5 Puerto Rico Excursions You Won’t Want to Miss

May 16, 2017

There's no doubt you'll find relaxing beaches and hot nightlife in Puerto Rico, but sometimes you need to kick your vacation into high gear to get the unique adventures that you crave. Let Serafina Beach Hotel's concierge team plan all the details of your excursion, while you prepare for your adrenaline rush. Check out our list of recommendations for the best day adventures you should take during your vacation in Puerto Rico.

Rio Camuy Cave Park

The Rio Camuy Cave system is the third largest underground cave system in the world, with the Rio Camuy running right through it. This 300-acre park offers 200 caverns, diverse tunnels, an enormous sinkhole, and the largest stalagmite in Puerto Rico. Take the trolley/hiking tour or amp up your experience and try spelunking the caves with an adventure operator.

El Yunque National Rainforest

El Yunque is the most visited attraction in Puerto Rico, and for good reason. The only tropical forest in the U.S. National Forest System, El Yunque covers 28,000 acres and boasts 13 walking and hiking trails of varying difficulty, which leads to gorgeous waterfalls and breathtaking views. Camp overnight in the park to fully immerse yourself in the rainforest experience.

Bioluminescent Bay

By day, Puerto Mosquito (Mosquito Bay) on Vieques Island is a typical Caribbean hang-out spot. But when the sun sets, be prepared for a magical experience. Tiny organisms, called dinoflagellates, live in the water and emit a glowing blue light at night. Swim or kayak through this incredible bioluminescent phenomenon for a once in a lifetime encounter with nature. The organisms are best to be seen during new moon phases, so plan your trip to Puerto Rico accordingly.

La Parguera Nature Reserve

Located on the southwest coast of Puerto Rico, La Parguera Nature Reserve offers something for every level of adventure and is a great way to experience the island's tropical wildlife up close. Thirty islets make up the reserve, and you can see monkeys, rare birds, manatees, dolphins and more, as you kayak or paddleboard through the mangrove channels. Looking for an underwater thrill? Experience world-class scuba diving and snorkeling at La Parguera Wall, one of Puerto Rico's finest and most diverse coral reefs.

Surfing Trips

You can't visit the surfing capital of the Caribbean without testing out the waves. Puerto Rico boasts dozens of surfing spots, with the best located along the west coast of the island. Beginners and experienced surfers alike will find excellent surfing in Isabela, Aguadilla, and Rincón, home of the 1968 World Surfing Championship.With all the fun Puerto Rico has to offer, you'll be sure to get your heart pounding in no time. At Serafina Beach Hotel, we're happy to help make your next adventure unforgettable.