Las Cabezas De San Juan Nature State Park

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About Las Cabezas De San Juan Nature State Park, Fajardo

From lush rainforest to dwarf forest studded numerous ferns, bromeliads, air plants, and orchids. From various trails and boardwalks to a bioluminescent bay jaunt clear across Puerto Rico’s Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature State Park. Experience the park’s mini culture of 7 different ecological systems. Discover wide open sky where forests and beach come alive with big iguanas, fiddler crabs, myriad insects and birds.

The Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature State park is a 316 acre of land on Puerto Rico’s extreme north east tip. This shelter houses beaches, lagoons, dry forest, coral reefs, mangroves sea grass beds and one of the few bioluminescent bays in the world. As you enter the open-air visitor centre you pay and wait for the tour to start. This area has a beautiful veranda and a gazebo overlooking the water’s edge.

You board the tram and get off at the mangrove forest.  While walking on the boardwalk your guide will educate you about the mangrove forest and the flora and fauna it supports. They have a water fountain at the tram stop. The next stop is the beach. The stunning sight of the waves crashing on the shore or against rocks and corals is a wondrous sight. The guide will enthral you with tales of how the eco system nurses Nature. The last stop is to the lighthouse. Adding historical value to this reserve is the restored and the oldest lighthouse. It is situated on a craggy headland and serves as an information house with an observation deck which offers spectacular views of El Yunque. There are iguanas and crabs in glass cages for viewing and an aquarium with lively coloured tropical fish. You are allowed to touch the sea cucumbers. Also on display are bones of animals that fished in these waters like whales and manatees.

A new exhibit is the bioluminescence room. You are given an explanation about the Bio Bay and the planktons that light up when the water is touched. These planktons are called dinoflagellates. A bag is given to you filled with these creatures and the lights are turned off. Then you shake the bags and you can see the glow.

You can get a glimpse of some of the reserve by simply walking east down the narrow beach from the Playa Seven Seas. Make sure you go in a kayak or sailboat; engine pollution is slowly killing the very microorganisms that create the bioluminescence. Ensure that you’re not doing anything to harm the atmosphere before making deals with local boat owners

Las Cabezas De San Juan Nature State Park Information

  • Wear comfortable clothes & shoes. Food & drinks other than water are prohibited.
  • The beach is so clear a tranquil. Be careful with the jellyfish and erizos which are sea urchins.
  • You should bring water, use sunblock lotion and wear light clothing and comfortable walking shoes. The tour guides are customer-oriented, well prepared to give visitors an interesting, fun learning experience. 
  • There is only one tour in English, rest are all in Spanish.

Las Cabezas De San Juan Nature State Park Tickets Prices

  • Night tours 2hr tours: adult, senior $20 and child $ 10.

Las Cabezas De San Juan Nature State Park Opening and Closing Hours

  • Spanish tours 9:30am, 10am, 10:30am & 2pm, English 2 pm.
  • The recommended duration of visit is at 2 hours.

Restaurants Near Las Cabezas De San Juan Nature State Park

  • Kasavista: Caribbean
  • The House of Pastelillos: Latin
  • Calizo Seafood Restaurant: Seafood, Caribbean, Latin, Mediterranean
  • Chops Steak House: Steakhouse

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Address: Rt 987, Fajardo 00738, Puerto Rico

Phone: +00738-7877225882

Ticket Price: 10 USD

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

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Share your experience - Rate Las Cabezas De San Juan Nature State Park, Fajardo

  • Great and awesome tour and experience. Francisco is a great tour guide. You'll enjoy it a lot if you have the chance to have him assigned. Everyone should come here. Call and make your reservation today.

  • Cabesas de San juan is a trolly tour next to seven seas beach.its priced right and its a great eco tour for the family.

  • Awesome place. Spending time admiring nature.

  • We went on a guided tour around the park and it was really interesting! Actually very good for the price, compared to other stuff to do on the island. I really recommend it!

  • Overall, I love this place! Beach may not be the best, but the overall environment is awesome. Bird watching, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking...If you like nature, you will like this place.

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