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San Juan: Old Town Foodie Walking Tour with Tastings

1. San Juan: Old Town Foodie Walking Tour with Tastings

Enjoy the original food and cultural tour of Old San Juan. Discover a slice of paradise through local cuisine and cocktails, with numerous foodie stops along the way. Join your guide and walk through “walled city” of San Juan. Learn a bit more about the architecture of the city, major landmarks, and local history. Get hands-on experience making Puerto Rico’s signature dish, mofongo. Dine in “do not miss” restaurants and hear about the various foodie scenes in and around the city. Enjoy a delicious rum cocktail in a popular bar. Get involved in the authentic food scene so you leave with the confidence and knowledge of a local that will serve you during the remainder of your stay in sunny Puerto Rico. Tour guides have intimate friendships with the San Juan restaurants and you will always receive the latest insider info.

From San Juan: El Yunque Waterslide with Transportation

2. From San Juan: El Yunque Waterslide with Transportation

Explore El Yunque Forest with a team of guides on this day tour from San Juan. Learn about the history of the forest and the ecosystem of El Yunque as you enjoy an active adventure of hiking, trekking, cliff jumping, natural water slides, rope swings, and swimming. Meet in San Juan and board the bus to El Yunque Forest. Start your hike through the lush jungle and enjoy the sights and sounds of this serene ecosystem. Keep a look out for native birds, plants, and animals as your expert guides show you the best of the area. Swim in the natural pools of the forest, jump from cliffs into the refreshing waters, and try your hand at the rope swings. Get your adrenaline pumping and make the most of the natural wonders of the area .After a day of wet and wild fun in the forest, board the bus and relax on the return trip back to San Juan.

Carabalí Rainforest Park: 2-Hour UTV Adventure Tour

3. Carabalí Rainforest Park: 2-Hour UTV Adventure Tour

Zip through Carabalí Rainforest Park on a guided UTV trip located at the foothills of El Yunque National Forest. Learn vehicle safety instructions before heading into the lush tropical rainforest, following your guide up hills and along winding paths before arriving at Mameyes River for a swim. Begin your tour by meeting your guide at Carabalí Rainforest Park, choosing your UTV, and learning key operating details. Drive into the park, taking in the rich vegetation and tropical wildlife. Full of turns, bumps, and hills, your guide will help you maneuver through your off-roading adventure. Arrive at Mameyes River and marvel at its crystal-clear waters. Relax along the river banks and watch for local wildlife such as birds and fish, or jump into the river for a refreshing swim. Then it's time to drive back to the park entrance and complete your UTV tour.

San Juan: Beginner Scuba Diving Tour with Turtles

4. San Juan: Beginner Scuba Diving Tour with Turtles

Come learn the basics of scuba diving on a beginner's diving tour before exploring the shallow dive site in the protected bay at Escambron Marine Park, San Juan. Marvel at the sea creatures of this underwater world, including turtles, sea horses, and fish, as you get to grips with diving. Meet your diving instructor, get fitted for your equipment, and go over the fundamentals of diving before getting into the water. Then, your dive pro will start you out in waist-deep water (3 ft (91 cm)) to get you comfortable breathing underwater and teach you some basic scuba diving skills. Once you are comfortable, follow your instructor on an underwater tour of all the beautiful aquatic life and fish in the protected La Pocita bay. Keep your eyes peeled for green sea turtles and seahorses that are often found in this area. Head back to shore after your adventure.

Arenales Caves/ Charco Azul & Hidden Waterfall Adventure

5. Arenales Caves/ Charco Azul & Hidden Waterfall Adventure

Explore Puerto Rico like only a local could. Let us show you this unexplored paradise far away from the crowds of El Yunque and even more fun. During this tour we get to hike thru the jungle, swim thru dark caves and even do some cliff jumping for all the thrill seekers. This tour starts off in San Juan where we pick you up and transport you to Vega Baja; a beautiful city nestled in the mountain range of Puerto Rico. This area is famously known for its underground cave and river systems and that is precisely where we are heading. Once we are in Vega Baja our hike into the heart of the mountains begins. We hike down to a river bed that takes us thru some underground open caves (no fear or claustrophobia). These caves are amazingly cool because they have a river running thru them and a hidden waterfall that massages and showers us. After hiking and swimming thru caves we are ready to go to an area the locals simply refer to as Disney: because it is our own version of an amusement park. Nature's amusement park. Here we get to swim in an area called Charco Azul, a famous swimming hole in Puerto Rico that gets its name because the water is torquoise blue when it is not raining. We also get to relax and/or thrill seek as there are various jumping points in this area. We will have time to relax and have fun in this area before heading back up to the van. From there we drop you guys back off in San Juan. This adventure truly does have it all! Come with us and we will show Puerto Rico thru the eyes of a local, far away from any and all tourist traps.

Puerto Rico: Mermaid Snorkeling Adventure

6. Puerto Rico: Mermaid Snorkeling Adventure

Splash into the sea on this guided mermaid snorkeling experience in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Discover a whole new world under the sea, learn how to synchronize, swim, and become the ultimate mermaid. Meet your guide at the Marine Park to start your unique experience. Once checked in, your guide will size you up for your mermaid tail and snorkeling gear. You will then get a quick safety briefing tutorial on you how to snorkel and use your tail.  After the briefing, channel your inner mermaid, pose like Disney’s Ariel on the beach, and learn the famous hair-flip. You will also learn to swim alongside the turtles, colorful fish, and bright coral in the turquoise waters. Enjoy a unique experience and live your fantasy of becoming a mermaid.

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What people are saying about San Juan, Puerto Rico

Emely was a great foodie and tour guide in Old San Juan. She took the time to explain everything that we were eating as well as blending in the history of San Juan and Puerto Rico. I would highly recommend this tour.

Luis was an amazing instructor! He created the best experience for my daughter and I . Finally able to live out a childhood fantasy. Will definitely be returning!

This was a spectacular experience.! Our guide Eli was personable, knowledgeable and went out of his way to make our tour so very special.

What an amazing time. Our leader was very informative. There is plenty of food to try! I would suggest to be hungry

Guide was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and entertaining. The mufungo experience during the tour was great!