4-5 hours door to door. Transfer time to and from Rainforest is 45-60 minutes each way.
Price per person: $53
Part of the U.S. National Forest System, El Yunque boasts over 240 varieties of plants and receives billions of gallons of rainfall each year. Your visit includes a stop at Coca Falls, a visit to El Portal which is a beautiful visitor’s center in the rainforest, a stop at Yokahú Tower which commands a view of the entire northeast coast of Puerto Rico, and a low impact walk along the Caimitillo trail where we will point out various phenomena of the rainforest, like the natural nest habitat for the almost extinct Puerto Rican Parrot. We’ll bring the chilled bottled water.
4-5 hours door to door. Transfer time to and from Kayaking Launch site is 60-90 minutes each way.
Price per person: $92
Minimum 6, Maximum 30
Puerto Rico is famous for its bioluminescent bays, and one of the finest is an hour and a half from the hotel. Better appreciated on a moonless night, but a stupendous ecological experience even on moonlit nights, this trip gets you aboard two person kayaks with trained Life Guard/CPR qualified guides who lead you through the mangrove channels of an environmental preserve. When the ambient light level is low, the waters glisten with microorganisms that emit light when disturbed. Fish darting through the mangrove roots create a streak of light. Not recommended for people who are afraid of the dark. To do this activity you should be physically fit. There is a combined weight maximum of 400 pounds per kayak. Pregnant women are not permitted to participate.
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