Often called “La Metrópolis del Sol Naciente,” and located just 40 miles east of San Juan, Fajardo is known for perfect beaches surrounded by calm, clear waters ideal for snorkeling and water sports. Uncover adventures such as Las Cabezas de San Juan, an impressive representation of several ecological systems, including coral reefs, lagoons, and dry forest. Puerto Rico’s nearby icon, El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest in the Caribbean, is a walkway to remember. Whichever trail you decide to hike, you’ll be able to see an abundance of native flora and fauna like “La Cotorra Puertorriqueña,” the only remaining endemic bird to the archipelago of Puerto Rico. The fun doesn’t end there! Off-shore happenings are just a ferry away. Near Fajardo’s shore, unoccupied coral islands such as Icacos, Palomino, and Palominito offer crystalline waters ideal for any type of water activity. The bioluminescent bay, Laguna Grande, is a magical place for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Immerse yourself in beautiful gardens, and experience great thrills at Coqui Waterpark, a favorite for families.