Snorkeling Around Humacao

The east coast of Puerto Rico is where the best snorkeling opportunities are considered to be.  Humacao is one of the towns in this line up that is known for its gorgeous underwater landscape.

Tourists staying in Humacao need only grab a snorkel kit and wade out into the water from their favorite sandy beach to experience shallow patch reefs and the vibrant sea life that make their home there.  If you don't have snorkeling gear of your own, you can rent it out from a local dive shop for between $15 and $20(USD), though there are a few hotels and villa rentals in the area that include watersports equipment in the cost of your stay.  Make sure to check with the front desk before you spend any extra money unnecessarily.

One of the unique things about Humacao is that some of the open water reefs as you move further south are occasionally visited by manatees and even whales during their migration season.  Your best bet for seeing these majestic creatures is to hire a local tour guide who specializes in getting visitors to these sites.    

Snorkeling Sites

The following chart provides a few details concerning one of the best places to experience snorkeling in this area.

Snorkeling Sites Near Humacao
Site Location Island
Cayo Santiago 6.3 mi. East of Central Humacao Puerto Rico

For more information concerning snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this exhaustive Caribbean snorkeling page.

The world under the sea of Humacao is mesmerizing, whether you catch a glimpse of a whale or not.  Just a few hours exploring under the sea is a necessity, so make sure you've got plans to do just that.


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