Juan Diego Falls is a series of beautiful waterfalls located a short (but demanding) walk from the road. We feel that the largest of the falls is better than the more popular La Mina Falls. Especially since Juan Diego Falls is virtually undiscovered by tourists!
Articles in the Nature Category
In the spring of 2007, the Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources banned swimming in Laguna Grande in Fajardo. This simple act reduced the wear and tear on the biobay and allowed nature to begin undoing the damage that humans inflicted on the environment. This past year we had heard the health of the biobay was making a comeback, so we were eager to see that for ourselves.
What could be more refreshing than taking a swim in a crystal clear river on a hot day? If you are in El Yunque and want to do some swimming, you may want to try Angelito Trail. The trail leads to Las Damas pool in the Mameyes River.
A day sail aboard the Erin Go Bragh III offers an intimate option for accessing excellent snorkeling spots near the islets of Icacos, Lobos, Palominos, and Palominitos, located off the coast of Fajardo. Longer overnight trips are available to the islands of Culebra and Vieques.
Attend the Fifth Annual Flower Festival sponsored by the Zingiberales Society of Puerto Rico. This free festival will be held from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at the Botanical Garden of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR Jardin Botanico) in Rio Piedras. Plant displays and sales will include heliconias, gingers, orchids, and more. Free workshops and presentations will be held throughout the day.
Puerto Rico is rich in history and culture. It also has a perfect climate to grow some of the prettiest flowers and plants imaginable. Caguas decided to put these things together and opened the Botanical and Cultural Garden (Jardin Botanico y Cultural) in April 2007.
Take a snorkel/kayak trip with Kayaking Puerto Rico and learn all about the different ecosystems in the northeast corner of Puerto Rico, both above and below the water. They offer trips for all levels of experience, from beginner to experienced kayakers and snorkelers. I think it’s a great way to spend a half-day getting close to nature on your vacation.
The water around Puerto Rico is deep, rich, and full of some of the world’s best big game fishing. The Puerto Rico trench runs just beyond the north shore of the island. In this deep water swim loads of big fish, such as mahi-mahi , wahoo, tuna, white marlin, and blue marlin. If you want [...]
East Island Excursions offers trips from Fajardo to Vieques so you can experience the bioluminescence in Mosquito Bay.
There are many trails in the El Yunque National Forest, but one great trail that is often overlooked is the Bano de Oro trail. Bano de Oro is one of my favorite trails because it goes along the river through a very lush part of the rain forest, there are sounds of the river and [...]
When you visit Puerto Rico, one of the must-do things is a trip to one of our bioluminescent bays. Whether you go to Laguna Grande in Fajardo, Mosquito Bay in Vieques, or La Parguera in Lajas, you’re sure to have an experience that you will never forget. One important thing to take into consideration is how bright the moon will be the night you want to go.
Fly from tree to tree on a zip line with La Marquesa Canopy Tours, only 30 minutes from San Juan.
The Tropical Agricultural Research Station (TARS) in Mayaguez is the tropical research center of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Crops under study there include dry bean, sorghum, banana, plantain, cacao, papaya, and tropical exotic fruits such as rambutan, carambola, mamey sapote, lychee, longan, sapodilla and mangosteen.
Puerto Rico is an island with many different faces. It is both urban and country, modern and historical, laid-back and hurried, built-up and natural. If you visit Arecibo and La Cueva del Indio (Cave of the Indian), you will see it all – modern, country, nature and history – all in one day. To get [...]
As everyone knows by now, there was a total lunar eclipse on February 20, 2008. There won’t be another one until 2010. So, of course, this was something that we had to see for ourselves. According to the news, the eclipse was supposed to start sometime around 10:00pm AST here in Puerto Rico. And the [...]