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Fajardo, Puerto Rico Cruise Port

Situated on the east coast of Puerto Rico, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, is the vibrant and beautiful port city of Fajardo. The city's immaculate sandy beaches and calm ocean waters are an ideal location for scuba diving and snorkelling or simply relaxing in the sun. Fajardo is also located particularly close to the tiny islands of Palomino, Palominito and Icacos, which are very popular with locals due to their isolated and peaceful ambience. Alongside the regions stunning coastal scenery lays a collection of intriguing historic structures and monuments which reveal Fajardo's rich culture and heritage.

Sightseeing in Fajardo

Fajardo is famous as one of Puerto Rico's best locations for water sports such as kayaking, scuba diving, sailing and snorkelling because of the calm ocean waters along the region's pristine coastline. Puerto Rico boasts a selection of the most beautiful beaches in the world, some of which can be found along the coastline of Fajardo, offering an amazing place for visitors to unwind and take a dip in the ocean. Fascinating tours of the island, both on land and on the water, are available to tourists from local tour companies. Visitors can also see the sights of Fajardo for themselves by strolling across Old San Juan or hiking through the El Yunque Rainforest.

Bioluminescent Lagoon

Fajardo is home to exceptionally rare bioluminescent bays, where a unique species of plankton emit a luminous blue light every time they are disturbed. Night time kayaking trips across these magical lagoons are an essential part of any stay in Fajardo and will create lasting memories. Guided kayak tours of the bays can be arranged to view the range of spectacular wildlife that becomes more visible as each stroke of the paddle disturbs more luminous plankton.

Las Cabezas de San Juan Lighthouse

The historic Cape San Juan Lighthouse is located to the north east of Fajardo and has played a vital role in Puerto Rico's sea-faring heritage. The lighthouse was erected in 1880 and in 2001 the structure became protected under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act.

Santiago Apostol Cathedral

Also known as the Cathedral of St. James the Apostle, this spectacular historic church can be found in Fajardo's main town plaza. The original structure was erected in 1776 but destroyed in an earthquake in 1867, only to be rebuilt two year later. The renovated 19th century structure still stands today and only became official recognised as a cathedral in 2008 when Pope Benedict XVI created the Diocese of Fajardo-Humcao.

Shopping in Fajardo

A fantastic range of shops and stalls selling local souvenirs, gifts and other items can be found along the coast of Fajardo and around the centre of town. Visitors will be able to find a range if items, from authentic local arts and crafts to more expensive jewellery and fashion.

Eating Out in Fajardo

Fajardo is packed with excellent restaurants, boasting brilliant local and international cuisine served within a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Everything from locally caught seafood to Japanese, Mexican and American dishes can be found in eateries across the city.

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