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Things to do in  Fajardo

Welcome to Fajardo

As Puerto Rico’s water sports epicenter, snorkeling, diving, stand-up paddleboarding, and kayaking adventures are among the top things to do in Fajardo. Sailing and yachting excursions set off from here for the islands of Icacos, Lobos, and Palomino to spot sea turtles, flying fish, rays, and other marine life or round the lighthouse to moor opposite the sandy stretch of Seven Seas Beach. Kayakers explore Laguna Grande by night to admire its famed bioluminescent waters and the inland expanses of El Yunque National Forest attract hikers with scenic trails and river canyons.

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Laguna Grande

During the day, Laguna Grande in Fajardo looks like other bays along the tropical Puerto Rican coastline. But come nightfall the bioluminescent lagoon glows fluorescent, thanks to pyrodinium bahamense, microscopic plankton that thrive in its shallow Caribbean waters and glow when disturbed.More
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When to visit

Summer is the most popular time to visit Fajardo, but it’s also the hottest. The most important holiday of the year is July 25th, when the town honors its patron saint with the Fiesta de Santiago Apóstol. Spring is less crowded and also more comfortable—milder but still warm enough that you can comfortably kayak, canyon, and snorkel. Music festivals, cycling races, a kite festival, a regatta, and many other local events are held in April and May.

Getting around

Fajardo does not have reliable public transportation and is easiest to explore by renting a car or booking local taxis. Many hotels also offer affordable shuttles to the town’s top sights, including El Yunque National Park, Bio Bay, and the most popular beaches. Taxis and hotel shuttles also service the San Juan Airport and the Port of Fajardo, where you can catch a ferry or boat to nearby islands.

Traveler tips

Fajardo is home to two mesones gastronómicos, traditional restaurants that have been officially recognized for their authentic criollo (Puerto Rican creole) dishes. If you want to sample classic Puerto Rican staples like rice and beans, mofongo, tostones, and other specialties, make a beeline to upscale Pasión por el Fogón, located by Playa Sardinera, or to the more casual Star Fish Restaurant, which is on the grounds of the Fajardo Inn Resort.

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Is Fajardo worth visiting?

Yes, Fajardo is worth visiting, thanks to its sandy beaches, family-friendly resorts, and proximity to Cayo Icacos Nature Reserve. It’s also home to one of Puerto Rico’s world-famous bioluminescent bays, best explored by kayak at night. You can also visit a nearby lighthouse or the El Yunque Rainforest.

What is Fajardo, Puerto Rico known for?

Fajardo in Puerto Rico is known for sandy beaches, large marinas, and beautiful nature reserves. It’s an hour from San Juan by car, and it makes a great base for anyone that wants to explore Puerto Rico’s eastern coast or nearby islands such as Culebra or Icacos.

Does Fajardo have good beaches?

Yes, Fajardo has excellent beaches. There’s Seven Seas Beach, perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Or, hike through the tropical greenery to reach the hidden Playa Escondida. The nearby islands of Culebra and Icacos also have many pristine sandy beaches. La Zanja is a rocky natural pool reachable by hike.

Can you swim in Fajardo?

Yes, you can swim in Fajardo at a number of sandy or rocky beaches and natural swimming holes. Many nearby resorts also have massive swimming pools. One of the top spots for swimming in Fajardo is Seven Seas Beach. It has calm, clear waters ideal for swimming or snorkeling.

Is Fajardo a nice area?

Yes, Fajardo is a nice and safe area located in eastern Puerto Rico, about an hour’s drive from San Juan. Fajardo has many beautiful beaches and nature reserves, as well as hotels and resorts for tourists. It’s close to a few beautiful islands, such as Icacos and Culebra.

Where can I watch sunset in Fajardo?

One of the best places to watch the sunset in Fajardo is from the water on a boat. You can rent or charter a sailboat and head out to watch the colorful sky turn from day to night. You can also view the sunset from various waterside bars and restaurants.


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