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.

$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.