Are you a cheese lover? You can have an extraordinary experience learning the art of cheese and yogurt making at Vaca Negra, one of the Island’s most innovative agritourism centers. Nestled in the town of Hatillo, known for having more cows than people, you can please your palate with a tasting of cheeses produced and aged in Puerto Rico, as well as make cheese of your own. Add your preferred spices and stamp it with your initials before taking your creation home. Surprise the guests at your next party by breaking out some of your own cheese!
Visit a cave
You can have an off-the-beaten-path adventure when you go underground into the Island’s network of caves. From Cueva Ventana in Arecibo to the Natural Reserve of Cabachuelas in Morovis, and many others, you can learn all about the geological formation of the Island, see historical artifacts that belonged to the early Taíno tribes, and take spectacular pictures from the depths beneath Puerto Rico’s central mountain range. Many ecotourism companies offer half-day and full-day excursions with different levels of difficulty.
Kayak in Vieques
While there are many kayak rentals and kayaking tours around the Island, Black Beard in Vieques offers guided explorations of the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world. As ecotour operators, they also offer hiking, biking, small sailing boats, snorkeling, kayaking, diving, and paddleboard tours around the island municipality. Through these watersports, you can enjoy both a recreational and educational experience on Vieques.