Puerto Rico Travel Guide

Puerto Rico Travel Guide
Puerto Rico is less than a three-hour flight from Florida, and features all the comfort and relaxation of the Caribbean with the modern amenities of an American vacation hub. It features accommodations from hostels to luxurious all-inclusive resorts and everything in between. With tropical weather, beautiful scenery and many outdoor activities, Puerto Rico is an excellent vacation destination.

The Original Canopy Tour La Marquesa

Beginning in 1992 in Costa Rica, the Original Canopy Tours have escorted more than one million visitors on their exhilarating and scenic jungle tours. Since then the company has expanded to Belize, Mexico, Jamaica and of course, Puerto Rico, and they remain committed to education, conservation and safety. Visitors glide through the jungle canopy of La Marquesa, less than a half-hour's drive from San Juan, and enjoy fast-moving zip line connections between travel lines. All the while, your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the surrounding ecosystem. Watch for local birds and wildlife, including parrots and red-tailed hawks.


Mona Island Expedition

Spend four days and three nights exploring an isolated, unspoiled island. Mona Island is known as the Galapagos of the Caribbean, and it offers unique limestone caves, flora and fauna. The island is wild, so all supplies will be packed in with you, making for a self-contained experience. Explore caves, jungle trails and empty white sand beaches. Trips are available from April to October, and reservations are required. Mona Island is a nature preserve, so only groups of up to 10 may visit at one time. At night, enjoy stories of the island's previous residents, including Indians and pirates. All equipment for camping and caving is provided, and all transportation costs are included.

Mona Island Expedition at Acampa Nature Adventure Tours
1221 Pinero Avenue
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00920

Bioluminescent Bay Kayaking

Experience a true wonder of nature as you paddle two-person kayaks out into Fajardo Bay at night. The bay is illuminated by dinoflagelatte plankton and you can reach out and stir the water and watch the lights and color change as you glide through the softly glowing sea. This bay is one of only five places in the world where you can witness this incredible phenomenon. The tour includes a guide, who will teach you about this natural occurrence, and a two-hour kayak rental.

Bioluminescent Bay Kayaking at EcoQuest Adventures & Tours
2055 España, Suite 402
Ocean Park, San Juan, PR 00911

Article Written By Beau Prichard

Beau Prichard has been a freelance writer and editor since 1999. He specializes in fiction, travel and writing coaching. He has traveled in the United Kingdom, Europe, Mexico and Australia. Prichard grew up in New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Arts in writing from George Fox University.

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