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Parguera Bio Bay

La Parguera Bioluminescent Bay

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Lajas is a southwestern municipality of Puerto Rico located between of Cabo Rojo and Guánica, on the southern coast of the island facing the Caribbean Sea. Lajas is home for another Bio Bay – La Parguera bioluminescent bay (La Bahía Fosforescente).

Bioluminescent bays are uncommon due to its delicate nature and surrounding ecological issues. The phenomenon of luminescence occurs irregularly in tropical warm waters around the world. Puerto Rico, luckily, is one of a few places that has three well-preserved bio bays. The Other two are located in Fajardo and Vieques. ( But at La Parguera are three different Places where you can enjoy the Phenomenom)

While getting into the bio bay, you will pass narrow canals surrounded by mangroves. If you want to fully enjoy the phenomenal experience of a tropical phosphorescent bay, it’s best to come on a moonless night.

Just arrive at dusk, take our  boats to Bahía La Parguera and enjoy thrilling dinoflagellate watching. Bioluminescent microorganisms in the water put on a surreal glowing show, sparkling like fireflies in the blackness of the sea.

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La Parguera, Lajas Puerto Rico

La Parguera, a Caribbean dream, is a small fishing village in the town of Lajas, Puerto Rico; located on the southwest coast of the island. La Parguera is one of four areas in Puerto Rico that has a very unique and remarkable night time phenomenon, a Phosphorescent Bay. The Bioluminescent Bay is actually made up of two bays, Bahia Monsio Jose and Bahia la Parguera; when the still waters are disturbed they glow with millions of microscopic organisms known as dinoflagellates which sparkle and create a spectacular light show. This phenomenon occurs only in tropical areas, typically in mangrove-protected bays such as the one found here at La Parguera. Puerto Rico is the only place on the planet that has three sites where you can depend on this phenomenon to occur every night, La Parguera being one of them. The bay is best observed during a dark  see charts for the best night to visit La Parguera Bay. Nautical charts and additional information on the Phosphorescent bay can be found at.    Come on down and visit us; see and live the experience. 

The people of La Parguera are what make this small fishing village what it is, a simple, clean and quite villa. They are simple, humble fishermen for the most part. Others still raise goats, chickens and tend to the tourist as a means to support their families. For the most part La Parguera has not changed much, yet in the last ten years it seems civilization and progress have gain a foot hold in the sleepy little village. Today you can find a good supermarket, restaurants and shops, all well within walking distance from the villa. The Parguera is both a tourist and residential community; there are many things you can do for fun, biking, hiking trails, or bird watching, but water sports are now the in thing. Kayaking, and kite surfing are now a very big sport.

Diving: The continental shelf that wraps around Puerto Ricos' southern is closest to shore at La Parguera. The coral reefs are considered by many to be the finest and best coral reefs off Puerto Rico; aficionados rank La Parguera among the top dive destinations in the world. The waters off the coast of La Parguera are extremely clear, spectacular to say the least; they are free of currents and very warm. Daily excursions to 'The Wall’, a 22 mile coral reef wall, and many of the near by Islands and Cays are available from several dive shops that also rent out equipment. La Pared, is some 45 minutes from shore; the wall starts at about 55 ft. of water and drops to just over 1500 ft. at its deepest spot. A submerged reef line marks the edge of the shelf beyond which depths of several thousand meters are quickly encountered.  You may run into Moray Eels (bright green) huge Stingrays and hammerhead sharks if you go deep enough and tunnels that provided breathtaking views, decent to vertical cliffs, and many underwater rarities. The most spectacular dive spots are the Black hole, Boya Vieja, Fallen Rock and Los Pinaculos. The sights are endless, don't read about it just come an explore La Parguera with Puerto Rico Kayak Rental.

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