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Phosphorescent Bay (Bahia Fosforescente)

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La Parguera, Bioluminiscent Bay

I have taken the boat trips four times (in a 25 year span), back in the day it was really... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2015
R2_Ramirez
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San Antonio, Texas
If you dont get in its not worthy.

I have gone to 2 out of 3 bioluminicent bodies in Puerto Rico and I have to say It was really... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2014
Hakvdub
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10 Jan 2016
“Not even a memory of what it once was ”
1 Aug 2015
“La Parguera, Bioluminiscent Bay”
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Visitors observe millions of glowing tiny animals that react to the slightest disturbance in the water: a fish, boat or hand can light them up like millions of tiny underwater light bulbs.
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Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

I've been on this tour a couple of times, mostly when I was younger. Decided to go with some friends who had never it seen it, all in awe with my explanation of how wonderful and bright it was. Notice the use of "was". I...More

Date of experience: January 2016
4  Thank Javier C
Reviewed 2 August 2015

I have taken the boat trips four times (in a 25 year span), back in the day it was really impressive, now looks like the microorganisms are dying :( Still there are "some less known regions" close to the bay that you could appreciate this...More

Date of experience: July 2015
4  Thank R2_Ramirez
Reviewed 18 December 2014

We took a kayaking tour by Muelle Escondido ( Carmen's She'll Shop Staff). Our guide took us in a small boat to the mangrove and we kayaked for almost two hours. We were only two couples and it was awesome. Very affordable, personal tour with...More

Date of experience: December 2014
7  Thank maospsyche
Reviewed 7 July 2014

I have gone to 2 out of 3 bioluminicent bodies in Puerto Rico and I have to say It was really rewarding to relive the moment. It is an amazing sight. I must recommend a Night full of stars rather than one that has moonlight...More

Date of experience: June 2014
7  Thank Hakvdub
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Once the most impressive phosphorescent bay of PR, the phenomenom has almost completely gone now, even on a dark evening, due to intensive motor boat tours, environmental changes etc. A 45min boat trip with Johnny's boats at 9$ a person is not worth the trip....More

Date of experience: February 2014
7  Thank Smile92
Reviewed 20 February 2014

nice boat ride and the man that gets in the water and comes out like if he has lights in his body and we got to light up our hands they fill buckets with that water and let us put our hands in it i'ts...More

Date of experience: June 2013
2  Thank carmin2013
Reviewed 14 February 2014

Bioluminescen. There are only 3 stable bioluminescent bays left in the world. They are all in Puerto Rico. The 2 in eastern Puerto Rico are being protected and managed. The one east of La Parguera is being destroyed by motor boats, swimmers, and pollution. The...More

Date of experience: March 2013
12  Thank Ernest W
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We recently went on a family trip to Puerto Rico and I just had to take my children here. I remember going once as a child and how wonderful it was so I knew that my children (son is 13yo and daughter is 8yo) would...More

Date of experience: December 2013
10  Thank amy t
Reviewed 8 January 2014

This is really well worth the time to visit. The main Bahia Fosforescente is the larger and more spectacular bay to the East of La Parguera. But be careful some boat trips only take you into the mangrove bays to the West of the Island...More

Date of experience: January 2014
4  Thank The_Healthy_Prof
Reviewed 29 October 2013

The "glowing in the dark" waters of this bay in La Parguera, Lajas, reminds many people of phosphorency, and that is why many people reffer to it as "phosphorescent". But this glowing is due to micro organisms that live in the water, that emit a...More

Date of experience: October 2013
5  Thank natonioa
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