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From San Juan: Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour and Hot Springs

1. From San Juan: Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour and Hot Springs

Embark on an adventure to a bioluminescent bay on this trip from San Juan. See the hot springs, feast on a hot dinner in a local restaurant, and visit a sand bar, before heading out to the bay and swimming in the luminous water. After pickup from your hotel, relax on the drive to the southwest and the first stop at the hot springs. From there you will dine on fresh fish, chicken, or vegetable tacos at a local restaurant. After dinner, you will visit the sand bar and once night has fallen, cruise to the bioluminescent bay where you will be amazed by the glowing landscape that awaits. At the bay, jump in the water to really experience this unique phenomenon, which is a true feast for the eyes. Enjoy some free time to swim and play in the water and admire the striking glow of the microorganisms that surround you. At the end of an unforgettable day, dry off on the boat then sit back and relax on the journey to your accommodation.

Ponce: Guided City Walking Tour

2. Ponce: Guided City Walking Tour

Discover Ponce during this cultural walk in the historic heart of the most Puerto Rican city. Learn of the city's past and present as your walk through alleys and streets, and admire the architecture. Hear about events, people, music, culture, and food. Meet your guide and wander through the alleys of Ponce while listening to the history and significant events that shaped what was once the largest and richest city in all of Puerto Rico. Find local hotspots and favorite places, the best of the Ponce food and art scene, and find out why Ponce is known as the Pearl of the South. Stroll around, listening to your guide speak about events, people, music, architecture, and much more.

San Juan: Puerto Rico Coffee Plantation Tour and Tastings

3. San Juan: Puerto Rico Coffee Plantation Tour and Tastings

Start your day driving to the highest mountains of Puerto Rico and enjoying its lush views. Smell the sweet aroma of Arabica beans as you arrive at the Hacienda Pomarrosa coffee plantation. Learn about the production process from harvest to cup, enjoy a mug of Puerto Rican coffee and visit the main historical center of Ponce. During this up close and personal tour you will learn about the diversity of plants that can grow in this part of the Island, and even get the chance at picking some coffee cherries! Next, drive to Ponce and stop to explore this charming southern city. Take a wander around one of the city's most striking squares, Plaza Las Delicias. See the iconic Ponce's Cathedral and marvel at the beautiful architecture, as we make a stop for lunch. Make sure you have your camera to take photos of el Parque de Bombas, a historical firehouse. Immerse yourself in a day full of coffee and become a connoisseur. Go home with great memories of Puerto Rico and even purchase some coffee beans to enjoy. This tour is available only on Saturdays. Children 6 years or younger must use car seat/booster seat.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 87 reviews

This trip was worth our time. Cruz was our guide, very professional, attentive, knowledgeable, kind and fun! The stop at the mineral spring was very relaxing. The stop for the meal was great and we happened upon a local art festival adding to the fun. The van and boats are top notch, and we enjoyed the sun set while we swam in the ocean at a sand bar before cruising to the bio-bay. We swam in the bio-bay with pool noodles which allowed leg and arm kicking and splashing to really stir the glow and it was so amazing. I would recommend this company, and trip for all ages, however you must be able to climb in a boat and strong enough to climb up the boat ladder. Bring a warm sweatshirt, beach towel and dry shorts to dry off and stay warm. It gets chilly in the evening, our trip was in February.

We really enjoyed the tour despite the long drive. Our guide Cruz and captain Frank were great and made sure we have the best time! Thank you! On a long ride to the bay it was nice to stop halfway at Como Hot Springs. After dinner in La Parguera we were able to swim in Sand Bar and catch a beautiful sunset before venturing out to the bio bay. It wasn’t as bright as pictures show but we were able to see bioluminescent when you moving your hands and it is magical! This was a magical experience and words or pictures would not able to deliver this experience!

This was such a cool experience! I will honestly say I was skeptical at first, but the trip and experience was well worth the money. The stop at the hot spring seems a bit out of place, but it breaks up the drive across the island. The tacos at the bar were nothing special (maybe I'm a taco snob...), but we didn't sign up to eat tacos! Our guides were phenomenal--shout out to Captain Frank!

Knowledgeable and friendly tour guide and boat captain (Cruz and Frank) make this a fantastic experience. We were picked up at our Isla Verde hotel and driven through the mountains to the southwestern corner of PR. Be prepared to be gone 8-9 hours, as you’re seeing 3 attractions that aren’t close to San Juan. Bring extra towels and a sweater, as you’ll be in and out of water 3 times.

Amazing trip to Hot Springs, nice dinner, and wonderful boat trip in the Bio Bay. The last was a once in a lifetime experience