Bioluminescence exists all over the world, but there are only a few bays on our planet … and one of them is the bioluminescent bay Puerto Rico, located in Fajardo!
A bioluminescent bay is the result of a delicate ecosystem. Bioluminescent bays flourish when tiny single cells called dinoflagellates (pyrodinium bahamense) thrive in a protected environment. When agitated, organisms release energy in the form of light. In other words, they glow, emitting an ethereal neon green aura. And so it is with everything they touch: the fish, the hands, the oars of the boats, even the drops of water.
If you want to spend the day in Fajardo, enjoy a morning in the Natural Reserve of Las Cabezas de San Juan, followed by some idyllic hours at Seven Seas beach, before your trip to the bioluminescent bay.
The bioluminescent bay Puerto Rico in Fajardo is only accessible through guided tours. Among the companies that offer these tours are AdvenTours, Yokahu Kayak Trips, Las Tortugas Adventures, Island Kayaking, Puerto Rico Kayaking and Enchanted Island Eco Tours.
The best time for this tour is when the night is cloudy and there is little or no moonlight. The darker the night, the brighter the water. When there is full moon it is not the best time to enjoy a bioluminescent bay.
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