This protected park in the far reaches of Puerto Rico is home to the Laguna Grande bioluminescent bay, rainforests, walking trails, boardwalks and a wide array of flora and fauna. The reserve, which showcases some of the best—and most diverse—of Puerto Rico’s natural wonder covers just 316 acres but includes seven different ecological systems, making it a true wonderland for travelers looking to explore the outdoors.
Visitors will find giant iguanas, crawling crabs and a variety of colorful birds here, in addition to the oldest lighthouse on the island, El Faro de las Cabezas de San Juan. Whether travelers wander over rocky cliffs, or wind through a few miles of easy trails and boardwalks, they will find some of the most spectacular natural scenery on the island at Las Cabezas.
Las Cabezas de San Juan Reserve is located at the northeastern tip of Puerto Rico in Fajardo. Entry fee is $12 for adults and $9 for children. Reservations are needed and can be made on the park’s website. Tours are available and last approximately two hours. English tours take place Wednesday through Sunday at 1:30 p.m. only.