Race Around the Track on a Go-Cart!

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Imagine speeding around a race track, in a convertible, with the wind whipping through your hair. What fun! OK — miniaturize that thought and think go-karts! It is a funny thing I have noticed — people of all ages love go-karts. I know I do. Ray always says it is odd, since I can drive and do at speeds much faster than a go-kart goes! But it is still one of those things that when I see it, I want to do! And of course kids love it because they get to drive! Luckily there are a couple places in Puerto Rico that offer go-karts for a reasonable price.

The go-karts are all similar — side-less, topless and easy-to-drive cars with bumpers (though you are not supposed to bump anyone). They have a gas pedal, a brake pedal and steering wheel — just like a real car — only smaller. These are not the all terrain go-karts, these are meant for soft fun. The tracks are asphalt closed loops of varying lengths. They don’t usually have helmets available because I guess they assume it is all pretty safe. They usually give you an (ultra) short lesson on each and ask you stay in control at all time (slow down on the curves etc).

Carabali Go Karts

Carabalí Rainforest Park (formerly Hacienda Carabali) in Luquillo Go Karts. They start you all off in a group and you race around the track. Each "session" is about 9-10 laps around the track — it lasts maybe about 5 minutes. They have 1 and 2-person cars. You need to be at least 4’6" tall to drive alone. The minimum age to be a passenger in a double car is 3 years old.

  • Price is $7.49/person or $14 for a double car with 2 people. There is no charge for family/friends that just want to watch. They do prefer drivers/passengers not wearing sandals.
  • Hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm. Open Wednesday- Monday.
  • Call 787-889-4954 for info. Reservations are not required

Refer to Carabalí Go carts webpage for contact info and driving directions.

Carolina Museo del Nino Go Carts-

The Museo del Nino in Carolina has new, cushy 2 seater go karts and a nice new track. Rides are $5 for kids and adults with Museum tickets. You have to be a minimum 4’8" to drive. Passengers have to be at least 3 feet tall to be a passenger, accompanying an adult driver.

  • Open Friday 9am-5pm, Sat- Sunday 10am – 6pm .
  • Reservations are not required
  • Refer to the webpage for more info and driving directions.

    Somos De Aquí Race Track

    Car 2, Calle Marginal km 141.4 Anasco

    open M-Saturday, usually about 2pm – 8pm

    I race $12, 2 races $20, usually about 5mins , which is about 8-12 laps.

    Refer to their Facebook page for contact info and driving directions

    K1 Speed Puerto Rico

    Not go-carting, but some serious speed cars!

    In the Outlet 66 Mall, Sector Sixty6 in Canovanas .

    Open Mon- Sat 11am-7pm, closed Sunday

    Refer to their Facebook page for contact info and driving directions.

    Ponce Karting Club


    The Oval at Salinas

    Located in Salinas, At the Speedway. Just off RT 3. Carts come in 2 speeds- Fast and Superfast. For people 10yo and up. Fastest Carts in PR. Prices start at $21-23.75 per 10 min ride. Hours: Fri, Sat and Sun and holidays 11am- 6pm. (787) 413-1212.

    Refer to their Facebook page for contact info and driving directions.

    So put the pedal to the metal… in a go- kart!

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