The first and only aerostatic balloon in Puerto Rico is the main attraction of the Agrotourism Project of “Tierra Alta” (High Land) in the mountainous town of Jayuya. A 360-degree panoramic and magnificent views await you! Many popular attractions and towns can be seen from there, including the Capital City of San Juan. This huge hot air balloon is tethered to the ground with a capacity for up to 20 people. Its flight time is of 8 to 15 minutes. It is filled with helium and measures 100 feet high by 98 feet in diameter.
It is one of the largest in the world, the only located in a mountain and the highest in the world rising to 3,700 feet above sea level because of its location. This hill where it is located is 3,200 feet above sea level. The balloon rises about 500 feet to reach 3,700 feet above sea level. For safety, it is equipped with a lightning rod.
For your convenience you will find La Hacienda Restaurant, a gift shop and a coffee shop in the premises. You can also enjoy all-terrain routs, ice creams, frappes, handicrafts, a museum and more.
Operating Hours: (The flights and hours depend on the weather conditions.): Monday to Thursday: 10am to 6pm / Friday to Sunday: 10am to 7pm
General Admission to the site: $3.00
- Children (Younger than 13): $14.95
- Adults: $18.95
Address: Carretera 141, Ramal 530, Km. 1.0, Barrio Mameyes, Jayuya, PR
It is located on the Cerro Cumbre Alta, in Mameyes, Jayuya. The area is known as Hacienda Santa Marina (Santa Marina Estate). Important Note: On arrival, a transfer bus will transport visitors from the parking lot to ticket office.
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