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AdvenTours 787-530-8311 Coffee Route/La Ruta del Café Legends of Puerto Rico, Inc. 787-605-9060 Heartland Specialty Coffee COPLADET 787-765-8595 Hacienda Buena Vista Trans-Travel 787-727-4479 Hacienda Buena Vista, Ponce Encantos Ecotours 787-272-0005 Hacienda Buena Vista, Ponce Aventuras Puerto Rico 787-380-8481 Hacienda Buena Vista, Ponce

COFFEE HACIENDAS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Café Bello - Adjuntas Café Lareño - Lares Hacienda Ana - Jayuya Hacienda Buena Vista - Ponce Hacienda Palma Escrita / La Casona - Las Marías 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Hacienda Patricia - Ponce Hacienda Safra - Adjuntas Hacienda San Pedro - Jayuya Hacienda El Jibarito* - San Sebastián Hacienda Gripiñas* - Jayuya

* with lodging

COFFEE HACIENDAS TOUR OPERATORS

Rico Suntours 787-722-2080 1-800-844-2080 Coffee Tour/Tour del Café Eco-Action Tours 787-791-7509 Buena Vista Coffee Plantation

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NATURE & ADVENTURE

NORTH ROUTE

SAN JUAN

1 2 Escambrón Beach Park Bike, jog, roller blade and sea side bridge travel along the park's ocean front side walks. Route 25 at stop 8, San Juan. Tel. 787-449-567 Botanical Garden Affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Collections of native and endangered plants in the island. Route 1, at Route 847. Open daily 9am-4:30pm Tel. 787-767-1710 San Patricio Urban Forest 53 acres forest, contains 30 species of bird, 4 species of reptiles and 30 species of trees with interpretive walks. Route 23, Roosevelt Ave., at end of Ensenada street. Open Tue-Sun 9am-5pm Tel. 787-502-0159 Vega Forest Wide caves, hiking trails, deep sinkholes and 12 types of soil. 72 trees species and 15 birds species. Route 676. Km 1.5 Open Tue-Sun 9am-5pm Tel. 787-883-2240 Tortuguero Lagoon Natural Reserve Reserve formed by bodies of water, swamps, mashland and several mogotes. Home to exotic flowers and several endangered species. Route 686, Km.7.9 Open daily 7am-6pm Tel. 787-884-2587 Cambalache Forest Subtropical forest with impressive karst formations. Observe 6 endemic bird species. Route 682 km. 6.3 Open Tue-Sun 9am-5pm Tel. 787-881-1004 Radio Telescope The world's largest with 1000-ft diameter spherical reflector, operated by Cornell University under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation. End of Route 625. Open Wed-Fri 12pm-4pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4pm Tel. 787-878-2612 Camuy River Cave Park Massive formations on a paved walkway to the bottom of a giant sinkhole. Route 129, Km 18.9. Open Wed-Sun 8:30am-3:30pm Tel. 787-898-3100

CABO ROJO ­ COMBATE LAJAS ­ LA PARGUERA

11 Salt Flats and Lighthouse Salt flats and piles of harvest salt. End of Route 301. Tel. 787-255-1560 12 Bioluminescent Bay Must take a moonless night trip for little dinoflagellate watching. Boats leave from La Parguera dock. Trips from 7:30pm­1:00am. Tel. 787-899-1660 13 Parguera Natural Reserve 30 mangrove cays and islands form ornate channels. Off the coast of La Parguera, Route 304. Tel. 787-899-1660

VILLALBA

22 Mirador Villalba-Orocovis Located over 2,000 feet above sea level. Fantastic view of south and north coast; Atlantic Ocean and Caribe Sea. Route 143 Km 39.8. Open Wed-Sun 9am-5pm. Tel. 787-867-6111/787-546-5065

CEIBA

32 Ceiba Forest 95% of the forest is classified as 4 species as mangrove with birds, turtles, and manatees. End of Route 195, Santa Rita Sector Open Tue-Sun 9am-5pm

BARRANQUITAS

FAJARDO

GUAYNABO

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23 San Cristóbal Canyon This beautiful canyon is an Indiana Jones experience! Between Aibonito and Barranquitas. Route 725, Km 5.1. Tel. 787-857-2094 / 787-647-3402

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14 Guánica Dry Forest A World Biosphere Reserve with cactus, 400-year-old Guayacán tree, bird-watching and beaches. Route 333 to 334. Open Tue-Sun 9:00am-5:00pm. Tel. 787-821-5706

24 Carite Forest Wildlife Refuge It lodges 49 species of birds, 15 species of amphibians, 12 species of reptiles and 7 species of mammals. Route 184 km. 27.5 Open Tue-Sun 9am-5pm. Tel.787-747-4510

33 Cabezas de San Juan Natural Reserve A 316-acre peninsula, showcasing many different ecosystems. Featuring a bioluminescent bay, a neoclassical lighthouse and a nature center. Route 987, Km 6. Open Wed-Sun 9:30am­2:00pm. Tel. 787-722-5882 34 Laguna Grande Bioluminescent Lagoon Take eco-adventure tours in kayaks to the bioluminescent bay and lagoons, with licensed guides and equipment included. Located in Route 987.

LUQUILLO

SOUTH ROUTE - PORTA CARIBE

GUAYAMA

25 Aguirre Forest Located between the municipalities of Santa Isabel and Guayama. Mangroves area, tidal flats, 87 species of birds rookeries, research lakes and large manatee population. Route 7710 of south #3. Open Tue-Sun 9am-5pm Tel. 787-864-0105 26 Mariposario Las Limas Natural Reserve Natural forest with walking trails. Different species of butterflies, flowers, birds, beautiful gardens, educative museum and river. Route 747, Km 0.7, Culebra Sector. Open Thu-Sun 10am-1pm, call for reservation. Tel. 787-864-6037

35 Hacienda Carabalí Horseback rides on Paso Fino and well-trained horses carefully matched to each rider's ability. Located in Route 992, Km 3.0. Tel. 787-889-2851

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15 Susua Forest Carbonate formations, bird-watching and camping. Mountain bike trails. Route 368 km. 2.4 Open Tue-Sun 9am-5pm Tel. 787-502-6754

RIO GRANDE

MARICAO

36 El Yunque ­ Caribbean National Rain Forest and El Portal Center The only Tropical Rain Forest in the US Forest Service System. El Portal Visitors Center welcomes guests and educates them on the ecosystem of the forest. Located in Route 191, Km 4.2. Open daily 7:30am­6:00pm. Tel. 787-888-1810

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16 Maricao Forest Observation tower, stone house, hiking and bird watching. Route 120 south. Open Mon-Fri 7:00am-3:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-4:00pm. Tel. 787-838-1040

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CENTRAL ROUTE

ADJUNTAS

17 Guilarte Forest Hiking trails to Guilarte Peaks (3,950 feet) and visitor centers. 172 tree species. Route 518 and 131 Open Tue-Sun 9am-5pm Tel. 787-829-5767

PONCE

37 Piñones Forest A 6-mile boardwalk that crosses over mangrove, forest, lagoons and beaches. Over 46 birds species, is the ecologic wonder in the island. Located in Route 187, east of Isla Verde. Open Tue-Sun 9am-5pm Tel. 787-791-7750

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27 Julio Enrique Monagas Park Family-oriented park with paddle boats, skate parks, picnic areas and gazebos. Route 2, Ponce Bypass. Open Tue-Sun, 9:00am-5:00pm. Tel. 787-284-2124

OPERATORS

AAA Island Tours ACAMPA Atlantic San Juan Tours Aventuras Puerto Rico Aventuras Tierra Adentro Backstage Partners Countryside Tours Duarte Tours Eco Xcursion Aquática Encantos Ecotours Hillbily Tours Hacienda Carabalí Island Kayaking Adventure La Paseadora Rico Suntours Sunshine Tours Tropical Trail Rides Yokahú Kayak Trips 787-793-3678/787-793-3688 787-706-0695/787-640-2822 787-644-9841/787-447-7804 787-380-8481/787-842-0917 787-766-0470/787-403-7337 787-791-0099 787-723-9691/787-593-9014 787-765-0137 787-888-2887/787-550-4630 787-272-0005 787-760-5618 787-889-5820 787-462-7203/787-462-7204 787-850-7881/787-316-0441 1-800-844-2080 787-721-7300/787-647-4040 787-872-9256 787-604-7375

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WEST ROUTE ­ PORTA DEL SOL

ISABELA

9 Guajataca Forest Extensive hiking trail system with observation tower, bird watching, camping and karst area. Route 446, south of Route 2. Tel. 787-872-1045

18 Dos Bocas Lake Boats are available to take you around the lake to one of the many restaurants for lakeside dining. A great recreational area. Route 10, at Route 123. Open daily restaurants are open on weekends. Tel. 787-894-3505 19 Rio Abajo Forest Located within karst and cave formations. Home to 175 plant and 34 bird species. Route 621. Open Tue-Sun 9am-5pm Tel. 787-880-6557

28 Charco Azul A small river forms a natural pool called Charco Azul. Route 183 and 184, Jagual and Marín neighborhoods. Open Tue-Sun 9am-5pm. Tel. 787-747-510

EAST ROUTE

CULEBRA ISLAND

29 National Wildlife Refuge Covers 1,580 acres, over 50,000 marines birds of 13 species, 23 adjacent island and rock formations, all maintained in their natural state.

JAYUYA

20 Toro Negro State Forest Hike the tallest peaks of Puerto Rico: Cerro Punta & Cerro La Rosa. Great hiking with lots to see waterfalls, lake, river and more trees and birds species. Route 143, Km 32.4, east of Route 149. Open Tue-Sun 9am-5pm Tel.787-867-3040

VIEQUES ISLAND

30 Mosquito Bioluminescent Bay A moonless night spectacle! The microscopic organisms that shine disturbed are protozoan of the dinoflagelated family. The luminescence is a defense reaction. Access through Sun Bay. Route 997 km.7 Tel. 787-741-8683

MAYAGÜEZ

10. Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo Take the kids to see the animals in an open, savanna-like environment. Route 108, just north of Route 65. Open Wed-Sun 8:30am-4:00pm (Tue-Sun in summer and holidays) Tel. 787-834-8110

OROCOVIS

HUMACAO

21 Toro Negro Lookout Tower Extraordinary view of the south coast. Route 143. Doña Juana Recreational Area Open Mon-Sun 9am-5pm. Tel. 787-867-5745

31 Humacao Wildlife Reserve Over 90 birds species, surronunded by lagoons, marine turtle nesting grounds,and recreational fishing. A great place to go kayaking. Route 3 km.74.3 Open Mon-Fri 8am-4pm. Tel. 787-852-6088

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Ciales

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La Plata Lake

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HISTORY & CULTURE

NORTH ROUTE

SAN JUAN

1 Old San Juan The heart of the San Juan Metro Area. The most important old historic attractive, fascinating museums, art galleries, colorful colonial buildings, historic churches, centuries-old fortresses. Walking tour operators available 7 days a week. P.R Tourism Information Center. Tel. 787-721-2400 Puerto Rico Art Museum Houses a fine collection of Puerto Rican world class art spanning more than four centuries. Route 2 De Diego Ave., Stop 22, Santurce. Open Tue-Sat 10:00am-5:00pm, Wed 10:00am-8:00pm, Sun 11:00am-5:00pm. Tel. 787-977-6277 El Capitolio Home to the House of Representatives and The Senate of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The building is one of our most important architectural expressions of the 20th century. Walking tours available. Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Tel.787-724-2030 Plaza del Mercado de Santurce (Marketplace) The best Creole food served in the midst of the hustle and bustle of a marketplace. Located in Canals St. between Baldorioty Expressway and north of Ponce de León Avenue. Marketplace stands are open. Open Mon-Sat 6:00am-6:00pm, Sun 6:00am-12:00pm. Most of the restaurants and bar are open until 11:00pm. Museum of Contemporary Art Enjoy the exhibits of new artists and international modern art. The museum is dedicated to Puerto Rican Art. Located in Ponce de León Avenue, corner Robert H. Todd Ave., Santurce. Open Mon-Sat 9:00am-4:00pm. Tel. 787-977-4030 Luis Muñoz Marín Foundation The life and times of the late Luis Muñoz Marín, the first elected governor comes alive at his private residence in rural San Juan. Route 877, Km 0.4. Marginal Trujillo Alto Expressway. Open Mon-Fri 10:00am-2:00pm, Sat-Sun-Hol. 10:30am-1:00pm. Tel. 787-755-7979 Bacardi Rum Distillery Learn the history behind The New Casa Bacardi Rum Visitor Center, as well as the present day operation. Tours available. Route 165, Km 6.2. Open Mon-Sat 8:30am-4:15pm. Sun 10:00am-3:45pm. Tel. 787-788-8400 Ruinas de Caparra Historic Museum The ruins of the first house­fort and city, built by the Spanish settlers in 1508. Route 2, Km 6.4. Open Tue-Sat 8:30am­4:30pm. Tel. 787-781-4795 Arecibo Lighthouse & Historic Park An expansive deck with replicas of Christopher Columbus's ships. Restaurant, museum, water and land sport facilities. Route 655, Islote neighborhood, Arecibo Harbor. Open Mon-Fri 9:00am-6:00pm, Sat 10:00am-7:00pm. Tel. 787-880-7540

WEST ­ PORTA DEL SOL

QUEBRADILLAS

10 Los Cocos Legendary Bakery The best taste in homemade baked for over 150 years. It is the only bakery still making bread in wood-fired ovens. Route 2, int. 484, Los Cocos neighborhood. Open Mon-Sat 6:00am-6:00pm, Sun 4:00am-6:00pm. Tel. 787-895-6932

JAYUYA

19 La Piedra Escrita & Cemí Museum A huge rock marked with petroglyphs forms a large natural pool. Route 144, Km 2.3 & 9.3. Open Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm. Sat-Sun 10am-3pm. Tel. 787-828-1241

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11 San Antonio de la Tuna The original location of Isabela since 1725. The site is dominated by the ruins of the church. Route 113, about 2 Km from Route 2. Tel. 787-872-6400

20 Luis Muñoz Rivera House Museum and Mausoleum The home of one Puerto Rico's most important thinkers and politicians. A rare piece in his collection is his 1914 Pierce Arrow. Located in Muñoz Rivera St. and Padre Berríos St. Open Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm. Tel. 787-857-3810

28 Baños de Coamo The site thought to be the Fountain of Youth sought by Juan Ponce de León. End of Route 156. Open daily. Tel. 787-825-4423 29 San Blas de Illesca Catholic Church Its construction started in 1563, is one of the oldest churches in Puerto Rico. Located at Mario Braschetti St. in the heart of town. Open daily 6:30am-6:00pm. Tel. 787- 825-1122

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12. Palacete Los Moreau French provincial-style mansion with a train engine from the sugarcane era. Route 2, Km 115.9 Open Tue-Sat 8:00am-4:30pm. Tel. 787-818-0105

COROZAL

21 Cibuco Touristic & Historic Center Hacienda Aurora`s furniture, the local sugar industry, petroglyphs, artisan's walk and ecological paths. Route 818, Km 2.5, Cibuco neighborhood. Open Thu-Sun 9am-5pm. Tel. 787-859-8079

30 Three Saint Kings House Museum Museum of memorabilia from the first Three Kings Day celebration until the present. Located in Comercio St. Open daily 8:00am-4:00pm, Sat-Sun-Hol. 11:30am-3:00pm. Tel.787-837-1115

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13 Hacienda El Jibarito A typical Puerto Rican Hacienda, combines agriculture and tourism creating a unique concept. This complex has a natural panoramic view. Route 445 Km 6.5, Saltos II neighborhood. Open daily. Tel. 787-280-4040

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14 Rincón Lighthouse and Park Atlantic Ocean and Desecheo Island panoramic view. Route 4413, just off Route 413. Open daily 8:00am-12:00pm. Tel. 787-823-5024

22 Tobacco Museum Exhibits and demonstrations in the art of creating handmade cigars. Located in Betances St. at Padial St. Open Tue-Sat 8:30am-4:00pm. Tel. 787-744-2960 23 Trovadour Luis Miranda Museum Exhibits of this master trovador's work. Located in #18 Tapia St. Open Tue-Sat 8:00am-4:00pm. Tel. 787-744-8833, ext. 1843

EAST ROUTE

LAS PIEDRAS

24 Indian Cave The national historic monument features over 200 petroglyphs. Located in the Arenas neighborhood. Open daily by reservation. Tel. 787-733-9360

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15 Teatro Yagüez This massive historic theater serves as a main cultural center. Located at McKinley street, one block west of Plaza Colón. Open Mon-Fri 7:00am-4:30pm. Tel. 787-833-1650

CABO ROJO

16 Próceres Museum A sculpture exhibition of national leaders and an Indian culture gallery amongst other collections. Route 312, Km 0.4. Open Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-4:30pm. Tel. 787-255-1560

VIEQUES

31 Parque de Bombas A century old wooden firehouse painted bright red and black, includes an antique fire engine from 1928. Located in Plaza Las Delicias, behind Guadalupe Cathedral. Open daily 9:00am-5:00pm. Tel. 787-284-3338 32 Serrallés Castle Represents a classic 1920?s Spanish revival-style home. Route 17, El Vigía area. Open Tue-Sun 8:00am-4:30pm. Tel. 787-844-9722 33 Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center Major pre-historical site dating back to 400 A.D. with evidence of Igneri and Pre-Taíno cultures. Route 503, Km 2.2. Open Tue-Sun 9am-4pm. Tel. 787-840-2255 34 Hacienda Buena Vista Beautifully restored 19th Century coffee plantation. Reservations required. Route 123, Km 16.8. Open Wed-Sun 8:30am-3:30pm. Tel. 787-722-5882 35 Ponce Art Museum The world-class museum has a collection of over 3,000 pieces including European and American schools from the 14th to the 20th Century. Route 2325 Las Americas Ave. Open daily 10:00am-5:00pm. Tel.787-848-0505

25 Conde de Mirasol Fort Museum One of the last Spanish-built forts in the Americas (1845-1855). Route 989. Open Wed-Sun 8:30am-4:30pm. Tel.787-741-1717

OPERATORS

AAA Island Tours Atlantic San Juan Tours Aquatica Audio Guía Corp. Aventuras Puerto Rico Backstage Partners Captain Duck Tours, Inc. Countryside Tours Duarte Tours Rico Suntours Sunshine Tours The Original Ghost Tours of Old San Juan 787-793-3678/787-793-3688 787-644-9841/787-447-7804 787-795-5972 787-977-2905 787-380-8481/787-842-0917 787-791-0099 787-447-0077/787-722-2080 787-723-9691/787-593-9014 787-765-0137 1-800-844-2080 787-721-7300/787-647-4040 787-721-5709/787-462-1616

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17 Porta Coeli Religious Art Museum Where you will find valuable examples of religious art from the 16th to the 19th centuries. This collections includes painting, sculptures and religious objects. Located at Dr. Veve St. Open Wed-Sun 8:30am-4:00pm. Tel. 787-892-5845

SOUTH ROUTE ­ PORTA CARIBE

GUAYAMA

26 Bellas Artes Center A new art center exhibiting historical artifacts and paintings. Route 3 & McArthur St. Open Tue-Sat 9:00am-4:00pm, Sun 10:00am-4:30pm. Tel. 787-864-7765 27 Cautiño House Museum A beautiful example of Neo-classic and Creole-style buildings in Puerto Rico's late 19th century. #1 Palmer St. Open Tue-Sat 9:00am-4:30pm, Sun 10:00am-4:00pm. Tel. 787-864-9083

CENTRAL ROUTE

UTUADO

18 Caguana Indian Ceremonial Center One of the most important archaeological sites in the Caribbean. It consists of 10 ceremonial ball fields dating back to 1200 AD. Route 111, Km 12.4. Open daily 8:30am-4:30pm. Tel. 787-894-7300

BEACHES & WATERSPORTS

NORTH ROUTE

SAN JUAN

1 Escambrón Beach Part of the Blue Flag environmental program. Warm and calm beach on the Atlantic Ocean. Route 25, stop 8. Open daily 7:00am-5:00pm. Tel. 787-449-5672 Ocean Park Beach One of the most beautiful beaches in the metro area. A wind surfers and kind surfers paradise. Located in the shoreline between Condado and Isla Verde area. San Juan Water Fun Located at Isla Verde Beach where calm waters usually prevail at the public bathing beach in Carolina, behind ESJ Towers and El San Juan Hotel & Casino. Tel. 787-643-4510/939-642-4510 Isla de Cabras Beach A great photographic spot to capture the cruise ships entering the San Juan harbor. Beach at the northwest tip of Isla de Cabras. Route 870. Open daily 8:00am-4:30pm. Tel. 787-261-0202 Sardinera Beach A pristine, white sandy beach waits for you. Located at the end of Route 697. Open daily 8:30pm-5:00pm. Tel. 787-796-2830 Cerro Gordo Beach One of the favorites beaches in the North Coast. Near the Dorado golf courses and tourist area, Route 690, Km 7.1. Open daily 8:30am-5:30pm. Tel. 787-883-2730 Puerto Nuevo Beach This beach with its beautiful alcoves was the inspiration for a famous song of Trio Vegabajeño. Route 686, Km 12 & 692. Open daily 8am-6pm. Tel. 787-858-6447 Los Tubos Beach The best beach for beach festivals and youth events. Ideal for picnics and recreational facilities. Route 686. Tue-Sun 8:00am-5:00pm. Tel. 787-884-3428 Las Criollas Beach Also the location for the Festival Playero and San Juan Bautista Day. Route 681, between Punta Palmas Altas & Palmas Altas. Tel. 787-846-4199

SOUTH ROUTE ­ PORTA CARIBE

AGUADILLA GUÁNICA VIEQUES

12 Las Cascadas Aquatic Park A newly remodeled family fun water park. Open from April through August. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-7:00pm. Tel. 787-819-1030 13 Crash Boat Beach At the hospitable town of Aguadilla you'll find this aqua-blue white sandy beach. A popular sport beach. End of Route 458, off route 107. Tel. 787-891-1005 14 Wilderness Beach A very large tree-lined beach and major surfing spot, past Old Spanish Lighthouse. Route 107 to the end of the road. Tel. 787-891-1005 15 Surfer's Beach The famous table top and survivor surfing areas are found at the northern end of the beach. Old Ramey Base. Tel. 787-891-1005 24 Caña Gorda Beach Great public beach. Route 333, Km 5.8. Tel. 787-821-5016 25 Guilligan's Island Recreational areas around this enclosed Beach Island. Tue-Sun, ferry service starts at 8:30am. Tel. 787-821-4941 36 Sun Bay Beach One of the most well-known beaches in the Caribbean. Route 997, east of Esperanza. Open daily 9:00am-5:00pm. Tel. 787-741-8198 37 Media Luna Beach A low-key way to enjoy paradise. Access through Sun Bay, then follow the signs. Tel. 787-741-8198

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26 Guayanilla Beach Situaded on one the best natural harbors in the Caribbean Sea: the Guayanilla Bay. Route 336. Tel. 787-835-2660

LUQUILLO

PONCE

38 Luquillo Beach Public beach where thousands of palm trees shelter you from the sun. Route 3, east of San Juan. Open daily 8:30am5:30pm. Tel. 787-889-5871/4329

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27 Caja de Muertos Island Island paradise, with beautiful beaches, dry forest, marine museum and a panoramic view from its old lighthouse. Daily exits 8:30 am-4:30pm, from the Tablado Stroll of the Guancha. Tel. 787-842-8546

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16 Pico de Piedra Beach A very attractive public beach just west of town with covered picnic areas scattered around the grounds. Route 115, Km 21. Tel. 787-868-0622

ARROYO

39 Piñones and Aviones Beach A forest on the sea shore where surfers ride the waves and hundreds of local kiosks offer flavorful fritter delights. Off Route 187. Tel. 787-876-3570

RINCÓN

28 Punta Guilarte Beach A lighthouse marks the entrance to this spot. Route on the west side of Patillas Bay. Route 3, Km 130.9. Tel. 787-839-3565

OPERATORS

AAA Island Tours ACAMPA Aquatica Aventuras Puerto Rico Backstage Partners Captain Duck Tours Inc. East Island Excursions/ East Wind 2 Catamaran Eco Xcursion Aquática, Inc. Encantos Ecotours Erin Go Bragh Charters Fajardo Tours Traveler Catamaran Island Kayaking Adventure La Paseadora Rico Suntours Salty Dreams San Juan Water Fun Spread Eagle II/Captain Jack Yakahú Kayak Trips Aquatica Underwater Adventures Caribe Aquatic Adventures Mona Aquatics Parguera Divers Scuba Dogs Benítez Fishing Charters Light Tackle Adventure PR Magic Tarpon 787-793-3678/787-793-3688 787-706-0695/787-640-2822 787-795-5972 787-380-8481/787-842-0917 787-791-0099 787-447-0077/787-722-2080 787-751-9647 787-888-2887/787-550-4630 787-272-0005 787-860-4401/787-409-2511 787-863-2821/787-396-0995 787-462-7203/787-462-7204 787-850-7881/787-316-0441 1-800-844-2080 787-717-6378/787-717-7259 787-643-4510/939-642-4510 1-888-523-4511/787-887-8821 787-604-7375 787-890-6071/787-376-3694 787-281-8858/787-360-7605 787-851-2185/787-206-2205 787-899-4171/787-616-8543 787-783-6377/787-399-5755 787-723-2292/787-724-6265 787-849-1430/787-547-7380 787-449-3036/787-644-1440

VEGA ALTA

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17 Rincón Surfing Beaches Some of the best surfing beaches in the world! Spanish Wall, Indicator and Steps. Near the lighthouse. Tel. 787-823-9535

EAST ROUTE

MAUNABO

29 Los Bohíos Beach From this beach you have an excellent view of the Punta Tuna Lighthouse to the south. Route 760, Bordaleza Sector. Tel. 787-861-0825

AÑASCO

VEGA BAJA

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18 Tres Hermanos Beach Completes the chain of surfing beaches that started in Isabela. Public beach with camping area. Route 401, Km 1.0. Open daily 8am-5pm. Tel. 787-826-0996

YABUCOA

CABO ROJO - JOYUDA

MANATI

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19 Isla de Ratones Beach A small island normally accessible from a roadside dock. There are many seafood restaurant near the dock. Route 102, Km 13.8. Tel. 787- 255-1560

30 Lucía Beach Small beach, calm and colorful. Surrounded by palm trees throughout the coast. Route 901, Km 4. Tel. 787-893-3385

HUMACAO

CABO ROJO - BOQUERÓN

BARCELONETA

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20 Boquerón Beach This public beach is a part of the sea side village of the small town of Boqueron. Route 101, Km 18.1. Tel. 787-851-1900 21 Buyé Beach An excellent place to relax and enjoy a slower pace. Route 307, Km 4.8, Bo. Pedernales. Tel. 787-851-2923

31 Punta Santiago Beach Public beach in the breezy east coast. Located just northeast of Humacao. Wed­Sun 9:00am­5:30pm. Tel. 787-852-3066

NAGUABO

CABO ROJO ­ EL COMBATE

WEST ROUTE ­ PORTA DEL SOL

ISABELA

10 Blue Hole and Shack Beach The greatest beaches for surfing, snorkeling and horseback riding. Route 4466, just east of Villa Montaña Beach Resort. 11 Jobos Beach A beautiful and great surfing beach. Stay near the seashore. Route 466, just east of 4466, Bo. Bajura.

22 El Combate Beach A great sunset beach. End of Route 3301. Tel. 787-255-1560

32 Húcares Beach Enjoy the new boardwalk with restaurants and vendors. Located just outside of town. Route 3. Tel. 787-874-0389 33 La Paseadora Great snorkeling spot near Cayo Santiago, a research station for the Caribbean Medical School of the University of Puerto Rico. Boat access through dock at the boardwalk. Tel. 787-850-7881

LAJAS ­ LA PARGUERA

FAJARDO

23 La Parguera Beaches Boat rides are available to go to Mata La Gata island public beach. Other local island beach include: Caracoles, Playa Rosada, Cayo Enrique and El Laurel. Along Route 324 at Parguera Village. Tel. 787-899-1660

34 Seven Seas Beach Nestled in a wide cove where pelicans dive for their food. Route 195, Km 4.8. Open daily 9:00am-6:00pm. Tel. 787-863-8180

CULEBRA

35 Flamenco Beach The best paradise beach in the Caribbean. Wonderful! End of Route 251. Open daily 6:00am-6:00pm. Tel. 787-742-3880

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