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San Juan: ATV Adventure at Campo Rico Ranch with Guide

1. San Juan: ATV Adventure at Campo Rico Ranch with Guide

Discover landscape around San Juan with this ATV tour on a private ranch in the countryside outside of Carolina. Experience the verdant beauty of the jungle on your thrilling ride with 2,200 acres of private land at your disposal. Upon arrival, meet the guides and get basic instructions and safety procedures before you set off. Hop aboard your ATV and follow the guides. Feel the power beneath you as you track through the different trails of a secret tropical paradise. Marvel at magnificent views of the mountains and mangroves. Come across lagoons and curious limestone rock formations. Keep a lookout for the native wildlife roaming freely in their natural habitats. Learn the history of the countryside and its flora and fauna during narrated breaks. Then, go to the hilltop Mojito Bar and cool down with some refreshing drinks of your choice. Purchase souvenirs at the on-site gift shop, where you can also rent GoPro cameras and other equipment to turn your ride into an experience to remember.

Puerto Rico: Snorkeling with Turtles Adventure

2. Puerto Rico: Snorkeling with Turtles Adventure

Get up close and personal with sea turtles at Escambron Marine Park. Explore the vibrant coral reefs that are home to an abundance of sea turtles. Great for beginners, this is the perfect adventure for all the family. Meet your instructor at the Marine Park to start your thrilling adventure. Once checked in, your guide will hand out the snorkeling gear, give you a quick safety briefing and teach you how to snorkel. Dive into the warm Caribbean Sea and explore the underwater world with your guide. Immerse yourself in the turquoise waters, surrounded by sea turtles, vibrant coral reefs, and tropical fish. Enjoy an adventure that you won’t forget, swimming with one of the planet's oldest living species.

El Yunque Rainforest: Hike and Waterslide Adventure

3. El Yunque Rainforest: Hike and Waterslide Adventure

Adventure into El Yunque Rainforest and enjoy a day of adventuring. Upon arrival, enjoy a 20- to 30-minute hike to the first mineral water watering hole. There you can enjoy the landscape, swim in the water, rope swing, or free dive from multiple heights. Hike for another 15-minutes to a different watering hole. Here you’ll climb up a natural rock slide and jump off a 40-foot cliff into the river. On this trip, you'll enjoy nature on a unique rainforest adventure. This experience is focused on providing a truly local view of El Yunque, with historical facts and information about the ecosystem along the trip. This experience focuses on providing a unique local trip.

Icacos Island: 4-Hour Afternoon Snorkeling Tour

4. Icacos Island: 4-Hour Afternoon Snorkeling Tour

Experience a Puerto Rican cruise from the water and head to a coral reef of Icacos Island to snorkel. Spend time off-board snorkeling or stay onboard, with snacks and snorkeling gear provided. Your late afternoon boat tour begins in Marina Puerto Chico in Fajardo, with a quick overview of the itinerary. Once your group is ready, you will continue towards boarding the vessel and receive a mandatory briefing prior to dock departure. As you navigate towards your destination on Icacos Island, feel the breeze and mist of the Caribbean waters, about 4 nautical miles from the marina. Music and viewing sites are part of this experience, with the El Yunque National Forest and the Fajardo Lighthouse being amongst the most eye-catching. The boat will stop for the afternoon where you can enjoy the warm crystal clear waters surrounded by one of the coral reefs of Icacos Island. Before sundown have the opportunity to join a guided snorkeling experience, suited to your own level of experience and explore marine life. Swim, float, and relax as you experience the afternoon from the water or aboard the boat. Light snacks and signature drinks will be served with the option of adding local rum to your drinks. Before sundown, you'll return to the marina in the company of great music and new local friends.

From Fajardo: Full-Day Culebra Islands Catamaran Tour

5. From Fajardo: Full-Day Culebra Islands Catamaran Tour

Discover an area off the beaten path on this full-day catamaran tour to the Cordillera Islands. Departing from Puerto Del Rey Marina in Fajardo, the 50-55 minute journey on the high-speed catamaran will take you to the beautiful Cordillera Islands, off the coast of Fajardo. Upon arriving at the Cordillera Islands, the captain will decide which beach will have the best conditions for the day, usually Flamenco or Culebrita beach. Spend the afternoon swimming, snorkeling, beachcombing, sunbathing, or relaxing on the roof deck. Throughout the day, the bar onboard the catamaran is open for all guests with Piña Coladas, Rum Punch, sodas, iced teas, and juices. A sumptuous lunch is served on board, including fresh fruit, chicken salad or veggie wraps, salads, and chips.

From San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Waterslide Tour

6. From San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Waterslide Tour

Go on an adventure to the rainforest and learn about different natural gems on this guided day trip. With courtesy transportation included, you can experience a journey of historical experiences. Upon arriving at your destination, visit the east side of the El Yunque Rainforest to enjoy a short hike to the first waterfall. There, you can enjoy the landscape, swim in the water, rope swing, or free dive from multiple heights. Further up the trail, there is another watering hole with a natural rock slide and cliff jump into the river. Learn about the history of the rainforest, iguanas, guava trees, bamboos, and 100-year-old trees. Marvel at nature and explore a Puerto Rican rainforest. End your trip by having lunch at a local small family-owned restaurant that serves authentic grandma-style food for an additional cost. On this tour, you can enjoy a unique local experience with our team of local guides.

Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest & Waterfalls Half-Day Tour

7. Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest & Waterfalls Half-Day Tour

Join this guided tour in Luquillo to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Puerto Rico's tropical rainforest of El Yunque. Learn about its rich flora and fauna while following natural trails, wading through rivers, and swimming in natural pools and waterfalls. Start your day by meeting your guide at the local fruit stand “Frutera Flores” in the town of Luquillo. Here, your guide will pick up a variety of fresh local fruit for the tour, and you have the opportunity to purchase some local fritters and/or a fresh fruit smoothie. After this stop, follow your guide in your rental car to the majestic El Yunque Rainforest- without a doubt Puerto Rico’s greatest Natural Wonder. It is the only tropical rainforest, the most biologically diverse, and the most studied forest in the US National Forest System. After an interpretive hike through natural trails lined with beautiful flora and fauna, and some river wading, arrive at a hidden gem found in the heart of the rainforest. This breathtaking segment of the 29,000-acre forest is like a natural playground. Here, have the chance to swim in the natural pools, refresh in waterfalls, slide down an exhilarating waterslide, rope swing into the river, jump from different rock formations, and enjoy fresh local fruit with a view. Along with all of this excitement, you will also have time to simply relax to the sounds of cascading waters and take in the beauty of this very special place.

From Fajardo: Catamaran Beach Excursion with Lunch

8. From Fajardo: Catamaran Beach Excursion with Lunch

Upon departing Marina Puerto Del Rey, our guests enjoy the beautiful views of the Cordillera Islands, and the mountains of El Yunque fade into the distance. After about 90 minutes on our power catamaran, we arrive at the beach where the fun begins. Our usual beach destination is Culebrita Beach, but occasionally our captain might choose another nearby location (Vieques or Icacos), depending on water conditions for the day. We spend the day paddleboarding, kayaking, sunbathing, or participating in fun games and challenges. Guests should bring towels, and wear light clothing over a swimsuit. Children under the age of 6 years and pregnant women are NOT allowed on this tour. *All games and watersport activities depend on conditions at the beach. This is NOT a snorkeling tour.

Old San Juan: Sunset Cruise with Drinks and Hotel Pickup

9. Old San Juan: Sunset Cruise with Drinks and Hotel Pickup

Welcome aboard our San Juan Harbor ride as the Old City Day turns to this spectacular bright Night. The sunset shines an amazing light on the 500 year old Fort walls that can only be experience from the water. Ride through mystical tales & experience the best views of Historic Old San Juan On this awesome 90 minute tour onboard you will see magnificent landmarks as Paseo La Princesa, the Governors Mansion, the impressive San Juan Fortified Walls and the Bacardi Distillery. Capture unique photos while savoring the warm Caribbean breeze. Viewing Old San Juan from the water adds a new dimension to the experience as it positions you on the same view the pirates saw when they wanted to conquer our island 500 years ago.

Puerto Rico: Helicopter Flights

10. Puerto Rico: Helicopter Flights

Discover the sights of Puerto Rico from the air on a helicopter tour. Choose from 3 tour options: Discover Old San Juan Tour See some of the island’s historical monuments from an incredible perspective. Admire notable landmarks such as The Capitol House, La Fortaleza-The Governor’s Mansion, Fort San Cristobal, and Fort San Felipe del Morro including an aerial stop at Fort San Felipe del Morro for photos. The Enchanted Shore Tour Take in coastline views as you fly above Old San Juan, along the beautiful shoreline and beach areas, to the popular resort area of Isla Verde. Take great photos and enjoy the best views of Condado, high-end resorts, and the historic buildings of colonial Old San Juan. Green Escape Enjoy aerial views of San Juan Fort, mountains, bridges, rivers and more. Admire a combination of mountain, coast and city views. Fly above San Juan, over the Bacardi rum distillery in Cataño, the city of Bayamón with its Science Park, and Naranjito with its large cable-stayed bridge.

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What people are saying about Puerto Rico

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3,643 reviews

It was my first time and sooooo much fun. The guides were a bit fast though. After I got more comfortable I was able to keep up with no problem. I caught some pretty big waves so keep that in mind (however they were fun to me). I’d definitely do it again. Don’t forget sunscreen and I’d suggest something to cover your face/eyes. That was my mistake.

The hike required a lot of physical demand but our tour guides were very interactive and helped the group a long the way. Claire and Bryan were very informative and attentive and made sure everyone was okay. Make sure to bring sneakers and light clothing that you don’t mind getting muddy

Had a great experience on the jet ski tour. It was my wife and my first time on a jet ski, and they did an excellent job slowly introducing us to the jet ski. We did end up going out to the ocean, which was so much fun!

This was my favorite activity I did in Puerto Rico, the tour guides were super hands on and helpful not to mention super hott I highly recommend taking this tour with Brian …..10 stars

Nice historic walking tour of old San Juan. Afterwards I felt comfortable enough to go back and explore the eateries and pubs.