Afro-Puerto Rican Heritage Tour

Central Region of Puerto Rico

Experience with us the beautiful roots of Puerto Rico on this 5-hour combination tour where we swim at deserted beaches, enjoy scenic views, visit an open cave in the historical park and learn about the Folklore Bomba dance.

We will pick you up from your accommodation and drive to Loiza Pinones area where the African heritage can be seen all around the town—the music, dance, art and food are all deeply rooted in African tradition. See how the locals live here and prepare their food on woodfire BBQs.

We drive to the Historical Park Maria de la Cruz in Loiza and its beautiful cave. This cave is more of a large open area than a deep cave system. The cave measures 50 meters wide, 25 meters deep, and 30 meters high. It is of great historical value to the area with lots of interesting facts to discover. Here you will learn a little bit about the Folklore Bomba music and dance through a short presentation/workshop.

Our next stop is at the beautiful tropical beach Vacia Talega, where you will be able to swim in the deep blue waters and cool down. We will take a short 10-minute hike through the bush to a scenic view, overlooking the cliffs, beach and the ocean.

It’s time for lunch! At one of the local beachfront restaurants in the area you are able to try out the local Puerto Rican cuisine before we transport you back to your accommodation.

Itinerary

9:00-9:30am: Pick up from accommodation or central meeting point Plaza Colon. Fill in our waiver form, 1 per person. We handle a 30-minute pickup time frame. 

10-11am: Historical Park Maria de la Cruz 

11:10-12:30pm: Vacia Talega beach. Swim and hike to scenic view

12:40-1:40pm: Lunch 

2:00pm: Drop off at location

<< The above times are approximate times. When necessary, the itinerary will be reversed. >>

Details

When: WED, THU, FRI

Time: Tour starts at 09:00 AM

Duration: 5 Hours

Pick up: Between 9:00-9:30 AM from your address of accommodation. Guests staying in Old San Juan or arriving on cruise ships will be picked up from a central meeting point. You will be dropped off at the same location as picked up.

Tour type: Public, Walking & Driving

Group Size: We require a minimum of 4 people to run this tour. Maximum people per vehicle is 11.

Transportation: All our vehicles are airconditioned vans that will transport you comfortably. We do not offer child seats.

Attire: Dress comfortably and remember that Puerto Rico is hot and humid.  The van is air-conditioned but our stops will be outside.

Age: This tour is suitable for all ages.

Language: All our tours are conducted in English and when requested in Spanish.

Tour takes place rain or shine… it’s a tropical island after all. Prepare properly for any weather occasion.

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