The Carite Rainforest is just 37 miles from San Juan located in the south east area of Puerto Rico. Be ready to see the real countryside of the island and after the tour have lunch at the famous “Lechoneras”. Carite Rainforest is at the start of the central mountain range, “Cordillera Central” which divides the north from the south.All the rain that falls on the island reaches the Carite Rainforest after its main stop which is El Yunque with 82 inches of rain yearly. The forest has an elevation of 3,000 feet above sea level, the government of Puerto Rico has protected 7,000 acres since 1939 till present.
The tour consists in a low impact walk/hike (20 minutes) to the famous “Charco Azul” Blue Pond and swim in the crystalline blue water. The minerals and Ph are what makes the water look blue, during the walk/hike you are going to have a complete background of the environment ,of the topography, geology, flora and fauna with our professional and certified tour guides. After the forest we guarantee you are going to have the best lunch you can have in Puerto Rico (veggie options available) the star of the show is the roasted pork! Now you can say you visited the famous Pork Highway and the restaurant “El Rancho Original”. This restaurant has been in shows like Bizarre Foods, Travel Channel and Food Network.
The best way to finish this great tour is with an authentic Puerto Rican coffee or a local craft beer, ask the “barista” (professional coffee maker) how you want your coffee while at the same time you support the local economy of the area.