Elenas' Puerto Rico Safaris

7 Night Drive yourself Safari Itinerary

bb Ponce Plaza fountain in Puerto Rico bb
The fountain in the main plaza in Ponce. Ponce has been nicknamed "The Pearl of the South" and was founded in the early 1700's. Spend an evening walking around the historic district in Ponce.

 

~ The Round Puerto Rico Trip ~

See the Rain forest - Snorkel off Icacos key - Bioluminescent Bays - Ponce - Hot Springs of Coamo - Central Mountains and Adjuntas - Camuy Caves.

This trip offers the opportunity to see Puerto Ricos' incredible diversity in the greatest of ease. Have lots of Adventures, or spend the days relaxing.

rain forest Puerto Rico

First Day. Pick up your rental car at the airport and drive EAST along the scenic road #187 to the town of Luquillo and stop in the Balneario Luquillo. Afternoon swim in this fabulous crescent beach. Drink your first cold coconut!

* Accommodations above the beach at the William or Sues places near and above Luquillo. Or drive up the south side of the El Yunque Rainforest. Jump into the crystal clear pools and waterfalls below your guest house. The cool lovely rainforest with the sound of the waterfalls and the coquis singing their lullaby. Rain forest lodging. At least 2, better three, nights should be spent here in or at the edge of the lush, cool mountainous El Yunque tropical rainforest.

• Second Day. Go out to Icacos Key . The fishermen will take you there by motorboat from Las Croabas. Excellent Snorkeling and fabulous swimming on this sandy key, surrounded by white sand and clear turquoise blue waters! then Kayak from Las Croabas with Mark in the afternoon. Mark will be your guide into the mangrove canals and lagoon. Sunset and Evening boat trip into the magical bioluminescent lagoon. ( If there is not much moon - no moon is best).

This is your dose of sun and the next day would be well spent in the cool rainforest.

• Third Day. Hike to a Lush rain forest Waterfall on the Rio Prieto with a knowledgeable guide, get Robin to show you the way, early start. Drive up to the south side of the El Yunque Rainforest. Jump into the crystal clear pools. Magnificent views.. Rainforest lodging. At least three nights should be spent in one place. Choose one place from the rainforest lodging page.

* Aventuras Tierra Adentro is an adventure company that does a terrific climbing trip in the El Yunque mountains. tel 787-766-0470, fax 787-754-7543.

• Fourth Day. Scenic morning drive down the picturesque east coast and around the tip of the island on the very panoramic route #901 . Eat lunch at the side of the road restaurant called Bella Vista. After lunch drive west along the south coast to the Coamo Hot Springs. An afternoon or early soak in the hot springs is soooo relaxing. spend the night in the heart of Ponce, right on or off the plaza at Hotel Belgica or Hotel Melia.

• Fifth Day. up the mountains above Ponce into the Cordillera Central. Take scenic road # 10 up to Adjuntas. Visit Lago Garzas one the the two highest lakes in Puerto Rico and hike up the trail in Carite Forest and back to Adjuntas for the night. Monte Guilarte is 1,204.0 Metres High.

• Seventh Day Visit the Camuy Caves on the north coast of Puerto Rico and drive back to San Juan.

The caves are open Tuesday to Sunday and holidays from 8:00 am to 3:45 pm. Entrance fee $10, parking is $2 and the number of visitors is regulated. Ticket window and information at Rio Camuy Cave Park Puerto Rico tel 787-723-8194 or 787-898-3100. More about the Caves. (opens in a new window, close window to come back to this page.)

Camuy Caves in Puerto Rico

• Seventh Day Alternatives: Drive to the Cabo Rojo lighthouse or to Guanica and visit Gilligans Island.

Cabo Rojo Faro or lighthouse in Puerto Rico

Cavern Scuba Diving - incredible scuba experience for certified divers. Explore a submarine cave with inside and outside reefs. Where: Playa Jobos, Isabela, "La Cueva Submarina Dive Shop".. Tel 787 - 872 - 1390.


 

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