Fajardo is a well-known oasis for boating and water sports. It’s also commonly referred to as a gateway to Vieques and Culebra. But, this city is more than just a sum of its marinas.
Fajardo boasts a picturesque national park, breathtaking beaches, terrific local food, and the infamous glow-in-the-dark bioluminescent bay. You won’t want to miss any of these destinations, so make sure to plan plenty of time for your visit.
A Day Spent Outdoors in Fajardo starting with…
Cabezas de San Juan National Park. Cabezas de San Juan is located on the eastern tip of the island. It features stunning views of the Caribbean, El Yunque, and a variety of ecological environments. It’s also a great place to have a mid-morning snack before heading to the beach.
Next is Seven Seas Beach. Named for the seven distinct shades of blue and green that can be found in its waters, this beautiful public beach features full amenities and facilities. Here you can swim, lay on the beach, or enjoy a picnic while taking in the scenery.
If picnics aren’t for you, try Blue Iguana – one of the best Mexican restaurants on the island – located here at the Fajardo Inn.
As the sun goes down you can stay on the beach or enjoy a quick dip in one of our onsite pools before heading to….
You can’t visit Fajardo without making time to see its natural gem: bio bay. The best time to visit any bio bay is during a new moon, so if you can, plan accordingly. This way only the stars and bioluminescent organisms in the water will be visible. The glowing phenomenon, incidentally, is the result of millions of tiny single-celled organisms called dinoflagellates, which release energy in the form of light.
While you’re there, try kayaking. Several companies like Yokahú Kayak Trips will take you on a tour of the bay or allow you to rent a kayak to go by yourself.
When you’re headed back, look for local Kiosks along route 3 that sell all sorts of crispy snacks, fritters, and turnovers, along with cheap drinks and other foods.
The Fajardo Inn features 125 rooms, 3 conference centers, 2 restaurants, 2 swimming pools, a tennis, and mini golf. Our accommodations are comfortable and air conditioned. Rooms accommodate from 1 to 6 people and offer a variety of amenities to suit your needs. Book your room today.