San Juan
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  • From San Juan: 2-Hour ATV Adventure at Campo Rico Ranch

    1. From San Juan: 2-Hour ATV Adventure at Campo Rico Ranch

    Juan, and enter a completely different world the minute you pass through the entrance gates. Experience the home of different tropical plants and animals, some of which you may encounter on a 2-hour ATV ride.

    Upon arrival, meet the guides and get basic instructions and safety procedures before you set off. Hop aboard your ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) and follow the guides through 2,200 acres of private land full of scenic delights.

    Feel the power beneath you as you track through the different trails of a secret tropical paradise. Each 4WD vehicle can seat up to 2 people, with the driver at the front and a passenger at the rear.

    Marvel at magnificent views of the mountains and mangroves. Come across lagoons and curious limestone rock formations. Keep a look out for the native wildlife roaming freely in their natural habitat...

    It was amazing Ricky was wonderful we were so tired we totally forgot to tip him but if he has any way to pay him a tip that would be great

  • Isla Verde, Puerto Rico: Jet Ski Tour

    2. Isla Verde, Puerto Rico: Jet Ski Tour

    Experience a thrilling adventure in and around the San Jose Lagoon and all the way to the coast and beaches of Isla Verde on a 90-minute jet ski tour through the tropical waters of Puerto Rico's north coast. After a short safety briefing and training session, depart from the home base at Cangrejos Yacht Club and journey into the best waters of the Caribbean along the beaches of Isla Verde. Enjoy a memorable journey into the mangroves of the San José Lagoon, pass under the Baldorioty de Castro Bridge, all the way down to the Teodoro Moscoso Bridge, one of the biggest bridges in Puerto Rico. After, pass by the coast of the beach of Isla Verde. Make a stop to jump in the water and go through the Isla Verde coast, one of the most beautiful spots in the area. Admire the incredible scenery as you explore the water world. Let loose and experience the raw power of your jet ski.

    I had never been on a jetski so I was incredibly nervous. I did not go as fast as others on the tour but I enjoyed the experience. I wouldn’t exactly call it a tour though. We were given basic instructions for about 5 minutes and a quick road map of what we would see then everyone took off. A guide was in the front of the group while another was in the back but everyone did their own thing.

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

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

    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 exhilar...

    Everyone was amazing!!! Well worth it. Fantastic guides!! All 3 Leo,Patricia and Jesse were amazing. They were all patient, enthusiastic, knowledgeable outgoing and would highly recommend them to anyone . Embrace the mud....embrace it all!

  • From San Juan: Horse Riding at a Private Ranch

    4. From San Juan: Horse Riding at a Private Ranch

    Make your way to the Hacienda Campo Rico and feel like you are in a completely different world as you pass through the entrance gates. On a 2-hour horse riding adventure experience the home of different tropical plants and animals and see stunning landscapes. Upon arrival, meet your experienced guides and receive basic instructions with safety procedures before you set off on your horse. Get acquainted with your horse, and then follow the guides through 2,200 acres of private land. Soak up the Caribbean sun as you trot around. Marvel at magnificent views of the mountains and coastal plains. Come across lagoons and curious limestone rock formations. Keep a lookout for the native wildlife roaming freely in their natural habitats. Learn the history and importance of the Puerto Rico Paso Fino horses. Then, go to the hilltop Mojito Bar and cool down with some refreshing drinks of your c...

    This was a one of a kind experience but I will say the weight limit is strictly enforced, they would not allow my friend to ride and she was only 6 lbs over the limit. Other than that I enjoyed the trail and ride, I’d also advise to wear sunscreen and I got my very first sunburn! Lol

  • From San Juan: Zipline Canopy Adventure Tour

    5. From San Juan: Zipline Canopy Adventure Tour

    Start with pickup from your hotel in San Juan and travel along the Eastern Highway to the foothills of the Luquillo Mountains Range, where you will reach the El Yunque National Rainforest. Once at the zipline station, get equipped with your gear, harness, helmet, and hand gear in preparation for your aerial adventure. Explore 8 different sections, each strategically located within the rainforest canopy. Move between the landing platforms which are equipped with safety gear, handrails and guides that are there to meet you at each point. Discover the vastness of this lush tropical rainforest as you view it from the air at canopy level. Zoom through the air surrounded by nature for an exhilarating experience. Try to spot plant, animal and bird species as you fly through the air. After your exciting experience, be returned to your hotel in San Juan.

    I really enjoyed doing the zipline. The people are very helpful and friendly. Very nice area. I will be going back again.

  • San Juan: Old Town Sunset Walking Tour

    6. San Juan: Old Town Sunset Walking Tour

    Meet your professional guide at Plaza Colón in San Juan and set off into the sunset on this walking tour. The plazas are the perfect location to learn about the colonial history of Puerto Rico from your guide. From Plaza Colón, you will walk and see the Plaza de la Barandilla and Plaza de Armas. In Old San Juan, you can visit one of its most spectacular historic buildings: Antiguo Palacio de la Intendencia. It was originally built to house the treasury of the island and it is now the Department of State of Puerto Rico. At the Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud you can see the most popular chapel in Puerto Rico and you learn the urban legend behind this little structure built in the 18th century. You can also visit La Fortaleza-Palacio de Santa Catalina, a World Heritage Site. The tour also takes you past San Juan Cathedral, the Ballaja Barracks, Catedral Basilica Menor, Cuartel de Ba...

    Jorge was so fun! The town was beautiful. And learning about the history was wonderful

  • San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest & Bio Bay Kayak Combo Tour

    7. San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest & Bio Bay Kayak Combo Tour

    Join your expert tour guide for an all-day excursion to the El Yunque Rainforest, then kayak with glowing planktons at a bio-luminescent bay. Start your adventure with a visit to the lesser-known zone of El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest in the United States. Hike and explore this off-the-beaten-track habitat. Take a dip in a waterfall or natural pool, or try out the waterslides. Hear fascinating stories from your guide about natural and local history. Spot native flora and fauna, many of which are not found anywhere else on the planet. After the hike, take a break with some lunch at a local restaurant. Then its time for a kayak adventure through mangrove channels leading to the Laguna Grande. Meet the glowing microscopic planktons capable of producing natural light at the touch of your hand. Paddle in this remarkable yet safe environment. Explore these amazing creatures up clo...

    The hiking trip to the waterfall/river was so much fun and the tour guides were awesome. Very involved and made sure everyone was enjoying themselves. Breathtaking views and the water felt amazing cause it was so hot!! Bio Bay Kayaking was an absolute waste of time and money. For starters, the water smelled like we were kayaking in a cess pool. The water was black and smelled like rotten eggs. Didn't seem very sanitary or safe for anyone to be in. Then we were lined up in our kayaks and covered with a tarp full of sand in order to see the plankton light up (which they didn't) they clearly stated this wasn't guaranteed but according to other reviews it seems like it doesn't happen any time of the year. So we literally just got covered in sand from head to toe for no reason. I really do not recommend this activity to anyone.

  • San Juan: Hacienda Campo Rico Ziplining Experience

    8. San Juan: Hacienda Campo Rico Ziplining Experience

    Experience five exhilarating zip lines, five hanging canopy bridges, and a 10-minute hike in a subtropical forest on this guided adventure in Carolina. The adventure takes place at the Hacienda Campo Rico estate covering 2,300 acres and located only five minutes away from San Juan. Start your adventure at Hacienda Campo Rico, a secluded natural jewel composed of lush coastal plains, mangroves, lagoons, and limestone mountains. This is a perfect setting to experience an adventure amongst nature. Start off by walking through the lush northern coastal plains. Hike around the unique formations of the karst mountains and limestone. This is home to a great variety of birds and reptiles. After reaching the top of the first mountain, marvel at majestic views of where the coastline meets the Atlantic Ocean. Experience a total of five zip lines that fluctuate between 500 to 1,000 feet long and...

    Had an amazing time even though I got stuck on the first line . The workers were very helpful .

  • San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay Combo Tour

    9. San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay Combo Tour

    Following a morning pickup at your accommodation, embark in direction of your bio bay and rainforest combo adventure. Enjoy the beautiful views along the scenic route through the Northside of the island and learn some facts about the areas from your guide. Make a stop in the town of Luquillo and enjoy some fresh local fruits before continuing the journey to Puerto Rico's majestic Rainforest. El Yunque is without a doubt Puerto Rico’s greatest natural wonder. It is the only tropical rainforest, and the most studied forest in the United States National Forest System. It is the most biologically diverse forest, hosting hundreds of plants and animals - some of which are only found here in Puerto Rico. Once there, hike through natural trails lined with beautiful flora and fauna, and some river wading, until you'll arrive at a hidden gem located in the heart of the rainforest. Enjoy the b...

    Communication was great! Easy transportation. Instructions say to wear swimsuit, but, really a pair of sport legging type shorts would be ideal. Highly recommended lightweight (dri fit) type clothing/shirt (no cotton). You will get fully submersed in the water. Wear old tennis shoes (& old socks) with good grip & plan to discard them or machine wash them due to the soupy rainforest mud. I wore a pair of closed to Keen hiking sandals w/ great grip & they were perfect! The guides were great & take pics & email them to you. You will leave everything on the bus during both excursions. Only brought a bottled water along on trail. No lunch provided, but they stop for smoothies on the way & have a great fruit spread (pineapple, papaya, mango, avocado) for a mid-day snack. Supper (you are responsible for the payment) is early (3:30/4) and was pretty good. Your guide will share a menu & get your order once you arrive to the rainforest. Rainforest portion was amazing! Kayaking was just ok. Enjoy

  • San Juan: Bioluminescent Glass-Bottom Kayak Tour by Night

    10. San Juan: Bioluminescent Glass-Bottom Kayak Tour by Night

    Embark on a nighttime adventure into the waters of the Laguna Grande and see millions of glowing plankton. Paddle in a two-person glass-bottom kayak (except on Tuesdays, when regular kayaks are used) for approximately 30-minutes through the mystical mangrove channels leading to the natural reserve of the Laguna Grande. See the microscopic plankton capable of producing natural light at the touch of your hand. Explore these amazing organisms up close as your professional guide takes you on a journey to discover all their secrets. Learn how this fragile and unique ecosystem maintains a perfect balance of life, and what you can do to protect such a special place. Paddle in this safe and closed environment, and watch as the water comes alive with millions of glowing plankton. Be aware that the bio bay is an unpredictable natural phenomenon that may be influenced by multiple factors. Biolu...

    The guides were great. But I would definitely take the later tour as the plankton illuminates in much darker conditions.

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What people are saying about San Juan

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 94 reviews

Omggggggg! It was FREAKING AMAZING. BEING MY 1ST ZIPLINE EXPERIENCE THE CANOPY ADVENTURE TOUR GAVE ME A GREAT 1ST IMPRESSION. I AM SOOOOOO READY FOR MY.NEXT ADVENTURE. THIS WAS A GREAT EXHILARATING AND ADRENALINE RUSHING ESCAPADE. WHAT A WAY TO BRING IN YOUR 45TH BDAY!

Great overview of old San Juan’s history. Jorge was very attentive and knowledgeable. I recommend it for first timers to the city.

I really enjoyed doing the zipline. The people are very helpful and friendly. Very nice area. I will be going back again.

Jorge was so fun! The town was beautiful. And learning about the history was wonderful

The people are very friendly and helpful, will be going back again.