Tours and Excursions

Caguana Indian Ceremonial Park

A two-hour drive west of San Juan is worth it to see this fascinating park with 13 acres originally used by the Taino Indians for worship and recreation. A small museum contains artifacts and explains the significance of the 800-year-old site,...  Read More

Casa Bacardi

Sanjuaneros have Fidel Castro to thank for the world's largest rum distillery calling Puerto Rico home. Bacardi built its first distillery in Cuba in 1862. When the Castro regime confiscated the factory in the 1960s the family moved operations...  Read More

Arecibo Observatory

You might recognize some areas of the observatory from the movie "Contact," part of which was filmed here. The facility is associated with Cornell University's National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center and boasts the world's largest radar-radio...  Read More

El Yunque Rain Forest

This fascinating slice of wildlife is an easy day trip from San Juan. More than 100 billion gallons of rain falls each year on the 28,000-acre forest, so expect to get soggy on your hike. More than 240 species of trees are represented here, 50...  Read More

Faro de las Cabezas de San Juan

Locals refer to this nature reserve as "El Faro" after the 19th-century lighthouse of the same name that is located here. Well-maintained trails and boardwalks crisscross the park, and observation decks provide dramatic views of El Yunque Rain...  Read More

Rio Camuy Cave Park

Puerto Rico is home to some of the most important cave systems in the world. The Rio Camuy caves have been open to the public since 1986. An open-air trolley takes visitors deep into the earth where they can walk among stalactites and...  Read More

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