Get away from the tourist traps with a unique and personal experience on the El Yunque Rainforest! Enjoy waterfalls and a plunge into the river!
Start time: 9 a.m.
Duration: 5 hours
Days available: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Maximum occupancy: 11 people; more can be accommodated upon request
Ages: All ages
Tour Type: Public, walking & driving
Inclusions: Transportation, entrance fees
- Person (Includes Tax + Booking Fee)
Discover Puerto Rico Heritage on this Island Tour
Experience with us the roots of Puerto Rico on this 5-hour combination tour where you will enjoy deserted beaches and scenic views. You will visit an open cave in the historical park Maria de la Cruz and learn about the Folklore Bomba dance. You get to see unique art galleries of local artists and get to try the local cuisine at one of the many restaurant in the area!
We will pick you up from your accommodation and drive to the Loiza Pinones area where the African heritage can be seen all around 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 wood-fire BBQs. At the Historical Park Maria de la Cruz in Loiza we explore the cave that is more of a large open area than a deep cave system. The park is of great historical value to the area with lots of interesting facts to discover. You will learn a little bit about the Folklore Bomba music and dance through a short workshop.
We continue our experience by visiting 1 or 2 local art galleries/workshops of the famous Puerto Rican artists Castor Ayala and Samuel Lind. As you walk inside, you might get overwhelmed by the colors and beauty of the art. The work is mainly inspired by their life in Loiza, its nature, people, beauty and heritage. You can bring home a souvenir if you like!
Our next stop is at the beautiful tropical beach Vacia Talega, where we will take you on a short 10-minute hike through the bush to a scenic view, overlooking the cliffs, beach and 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.
This tour is conducted in English, but can be conducted in Spanish by request.
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.
10:00-10:50am: Visit Art Gallery of Samuel Lind and/or Castor Ayala
11-12pm: Historical Park Maria de la Cruz
12:10-12:40pm: Vacia Talega beach
2:00pm: Drop off at location
Dress comfortably and remember that Puerto Rico is hot and humid. The van is air-conditioned but our stops will be outside. Also be sure to remember that the tour takes place rain or shine… it’s a tropical island after all. Prepare properly for any weather occasion.
You will be picked up at the address of your accommodation in the San Juan metropolitan area. Guests staying in Old San Juan or arriving on cruise ships will be picked up from central meeting point Plaza Colon, taxi stand. Your pick up and drop off location will be the same, unless requested different.
We require a minimum of 2 people to operate this tour. The maximum of people per group is 11 though we can accommodate bigger private groups upon request. In case the minimum numbers are not reached, a full refund will be granted or you will have the option to reschedule.