Exciting Things to Do in Puerto Rico

Top Extreme Activities & Thrilling Things to Do in Puerto Rico, Caribbean

Exciting Things to Do in Puerto Rico for Thrill Seekers

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  • Andra R
    4 contributions
    We went on a full moon. Not recommended, much better when is fully dark! Somebody told us it is great on a rainy day, the rain drops light up the water.
    Written April 18, 2022
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  • wilwilwil
    West Lafayette, IN28 contributions
    I'm glad I can leave a review on this without penalizing our tour operator. They did a great job and it was a lot of fun only because I knew the deal going in - the deal being the whole BioBay in Fajardo is a hoax nowadays. It hasn't glowed much in probably a decade.

    You can see a little twinkling if you do just the right things and use the tarps they provide, but you are not going to see any glowing in the water. Even if it were possible, we had a moonless night and the amount of light coming from the lagoon shore makes it feel like a full moon. It was ridiculous.

    You will have to wade into the water to access your kayak. And your tour operator will likely not operate any sort of "lockers" for your valuables. They will provide a box to throw your car keys into and tell you to leave phones and wallets in your car. In a deserted park. In a Puerto Rican town. So maybe bring a ziploc and put your phone and wallet in your underwear like I did.

    The canal to the lagoon can be tight and if people in your group do not have any kayaking experience it will at first be hilarious...and then it will get pretty annoying when they keep spinning in circles blocking the whole path for everyone. And then the other tour trying to *leave* the lagoon will crash into them and it will be chaos.

    Our tour lasted about an hour and change. That was a good amount of time. In total you kayak maybe four miles, which is not as much as it sounds.

    Reviews online suggested the later tour was better because it would be darker. I disagree. Since there is no actual glowing in the lagoon, it would have been nice to be able to see more than the glowing light hanging behind the kayak in front of us on the way through that canal - there are mangrove roots hanging down over the canal and you can easily take one in the face. With the earlier tour it would be dusk going in, dark coming out which would have been better than dark in, dark out.

    All told, I really liked the nighttime kayaking experience itself and this was a very memorable thing to do. Just don't expect a bioluminescent show.
    Written October 12, 2021
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  • JEM
    2 contributions
    Our Tour Guide Luis is a pleasant funny and knowledgeable gentleman. He knew so much about the Rain forest and the island. He made our travel time seem short as he gave us a history lesson on various places; He is a great asset to the Tourism Industry.
    Written May 13, 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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  • BuzzBeagle2017
    21 contributions
    Beautiful beach. Water is calm and temperature is perfect. Food trucks offer good lunch options. Pretty packed w locals and tourists.
    Written May 10, 2022
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  • Ellie G
    22 contributions
    After putting in your hard hat and receiving your flashlight, this spectacular experience begins with a hike up the mountainside, so bring comfortable footwear. Once you arrive at the cave you can wit your turn and swing from the trees with a rope; much fun. As you climb down into the cave; watch your footing. You begin to follow a trail inside a dark cave where you will hear strange sounds of the friendly inhabitants that live there; harmless. Once you arrive to the cave’s opening, you will be in awe of nature’s glorious mountains in Utuado. Enjoy the moment! There is parking and refreshments at the gas station area next to the cave’s entry. After your visit continue on route 10 oeste (south) and north enjoy your visit into the plaza square of Utuado
    Written September 1, 2021
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  • KIM S
    Taylors, SC184 contributions
    We did an ATV tour and LOVED it! You follow in a line through the rainforest trails. Don't worry about the fact that you have to be in a line. It's all a trail anyway. There are several stops including a little drink stand by the river where you can get fruity drinks served in coconuts. (No alcohol). My teens loved this! They all thought this ride was the best part of our trip.
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • A C
    Houston, TX8 contributions
    The ladder to climb down the cave is no longer there, I have no idea how people got down there. The views are breathtaking, it only takes about an hour to see the whole thing.
    Written May 4, 2022
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  • RudySzymon
    Chicago, IL679 contributions
    After passing the really bad road and getting to the parking lot, the walk is very short to either the beach or the lighthouse. Beautiful sandy beach , kind of the little bay with cliffs on both ends.
    Written April 6, 2022
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  • Amanda J
    6 contributions
    This was a great introductory horseback trail. My 10 year old son and I found this to be our favorite activity of many while in Puerto Rico. Nora was our guide and taught us so much about horses and the many plants and fruits growing in this old sugar cane and tobacco farm. She was amazing! We definitely recommend this excursion for families or those looking for a leisure horseback riding trip.
    Written April 16, 2022
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  • RudySzymon
    Chicago, IL679 contributions
    The views at most of the sections of this road are amazing. We spent couple of weeks on the island therefore we decided to do Ruta panoramica in pieces 50-100 km per day depending on the distance from our home. Some sections are extremely narrow ( most of the time called el camino) sometimes Google got lost or road was closed. Sometimes there were a huge potholes or the asphalt nonexistent. But it was all worth it.
    Written April 7, 2022
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  • Amy B
    Suffield, CT49 contributions
    I would highly recommend this hike. It was about 20 minutes through the woods. Lots of exposed roots and some climbing on rocks. I would recommend sneakers, hiking shoes or water shoes. I am a novice hiker and I didn't find it difficult, just a little tricky. You really need to pay attention to the ground so you don't trip or hit your head on a branch.
    After you get through the woods and hit the beach you can continue quite a ways down the beach. You have to head back towards the woods a bit to go further, but you head right back down towards the beach.
    Once you hit the beach it's really beautiful. Lots of rock formations to explore. I wouldn't say you should swim, the waves looked rough and there could be powerful under currents. However, there are plenty of places to wade in shallow calm water. We saw lots of people just sitting in the water enjoying the sun and peace.
    We didn't wear our suits and wish we did. Also, bring plenty of water.
    We were there in the afternoon. We passed plenty of hikers, but it did not feel crowded. I would highly recommend. Definitely not for children under maybe 9 or 10? Enjoy!
    Written April 20, 2022
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  • lizbeth790
    Selinsgrove, PA3 contributions
    Amazing experience but be careful. You can get lost easily. Go with someone that knows the route. Water necessary to avoid dehydration. Will go again definitely.
    Written June 21, 2017
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  • Delia C
    Isabela, Puerto Rico54 contributions
    This place is very beautiful and clean, but it is very difficult to find parking to enter. It is small place very crowded.
    Written December 20, 2021
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