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A Boat Trip into La Parguera Biobay

September 28th, 2009

There are three bioluminescent bays (bio bays) in Puerto Rico — Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Laguna Grande in the north-east in Fajardo, and La Parguera in the south-west in Lajas. The biobay experience is pretty neat to see — the water glows when the microorganisms in it are agitated. It is said that the Vieques biobay is the healthiest & brightest (with the most dynoflagellates per gallon). The Fajardo biobay is the second brighte…

BioBay Photos – Capturing the Glow

May 1st, 2011

August, 2011 – Tour guests are no longer allowed to go swimming in Mosquito Bay on Vieques. But you can still try to get the photos of the electric boat wake. The bioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico never cease to amaze us. We are fortunate in that we’ve been able to visit each of the biobays multiple times over the years. It is hard to capture the effect in words, let alone in pictures. Each time we go, we are equally amazed at the…

Experience Mosquito Bay in a Kayak

March 30th, 2014

4/10/14- This season Winter/Spring 2014, there has been some issue with the bay and it is not glowing as well as usual, or in some cases at all. They are doing tests to see if they can find a cause. But CALL to see how well it is glowing to decide if you want to go. There are only a few bioluminescent bays left in the world, and Puerto Rico is fortunate enough to have three of them. The biobays in Puerto Rico are Laguana Grande in Fajardo…

La Parguera at Sunset – Magical Snorkel and BioBay

December 4th, 2011

La Parguera offers natural beauty above and below the water. Going out in the afternoon and into the evening gives you some of the best of both worlds — clear blue water, green mangrove islands, colorful sunsets, and later, after dark, the sparkling Parguera Biobay lagoon water and thousands of stars above. We recently did a sunset snorkel and biobay tour with Paradise Scuba & Snorkeling and it was an enjoyable end to a great day. La…

Visit the Vieques Biobay Without Staying the Night

April 2nd, 2008

3/14 Vieques bio bay is not glowing like usual right now. But it is coming back and should be back to normal in a few weeks. August 18, 2011 – Tour operators are not allowed to have guests swim in Mosquito Bay on Vieques….

Laguna Grande: Fajardo’s Bio Bay Revisited

August 13th, 2008

Puerto Rico is such a diverse and interesting place. There are areas that are modern concrete jungles, and others that are still in their natural forms. Some of our most unique natural areas are the bioluminescent bays in Fajardo, Vieques and Lajas. These bay areas are home to the special dinoflagellates (Pyrodinium bahamense) that bioluminesce (glow in the dark when disturbed). These are fragile environments that can easily be ruined and lost…

40 Things to do in Northeast Puerto Rico

August 17th, 2009

I am the vacation planner in our family, so I know how difficult it can be to figure out where to stay or what to do when you are visiting some place for the first time. This article may help you plan some of your time here in Puerto Rico, particularly on the northeast part of the island. By "northeast", I am referring to the part of the island that you can reach by driving east from the San Juan area. We live and have a tourist vacat…

Visit the Fajardo BioBay in an Electric Boat

December 13th, 2009

Puerto Rico is blessed with a natural phenomenon that is found in only a few other places on earth — it has 3 year-round bioluminescent bays (or BioBays). There is La Parguera in Lajas in the south-west of Puerto Rico, Mosquito Bay on Vieques and, the most visited one, Laguna Grande in Fajardo in the north-east of Puerto Rico. I am so happy to say that there is now an eco-friendly way to visit Laguna Grande without having to kayak or walk…

Best Night to Do the Biobay Depends on the Moon

March 18th, 2008

You can skip this intro and jump straight to the calendar → CURRENT MOON lunar phase When you visit Puerto Rico, one of the must-do things is a trip to one of our bioluminescent bays (or bio-bays). Whether you go to Laguna Grande in Fajardo in a kayak, Laguna Grande in an electric boat, Laguna Grande on a walking tour, Mosquito Bay in Vieques, or La Parguera in Lajas, you’re sure to have an experience that you will never f…

Bio-Bay in Fajardo by Kayak – A Sparkling Experience

April 7th, 2007

Updated 28 Nov 2013 — The biobay has recovered from the recent “glow outage” caused by natural wave action and possible surface runoff. Operators are once again running tours of the biobay. There are three bioluminescent bays (bio-bays) in Puerto Rico. One in the SouthWest – "La Parguera", one on Vieques – "Mosquito Bay", and the one in Fajardo – "La Laguna Grande". Out of all…

Kayak & Snorkel with your group along the Northeast Coast

May 18th, 2008

Puerto Rico has thousands of miles beautiful beaches and tons of aquatic life. If you want to get close to nature and learn something about what Puerto Rico has to offer, you can go on an eco-friendly kayak trip. We had the pleasure of joining Kayaking Puerto Rico (KPR) on a kayak/snorkel tour in the north-eastern-most corner of the island. A kayak trip is a great way to get some exercise and see and learn about the natural aquatic beauty…

Visit the Bio Bay on Foot at Las Cabezas Nature Reserve

February 8th, 2009

The bioluminescent lagoons in Puerto Rico are natural wonders that I think everyone who visits the island should see. There are 3 lagoons that have bioluminescent properties all year ’round – the one in La Parguera in Lajas, Mosquito Bay on Vieques and Laguna Grande in Fajardo. Until recently, the only way to access any of these biobays was either kayak into them or go aboard a boat. But now there is another alternative! The Fidei…

Rent a Boat and Visit Mangrove Cays in La Parguera

March 11th, 2012

To make the most of the Parguera area, you need to get out on the water and visit the mangrove islands and/or the biobay. In order to do this, you obviously need to have access to a kayak or a boat of some kind. One option is to rent a little skiff (or yola, as they are sometimes called here). It is a fun, easy, and inexpensive way to get around to see the mangrove cays and maybe do a little snorkeling. The Area La Parguera is a region in the t…

Enjoy Yourself Without Breaking the Bank

March 7th, 2010

Puerto Rico has many great "selling points" to attractive visitors to our shores — beaches, forests, adventure, history, food, music and friendly locals. Being an inexpensive vacation destination is not one of the island’s strong points. However, don’t be discouraged. With some careful planning, you can have a fun-filled vacation and still remain within your budget. Lodging After airfare, lodging is usually the large…

The Opening of the Route 66 Extension

October 1st, 2012

Traveling from the San Juan area to Rio Grande, Luquillo, and Fajardo just got a whole lot easier and faster! The second phase of Route 66 opened to traffic on 01 October 2012, and it extends Route 66 from Canovanas to Rio Grande. While the expressway itself is not much of a day trip, it will sure reduce the driving time for trips to El Yunque National Forest, beaches in Luquillo, the biobay in Fajardo, snorkel trips in Fajardo, and other easter…


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