Uncover the Secrets of Puerto Rico
If you come to stay with us, we know you won’t be able to resist blazing a trail through the enchanted El Yunque Rainforest. Whether you choose to brave our exclusive Lost Machete Hike, or embark on the numerous trails the national park offers just seconds from your door, we call ourselves the Rainforest Inn with good reason. But, if you do find yourself among the misty peaks of El Yunque one hour, we can’t guarantee you won’t be wading in the warm waters of Luquillo beach the next. Whatever you came to Puerto Rico for, we can assure you that driving times to wherever you need to go will be nice and short.
In less than half an hour, you can venture to Fajardo’s Seven Seas beach for eye-popping snorkel and scuba tours. Take a kayaking excursion to the magical Bioluminescent Bay, or just take in the views of the leaning palms.
Looking for a memorable meal? A slew of local restaurants offer up gourmet Puerto Rican, Italian, Spanish and Latin American cuisine just a few miles away, and we would be more than happy to recommend someplace special. Or, if you’re looking for something a little more casual, we can endorse a dozen bars and restaurants on Luquillo beach’s famous row of Kioskos, just ten minutes from the Inn.
After spending several years on this island, we’ve crossed paths with hundreds of incredible people, and lucky for us, a lot of them offer unique, private tours. Whether you’re craving horseback riding on the beach, or a snorkel tour without the taste of all the other tourist's sunscreen floating in the water, a self-guided tour where a bonafide pirate can show you the secrets of the bio bay, or an adventure into El Yunque complete with pre-colonial Arawak petroglyphs, with a little help from our friends, we can guarantee a truly one-of-a-kind vacation for you and yours.
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With the help of the Pirate Snorkeling Shack, get up close and personal with some of the shyer residents of Puerto Rico. Our good buddy Hector and company will give you a personalized tour of Ensenada Yegua that'll be sure to stick firmly in your mind for years to come. Call him to reserve a tour which includes snorkelling gear, kayaks and much more.
Our favourite tour is his night snorkelling which offers an amazing experience. You will see octopuses and lobsters on their nocturnel activities as well as the reefs which blossom like living flowers at night.
Bob Roberts and his team will have you hanging ten in a matter of minutes. If you find yourself in Luquillo, you can't miss this friendly, fun, and righteous lesson from a long-time Puerto Rican surfer.
Bob’s lessons are limited to appointment and are best arranged through us at the Rainforest Inn. We sent one of our interns to both blog and do a podcast about this experience because we love the idea of our guests surfing a wave in Luquillo for the first time. We hope you can fit this adventure in when you stay with us.
Check out our blog post about Bob’s surf lessons.
Learn to ride a horse, and tour the beautiful nature trails enveloping the Casa Rico Hacienda. Trot through sub-tropical forests, lakes, and table-top ranges. With gentle, spirited Paso Fino horses we can assure you the ride will be fun and exhilarating for novices and experienced riders alike.
We recommend their afternoon rides so that you can enjoy a leasurily breakfast here first. This is our favourite trail ride experience both because of the amazing vistas and long rides around lagoons and mountains but also because their Paso Finos are properly (humanely) cared for. You can book on their website or let us arrange it for you.
We will be updating this adventure soon. Bob and Keishya Salko have a lot of amazing adventures to offer. Their kayak trips to Monkey Island are like a BBC/National Geographic experience. Talk to us at the Rainforest Inn to find out the latest about their adventure offerings.
Take flight over El Yunque with the help of Bob, Kisha and Team Spirit Tours, and touch down just in time for lunch. Whether this is your first or your fiftieth flight, soaring above the Isla del Encanto might just be the most memorable experience on your next Puerto Rican vacation.
We have contacted a couple of adventure companies and we can arrange a custom tour with just one knowledgable guide and our guests.
Leave the crowds behind as you venture to the turquoise isles just off Fajardo. For six hours, you can enjoy the crystalline waters of Icacos and Lobos island with a tour guide all to your self. With only five spots on the boat, Elena can ensure that you're experience will be intimate, educational, and exciting. Stop at untouched beach off Icacos for a picnic lunch, and feel truly alone with nature.
Let one of Puerto Rico's premier tourism photographers take you on a thrilling tour of the island's seaside caves. With plenty of Taino petroglyphs, and magnificent natural ceilings, cave-dwellers and nature-lovers alike will adore the spectacle of these timeless sites.
Join Barefoot Travelers on a spectacular excursion to mysterious Monkey Island. If you get too sweaty, cool off with a dip into the nearby snorkeling site. Don't worry, we guarantee no monkeys will hop into your kayak, but you will be able to see and hear plenty of them.
Conquer Land, Air and Sea
With the ferry to Vieques only a few minutes away, hop aboard and tour one of the Puerto Rican's favorite weekend destinations.
As with many islands, there are some places on the island only accessible by small watercraft. Channel your energy and discover them!
For more information on transportation on and off the main island of Puerto Rico, please visit our Transportation page!