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“Interesting tour” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve

Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve
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US$105.99*
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Bioluminescent Kayak Adventure from San Juan
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Comprised of three headlands that extend into the Atlantic ocean, this nature reserve encompasses seven different ecosystems including forests, beaches and offshore coral reefs.
UK
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46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Interesting tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

We went on the afternoon tour, the 2 oclock one is in English and it was very interesting. You get to play with a bag of luminous water. They take you on the tram and you visit the beach, the lagoon and the Lighthouse. We enjoyed it so much we went on the evening tour as well. This was very imformative and they gave a full lecture on how the lagoon works, before you went and played with the water, no swiming. The guide was very good and managed to find us a tiny frog, it was well worth the money. You have to book in advance as places are limited and the trips run in Spanish and English.

Visited January 2012
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

The bird sightseeing tours are great. We recommend it a few times a year, as migratory birds change throughout the seasons.

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USA
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Guide and Lovely Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

Well worth the trip. The hike through the mangroves is informative, and the view from the lighthouse is worth the trip.

Visited January 2012
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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91 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Amazing experience and view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

This is a big natural reserve that used to be a palm tree plantation.The Fideicomiso de Conservacion does an excellent job offering tours that do not harm the environment and are unexpensive. They take you on a trolly up to the mountain where the Fajardo Light house stands. You will learn about Puerto Rico's History, flora and fauna. The view from the top of the Light house is simply amazing. You can even go to the Bio luminescent room inside he light house and learn more about the micro organisms that make the water glow in the dark. It is totally worth it!

Visited June 2011
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Arlington, Virginia
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105 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Beautiful and informative”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

The tours here are well organized and informative; our guide was excellent: friendly, lively, charming, and knowledgeable. You get to see a variety of different types of terrain, along with great views from the lighthouse. Another reviewer complained about the walking, but really, there's very little walking; I would have liked to do much more!

You do have to reserve your tour in advance, and they don't run every day, so check the scheduled online. They're a good value, though, and your money is going to a worthwhile cause.

Oh, and one small point: We arrived after hanging out on the nearby beach for a while, and I assumed I'd be able to use the restroom in the visitors center when we arrived, but they were out of order; I had to wait until we reached the lighthouse a couple hours later. So plan accordingly.

Visited January 2012
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