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Imagine a week of swimming in subterranean rivers, rappelling down limestone ravines, zip-lining over a verdant canopy, scuba diving the deepest depths of the Atlantic Ocean, and kayaking into a glow-in-the dark bioluminescent bay.
Now imagine doing it all in one destination. That’s why Puerto Rico does adventure better.
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57 Zip Lines
When it comes to our zip-line adventures, it’s not just quality but quantity that matters. Whether you strap in face-down in the clutches of The Beast and fly at 60 miles per hour over 4,000 feet or descend to the mouth of an underground river, our zip-lines provide an exhilarating thrill ride.
Scuba Diving Magazine said it best: for many divers, Puerto Rico is “the Caribbean’s best-kept underwater secret.” Divers, welcome to an underwater world that spans the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Puerto Rico’s waters offer an incredible range of dive adventures! Try shore dives from San Juan, a trip to Mona Island —the Galápagos of the Caribbean—or an exploration of the dramatic La Parguera wall off the southern coast, which is over 20 miles long and reaches depths of 1,500 feet. Over 600 different species of fish, turtles, rays, and marine life await you beneath our waves.
Puerto Rico’s magnificent rainforest is the only subtropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest Service. It’s also a playground for adventure seekers, with a full menu of activities including hiking, caving, rappelling, ATV tours, horseback riding, and hang gliding.
How do you like your trails? The rainforest will give you dirt tracks through lush landscapes; Vieques and Culebra offer leisurely tours around pristine beachfront and tropical foliage; Old San Juan provides the scenic backdrop of its ancient fortifications; or you can discover your own path.
It’s hard to decide between horseback riding on the beach, in the foothills of the rainforest, or on pristine Vieques Island; either way, you enjoy breathtaking natural vistas and experience the smooth gait of Puerto Rico’s elegant Paso Fino horses.
An ATV tour through El Yunque is an exhilarating romp that includes a dip in a cool mountain stream. Or, hop on an amphibious vehicle trek through the mangrove forests of a private estate in San Juan. When it comes to these tours, the muddier the better!
There’s nothing quite like the gentle thrill of riding the wind currents over the canopy of El Yunque rainforest in a tandem hang glider. Strap on, get a running start, and soar into the sky for the unparalleled sensation of free flight.
Extreme adventurers will love gearing up and trekking, diving, leaping and scaling their way through Toro Negro and El Yunque. If you’re willing to brave them, no other excursions match the adrenaline rush of these tours.
There’s something pure and magical about waterfalls, and Puerto Rico’s many falls don’t disappoint—especially when you get to dive beneath a wall of foamy water for a refreshing shower. Among the best on the island are La Mina in El Yunque, Doña Juana in Toro Negro, and Gozalandia in San Sebastián.
Like many other islands, Puerto Rico offers kayak trips through mangrove lagoons and to shallow reefs perfect for snorkeling. But very few places on Earth offer nocturnal kayak tours out to a bioluminescent lagoon – actually, make that two bioluminescent lagoons – including the most brilliant bioluminescent bay in the world on Vieques Island.
With temperatures averaging 85 degrees, warm waters, ocean waves and breezes, Puerto Rico is home to a growing kiteboarding scene. The beaches of Ocean Park and Isla Verde in San Juan are the top destinations in Puerto Rico for this exciting and invigorating sport.