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Top 4 Must-See Natural Attractions to Visit While in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, in the Caribbean group of islands, is one of the most popular tourist destinations for people across the globe who like to immerse themselves in its rich cultural past and awe-struck natural attractions that are bound to leave you stunned and create memories that you are going to cherish for the rest of your life.

If you are heading to Puerto Rico to explore its natural wonders, this article details the most sought-after natural attractions on the island, which are definitely worth visiting during your tour.

1. El Yunque National Forest

One of the best natural attractions in Puerto Rico, which is featured at the top of every visitor’s itinerary, is the El Yunque National Forest. The El Yunque National Forest is a tropical rainforest spread across 29,000 acres and the only rainforest in the whole of the U.S.

Tropical rain forests are known for their diverse and rich ecosystems, and true to its word, the El Yunque National Forest will leave you spellbound with its diverse flora and fauna. You will also encounter the endangered Puerto Rican parrot in its natural habitat.

In addition to that, the forest is also very popular for its numerous hiking trails, which are perfectly suited for both first-time and seasoned hikers looking for a thrilling outdoor outing. You will come across picturesque waterfalls like La Mina Falls & La Coca Falls.

The forest is considered a natural paradise for nature lovers because of its dense foliage and whirring wildlife. The enchanting views of this forest from the Yokahu Tower will steal your breath.

2. Mosquito Bay (Bioluminescent Bay)

Now, don’t start to judge the place by hearing its name because you will be astounded by the beauty of the place when you visit it in Puerto Rico. The Mosquito Bay located on Vieques Island is well known for its bioluminescent waters which are perhaps the brightest you will come across anywhere in the world.

The bioluminescent phenomenon that you observe in Mosquito Bay is caused by dinoflagellates which are a type of microorganisms that produce a blue-green glow when you unsettle them. Our favorite way to explore the bay is through a kayaking expedition after the sun sets over the horizon.

If you want to get the best view of your life of this natural phenomenon then you must hit the water on the new moon night because the darkness all around is going to amplify the light coming from these organisms. kayaking amid these spectacular lights will give you the much-needed serene break from the chaotic life you were looking forward to in your vacation tour.

3. Flamenco Beach

The Flamenco Beach located on the Culebra Island is arguably one of the most mesmerizing beaches you might ever come across on the planet. The horseshoe-shaped beach is considered the perfect spot for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing for its pristine beauty and landscape.

Besides that, the island also boasts rich marine tropical life. While snorkeling, you are going to come across many fascinating fishes and sea turtles that you are not going to find anywhere else. The biggest attraction of Flamenco Beach is the surrounding hills on the backdrop which makes it a place just out of the movies you have seen.

Apart from all this, you are also going to come across many old rusting military tanks on the beach which provides you with a glimpse of the rich cultural history of the place. The Flamenco Beach gives you the real vibes of holidaying in the Caribbean and the pics you are going to click over here are going to adorn the walls of your living room for eternity.

4. Toro Verde Adventure Park

Now, when heading for your Caribbean holidays to Puerto Rico if you are looking forward to indulging in some adventure activities then you must definitely head to the Toro Verde Adventure Park located in the midst of the Orocovis mountains.

The adventure park is filled with various adventure sports activities including the world’s highest & longest zip lines including “The Monster” which is 1.5 miles long and you can reach speeds up to 95 mph giving you the thrill of life. Besides that, you can also indulge in rope courses, hiking trails, and mountain biking in this adventure park.

See Puerto Rico with a Guide

These are some of the most awesome places Luminous One Tour you will find in Puerto Rico but the list isn’t limited to these places only because there are a host of other attractions in Puerto Rico and you must get in touch with your tour operator beforehand to plan out your itinerary so that you can visit the places you want without any fuss.