Field Trip Descriptions

***All tours will leave on Friday 11/20 at 1pm.***

Cueva Ventana Tour

Cost: $30

This tour allows you to explore a cave in the northern karst region of Puerto Rico.

Located between the Arecibo and Utuado municipalities, Cueva Ventana is a limestone cave, part of the northern karst area of Puerto Rico. The cave is almost on the summit of an 800-foot high cliff. The tour consists of brisk hiking trail showing little caves on the side. Then, you enter to the main cave where you follow a path to the large opening view (approximately 35 feet in diameter) where you can see the Arecibo River Valley approximately 700 feet below.

Recommendations: wear sneakers or hiking type shoes, bring water and an extra shirt (in case you get muddy).

Duration of tour: 3.5 hours (1 hour of tour plus 2.5 hours round-trip travel)


San Juan Estuary Bay Water Tour

Cost: $75

This is an opportunity to enjoy a boat ride in one of the most important estuaries on the island, learning about the ecosystem and the communities living near or within it.  

The boat tour will travel through the San Jose, Corozos, and Torrecilla lagoons within the eastern part of the San Juan Bay Estuary. Appreciate the flora and fauna present in the area, as well as the environmental conditions of the estuary, while learning about the Caño Martin Peña community that surrounds the Estuary Bay.

Recommendations: bring water, sunscreen and mosquito repellent

Duration of tour: 3.5 hours (2.5 hours of tour plus 1 hour round-trip travel)


Caño Martin Peña Community Tour (Urban Waterway Pollution Tour)

Cost: $50

This is a non-Superfund community directly affected by water pollution. The community must pursue actions to improve their surroundings, clean up the contaminated water and give support to redevelop a sustainable, and better ecosystem.  Tour participants will be able to see the environmental conditions in which some marginalized communities live, their struggles, and environmental justice and community engagement at its core.

This is a walking tour through the community living at Caño Martin Peña. Stops at different points throughout the community will be held to show actual conditions of the area. The history of the contaminated site, the problems faced by the community, and their engagement to solve the problems will be explained. These low income communities have been working very hard to get governmental and non-governmental agencies to work together towards one goal: the dredging and restoration of the Caño Martín Peña, an urban channel. The local guide will help understand what these thousands of family have to struggle with every day, see the worst of the present condition and the hope of a better future.

Recommendations: wear sneakers, bring water, sunscreen and mosquito repellent

Duration of tour: 3 hours (2 hours of tour plus 1 hour round-trip travel)