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Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve
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$106.00*
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Bioluminescent Kayak Adventure from San Juan
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$94.78*
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2 Passenger Mini Boat Snorkel Safari
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A bioluminescent lagoon, mangroves, coral reefs, dry forests, sandy and rocky beaches set between headlands—visit all these ecosystems in one place, the Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve, in Fajardo. You’ll find one of our most frequented visitor centers here, and it’s only steps away from the best resorts in the area. You can take traditional, night and thematic tours from here—on bike, kayak or trolley—always in the company of a nature specialist who will show you everything about the ecosystems, landscapes and wildlife of the reserve, including the breathtaking view of the northeast tip of Puerto Rico from the top of the Fajardo Lighthouse. Multiple tours available by booking online. Spaces are limited, please reserve in advance online or by phone.
Reviewed February 28, 2013

An ecotone is a transitional space between two biomes. The Las Cabezas tour was an incredible chance to experience multiple ecotones. Not only that, but the lighthouse portion covered bioluminescence, sea mammals, corals, and crustaceans. This tour is very interesting for anyone young or old. It is especially interesting for biology/botany nerds!

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Reviewed February 20, 2013

My family and I recently took the nighttime tour offered here. It was a very memorable experience. Our tour guide, Carlos, was friendly and informative. The building we left from was beautiful and it was nice to take a moment to relax on the rocking chairs. All three parts of our tour were interesting and fun. We visited the lighthouse and talked about the constellations. We walked down to the lagoon to see the bioluminescence. It wasn't a great night for that, but we did see some "fireflies" in the water. That's what my 5 year old called them. In the dry forest, we had a close encounter with a small lizard and on the beach we saw a sea urchin and the highlight - a puffer fish. Reservations must be made in advance and the website can be cumbersome, but it was well worth the effort.

1  Thank Megan C
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Finally on our 8th trip to Fajardo we decided to do this tour...very enjoyable and informative, our guide Alberto was outstanding....the views were spectacular...would highly recommend this tour to everyone!

1  Thank Embarcon
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We never got to go on the tour because they don't answer their telephones or e-mail on weekends, so we couldn't sign up for the tour in advance. And the man at the front entrance station was completely unhelpful when we asked whether we could simply pay our admission at the gate.

1  Thank Bill D
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Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

This nature reserve is just big enough to make you feel as if you are away from it all. We did the night tour, which takes you to the rainforest, the dry forest, and the bioluminescent lagoon. It is a fairly long tour (about two hours), which was a little long for our children (9 & 8) so late in the evening, but overall, this is a fascinating experience.

2  Thank Stephen J
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