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Bioluminescent Bay Puerto Rico

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Bioluminescent Bay Puerto Rico

There are about five bioluminescent bays globally, three of which are located in Puerto Rico. They include Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Laguna Grande in Fajardo, and La Parguera in Lajas. Visiting the bioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico should be on your bucket list this year if you want to enjoy a surreal experience.

You can enjoy the beautiful view of these unique ecosystems from a kayak. Read on to learn more about Puerto Rico’s bioluminescent bays.

What is the Bioluminescent Bay?

The bioluminescent bay, also known as a bio bay, contains many microscopic organisms known as dinoflagellates. These organisms grow in the dark when stimulated by movement. As a result, dinoflagellates will glow when you paddle your kayak through the peaceful waters during your evening tour.

Usually, they produce a neon blue-green glow when you paddle through the water. Amazingly, everything that interacts with the water also gets a breathtaking shine.

Laguna Grande

Unlike the other two bioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico, Laguna Grande is the only destination that is not typically a bay. Instead, Laguna Grande has a long and narrow canal that leads to the bioluminescent plankton. When you visit this unique ecosystem, you will have the chance to create a trail of light whenever you paddle the kayak through the long and narrow canal.

Laguna Grande is located in Fajardo. Don’t leave Puerto Rico without going on an evening tour in this beautiful bay. During your tour, you will be given everything you need. A guide will take you through the tour to ensure you enjoy every minute of it without worrying about your safety.

Mosquito Bay

Mosquito Bay, popularly known as magical, is located on Vieques Island. This bay was officially recognized as the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay in 2008 by the Guinness World Records.
The massive number of dinoflagellates in Mosquito Bay occurred to hurricane Maria. It is estimated that the bay has around one million to two million dinoflagellates per gallon of water. Above all, the area experiences little or no light pollution, making it the brightest bioluminescent bay globally.

La Parguera

Located in Lajas, La Parguera is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Unlike the other bioluminescent bays, this is the only bay where visitors can use motorboats. You will be given all the equipment you need during your evening tour to La Parguera.

You can also snorkel, dive, or take a hike in the beautiful mangroves. Moreover, visitors get the chance to view unique bird species. Better yet, there are several restaurants around this amazing bioluminescent bay.

Ready To Visit the Bio Bay?

If you want to enjoy these breathtaking bioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico, make sure to contact Island Journeys to enjoy a quality, innovative, and socially responsible evening Bio Bay tour with friendly guides.