The Fajardo region is decidedly amphibian – life is as exciting in the water as it is on land. This coastal area is blessed with many tiny islands (not to mention Culebra and Vieques) that provide fabulous opportunities for swimming, diving, fishing or just relaxing on a quiet beach. Good snorkeling sites abound.

Boat Trips

Almost all sailing trips advertised on the island sail out of one of the marinas in Fajardo. Many of the trips visit La Reserva Natural de la Cordillera, a chain of small islands, keys and coral reefs just northeast of Fajardo. One of these, the 163-acre Cayo Icacos, is a popular stop and will have you doing your best talk-like-a-pirate routine.

Many tour operators will pick you up in San Juan for an extra fee.


From November to March dorado, wahoo, white marlin and sailfish are found, while from July to September it's all about blue marlin.


Kayaking is a popular way to explore the waters around Fajardo. The most popular – and arguably, most entrancing – trips are to the glowing bioluminescent waters of Laguna Grande.