Puerto Rico’s fascinating national and historical parks, unspoiled rain forest and unique modern sites are just a short distance from El Conquistador.
Discover the natural beauty of Puerto Rico near El Conquistador. The lush El Yunque Rain Forest is the only rain forest in the U.S. National Forest Service. Explore Camuy River Cave Park, one of the largest cave systems in the world and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. The system features a tropical underground river running through a dramatic cave system.
Dive into the sea and marvel at ocean life. Snorkeling and scuba diving tours are available through the Casa Del Mar Dive Shop in La Marina Village of El Conquistador. At night, paddle a kayak through Bioluminescent Bay – a phosphorescent bay. It contains thousands of organisms that emit a blue light when agitated at night, creating an unforgettable show.
Stroll the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan and imagine what life was like in colonial Puerto Rico. Explore the forts of San Cristobal, San Felipe del Morro and San Juan de la Cruz. Visit La Cabezas de San Juan Lighthouse, which has been operating since 1882 without interruption.
Learn how rum is made and bottled at the Bacardi Rum Distillery. Take the trolley to the Bacardi family museum or buy souvenirs and Bacardi products at the gift show. Visit Arecibo Observatory and listen carefully at the sounds emitted by the stars. The observatory scientists use one of the largest radio telescopes on earth to search for extraterrestrial life.