HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF BIOLUMINESCENT PLANKTON?
If you are interested in seeing these guys in real life you can! Mosquito Bay, Puerto Rico, is the largest bioluminescent bay in the world and many people travel to Puerto Rico just to visit it….especially according to the different phases of the moon.
So before you go, check out Puerto Rico Day Trip’s website for their awesome moon phase calendar so you can plan your trip accordingly!
MOSQUITO BAY IS LOCATED IN ISLA DE VIEQUES, OTHERWISE THE ISLAND OF VIEQUES, WHICH MEANS IT IS SEPARATE FROM THE MAIN ISLAND OF PUERTO RICO.
To can get to Isa de Vieques two ways: either the ferry in the town of Fajardo or taking a short flight from the airport in San Juan. For a more detailed transportation description click here.
Once you get to the island there actually other places to witness the bioluminesent plankton other than Mosquito Bay. You can choose from Laguna Grande in Fajardo in a kayak, Laguna Grande in an electric boat, Laguna Grande on a walking tour, or La Parguera in Lajas
Vieques sports the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world. If there is something you must do during your vacation in Isla de Vieques is to visit the bio-bay. Make sure you hire a licensed operator. There are several illegal operators around the bay. Licensed ones are trained and care about protecting the bay for our children in the future. Current laws forbid a licensed operator from letting a tourist enter the bio-bay waters. This is so to protect the bay from pesticides, sun blockers and other chemicals tourists use on their skin that are dangerous to the bay. Visit by kayak, electric boat or fisherman’s boat but do not skip this natural wonder. source
For your next vacation, why not pick a destination where you can do things that would make other people drool! Like night kayaking where the only light is the glow of the plankton! That is what vacations are all about – experiencing the world not just drinking the days away by a pool.
There are many, many other reasons why you should visit puerto rico, but bioluminescent bay is hands down one of the most epically amazing natural phenomenons in the world. Don’t you want to be able to say that you have experienced that?!?!