Puerto Rico is known as a famous surfing destination and several competitions are held here each year. Although most of the popular surfing beaches are located on the west side of the island, our side of the island does boast one of the only sand bottom surfing beaches making it a great spot for beginners and less experienced surfers. La Pared in Luquillo would be the best place to start. The surfing continues east from this beach extending approximately 2 miles. La Pared is also great for body surfing and boogie boarding. La Selva Surf shop just a few blocks away offers boogie board rentals for $15 per day and surf board rentals for $35 per day. Board Riders, located on La Pared in Luquillo also rents boards and snorkel equipment, and offers up some great eats as well.
Bob Roberts is a local surf instructor who has surfed in worldwide locations and has many years of experience . From the first time beginner to the intermediate surfer, Bob is a patient and knowledgeable instructor making this a great experience for any age group. Prices start at $85/pp for 1-2 persons and groups of 3 or more persons are $60/pp. Villa Sevilla Guests do recieve a 10% discount on lessons. Lessons include equipment and range from 1 1/2 hours for a single person and up to 2 1/2 hrs for groups. Bob also rents out boogie boards and surf boards which are usually in much better condition.
Contact: Bob Roberts or call (787) 435-1760 See Bob's surfing webpage East Island Surfing Adventures
Read our surfing BLOG article
Looking for some Adventure on your vacation? Aventuras Tierra Adentro offers exciting and challenging adventures in two settings.
The canyoning adventure takes place in El Yunque. You start your day at 5:45am where you will meet your tour bus which takes you into the forest. Begin your adventure with a hike and then a crash course on rappelling and related subjects. Throughout the day you will rappel into a canyon, rock climb, dive through waterfalls, swish into the river on a zip line, and have many opportunities at free jumps.
The caving adventure takes place at the famous Camuy Cave System. You also begin your day at 5:45 AM and travel with your tour bus to the cave system. This day begins with a short hike in the limestone karst terrain and another mid forest crash course on rappelling and related subjects. First on your adventure list is an invigorating zip line swoop which will take you to an exhilarating 250-foot rappel into the enormous mouth of the Angels cave. Inside you will explore the large chambers, body raft its rivers, free jump into darkness, and be awed by the geological marvels.
These adventures include Transportation from meeting places, state of the art equipment, certified guides, and rappelling class.
Tours meet at 5:45 AM and returns approximately 5:00PM
Cost is $150 per person
Requirements: No Experience is necessary, however adventures are activities which require participants to be in good physical condition. You may not participate if you: are extremely overweight, have a cardiac condition or respiratory ailment, are subject to epileptic seizures, have weakness of or medical problems with your legs, are pregnant, are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you are under medical care and taking any kind of medication, consult your doctor on the advisability of participating.
Saturdays: Canyoning Sundays: Caving
Reservations are required. Please call Aventuras directly at 787-766-0470 and let them know we sent you!
Have you ever imagined you could fly above the mountain top like an eagle? Well now you can! Tandem Discovery Instructional Flights are the closest to birdlike flight that is humanly possible. Safely harnessed and hooked into a large Hang Glider alongside your Advanced Rated and Licensed Instructor Pilot you take to the air and glide over the breathtaking landscapes below! Often a local hawk will fly alongside you and your Instructor Pilot as you hang glide through the beautiful Puerto Rico skies.
Prior to the flight you will learn some basic passenger skills and have ample opportunity to have your questions answered.
Once your basic training is completed, you will hook into the glider alongside your Instructor and TAKE OFF TOGETHER! The take off is simple, you run until you feel the ground gently drop away and suddenly you are airborne! The flight time will vary depending on the winds at time of take off and will last anywhere from 10 minutes to 35 minutes.
Reservation and general policy for Team Spirit Hang Gliding:
$139 per person
Available 7 days a week and Tandem Instruction Appointments are available in the morning or afternoon hours.
Reservations are taken in advance with a deposit on Visa or Master card of $50 per person. You are required to give a 48 hour cancellation notification or forfeit the deposit. Person under 18 are required to have a Parent or Legal Guardian present. Passengers must not exceed 210 pounds in body weight and stand 6' 2" or less in height.
Team Spirit Hang Gliding is a company committed to safe pursuit of Adventure Sports. If the weather conditions are not appropriate for launch we do reserve the right to cancel the flight. In this case we will reschedule your Tandem Discovery Flight for another date.
Our Tandem Discovery Instructional Flights take place 30-40 minutes from San Juan in'Cubuy' a mountaintop grassy launch adjacent to the El Yunque Rainforest .Excellent driving directions will be provided at the time of your reservation.
For reservations or additional information call us in the office at 787-850-0508 or email
Hacienda Carabali in Luquillo offers both of these options on their 600 acre ranch near the rainforest.
4 track extravaganza is a one or two hour ride through the foothills of the rain forest. YOu will ride through towering trees, through rivers, and transverse through rain forest terrain. Tours are by appointment only. Helmets and instruction are provided. No experience necessary. Call 787-690-3781
Cost for one hour tour is $40 for single rider and $60 for double rider.
Cost for two hour tour is $75 for single rider and $120 for double riders.
Special note: Their ATV's have governors
Mountain biking tours start at the Hacienda and riders will immerse themselves in the diverse flora and fauna of Puerto Rico. You will ride through rainforest trails and stop for a swim in the fresh waters of Mameyes River. Aluminum bikes, helmets, gloves and water are provided. Tours by appointment only. Call 787-690-3781
Cost for two hour trip is $40 per person.
Tropical Trail Rides in Carolina offers a wonderful ATV tour on a 2200 acre and is located about 30 minutes from Villa Sevilla. You will explore beautiful countryside, one of the largest mangrove forest reserves, amazing vistas and a visit to a small cave with authentic Taino Indian carvings. The ATV's are brand new and very high quality providing for a wonderful ride and great adventure. Tours are two hrs long and cost is $70 for a single rider and $40 for the second person on the same ATV. Reservations are required. Drivers must be 16 yrs or older and show proof of valid driver's license. There are 10 ATV's available so the max group size can only be 20 persons. To read about our friend's experience with this company along with much more information please read their Blog. Tropical trail rides also offers horseback riding on their ranch.
The Paso Fino is the national horse of Puerto Rico. The Paso Finos are known for their gentle disposition, and most notably for their incredibly smooth and even gait. This gait is not a learned gait, but rather it's natural to this breed from birth. Puerto Ricans have always had a grand love for horses, and especially on weekends you will see groups of caballeros riding throughout the countryside on these magnificent horses. When you see these horses in action, it is truly a breath taking experience.
Rancho Buena Vista is another great option for horseback riding on the east side of the island. The Equestrian Center is located within the Palmas Del Mar community in Humacao. They offer several options; pony rides ($15) or trail rides for the kids ($25), beginner trail rides lasting approximately one hour ($45)and expert trail rides for experienced riders lasting approximately 2 hours ($75). All of the rides include beach trails (beach trails may be closed due to turtle nesting at different times. Check with the ranch when making reservations) and resort trails offering incredible scenery and views. To make reservations, contact Rancho Bueno Vista Directly at 787-479-7479. Let them know we sent you!
Hacienda Carabali is located just south of Luquillo and offers trail rides on Paso Fino horses. Reservations are required and cost for a 1 hour ride is $30 adults and $25 children (ages 3-12) and a two hour ride is $60/$40 and takes you through the ranch and up to the edge of the rainforest. 787-889-5820
- Even though Hacienda Carabali is closer to Villa Sevilla, our top choice for a ride is Rancho Buena Vista. Rancho Buena Vista is located within the Palmas Del Mar resort in Humacao, so it is farther to drive, but the drive is scenic once you pass Fajardo and it will also give you an opportunity to see the SE side of the island. Our personal opinion is that the horses are much better taken care of and both the staff and stables are very clean and professional.
Tropical Trail Rides in Carolina -NEW-Offers wonderful horseback tours at Hacienda Campo Rico in Carolina. The property encompasses a 2200 acre ranch in Carolina just minutes from San Juan and about 30 minutes or less from Villa Sevilla. Enjoy the beautiful countryside of Puerto Rico on our healthy Paso Fino horses. Mount up for a smooth ride beside lush mangrove waterways, tropical lakeside trails, forests, caves, and much more. Riders may also have the opportunity to dismount for a short boat ride to break at a white sandy beach.
In Puerto Rico you can fish in over 1000 foot deep water less then two miles off the coast. Summer months are especially good for Blue Marlin and the record for marlin (604 lbs) i s held here in PR. The rest of the year, catches include Dorado, mahi-mahi, Wahoo, and yellow fin tuna. Charters are available for half and full day trips and include bait, equipment along with snacks and beverages. Boats can range from 24' to 50'. Charters in Puerto Rico can also be pricey compared to areas in the US and Mexico. 6 Passenger charters can start from $400 and up for half day trips. Regardless of this, it is a good idea to reserve this excursion well in advance as most boats only accommodate six passengers and fill up quickly especially in the winter months. Click on this link for information on fishing in Puerto Rico. Deep Sea Fishing
Another wonderful option to deep sea fishing is Light Tackle Paradise with Captain Marcos. He uses light tackle to fish in the Fajardo bay and surrounding small island cays of the east side. This is a much better alternative especially if you want to actually catch some fish to eat at your accommodation. Captain Marcos Hanke's formal education in Marine Biology will show you another dimension of fishing techniques and strategies to catch game fish such as Tarpon, Snook, Bonefish, Permit, False Albacore, Kingfish, Jacks and other exciting caribbean game fish. Both boats are fully equipped with conventional, spinning and fly fishing tackle to cover the many fishing opportunities available off Puerto Rico's pristine northeast coast. Captain Marcos will also clean all your fish at the end of the day. Prices start at $350/ 4 hrs on his 22 ft catamaran and $450/4 hrs for the 26ft catamaran. Half Day and Full Day charters available. Also available are: Light Tackle, Fly Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Night Fishing, Sightseeing Trips, and Bird Watching Trips. Read about our day out with Capt Marcos on our Blog
Puerto Rico is known as the golf capital of the Caribbean with over 23 spectacular courses designed by such famous names as Robert Trent Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Arthur Hills and Chi Chi Rodriguez
For a list of area courses and information click on this link Puerto Rico Golf
Our side of the island is pretty quiet, however the Wyndham, Sol Melia and El Conquistador Resorts have several lounges, occasional nightly entertainment and of coarse casinos if you want to try your luck in Puerto Rico.
Westin Rio Mar Casino Gran Melia Hotel Casino
- Don't expect Vegas Style Casions-they are actually pretty small
- Make sure to get your parking ticket validated by the casino attendant and valet or else you will have to pay to park
- All public buildings in PR are smoke free (no smoking allowed in casinos)
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