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“Fantastic views and very educational”

Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve
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$112.00*
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Bioluminescent Kayak Adventure from San Juan
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Fee: Yes
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 November 11, 2013

We were staying nearby, so we reserved a spot for the English tour of the nature reserve before we arrived in Puerto Rico. We learned a lot of new things, visited a beautiful beach and lighthouse and were treated to spectacular views. The guide was very friendly, and on a hot day, it was nice that there wasn't a lot of walking involved. It would be great to combine this with another activity in the area if you were coming from San Juan. There are clean restrooms and a water fountain at the check-in area. As you drive along Seven Seas Beach, you will pass some tables and benches on the beach (left) side and then immediately after that you will see the gated entrance to the nature reserve on the left. Approximately a half hour before your tour, they will open the gate to allow you in.

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

On the recommendation of fellow travelers, we took the "Meet at Las Cabezas de San Juan" tour. The tour is 2-21/2 hours on a tram, then a very comfortable walk thru mangroves, then back on tram to a rocky beach, then tram to the lighthouse. Very educational. Best $10 per person attraction in Puerto Rico we found. Stunning views from the lighthouse & very knowledgable guide. Not to be missed! Must sign up online at http://paralanaturaleza.org

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Reviewed November 4, 2013

WE took the night tour to the lighthouse and bio bay, so different seen at night. We decided to go at night to see a different viewpoint. The sounds were amazing. It had just rained and the coquis were going crazy. We went at night because we had already seen the views of the island which are pretty much similar around the island.

2  Thank richdeyo
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

The best $10 you will spend in Puerto Rico!
A two hour tour that is informative and interesting. I went October 16, 2013.
You are driven around the preserve in a jitney, and get out at 3 places. There was a woman with a walker on my tour, and she was able to fully enjoy the excursion.
At the lighthouse you will be able to touch a Cucumber fish. They will also take you into a darkened room to teach about bioluminescence, and will then--spoiler alert!--take out bags filled with water and bioluminescent flagellates, which will glow!
Just a great experience. The tour guide was great. Be sure to go, if you are at all interested in nature.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We were so glad to know that this part of the island and it's history will forever be preserved as it is. The tour offers a unique perspective of the island and you get to see and learn little things that make it special. The coral beach was a wonderful part of the island and the lighthouse views are spectacular. This was well worth the tour fee

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