Worthy of a trip in its own right, Fajardo is a popular day excursion for water sport-enthusiasts and nature lovers looking to explore San Juan off the grid. Known for its bioluminescent bays and major boating center, Fajardo attracts sailors, divers, and snorkelers alike. Aside from its glorious beaches which essentially promote themselves, Fajardo is also one of Puerto Rico’s most important nature reserves. The lagoons, reefs and islands are impressively diverse, but the ecosystems of the mangroves and rainforest are also not to be overlooked, as they act as a sanctuary for many endangered species.
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Climate & Beaches
Puerto Rico has a tropical climate with moderate year round temperatures. Temperatures average 80 degrees F year-round with little variation. Puerto Rico’s rainy season is from April to November.
Fajardo is home to a diverse ecosystem of lagoons and bioluminescent bays and islands, including Culebra and Vieques. Mosquito Bay in Vieques is the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Culebra hosts Flamenco Beach, which The Discovery Channel named the second best beach in the world. Icacos Island also has beautiful white-sand beaches and turquoise waters that offer visibility of the colorful marine life.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
Near Fajardo, a number of secluded islands and inlets showcase the regions bioluminescent bays, white sand beaches, and coral reefs. Whether you want to snorkel, scuba dive, deep sea fish, kayak or yacht, all avid water lovers start out of Fajardo’s impressive boating center. Make sure to detour off to Culebra and Vieques Islands, which are owned by the Spanish Virgin Islands. On land, the 316 acres of rainforest are home to an array of rare and endangered species. To get up close, consider an eco-tour through Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve.