Two different options are available for Wednesday afternoon’s Excursion. For both, the buses will depart from the Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel at around noon and return to the hotel by about 6 pm. The cost of both excursions is included in the Registration fee. There is an additional cost of $50.00 per person to do the Canopy Zip Line tour at La Marquesa Forest (which is optional).
In order to make the necessary arrangements, participants and their guests MUST register for the tour of their choice, and pay the Canopy Tour fee if this is selected, before August 25, 2017. Arrangements for tour registration and payment are provided below.
Tour Option 1: La Marquesa Forest Park (& Optional Canopy Tour Adventure)
• A bio sustainable Forest Park, about 30 minutes away from San Juan. Funicular, butterfly and bird displays, lookout points and walking paths. A zip-line ‘tree Canopy tour’ is also available at extra cost.
Guaynabo City (neighboring San Juan) has created a beautiful forest reserve of approximately 600 acres for the enjoyment of locals and visitors to the island, called La Marquesa Forest Park (or Parque Forestal La Marquesa in Spanish).
• La Marquesa is the home to the first Forest Canopy adventure on the island!
Arriving at the Marquesa Forest Park at about 12:30 pm, there will be free style hiking, cable car (funicular) rides and a visit of the bird and butterfly displays. Those who sign up for the Canopy Tour ($50 additional cost) will meet at the starting point for this activity at ~2:15 pm for about two hours of treetop (canopy) hopping and “zip lining”.
Tour Option 2: Isla Verde Beach & Piñones Kiosks/Walk
• Balneario Carolina, also called Balneario Isla Verde, is a long stretch of white sand just outside of San Juan. It is a large public beach, with facilities, located between Isla Verde and Piñones along Route187. It is a beautiful beach with lots of sand and large palm trees. The water is an aqua-marine, greenish color, which makes a pretty color combination with the blue sky and beige-white sand. Islandsofpuertorico.com
• Piñones is an area just outside of San Juan, located along Route 187, which runs along Puerto Rico's north coast and connects San Juan and the town of Loíza. It's a scenic road showing a more rustic side of the island. Kiosks selling "alcapurrias, bacalaítos, pasteles, and empanadillas" (Puerto Rican fried snacks) are located at the entrance of the board walk.
We plan to arrive at the Balneario at ~12:30 pm for several hours of sun, sand and sea, followed by a bus ride in the late afternoon to nearby Piñones for snacks and a walk on the boardwalk.
To register for the Conference Excursion Tour Option of your choice, please click the link below:
Please, register before August 25, 2017 to ensure that we can accommodate your first choice for the tour.