It is very popular among locals and is one of Puerto Rico’s cays you can’t miss. In the mid 70´s it wasnicknamed Gilligan’s Island after the popular tv show.
Cayo Aurora, the cay’s formal name, is a mile off the coast of the town of Guánica on the southwest coast of Puerto Rico. It is part of the Biosphere Reserve of Guánica and is one of the three cays that make up Cayos de Caña Gorda (Caña Gorda Cays). Cayo Aurora is on the west side, Isla Ballena on the east side separated from the mainland by a channel of about 65 feet, and Cayo Honda is the cay in between.
You can swim all around the island with little effort. The currents are gentle, the waters are shallow and the bottom very sandy. It is an excellent place to kayak and snorkel. It has picnic tables, barbeque pits, and shaded areas.
Since there are no facilities at all, do not forget to take with you towels, suntan lotion, bug repellent, sun hat, sunglasses, water shoes, sturdy sole shoes for hiking, beach umbrella, beach chairs, waterproof phone case, plastic bags, underwater camara, change of clothes, first aid kit, life jackets, children beach toys, floating water mat, snorkeling gear, food and lots of water!
There are two convenient options to get to Cayo Aurora: from the Copamarina Beach Resort private dock if you are a hotel guest or from San Jacinto Restaurant.
Boats transfers depart from San Jacinto Restaurant mostly from Tuesdays to Sundays. On Mondays that fall on a holiday boat transfers will be available consequently boat transfers are not available on Tuesdays. It is highly recommended to make reservations. Itineraries and transfers time vary per day. Round trip fee for adults and children is $10.90 (includes sales tax). Coolers fee is $6.99 (includes sales tax).
Address: PR-333 Km 6.8, Guánica, Puerto Rico 00653
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