On the way back to the hotel we'll stop at one of the beautiful beaches that line Puerto Rico’s southern shore to relax and swim if you choose. (please bring swimwear & towel).Lunch: Lunch at the hotelAfternoon: Meeting at the pool for snorkeling practice, the Group Leader will provide basic instruction and training on how to snorkel as well as other useful tips to fully enjoy your snorkeling experience in Puerto Rico.Dinner: Plated dinner at a local restaurant , soft drink and coffee includedEvening: Enjoy a movie in the garden by the pool.Lodging: Parador Villa PargueraMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Los Morrillos Lighthouse was constructed in 1882 by the Spanish and is one of the most popular attractions in Cabo Rojo. The immense red stone cliffs are very impressive and a climb to the top of the hill affords breathtaking views of a beautiful crescent shape bay beach with calm, blue clear waters. This 2.5 mile up- and down- hill hike is over rubbly terrain and solid walking shoes/hiking boots with good ankle support are a must.
The area is also a local birding spot allowing for the chance to see a variety of herons and egrets, sandpipers and plovers and some of the island's indigenous birds.
(BIRDERS - please note that this is an active outdoor program with an emphasis on hiking.)Lunch: At a local sandwish restaurant soft drinks includedAfternoon: As we make our way to the capital city, we will stop in Ponce depending on traffic and weather conditions for a brief field trip to get a flavor of the city. During our field trip, we will learn why beautiful city is called “the pearl of the south.”Dinner: After checking back into the Hampton Inn, we'll venture out on a short walk to a local restaurant for a plated dinner including coffee and soft drinks.Lodging: Hampton Inn by HiltonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After our orientation to the park, we'll set out on our hike. The total distance covered will be approximately 1.4 miles, over well-tended, shaded pathways.Hiking along the El Mina Falls and Big Tree Trails. These trails will take us past rushing streams and cascading waterfalls. Please note however that our hike will involve numerous changes in elevation and the weather in the park is always humid, which may make the hike seem much longer than 1.4 miles.
The hilly terrain requires good walking shoes/hiking boots with adequate ankle support. We ask those who have had recent knee/hip surgeries to please seriously consider their physical capabilities in undertaking this hike.Dinner: Dinner will be on your own after our return to the hotel, for you to enjoy one of San Juan's many restaurants.Evening: At leisureLodging: Hampton Inn by HiltonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch