This tour consists of a rainforest visit, swimming in a natural pool and experiencing the Pork Highway and coffee plantation of Puerto Rico. We will begin the visit with Carite Rainforest just 37 miles from San Juan, located in the southeast of Puerto Rico so be ready to meet the real countryside of the island. After the tour, we will have lunch in the famous Lechoneras.
Carite Rainforest is in the beginning of the mountain range Cordillera Central which divides the north from the south. All the rain from El Yunque continues on in the Carite Rainforest (averaging 82 inches yearly). The forest has an elevation of 3,000 feet over the sea level. The government of Puerto Rico protected 7,000 acres in 1939 to date.
We will also do a low impact walk/hike (20 minutes) to the famous Charco Azul or” Blue Hole” and swim in the clear and crystalline water. The blue color of the water is due to the minerals and Ph. During the walk/hike you will be exposed to the topography, geology, flora and fauna environment with our professional and certified tour guides. After the forest we guarantee you are going to have the best authentic Puerto Rican lunch you can have (with veggie options). The star of the show will be the roasted pork, and you will be able to say that you visited the famous Pork Highway and the restaurant El Rancho Original. This restaurant has been featured in shows such as Bizarre Foods, Travel Channel and Food Network.
Finally, we will finish the tour off with an authentic Puerto Rican coffee in a coffee plantation (30 minutes away). In the coffee plantation, you will learn the history of coffee and process. You may also buy coffee to bring home with you and support the local economy of the area.