Race Around the Track on a Go-Cart!
open with new Covid rules
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.
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
Go Kart Rentals
Located in Julio Enrique Monagas Park in Ponce parking lot. Cost: 4 laps for $ 8.75. Kids must be able to reach the pedals to drive it (4 feet tall), if they can’t, they can ride with a parent. Passengers pay $1.25 per session. Prices do not include IVU (sales tax). 250 pound weight limit/cart. Children must be accompanied by parent/guardian. Hours: Sat and Sun and holidays 10am- 5pm. If you go to there Facebook page, you can buy discount tickets online. (787) 601-5194.
La Cueva de Camuy
This park has Closed
Moisty Go Carts
2/13- this park has closed.
Fun Valley Park
9/15- this park has closed.
So put the pedal to the metal… in a go- kart!
We are in the process of updating the maps we use on our web site. While we're working on that, you can click on the GPS coordinates below to view the location on Google Maps ...
- Carabali Rainforest Park (formerly Hacienda Carabali): (18.366113, -65.764139)
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