanas to give shade. What is really amazing is how few people are there for such a great beach. If you make this your one beach you won't be disappointed.
    Written June 28, 2022
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  • Tereena J
    1 contribution
    Everyone was super friendly! I had an amazing time. I did ATV’s and horseback riding. I can’t say enough about the wonderful time I had and the rainforest was magnificent!
    Written June 30, 2022
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