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San Juan, Puerto Rico

Beaches, street art, and castles are just a taste of what Puerto Rico's colorful capital has to offer.

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Carolina: ATV Adventure at Campo Rico Ranch with Guide

1. Carolina: ATV Adventure at Campo Rico Ranch with Guide

Discover the landscape around San Juan with this ATV tour on a private ranch in the countryside outside of Carolina. Experience the verdant beauty of the jungle on your thrilling ride with 2,200 acres of private land at your disposal. Upon arrival, meet the guides and get basic instructions and safety procedures before you set off. Hop aboard your ATV and follow the guides. Feel the power beneath you as you track through the different trails of a secret tropical paradise. Marvel at magnificent views of the mountains and mangroves. Come across lagoons and curious limestone rock formations. Keep a lookout for the native wildlife roaming freely in their natural habitats. Learn the history of the countryside and its flora and fauna during narrated breaks. Then, go to the hilltop Mojito Bar and cool down with some refreshing drinks of your choice. Purchase souvenirs at the on-site gift shop, where you can also rent GoPro cameras and other equipment to turn your ride into an experience to remember.

From Fajardo: Full-Day Culebra Islands Catamaran Tour

2. From Fajardo: Full-Day Culebra Islands Catamaran Tour

Discover an area off the beaten path on this full-day catamaran tour to the Cordillera Islands. Departing from Puerto Del Rey Marina in Fajardo, the 50-55 minute journey on the high-speed catamaran will take you to the beautiful Cordillera Islands, off the coast of Fajardo. Upon arriving at the Cordillera Islands, the captain will decide which beach will have the best conditions for the day, usually Flamenco or Culebrita Beach are the preferred locations but Culebra has other beautiful options, all depending on water conditions. Spend the afternoon swimming, snorkeling, beachcombing, sunbathing, or relaxing on the roof deck. Throughout the day, the bar onboard the catamaran is open for all guests with Piña Coladas, Rum Punch, sodas, iced teas, and juices. A sumptuous lunch is served on board, including fresh fruit, cold cuts, fresh bread, salads, and chips.

San Juan: Swimming and Snorkeling Tour with Turtles

3. San Juan: Swimming and Snorkeling Tour with Turtles

Get up close and personal with sea turtles at Escambron Marine Park. Explore the vibrant coral reefs that are home to an abundance of sea turtles. Great for beginners, this is the perfect adventure for all the family. Meet your instructor at the Marine Park to start your thrilling adventure. Once checked in, your guide will hand out the snorkeling gear, give you a quick safety briefing and teach you how to snorkel. Dive into the warm Caribbean Sea and explore the underwater world with your guide. Immerse yourself in the turquoise waters, surrounded by sea turtles, vibrant coral reefs, and tropical fish. Enjoy an adventure that you won’t forget, swimming with one of the planet's oldest living species.

Carabalí Rainforest Park: Rainforest Horseback Riding Tour

4. Carabalí Rainforest Park: Rainforest Horseback Riding Tour

Enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings of the Carabalí Rainforest Park. Admire the stunning flora and fauna of a unique ecosystem on a guided family-friendly horseback tour, suitable for all abilities. Upon arrival, meet your ideal horse who will be matched with you according to your height, weight, and riding ability. Have a short safety briefing for a safe and fun excursion, before departing on your adventure through the lush natural surroundings. Ride through the beautiful landscape of the rainforest, admiring the vibrant colors of various plant species around you. Explore the foothills of El Yunque National Forest and ride along the banks of the Mameyes River. Learn a little bit about the natural history of the area, as well as the organization of the park itself. Choose between a 1-hour or 2-hour riding tour and enjoy a relaxing day in a serene natural retreat.

From San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Waterslide Tour

5. From San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Waterslide Tour

Go on an adventure to the rainforest and learn about different natural gems and waterslide on this guided day trip with courtesy transportation included. Our experience starts in the Norte Shopping center, San Juan where we pick up all guest. Experience the stunning El Yunque Rainforest, just outside of San Juan, during this exciting group excursion. Spend the day exploring the rainforest: -swim in 2 waterfalls -watering holes -natural rock slides to swim -free dive -multiple cliff jumps -enjoy natural landscape -nature hike We end the trip by having lunch at a local small family owned restaurant spot next to the beach that serves authentic home-style food (Not Included In Price). Good physical condition required as hike is in pure nature, muddy & fun. Our team of local guides focus on showing the best of the island for an unique local experience. We do Small Group size to provide high quality service and safety for all participants. Life Jacket and safety equipment provided. We are a 100% locally owned company where all my is team is of local guides that love Puerto Rico. Be part of our award winning tour experience.

San Juan: Casa Bacardi Distillery

6. San Juan: Casa Bacardi Distillery

Immerse yourself in the world of rum with a tour of the Casa Bacardi distillery. Choose from three different experiences including a tour focused on the company's legacy, trying your hand at mixology, or becoming an expert rum-taster. Explore the distillery's historical landmarks and learn all about the history and craft of rum-making as you select from one of the following experiences: Legacy Tour Travel back in time to discover the history of Bacardi family. Begin with a welcome craft cocktail at the iconic pavilion and take a trolley ride to the museum. Watch an informative film about the company's history before finishing at the Havana Bar for a tasting of Casa Barcardi's exclusive Special Reserve, a rum not found anywhere else in the world. The Spanish version is offered at 12:15pm and is bookable via our website. Mixology Class Learn how to create the perfect Mojito and Shaken Piña Colada at a fun and interactive mixology class. Learn about the history of these cocktails as well as some cool bar tricks and skills. The class also includes a welcome cocktail at the pavilion, a visit to the museum, and a tasting of the exclusive Special Reserve. Rum Tasting Tour Become a rum maestro as you learn how to taste rum the expert way. Enjoy the taste of a range of Bacardi rums paired with chocolate as you learn all about their history. The class also includes a welcome cocktail at the pavilion, a visit to the museum, and a tasting of the exclusive Special Reserve.

Puerto Rico: Guided East Coast Jet Ski Tour to Isla Verde

7. Puerto Rico: Guided East Coast Jet Ski Tour to Isla Verde

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 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.

Old San Juan: Sunset Cruise with Drinks and Hotel Pickup

8. Old San Juan: Sunset Cruise with Drinks and Hotel Pickup

Gaze at a beautiful sunset on this cruise through Old San Juan from San Juan or Carolina. Sip delicious cool drinks and a variety of appetizers while relaxing aboard the boat, and absortbing the views from the harbor as the Old City's day turns to night. Be picked up from your hotel or accomodation and travel to the boat's launch site. Hop aboard the San Juan Harbor cruise and relax on board a comfortable boat and take in beautiful views of the city from the water. Watch as the sun shines a soft glow on the 500 year old Fort walls and enjoy a view that can only be seen from the water. Ride through the harbor and listen to mystical tales about the old city while absorbing the sights of the city from a new perspective on the water. See beautiful landmarks like Paseo La Princesa, the Governors Mansion, the bacardi Distillery, and the impressive San Juan Fortified City Walls. Capture unique photos from the harbor while savoring the warm Caribbean breezes blowing across the water. See the same view of the islands that pirates and conquerors saw hundreds of years ago. Finish the tour when the boat docks at the harbour and be returned to your hotel or accommodation.

From Fajardo: Icacos Island Full-Day Catamaran Trip

9. From Fajardo: Icacos Island Full-Day Catamaran Trip

Spend a day in the sun with lunch and specialty drinks includes, taking you out on the clear waters of the Caribbean and along the Fajardo coastline aboard a catamaran. Set sail in the morning from Puerto del Rey Marina, the largest and best-kept marina in the Caribbean. On board the catamaran's deck you will enjoy beautiful views of the mountains in the El Yunque National Forest, as well as the beaches along the Fajardo coastline. After a comfortable sail of about 45 minutes, you will anchor at one of the small deserted islands and cays off the northeast coast of Puerto Rico. Normally it is the island of Icacos, but the captain will sometimes head to Cayo Lobo or Palominos if the conditions are better for the day. Once you arrive, step off into shallow water and spend the next 1.5 hours walking on the beach, beachcombing, and swimming in the crystal clear waters. Return on board to enjoy your pre-packed lunch. Sodas, water, and juices are also available, and those with a taste for the sweeter things in life will want to sample the specialty piña coladas and tropical rum punch. When you have eaten your fill, the boat will head a short distance out and anchor over the reef for another 1 or 2 hours of swimming or relaxing. A leisurely sail back to Marina Puerto del Rey will bring you back to the dock, with plenty of time to enjoy your afternoon and evening in Fajardo.

Puerto Rico: The Beast Zipline at Toro Verde Adventure Park

10. Puerto Rico: The Beast Zipline at Toro Verde Adventure Park

Step onto The Beast, the longest zipline in America, and get ready to feel an adrenaline rush as you soar above the picturesque scenery of central Puerto Rico. Hidden between rolling mountains covered in dense forest, Toro Verde Adventure Park is located in the town of Orocovis, about 1 hour and 45 minutes from San Juan. The area boasts breathtaking mountain views, which surround you as you ride the zipline. With a 1.57 mi. cable, equivalent to 28 football fields, The Beast is the longest zipline in America. Begin with an introduction to the flight equipment before heading to the launch pad. From there, it's full-on adrenaline as you reach speeds of up to 60 mph at a height of around 380 m.

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4.7 / 5

based on 4,559 reviews

Such a great experience! The crew were friendly & attentive. The whole trip was just easy & fun. We weren’t able to go to Culebra because of the conditions however Vieques was amazing! We’re not sad about that AT ALL. It was like we had the beach to ourselves!

Adventurous and fun! Beautiful terrain and great guides. Be prepared to swim and jump from rocks. I’d do it again

Hannah was a great tour guide. We had lots of fun! Highly recommend

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I had an amazing time. Our tour guide was excellent.