Welcome to North Coast

However renowned the teeing in the east (Dorado) and the paddleboarding in the west (Isabela), don't make the mistake of forgoing what lies in-between.

The sights here have neither the untouched exotic character of El Yunque nor quite the rustic allure of the Central Mountains, but the north secretes a glut of DIY adventures, plus its own generous share of world-class diversions. Goggle at the world's largest radio telescope, climb one of its tallest statues, descend inside some of its largest caverns or simply strike out on forest trail to a hidden swimming hole – and still, should you wish, make your dinner reservation in San Juan.

Top experiences in North Coast

North Coast activities

$119 Day Trips & Excursions

Arecibo Caving, Hiking, Body Rafting in Private Nature Reserve

Hike down an Indian trail through the jungle while listening to birds as well as exploring the homeland of the Taino Indians through fascinating stories about their life and culture. The professional nature interpreters’ contagious enthusiasm will lead your discovery of the wildlife. You will explore a spectacular river cave and discover the magical underground wonders. Enjoy body rafting™, a unique sport created by EXPLORA where you ride friendly and clear currents, floating downstream while wearing life jacket and helmets. The remarkable exploration through an off-the-beaten-path scenery takes place under the safe and friendly guidance of fully bilingual, certified nature interpreters who share their enormous passion for the ecosystems through a hands-on learning experience about the amazing geology of the area, the ancient Atlantic Ocean’s floor.

$60 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Arecibo waterfall and food hoping tour

Our first stop is the pick up point in Plaza de LAs americas. From there we offer transportation to each of the spots in the route. We start with the food hopping stops in 2-3 restaurants. We later do an art walk in the old town to finish in an amazing waterfall. Live the experience of chinchorreo on the north coast of the island. Have you always wanted to visit the famous cold puddle but you never get it? This is your chance to visit one of the most secret and desired spots on the island without having to worry about driving your car. Join a roadtrip that has as a first stop a chinchorreo on the Arecibo coast to delight the famous Cetí fish, then visit the Charco cold waterfall and conclude with a visit to the town's murals. An activity for all ages. Enjoy the secrets of Arecibo. Transportation is included

$95 Kid Friendly

Mar Chiquita Beach and Birth of a New World Monument Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Birth of the New World Statue, Arecibo, Puerto RicoOne of the newest wonders of our beautiful and diverse island is the Birth of a New World statue in the so called Captain's Correa Village, Arecibo. In this experience you will visit and enjoy as we locals call it, Columbus Statue, the western hemisphere tallest statue which also ranks 5th in the world.Enjoy the private and personal attention from your driver/guide. You will be picked up at your hotel or cruise ship by a private luxury vehicle and set out on a 70 minute journey through the north coast to be transported to the Statue that commemorates the 5th century of the discovery of the new world.After that you will be transported to Mar Chiquita beach, one of the top 10 emerging touristic spots in the world described as "spectacular, fascinating, magnificent and paradisiacal"... by tourists visiting this wonderful beach in Manati.Birth of a new world statueSculpted by Zurab Tsereteli from the Soviet Republic of Georgia in 1991, the statue prominently depicts Columbus controlling a steering wheel, with a backdrop featuring the Niña, Pinta and Santa María traversing the Atlantic Ocean. Made of 2,750 bronze and steel pieces and weighing more than 600 tons the monument's 360 ft (110 m) height made it the tallest in the world until 1998 and still tallest in the Western Hemisphere, dwarfing the Statue of Liberty and the Monumento a la Paz (also known as Virgen de la Paz).Just like the statue of Liberty, a smaller and modified version, named The Birth of a New Man and meant to be the European link of a two-part composition along with Birth of the New World, was adopted by Seville, Spain, and dedicated there in 1995.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Playa Mar Chiquita, Manati, Puerto RicoLegend tells the name comes from the legend of a Puerto Rican woman, very cheerful and attractive, who always walked along the shore of a large limestone rock.One day, as a result of an earthquake, she slipped and fell into the sea. Suddenly, on the verge of losing hope to save herself, one of the stones broke in half and the torrent of water that passed between the stones dragged her, leaving her on the sand "miraculously saving her". It is said that this woman was called Fini-Ana and that thanks to that miracle Mar Chiquita was formed, providing her waters in which she could then swim without any danger. Experiences originating from Dorado Beach Ritz Carlton are priced the same, but Golden Door Spa Gran Melia, St. Regis or Riomar resorts must choose the $25 pp for pick up since experiences originate from San Juan.Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

$165 Private & Custom Tours

Window Cave and Indian Cave private tour with an archaeologist as guide

Pick up is at 845am at your hotel or location in the San Juan metropolitan area. It´s an hour ride to the window cave which is our first stop, this leg of the tour is about 1hr and 30 min. The experience includes a short hike through the forest and into the cave complex where you visit two caves including the famous natural window that lets you have an amazing view of the Arecibo river valley and canyon. After the window cave you have the choice of stopping for lunch at a classic local bbq place(not included in price) or we continue to the second leg of the tour, the indian cave on the coast of the town of Arecibo. Here we hike through the rocky outcrops that line the beach towards the cave which is located in these outcrops. Depending on your physical ability, you can descend into the cave through a very narrow passage. Inside the cave you will be amazed by the dozens of different petroglyhs carved into the rock. After the cave we keep treking on the rocks to check out the beautiful natural rock arches that line the coast. Finally we head back to the San Juan metropolitan area back to your hotel or location. All tickets and entrances to the caves are included in the price.

$85 Day Trips & Excursions

Cueva Ventana Day Trip

Enjoy our pick-up locations at the Isla Verde Courtyard by Marriott, El Alambique Restaurant near the Water Beach Club Hotel, La Ventana al Mar in between La Concha Hotel and the Condado Vanderbilt, and the Sheraton Convention Center. Also, an informative 55-minutes drive approximately from San Juan to Arecibo. Bathrooms available at property entrance. Approximately a 50-minutes guided tour through light hiking trails with one sided handrails; steep steps access at the caverns entrances and exits. Wear comfortable clothing and closed hiking shoes with good traction. Mosquito repellent (eco-friendly bug spray) recommended. Flashlights with special filters will be provided at the caves’ entrance and slight cooler temperatures expected once inside. - Explore the natural wonders of caverns and experience firsthand the conditions inside these breathtaking ecosystems during the daytime - See the native history preserved along centuries-old walls and learn how to protect these amazing petroglyphs- Hear all about Puerto Rico's culture, history, and geological natural habitats while practicing responsible and informed exploration methods- Enjoy nature at its best as you escape from your daily routine, venturing into nature among plants and unique animals.